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Chris Emerson, former CEO and chairman of Airbus‘ U.S. space and defense business, has joined the board of directors of Firefly Aerospace to provide industry expertise as the company pursues space transportation opportunities. Emerson brings to the Firefly board more than 25 years of experience in aerospace and defense, space as well as commercial aviation, […] More
A U.S. Army cross-functional team has flight tested an Airbus-built unmanned air system to determine its alignment with the service branch’s goal of employing ultra-long endurance stratospheric UAS capabilities. The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space CFT was able to demonstrate the Zephyr drone‘s ability to carry commercial, off-the-shelf payload while flying at a high altitude […] More
Curtiss-Wright announced on Monday that the corporation has received a contract from Airbus to provide custom electric actuation technology for the main deck cargo door on the future Airbus A350F freighter aircraft. “Curtiss-Wright is very proud to have been selected to provide our critical electric actuation technology expertise in support of the new A350F freighter, as […] More
Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business has been selected by Northrop Grumman to produce satellite platforms for the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense will deliver 42 satellite platforms and provide vehicle assembly, integration and testing services in support of SDA’s Transport Layer Tranche 1 network of optically-interconnected space […] More
Robert Geckle, chairman and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, said the company is planning to produce satellite laser communications terminals in the U.S. in the next couple of years, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “I’m seeing a real strong demand signal for laser comms, for investment in laser communication terminals. Also star trackers, also […] More
Robert Geckle, chairman and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the core values that drive the company’s culture as well as how Airbus is addressing the challenge of recruitment and talent retention in the highly competitive federal marketplace. In addition, Robert Geckle discussed the company’s strategic goals for the rest of 2022 […] More
Airbus will use a manufacturing facility in Arkansas to produce the aerial refueling boom system for Lockheed Martin’s offering for a U.S. Air Force strategic tanker program. The Arkansas-built boom system will be integrated into the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft during the second phase of the plane’s assembly and configuration process, Lockheed said Wednesday. The […] More
Mynaric will host and demonstrate its optical communications terminal on a functional testbed, dubbed Bartolomeo, on the International Space Station under a contract with Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business. Mynaric said Thursday it will demonstrate and test a range of space-based laser communications use cases of its Condor Mk2 terminal, which will be hosted […] More
An Airbus affiliate has signed a $50 million contract to develop a power system for the crew module Northrop Grumman will build to function as a key component of NASA’s Gateway lunar space station. Crisa, which operates under Airbus’ defense and space division, will produce the power management and distribution technology for integration into the […] More
Voyager Space has appointed Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Airbus’ defense and space business, to its advisory board. In his new position, Hoke will leverage his 25 years of industry experience to advise Voyager Space on its expansion efforts in alignment with the company’s mission of creating a vertically integrated and publicly traded NewSpace company. Dylan Taylor, […] More
Nine companies across North America and Europe have formed a partnership that seeks to take part in NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control program. The Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations will bid to conduct risk reduction and feasibility studies to help inform NATO’s future tactical surveillance, command and control capabilities, Airbus, which […] More
Airbus‘ defense and space division has partnered with Mercury Systems to study, develop, demonstrate, verify and certify technologies for autonomous flights. The two companies said Tuesday they will jointly work on autonomous and flight control programs with a focus on algorithms and the environments where the systems will operate. Airbus and Mercury have signed a […] More
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