Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has ordered engines that will power a unmanned combat air system developed with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Jane's 360 reported Sunday. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos, said during a second-quarter earnings call the company started ordering engines as it anticipates XQ-58A Valkyrie production efforts after the platform met all test points during a second flight test.
Thales and Finmeccanica‘s Selex ES subsidiary will collaborate on the sensor and communications requirements of the Future Combat Air System program that the French and British defense ministries have recently signed an agreement for. Selex ES said July 15 that the partner companies will design and develop the sensing and communications systems for a future unmanned combat air […] More
The Northrop Grumman X-47B drone that recently took off from the U.S. Navy‘s USS George H.W. Bush uses the F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system from United Technologies company Pratt & Whitney. The F100-PW-220U engine, with components and processes found in the F100-PW-229 and F119 and F135 series of engine technologies, is designed to give up to 16,000 […] More