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Defense

Northrop Grumman Developing Next Generation F-35 Radar Upgrade

Northrop Grumman is developing AN/APG-85, an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The radar will serve as an upgrade to the...

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Software

New HPC4EI Project to Create 'Digital Twin' Models for Aerospace Manufacturing

A partnership involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aimed at developing “digital twins” for producing aerospace components is one of six new...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Electronics & Computers

Microelectronics and Castings Remain Supply Chain Challenges for Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Calio said microelectronics and engine castings were among the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airbus Developing New Laser Communication Terminal for Military Aircraft

Airbus and VDL Group have signed a partnership agreement for the development and manufacturing of a laser communication terminal for aircraft, known as UltraAir....

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Unmanned Systems

CASE Struggles to Fulfil Expectations

The saying ‘Two steps forward, one step back’ describes the overall progress of CASE — Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified vehicles and infrastructures. While electrification and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

BMW Takes Multi-Modal Route to Manufacturing

BMW’s Munich factory remains the fertile root of a century of manufacturing, including its first R32 motorcycle in 1923. But the Bavarian automaker’s oldest assembly site is transforming...

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Manned Systems

Brunswick Launches All-Electric Marine Outboard

Brunswick Corp. made several product announcements at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The company showcased their electrification efforts for recreational boats under their Mercury Marine brand...

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AR/AI

Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly Demonstrator

Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new, on ground and in-flight, pilot assistance technologies on an A350-1000...

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Defense

F-35 Completes First Flight with Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards Air Force...

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Energy

NASA Targets 2028 First Flight of New Boeing Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Airplane

NASA has issued an award to Boeing for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of...

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Power

Tuning the 2024 Corvette E-Ray for Exceptional Drivability

The challenge with any hybrid-electric vehicle is programming two propulsion sources to provide seamless response in every driving mode—acceleration, braking, cruising, etc....

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Rapidly Adaptable Standards-Compliant Radio

RASOR™, L3Harris’ new Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) solution, delivers next-generation JADC2-enabling capability to the U.S. military.

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Energy

Chevrolet Unveils 2024 Corvette E-Ray Hybrid

Rather than toasting their sports car’s 70th birthday with polite champagne sips, Chevy yanked the wraps off another edition of the eighth-generation Corvette: the 2024 hybrid E-Ray which...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Sustainability Shines in Asahi Kasei Electric Shuttle Concept

Asahi Kasei’s latest concept vehicle is a rolling showcase of the supplier’s materials and electronics innovations, with a strong focus on sustainability. Dubbed the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ensuring Aircraft Safety by Optimizing Ice Protection Systems

By Boris Marovic and Thierry Olbrechts, Siemens Digital Industries Software

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Energy

Scania Adapts On-Highway Diesel for New Off-Highway Engine Platform

Scania Power Solutions has launched a new engine platform designed to provide new power outputs, longer service intervals, longer base-engine operational life and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

BMW Plans Move to Structural Battery Packs and ‘46120’ Cells

The technology below the smooth skin of BMW’s i Vision Dee concept car, unveiled at CES 2023, marks a major step forward in the company’s electric-vehicle...

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Government

InSight Mission Retired by NASA After Four Years on Mars

NASA has officially declared an end to the InSight mission, after recent attempts to communicate with the Mars lander were unsuccessful. The agency made the declaration on Dec. 15,...

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Aerospace

US Air Force Targets First Flight of B-21 Raider This Year

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are targeting a first flight of the recently unveiled B-21 Raider stealth bomber this year, although the timeline is dependent upon ground...

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Manned Systems

CES 2023: Ram Unveils 2024 Electric Pickup Concept

Stellantis’ Ram brand is late to the ranks of full-size battery-electric pickup trucks, following the Ford F-150 Lighting EV and Rivian R1Tin 2022, GM’s Silverado EV due in fall...

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Test & Measurement

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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Energy

High-Performance Hybrid Headlines Lexus’s Re-Engineered RX Lineup

Electrification is a pillar of Lexus’s “next chapter.” The fifth-generation Lexus RX progresses this objective, offering four new powertrains including a...

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Imaging

AV Life After Argo AI

The recent shuttering of Argo AI, one of the autonomous-vehicle industry’s leading tech companies, by Ford and Volkswagen might come as a surprise to commuters in San Francisco and in Phoenix, Arizona. Those who...

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Unmanned Systems

Blue Arc Amps up for EV Production

In June of 2020, while the world was still coming to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, Spartan Motors announced that it was rebranding as The Shyft Group. Following this reorganization, Shyft announced...

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Unmanned Systems

2022 a Mixed Bag for the AV Sector

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Propulsion

Toyota Punches up the Prius

An undeniable technical achievement since its U.S. launch for the 2001 model year, Toyota’s Prius never has been able to shake its weenie-mobile reputation. It’s an image formed largely by the combination...

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Unmanned Systems

The Olfactory Factor in AV Interiors

Whether they’re riding in an autonomous shuttle, a transit bus, a train or a rental car, passengers often face cabin air full of “mal odors” — bad smells — including cigarette and vape...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo Engineers Luminar Lidar into 2024 EX90

Consumer skepticism over autonomous vehicles is running rampant, thanks largely to Tesla’s broken-record promises to make “Full Self Driving” a reality — along with high-profile...