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Weapons Systems

Can Embedded Electronics Components Meet the Demands of Hypersonic Missiles?

Today, defense organizations in several countries are attempting to expand military capabilities by investing in hypersonic missile development.

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Lighting

CMOSS/CMFF Trades Interoperability for Free-Thinking Innovation

Answering the challenge of increasingly complex military systems, the U.S. Army has released a set of open system architecture standards.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Heterogeneous Integration and SiPs Benefit SWaP-C Reduction

Aerospace and defense (A&D) electronic systems are being made smaller but more functional.

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Aerospace

The Future of Automated Guided Vehicles for Aerospace and Defense

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first automated guided vehicle, and AGVs have been moving things around on humans’ behalf ever since.

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Imaging

Using an Open Architecture Approach to Military Avionics

The system was developed to reduce the high number of controlled flight into terrain accidents in the southeast region of Alaska.

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Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

See the new products for February 2023, including nanocomposite material, a V8 microprocessor, machining software, and more.

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Original Equipment
Energy

CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Energy

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Materials

Exploring High-Performance Applications for Distributed Transport Property Thermoelectrics

This new, patented distributed transport property technology describes functionally graded materials with spatially varied transport properties.

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Products
Defense

From the Editor

"I will stand on the shoulders of giants while looking to introduce some new digital content elements well."

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Application Briefs
Power

Electric Hybrid Propulsion System

Allison Transmission has introduced the new eGen Force electric hybrid propulsion system for tracked combat vehicles.

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Road Ready
Manned Systems

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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Green Design & Manufacturing

Turbine Center Frame

The Clean Sky 2 program is made up of key industry players and subject matter experts along with academic research bodies across Europe.

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Application Briefs
Communications

Integrated Flight Deck

Sky Warden will become the first forward-fit deployable combat aircraft to feature Garmin's G3000 tandem integrated flight deck.

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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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Application Briefs
Defense

H-1 Helicopter

Bell Textron Inc. recently completed the Program of Record for the U.S. Marine Corps H-1, with the 189th delivery of the AH-1Z.

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Application Briefs
Defense

Precision Attack Drone

SpearUAV has introduced what it describes as a “world first,” with its new encapsulated and launch able hovering precision attack drone, Viper.

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Briefs
Materials

Deep Reinforcement Learning Achieves Multifunctional Morphing Airfoil Control

Uncrewed aerial vehicles are growing in popularity for both civilian and military applications, which makes improving their efficiency an attractive objective.

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Unmanned Systems

Increasing Connectivity in Construction

Wouldn’t it be great if the entire jobsite – the general contractor, subcontractors, designers, owners, equipment vendors and material suppliers – were all working in sync with the data that...

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AR/AI

Advances in Virtual Powertrain Development

Powertrain engineers have various tools at their disposal to develop new technologies — empirical modeling, component simulation, multi-system environments and physical testing chief among...

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Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

DEVCOM ARL FY22 Industry Autonomy Technology Assessment Final Report on Security and Mobility

This event reflects DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory’s commitment to collaborate in robotics research with academia, industry, and other government organizations.

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Connectivity

Quicker Pathways to Reduce Transportation’s Climate Impact

Current U.S. energy policies are laser-focused on addressing climate change – as they should be. Meanwhile, 2022’s soaring gasoline prices show that U.S. dependence on...

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Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Design and Analysis of a Small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Power Distribution System

This report considers all aspects of design of a PDB to include shape, size, components, cost, voltage regulators, peripherals, and so on.

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Original Equipment
Energy

New Holland Electric Mini-Excavator Hits Market

Contractors and municipalities in 2023 will have an electric alternative to diesel-powered small excavators.

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Hydrogen Shows Increased Commercial Interest

While several commercial vehicle OEMs, including Tesla and Nikola, are in the latter phase of testing battery-electric semi-tractors on the road, action in the hydrogen space continues to...

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Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Danfoss and Sany Extend Electrification of Off-Highway Machines

At Bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany, Danfoss revealed that its electrified powertrain system was driving a new electric crawler crane, the Sany SCE800TB-EV. This will be...

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Technical Innovation
Design

Liebherr Reveals ‘Hybrid’ CFRP Cylinders and Parallel-Pump Concept

Reducing weight from components and systems is a major trend in passenger vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and driving range.

