Exosonic, Twelve to Develop Renewable Supersonic Jet Fuel 

Supersonic transport company Exosonic, Inc. has announced a partnership with carbon transformation company Twelve to develop sustainable synthetic aviation fuel for its supersonic jet engines. The US Air Force (USAF) awarded Exosonic a low boom supersonic drone demonstrator contract last month. CEO Norris Tie revealed that the drone development process would allow the company also […]

US Air Force Tests StormBreaker ‘Smart’ Munition on F-35

The US Air Force (USAF) drop-tested the Raytheon-made StormBreaker munition from an F-35 fighter for the first time this year, the US defense manufacturer revealed in a statement. Raytheon added that the late 2021 test was conducted as part of the “smart” munition’s integration process with the fifth-generation aircraft. The 200-lb (91-kg) air-to-ground munition has […]

U.S. Navy May Scrap $3 Billion Submarine After South China Sea Accident

Following a reported undersea collisions in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy’s Seawolf Class attack submarine USS Connecticut reportedly faces the possibility of being scrapped prematurely due to the extent of the damage suffered. The Seawolf Class are the most expensive submarines ever produced outside France, with each costing $3-3.5 billion, and are some of the Navy’s […]

Navy SCOUTing for new tech to catch drug traffickers – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

Ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike group sail in formation during a multinational exercise in partnership with Caribbean and Latin American countries(U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher Stephens) WASHINGTON: The Navy is briefing industry today about its plans to conduct a series of demonstrations next summer in conjunction with US […]

Allies eyeing ‘niche’ space capabilities for warfighting with US – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

President Joe Biden on Sept. 15, 2021, announced a new national security initiative in partnership with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) and United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R). (Win McNamee/Getty Images) WASHINGTON: The US Space Force and its like-minded counterparts are increasingly eyeing ways to avoid duplicating capabilities, with the American service setting […]

Divining the future of heavy vertical lift in the Army – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

The Army has three Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) prototype aircraft for developmental testing of the C-47 Chinook Block II program. The Army considers its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program as a “family” of aircraft. So far, this family has only two members: the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to replace Black Hawk transports […]