Featured — August 8 – Aerotech News & Review
US to take part in military exercise near disputed India-China border
The military exercises will take place in mid-October at an altitude of 10,000ft in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and will focus on high altitude warfare training, according to a senior Indian army officer. knowing the subject.
The United States is preparing a new billion-dollar Ukrainian arms package
The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest yet, and include ammunition for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on August 5.
What we know about the explosion that killed Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka
A Washington Post review of satellite images, videos and interviews with former detainees and experts raises questions about the Russian claim that a Ukrainian attack launched by HIMARS killed at least 50 people in a prison in the outskirts of Olenivka on July 29.
Pentagon rejects DC’s request for National Guard migrant aid
The Pentagon has denied a request from the District of Columbia for National Guard assistance in what the mayor called a “growing humanitarian crisis” caused by thousands of migrants being bused into the city from two southern states.
Defying Fiscal Disruption: Top 100 Defense Revenues Continue to Rise, Despite Supply Chain Turbulence
For Raytheon Technologies, it’s not a specific material that has risen in price, causing headaches for the defense contractor.
The list is here: See how global defense companies performed in FY21
The war in Ukraine has sparked a global thirst for weapons that is expected to continue for years to come. In some cases, war causes countries to turn to off-the-shelf systems rather than waiting for programs already in development. As a result, this new wave of spending is likely to have major ramifications for the global defense industry in years to come.
Turkey’s defense industry eyes export expansion as government navigates geopolitical scene
Turkey’s defense and aerospace sales have increased tenfold over the past two decades, with the sector’s export business growing by nearly 1,200%, according to data released on May 3 by one of the umbrella industry organizations in the country.
Indian private defense firms seek level playing field as MoD prepares new arms embargo
India is preparing a new list of banned foreign-made supplementary defense equipment, according to the Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers, the industry association providing its own input to the government.
China’s military modernization boosts growth of state-owned enterprises
In 2021, Chinese defense revenues increased for each of the seven state-owned companies involved in Chinese defense production. Growth has been variable among the seven companies, but all have benefited from relative economic growth in 2021, as well as the People’s Liberation Army’s continued modernization and acquisition of naval, aerospace and land capabilities. .
Navy enlists AECOM to refurbish berths and drydocks of future aircraft carriers
The Navy this week awarded a $91 million contract to AECOM Technical Services for infrastructure repairs at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard to prepare the facility for servicing Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers.
Amid hiring boom, defense companies say labor shortages are dragging them down
Labor shortages rooted in the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain a cornerstone around the neck of the defense industry, forcing companies to juggle personnel, organize trade fairs, job and find workarounds to keep operations running as smoothly as possible.
Boeing and machinists clash over pension benefits
Boeing machinists say they are ready to strike after contract talks break down and the pseudo-satellites are about to fly.
Here’s what we know about the F-35’s ejection seat problems so far
US military officials say their F-35 Joint Strike Fighters are returning to flight after being spooked by potentially faulty ejection seats across the fleet, but won’t respond if they find the problem on planes.
Navy establishes recruiting reserve command as services struggle with quotas
The Navy has set up the Navy Recruiting Reserve Command, a move that comes as the armed forces struggle to recruit for the exercise.
Some of DOD’s GPS alternatives lack comprehensive business cases
The Department of Defense’s growing reliance on GPS, coupled with the growing abilities of other nations to interfere with satellites – kinetically with anti-satellite weapons and through acts such as signal jamming and cyberattacks – have spurred the desire for a “diverse array of technologies” for PNT, according to the report.
Veteran unemployment below 3% for fifth straight month
The veteran unemployment rate stood at 2.7% for the third consecutive month in July, extending positive news about the veteran labor market to its best streak in 22 years, according to federal researchers.†
Implementation of the PACT law is the next battle for veterans
Veterans have scored a victory after the Senate passed a bill that would expand medical coverage for former service members exposed to toxic substances.