Budget cuts compound $2B already backlogged for deferred maintenance.
New propulsion system touted as weight, cost saver.
Improved Gray Eagle doubles mission flight time, payload capacity.
System would be an alternative to commercial satellite services.
Blimps are making a comeback, this time as a missile defense sensor initially designed to protect skies over the nation’s capital.
Lockheed Martin will work with the North American Aerospace Defense Command to protect U.S. and Canadian airspace.
Black Dart will be tested across integrated platforms over eight days.
BAE Systems protested a contract award to install improved command and control equipment in vehicles.