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Aerospace

Flight Testing Microvanes and Riblets

The Air Force Operational Energy Office (SAF/IE), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered together in seeking well-developed, commercially viable technologies to reduce drag, and therefore fuel consumption, on a number of USAF legacy aircraft, including the C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, and KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Aerospace

Cold Spray Technology

Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Air Station North Island, CA
(619) 545-3415
www.navair.navy.mil

In the realm of naval aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, a transformative technology is...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

PHASA-35 Stratospheric Flight

British engineers have successfully completed a stratospheric flight trial of BAE Systems’ High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) - PHASA-35.

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Unmanned Systems

Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System

Collins Aerospace has announced the completion of flight testing for the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System to enter operational service.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Next Generation Airborne Navigation System

Northrop Grumman Corporation has conducted a successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization, known as EGI-M.

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Defense

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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Weapons Systems

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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Aerospace

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

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Articles
Power

DC to DC Power Distribution in MilAero Applications

Advancements in cockpit avionics and more electrically actuated systems have designers paying attention to a broader spectrum of upgraded power needs and their connection to SWAP-C goals.

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Propulsion

The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Defense

Nano-UAV Systems

Extremely light and well-suited for operations in contested environments, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator.

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Defense

Air Force Technology Timeline

On the U.S. Air Force's 75th anniversary, see a timeline of how far it has come technology-wise.

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Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Hover Plane

The Trojan Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP) is a one-of-a-kind system that bridges the gap between the need to hover and the need to reach long ranges, giving it the ability to perform aerial missions with pinpoint precision.

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Unmanned Systems

A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology

Drone warfare has become a critical component of modern-day military conflicts. Militant groups around the world, including those present in Gaza and Lebanon in the Middle East, and in Ukraine, are...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Hardening Unmanned Aerial Systems Against High-Power Microwave Threats in Support of Forward Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continue to play an increasing role across the spectrum of military operations. Advances in human-machine...

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Weapons Systems

Foreign Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems: Developments in the International Arms Markets

A growing number of counter-UAV systems are being offered by foreign vendors.

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Aerospace

Autonomous Collaborative Platform

Working alongside human-piloted aircraft, the AI-equipped Gambit military drone will enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Autonomous and Resilient Management of All-Source Sensors for Navigation Assurance

As the number and type of sensors informing a system increases, so does the probability of corrupting the system with sensor modeling errors, signal interference, and undetected faults.

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Photonics/Optics

Armed Drone System

The SMART SHOOTER system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development.

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Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare System

A technology targets multiple threats from different directions.

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Aerospace

Personal Aerial Vehicle Pilot Training

JetPack Aviation will begin training foreign military personnel in how to pilot and maintain their futuristic personal aerial vehicles.

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Imaging

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

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Weapons Systems

The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations

The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?

See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems

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Manned Systems

Airfield Matting System

An airfield matting system is designed to be more friendly to air and sea transport.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airborne Early Warning and Control Sensor

The 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system provides a long-range picture of the battlespace.

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News
Design

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Aerospace

Military Aircraft Systems Technology

Bell Textron Inc. has unveiled design concepts that incorporate Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology.

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