Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Senate Aerospace Caucus on Capitol Hill, National Security Adviser James Jones said the Obama Administration is moving ahead with a series of initiatives to modernize export controls for the US aerospace industry. In order to reflect the technology trends of today as opposed to the Cold War, functions, responsibilities, and authorities must be streamlined, he said, noting that stringency is not the same as effectiveness. Already, the White House is modifying how exports on the “munitions list” and “commerce list” are approved for foreign sales, establishing criteria so that items may be added or removed from the lists as technology ages. Eventually, with help from Congress, the White House hopes to establish a “single licensing agency”—an independent body with leadership nominated by the President—to oversee and manage the export license process, said Jones. The Aerospace Industries Association sponsored the event.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…