NRO Launches. Rocket Lab says that its Electron rocket is ready to carry the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) “Antipodean Adventure” NROL-199 mission to orbit on Aug. 2. The rocket is to lift off from the Pad B at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The NRO built the ...

Fighter Market. Forecast International projects industry will build more than 3,855 fighter aircraft over the next decade. The consulting group’s new fighter aircraft study values that production at more than $281 billion and says that the build will peak next year at 400 planes and remain at ...

The Navy and Northrop Grumman [NOC] completed the third successful live fire test of the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER), the company announced July 21. The Navy launched the missile from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of ...

The Navy’s latest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28), is transporting the new Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) -103 and -104 to their homeport at Norfolk, Va., following the ship commissioning. LPD-28 is the Navy’s latest ...