General Atomics to build an ESPA-Grande class satellite and space vehicle test for the AFRL Oracle spacecraft program

Key Insights and Signals in Aerospace and Defense

Centre Setup and Expansion
UK approves SpaceX to build Starlink gateway ‘Megasite’ 
The company announced that it had planned to build a Starlink Gateway named Megasite, and it got the UK government’s approval to build the site. The UK Government will proceed to work on providing internet access to the countryside communities to aid the work. Read More>>
L3Harris to supply Ukraine with VAMPIRE Anti-Drone System in USD 40 Mn deal 
L3Harris clinched the contract to deliver 14 Vehicle Agnostic Modular Palletized ISR Rocket Equipment anti-drone systems to Ukraine. The portable system will reportedly allow Kyiv’s forces to target and shoot down infiltrating enemy drones, providing added protection for civilian infrastructure. Read More>>
General Atomics has been awarded an advanced space contract for an AFRL cislunar spacecraft 
General Atomics awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems a contract to build an ESPA-Grande class satellite, perform payload integration, and space vehicle testing for the Air Force Research Laboratory Oracle spacecraft program. Read More>>
Pentagon awards L3Harris USD 40 Mn anti-drone weapon systems contract 
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the contract to deliver 14 anti-drone weapon systems to bolster Ukraine’s security forces. L3Harris will deliver four VAMPIRE units by mid-2023 and ten more by year-end. The defense contractor will install the kits on U.S. government-provided vehicles for combat support on the Ukrainian battlefield. Read More>>
Merger and Acquisition
L3Harris to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for USD 4.7 Bn to accelerate national security innovation 
The companies announced the deal to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. The two companies signed a definitive agreement to see L3Harris buy the aerospace and defense leader, specializing in propulsion systems used in space and military applications. Read More>>
Britten-Norman and Genesys Aerosystems to integrate S-TEC 3100 on Islander 
The two companies are collaborating to certify the latest S-TEC 3100 autopilot system on Britten-Norman’s range of Islander aircraft. The S-TEC 3100 is a 3-axis autopilot with full integration into the aircraft’s avionics suite. The S-TEC 3100 autopilot solution has proven to be a success in the general aviation sector due to its easy integration and affordability. Read More>>
General Atomics, Bharat Forge tie-up on drones
The two companies will manufacture the main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of the armed drones Predator. India has already leased two unarmed variants of the Predator for surveillance and is looking to procure 30 armed variants, ten each for the Army, Navy, and IAF. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Samir Mehta is the new President of L3Harris Communications Systems 
L3Harris named Samir Mehta as the new President of its Communication Systems segment. Mehta will be responsible for the business strategy, financial performance, and operational execution, covering a broad portfolio, including tactical and airborne radios, secure communications, night vision technology, and professional and public safety networks and products. Read More>>
New Product Development
ISRO planning to launch second development SSLV flight in Feb 
ISRO is planning a second development flight of a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) next month. It will also test a space-based aircraft monitoring system. On the SSLV, the space agency plans to test the satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver system. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

  1. Honeywell Aerospace focuses on developing cloud-based flight efficiency technology to offer pilots information to help them make better fuel-use decisions. 
  2. Customers use Honeywell Forge solutions as tools to transform data into predictive maintenance and predictive analytics, enabling better fleet management and more efficient flight operations. 
  3. Through Aerospace Cybersecurity Solutions, Honeywell provides proactive defense against the specific challenges faced by air transport, defense, and commercial aviation operators. 
  4. Honeywell Aerospace focuses on providing Auxiliary Power Units to other aerospace companies so that bomber aircraft can meet operational quick-start requirements without using ground support equipment, thereby improving mission readiness and flexibility in aircraft operations. 
  5. Phoenix, Arizona Area, United States, and Bengaluru Area, India, are the key hub for Honeywell Aerospace, with a significant number of the technology workforce. 
  6. Cyient, Flex, TCS, NTT Data, and Prokarma are the key outsourcing partners for Honeywell Aerospace. 

Key Funding Alert

SpaceX is raising another USD 750 Mn
The new round of funding values the rocket and satellite company at USD 137 Bn. SpaceX has launched numerous cargo payloads and astronauts to the International Space Station for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Dawn Aerospace 
Total Funding  USD 25.78 Mn
About: Dawn Aerospace is building same-day reusable launch vehicles and non-toxic satellite propulsion systems. It is creating the end-to-end architecture required for delivering, positioning, and returning spacecraft in a highly scalable and environmentally conscious way. Read more>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Geospatial Industry Analysis
The ecosystem comprises various companies distributed in breadth and depth across the technology spectrum. The market is expected to double in the next five years due to the increased adoption of geospatial services in commercial sectors and the advancement of geospatial-specific technologies. Read More>>
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