Category: Military / Defense

For over 50 years Air Electro (AEI) has been a market leader in providing custom and standard solutions to the Military Aerospace and Defense industry. Whether the application involves Military Transport, Smart Soldier, or Ground/Air Support, AEI can provide an interconnect solution. MilAero solutions provided by AEI include MIL-DTL 38999, MIL-DTL 26482, MIL-DTL 83723, MIL-DTL 5015, and MIL-DTL 83513. Defense products provided include Quick Connect / Disconnect (JDX * 8D8 – *D9 Series), R.F. Connectors (SN 1767 – SN 2297, MIL-DTL 1553B, and 8 Bus Ser.), and Rack & Panel Connectors (S700 Series, ARINC 400 and 600 Series), Engine Connectors (8533 Ser. and MIL-DTL 38999 Ser. III), and Hermetics (D, SUB H Series).

NATO’s New Surveillance Drone Begins Test Flights Over the Mediterranean

The first of five new NATO surveillance drones began test flights over the Mediterranean Sea this month, nudging the alliance toward a new capability meant to relieve the demand for U.S. equipment. The flights took off from Sigonella air base in Sicily, Italy, the future headquarters of the Northrop Grumman-made Global Hawks of the Alliance

US Air Force Launches Contest to Replace the B-52 Bomber’s Engine

General Electric, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney will compete for the chance to outfit the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bomber fleet with new engines, with a contract award projected for June 2021. The Air Force released a request for proposals for the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program to the three companies on May 19. The engine makers are

Virgin Orbit Gets Thumbs-Up for Space Force Launches from Guam

VOX Space has received approval to launch payloads into orbit from Guam, the company announced May 7, and its first launch there will place experimental cubesats on orbit for various government agencies. The Virgin Orbit subsidiary said it signed an agreement with the Department of the Air Force that will allow it to conduct launch

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