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Volvo CE Targets Jobsite Safety with Collision Mitigation for Wheel Loaders

Volvo Group announced its vision for zero accidents long ago and has launched several advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for its commercial trucks in...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

Engineering ‘Electron Guzzlers’

Apparently, ‘gas guzzler’ now encompasses any vehicle that burns hydrocarbon fuels, no matter how efficient. Anything with an exhaust pipe.

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News
Automotive

ZF Introduces Complete E-Drive System for Passenger, Commercial Vehicles

ZF Group said a new e-drive system architecture that is more compact, offers greater energy density and is easily adaptable will appeal to manufacturers...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

A Divergent Approach to Vehicle Development and Production

Among the most intriguing vehicles on display at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance was a pair developed by an obscure brand, Czinger Vehicles, and its parent company,...

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Energy

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Imaging

BMW Reapproaches Hydrogen

Automakers have raised and dashed hopes for using hydrogen to power cars and trucks, including General Motors’ notorious 2007 promise that it would sell 1 million fuel-cell vehicles annually (actual number:...

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Energy

Wolfspeed, ZF to Collaborate on New Uses of Silicon Carbide

Leading silicon carbide chipmaker Wolfspeed joined German officials to announce construction of what it said would be the world’s largest silicon carbide device factory. The...

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Software

MQ-1C Completes First Air-Launched Effect Flight Demonstration

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE) for the first time as part of a flight demonstration based out of the...

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Connectivity

Navy Experiments With Flight Line of the Future Tagging Technology

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently conducted flight line of the future experimentation with artificial intelligence and machine learning...

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Aerospace

DARPA Selects Industry Teams to Design Liberty Lifter X-Plane

Two teams — General Atomics working with Maritime Applied Physics Corporation and Aurora Flight Sciences working with Gibbs & Cox and ReconCraft — will develop...

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Aerospace

French Air and Space Force CN-235 Fleet to Receive New Avionics Upgrades

A consortium formed by Sabena Technics and Thales has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the French Air and Space Force’s fleet of CN-235 twin-turboprop...

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Energy

US Air Force Awards $85 Million Contract to Develop Pre-Production eSTOL Aircraft

Electra has been selected by the U.S. Air Force AFWERX innovation arm for a Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) award that secures up to $85 million...

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Communications

Airbus Launches European Defense Fund Research and Development Projects

Airbus has launched two defense research and development projects that it is coordinating as part of the 2021 European Defense Fund (EDF). In July 2022, the European...

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Weapons Systems

Report Finds Navy Super Hornet Fighter Jets Aging Worse Than Predecessors

Introduced in the mid-to-late 1990s, the Department of the Navy’s (DON’s) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a multirole, fixed-wing aircraft capable of attacking other...

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Defense

US Army Approves Common Infrared Countermeasure Systems for Early Fielding

Northrop Grumman’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the U.S. Army. With IOC, the U.S. Army...

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Test & Measurement

US Air Force Test Center Invests $287 Million in Flight Test Instrumentation

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a 10-year, $287 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) – Air Force...

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Test & Measurement

Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Completed from Vandenberg

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Recaro Pioneers Seating Shells Made with CF Recyclate

The green flag is about to drop on an auto-racing first: a seat shell infused with recycled carbon fiber.

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Power

Making over the World’s Leading Hybrid

Its markedly upgraded power and performance take it to a driving-dynamics place difficult to believe could be achieved.

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Power

SAE International and Sustainable Mobility Solutions Recognized by White House

SAE International and its Sustainable Mobility Solutions (SMS) are making big moves, and the nation’s taking notice.

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Manned Systems

US Navy Selects Special Missions King Air 260 as New Multi-Engine Trainer System

In a contract first announced on Jan. 25, the U.S. Navy has awarded Textron Aviation a single, firm-fixed-price contract to develop the T-54A multi-engine...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Air Force to Inspect KC-135 Fleet for Non-Conforming Tail Pins

The Air Force is directing inspections of KC-135 tanker aircraft for a non-conforming part in the vertical tail assembly. The Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO) restricts...

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Research Lab

DARPA AI Algorithms Transition from Simulator to Flying Modified F-16

A joint Department of Defense team executed 12 flight tests in which artificial intelligence (AI) agents piloted the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test...

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Power

Erratic Transition to the BEV Future

The bloom is slowly wilting off the rose. The last two years witnessed an unprecedented level of battery electric vehicle (BEV) investment from both the auto industry and federal government....

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