Hungary will seek $1 billion in Raytheon missiles under the Foreign Military Sales program as the country increases its overall investment in defense. "We see that the peace that we live in is an extremely vulnerable situation," Defense Minister Tibor Benko said.
The Army's Improved Engine Turbine Program with General Electric Aviation has stayed on schedule in spite of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recently completed design validation. The program is developing a replacement engine for UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters.
The US Missile Defense Agency says the Israeli Arrow-2 missile interceptor system has passed its latest test. "MDA remains committed to assisting the government of Israel as it upgrades its national missile defense capability against current and emerging threats," said the Agency's Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill.
Honeywell will supply avionics to the Vertical Aerospace urban air taxi demonstrator aircraft. "We are excited at the prospect of broadening our partnership with Honeywell, enabling our vehicles to leverage not only Honeywell's state-of-the-art flight-control systems, but also to marry these with the very latest in intuitive and safe flight deck technologies," Vertical's CEO Michael Cervenda said.
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The US Space Force plans to invest in space mobility and logistics capabilities. "The needs to rapidly deploy, reconstitute, recover and sustain space based capabilities will increase," Col. Casey Beard said.
The Federal Communications Commission is incorporating a streamlined process for small satellite licensing. "The process is designed to identify those types of applications that are Part 25 applications but which can be processed in a more streamlined fashion," FCC attorney Merissa Velez said.