AeroVironment to acquire Acturus UAV, maker of CFRP-intensive T-20

Transaction drives growth, broadens capabilities and customer footprint, and positions both companies for next-gen programs.


Boeing announces Q4 2020 deliveries

With steps taken to adapt to its new market in 2020, Boeing is entering 2021 with an emphasis on enhancing safety culture, preserving liquidity and transforming its future business.


Airbus awards A400M supply contract to Teledyne CML Composites

The contract includes thermoplastic composite wing components, in line with Teledyne CML Composites’ recent investments in thermoplastics processing.
#a400m #airbus

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Agility Prime completes Joby eVTOL airworthiness evaluation report

The U.S. Air Force’s initiative to accelerate the vertical aircraft market lays the groundwork for the use of Joby’s eVTOL equipment for military missions.
#electricvehicles #nextgenaerospace


Elroy Air, U.S. Air Force expand partnership, advance VTOL aircraft platform

Phase 3 SBIR award will fund the unmanned cargo aircraft’s technical demonstrations, performance validations and result in potential acquisition into the U.S. Air Force.


Lockheed Martin acquires Aerojet Rocketdyne

The transaction is expected to enhance Lockheed Martin's support of critical U.S. and allied security missions, and add substantial expertise in propulsion to the company’s portfolio.


Veelo Technologies enhances composite solid rocket motors for tactical missiles systems

Veelo will incorporate its VeeloVEIL and VeeloSTRIKE composite protection materials to help the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division achieve their weight and performance objectives.


NIAR’s ATLAS lab to install Cevotec SAMBA Pro system in 2021

The new system will open multiple options for evaluation and development based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, including material characterizations, application and process development, prototyping and testing.
#automation #layup


NCC, Dstl facilitate R&D program for combat aircraft composite structures

The partnership invites organizations to pitch their most innovative ideas and capabilities to influence the direction of the ADCoSCA research program. 


Luna Innovations, Lockheed Martin extend partnership

The $6.2 million deal will extend the development of new optical measurement products for the F-35 aircraft fleet.