Only Hypersonic Test Flight Planned For This Fiscal Year
The X-51A WaveRider will make its first hypersonic flight test
attempt from Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 25. The
unmanned aerial vehicle will be released from a B-52 bomber off the
southern California coast.
Saab Conducted The Competitive Bid Process For Sweden
AAI Corporation announced Thursday that Sweden's lead system
integrator, Saab AB, has selected AAI's Shadow 200 Tactical
Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) for use by the Swedish armed
forces. AAI has contracted to provide two Shadow 200 systems
and associated services under the $31.4 million award.
House Armed Serviced Committee Breathes New Life Into Embattled
The full U.S. House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted
Wednesday on a National Defense Authorization Bill that includes
$485 million in continued funding for the GE/Rolls-Royce F136
engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).