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RF & Microwave Electronics

Boeing to Start Latest P-8A Poseidon Airframe, Avionics Increment 3 Upgrades

The U.S. Navy delivered the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft to be modified with Increment 3 Block 2 capabilities to Boeing on March 27, enabling the fleet to be...

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Manned Systems

Three Companies to Build New Multi-Orbit Logistics Prototype Spacecraft

Utilizing commercial technology to facilitate greater in-space mobility for the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is working with three...

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Propulsion

Honeywell Develops Cooling System Upgrade for F-35 Engine

Honeywell has demonstrated the ability to upgrade the current cooling capacity of the F-35’s Power and Thermal Management System (PTMS) to 80kW. With this significantly enhanced...

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Unmanned Systems

Hermeus Rolls Out First Quarterhorse Hypersonic Test Aircraft

Hermeus has unveiled its first aircraft — Quarterhorse Mk 1 — which will take flight later this year.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including Mercury Systems' Direct RF system-on-module, TT Electronics' LRMAH2512 surface-mount technology shunt resistors, General Micro Systems' 1U and 2U “Shorty 4” servers, Sigma-Netics' thin-walled metal tubes, and much more.

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

MQ-25 Vehicle Management Computer Upgrade

The MQ-25 is the Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft that is tasked with performing aerial refueling missions that were previously managed by F/A-18 aircraft. The next generation vehicle management computer controls all flight surfaces and performs overall vehicle management duties for the MQ-25.

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Manned Systems

New Satellite Connectivity for Air Force Research Aircraft

Intelsat will supply new satellite connectivity terminals on several different U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) aircraft, according to a Feb. 14 announcement by the satellite network operator.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Realistic Computer Model will Help Robots Collect Moon Dust

Working with their industry partner, Thales Alenia Space in the U.K., who has specific interest in creating working robotic systems for space applications, the team investigated a virtual version of regolith, another name for Moon dust.

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Manned Systems

AI Co-Pilot Enhances Human Precision for Safer Aviation

Meet the Air-Guardian, a system developed by researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. As modern pilots grapple with an onslaught of information from multiple monitors, especially during critical moments, Air-Guardian acts as a proactive copilot.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

One Person Can Supervise a Swarm of 100 Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

Research involving Oregon State University has shown that a “swarm” of more than 100 autonomous ground and aerial robots can be supervised by one person without subjecting the individual to an undue workload.

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Information Technology

New Cyber Algorithm Shuts Down Malicious Robotic Attacks

Australian researchers have designed an algorithm that can intercept a man-in-the-middle (MitM) cyberattack on an unmanned military robot and shut it down in seconds. The algorithm, tested in real time on a replica of a U.S. Army combat ground vehicle, was 99 percent successful in preventing a malicious attack.

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Manned Systems

Airbus Preparing to Fly New Prototype eVTOL This Year

The CityAirbus NextGen prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft made its public debut during an unveiling ceremony in Donauwörth, Germany on March 7,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Are European Cities Ready for Drones and U-Space?

The City of Hamburg has been developing urban air mobility (UAM) as a strategic policy since 2017. Its strategy has been a step-by-step implementation of UAM, with an initial focus on...

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Data Acquisition

German Researchers Develop New Approach to Detecting Ice Accumulation in Flight

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed a new approach to detecting ice formation resulting from the accumulation of large droplets...

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Aerospace

Leonardo to Design Next Generation Atomic Clock for Galileo Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a €12 million contract with Leonardo S.p.A (Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica to design a new atomic...

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Propulsion

Sweden Taps GKN, Saab to Design Concepts for Future Fighter Jet

GKN Aerospace and Saab have both signed new deals with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to develop conceptual studies for advanced power and propulsion...

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Materials

Air Force to Flight Test Drag-Reducing Finlets, Microvanes and Riblets on Legacy Aircraft

The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on airborne logistics to support global military operations, and airlift and air-to-air refueling are both...

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Energy

Stratolaunch Approaches Hypersonic Speed in First Powered TA-1 Test Flight

Stratolaunch completed the first powered air-launched flight of its Talon-A test vehicle, TA-1 at Mojave Air and Space Port in California on March 9, 2024. During...

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Energy

Radia Emerges to Launch WindRunner as World's Largest Airplane

A Boulder, Colorado-based startup, Radia, publicly unveiled its plans in a March 18 announcement to develop the world's largest aircraft, WindRunner, designed to fly...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Niobium’s Role in Designing Next Generation Hypersonic Vehicles and Weapons

For decades, niobium has played a pivotal role in the U.S. aerospace industry, with its notable use in the innovative designs of the iconic Gemini and Apollo...

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Aerospace

US Companies Advance DoD Investment in Rare Earth Materials Supply Chain

Since 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) has invested $400 million into U.S.-based companies to expand the domestic supply chain for rare earth materials needed...

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Imaging

This Avionics Computer Enables Image Data Processing, Payload Control for NASA IM-1 Mission

Aitech provided a complete avionics computer system to Intuitive Machines for the IM-1 Mission, that successfully landed on the Moon on February...

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Manned Systems

Sikorsky is Designing a New Hybrid Electric Tilt Wing VTOL Demonstrator

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky has unveiled its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX / VTOL) with a...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

XQ-67A's First Flight Shows 'Genus' Approach to Aircraft Design

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) completed the first flight of the XQ-67A last week at the General Atomics Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale,...

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Unmanned Systems

New UK Drone Strategy to Invest Billions in Unmanned Systems

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) published a new 12-page defense drone strategy last week that will see the agency invest £4.5 billion into the purchase of new unmanned...

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Manned Systems

Turkey's KAAN Combat Aircraft Completes First Flight

The first combat aircraft to be domestically developed in Turkey, the fifth generation KAAN, completed its first flight on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Several executives and partners of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airlines Have Started Flying Airbus Jets Equipped with MH370-Inspired Emergency Locators

Following European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification last year, Airbus introduced a new-generation Emergency Locator Transmitter...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Commercial Satellite Connectivity Terminals for Air Force Research Aircraft

Intelsat will supply new satellite connectivity terminals on several different U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) aircraft, according to a Feb. 14...

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Design

BAE Systems Acquires Developer of Electric Heavy Lift Quadcopters

BAE Systems has acquired Malloy Aeronautics, a U.K.-based company that makes heavy lift drones capable of delivering rapid response aid and equipment over buildings,...

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