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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Air and Space Force Joint Team Completes Two Intercontinental Missile Tests

For the second time in a week, a joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen supported by Space Force Guardians launched an unarmed Minuteman III...

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Defense

Building Strong Defenses: Enhancing Supply Chain Resiliency in the Defense Industry

As defense organizations face evolving threats and disruptions, ensuring a robust and resilient supply chain becomes paramount. Those in the...

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Manned Systems

Boeing Adopts New Airplane Manufacturing Quality and Safety Metrics

Boeing has published a new 11-page summary of actions being implemented to prevent airplane manufacturing quality and safety issues such as those that led to the...

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Aerospace

Electra Starts Proving Blown Lift eSTOL Technology

Electra.aero has completed the first test flights of its piloted blown-lift hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) demonstrator aircraft, EL-2. According to a May 29...

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Defense

Four Companies to Design Air Force Enterprise Test Drone Prototypes

The U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate (AFLCMC/EB) and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered to identify and prototype commercial and dual-use technology...

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Weapons Systems

Ursa Major Performs First Successful Hotfire of Hypersonic Draper Engine

Ursa Major announced the successful hotfire of its 4,000-pound thrust closed catalyst cycle hypersonic Draper engine at the company’s Colorado headquarters. The...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Aitiip Integrates Freeform Injection Molding to Lower Weight and Reduce Production Costs

Aitiip is a leading Spanish research and development institute and serves companies in the aeronautics, automation, industrial, and packaging sectors. The institute possesses strong platforms for the characterization of materials and processes and is known as a powerful integrator of technologies, which is constantly on the lookout for the next transformative technology.

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Aerospace

AI Algorithms Pilot X-62A in First Aerial Dogfight

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (TPS) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have reported another major breakthrough for the artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms or “agents” that have been flying their modified F-16 test aircraft known as VISTA X-62A in a series of flight tests since 2022.

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Aerospace

Morphing Aircraft Systems

Inspired by natural phenomena, a Purdue research team is developing morphing systems for hypersonic vehicles that respond to their environment.

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Manned Systems

Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Flight Test

ITE-12 was the next ‘big-step’ in LRASM’s evolution. The successful test was a graduation exercise for the missiles’ latest configuration and lays the foundation for increased capabilities to come.

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Manned Systems

Final Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launched

This launch marks the end of an era as it is the final Delta IV Heavy rocket and the end of the Delta program. The NROL-70 mission puts into orbit a national security payload that will deliver critical space-based information to our nation’s warfighters, intelligence analysts, and decision makers.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lilium Starts Production of eVTOL Jet Batteries

The company describes its battery back as comprised of lithium-ion cells with silicon-dominant anodes that will allow for higher energy, power, and fast-charging capabilities than graphite anode cells. The battery packs are being designed to meet EASA’s aircraft safety requirements.

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AR/AI

NRL Research Physicists Explore Fiber Optic Computing Using Distributed Feedback

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers have outlined a novel contribution in fiber optics computing in a paper recently published in Communications Physics Journal that brings the Navy one step closer to faster, more efficient computing technologies.

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Aerospace

New Research on Noise Reduction for Next Generation Aircraft Engines

A study published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics, reveals for the first time how noise is generated and propagated from these engines, technically known as boundary layer ingesting (BLI) ducted fans.

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Manned Systems

‘Nanostitches’ Enable Lighter and Tougher Composite Materials

To save on fuel and reduce aircraft emissions, engineers are looking to build lighter, stronger airplanes out of advanced composites. These engineered materials are made from high-performance fibers that are embedded in polymer sheets. The sheets can be stacked and pressed into one multilayered material and made into extremely lightweight and durable structures.

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Manned Systems

UK Flight Test Evaluates "Un-Jammable" Quantum Navigation Systems

In a first-of-its-kind achievement, the U.K. has successfully completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum-based navigation systems that cannot be jammed or...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

ESA’s Future Low Earth Orbit Cargo Return Service Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a new €25 million contract with Thales Alenia Space to demonstrate a complete cargo delivery service to and from space stations...

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Unmanned Systems

German Air Force Starts Flight Testing New Heron ISR Drone

The German Air Force has started a six month flight testing program with its new German Heron Turboprop (TP) drone, according to recent updates published by Airbus and the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Airbus Launches Cryoprop to Demonstrate Future of Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

Airbus UpNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, has launched a new technological demonstrator to accelerate the maturation of superconducting technologies...

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Energy

Transforming Transportation Manufacturing: Unlocking Growth with Sustainable Energy Solutions

In the U.S., traditional manufacturing processes are being disrupted by various factors, including new technologies, incentives to onshore...

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Defense

Air Force Researchers Design, Build and Fly Drone in 24 Hours

In an open area of the Eglin Air Force Base range known as B-70, a group of Air Force field grade officers and black-shirted innovators huddled together above an eight-pound...

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Aerospace

Boeing Starliner Launch Delayed to Test Helium Leak Repair

Boeing, NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are targeting a May 21 launch date for the crewed flight test of the Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station...

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AR/AI

Chevron Waiver Unlocks New Era for BVLOS Commercial Drone Operations in US

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on May 8, 2024 issued a first-of-its kind exemption to Pennsylvania-based drone maker American Aerospace Technologies,...

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Design

Four Quantum Computing Aviation Applications Being Researched by Airbus

Airbus recently published an update on some of the latest research and development that the Toulouse, France-based airplane maker has been exploring around the use...

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Aerospace

Two Tactical Edge Hydrogen Generation Trailer Prototypes in Development

The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered to...

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Aerospace

Directed Energy Deposition Enables Rocket Engine Additive Manufacturing Breakthrough

The Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Rocket Propulsion Division recently designed, printed, built and hot fired a first-ever, single-block...

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Weapons Systems

UK Selects Companies for New Domestic Hypersonic Development Framework

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected 90 companies and organizations from across its domestic industry and academic landscape to compete for contracts that...

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