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Australia to Acquire New Class of Nuclear Submarines

The U.S., U.K. and Australia are focused on a deliberate, conditions-based approach to ensuring successful implementation of the AUKUS security partnership, the U.S. Navy's top...

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AR/AI

Japanese Army to Test First Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Rheinmetall that could pave the way for future deployment of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Northrop Grumman Assembles First Manta Ray UUV Prototype

Northrop Grumman has completed the assembly of its first full-size prototype of Manta Ray, the defense manufacturer's new unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).

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Test & Measurement

Army Begins Satcom as a Service Evaluation

The U.S. Army has started fielding commercial satellite communications equipment, bandwidth and services to several units around the globe, under a new pilot that will inform leadership on a...

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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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Advances in Multi-UAV Operations

As technology matures and operational concepts evolve, MUM-T missions, synchronized flights, and the corresponding required advances in UAV flight control systems will undoubtedly become cornerstones of modern military strategies.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF-Cyber for Counter-UAS

Enabling the emerging associated drone-powered economy will require a new generation of counter-drone or counter-unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS) to support the growth of safe and secure drone adoption.

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Unmanned Systems

Counter Unmanned Aircraft System

Looking ahead to the future, the threat of adversarial drones will only increase. Drones don’t necessarily recognize geographical borders or boundaries, and to protect service members and citizens from these impending challenges, the U.S. and its allies must look to CUAS technologies and scale effectively throughout their militaries and relevant civilian agencies.

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Unmanned Systems

10 Unmanned Ground Vehicles Being Developed and Tested Around the World

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), robot combat vehicles or autonomous vehicles, no matter what you call them, are increasingly being developed, prototyped and tested for future use in autonomous and teaming operations or scenarios with manned vehicles. This article provides updates on some of the latest prototyping, development, purchasing and deployment of 10 new military UGVs.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

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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Weapons Systems

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Navy to Evaluate Three Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Prototypes

Undersea warfare is critical to success in the Pacific and other contested environments, providing needed autonomous underwater sensing and payload delivery in dispersed, long-range, deep, and contested environments is key.

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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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Weapons Systems

Palantir to Build Prototypes for Army’s First AI-Defined Targeting Station

Palantir Technologies has been awarded a prime agreement for the development and delivery of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) ground...

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Design

Marines Select Prototypes for Light Armored Vehicle Replacement

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected two companies to design prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle 30mm Autocannon (ARV-30) vehicles. Under a new two-year award, General...

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Power

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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Materials

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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Defense

NAVAIR Clears V-22 Osprey for Return to Flight

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has cleared the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey to return to flight.

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Aerospace

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

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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Unmanned Systems

International Military Trial Tests Robotic Combat Vehicles in Australia

Defense scientists representing Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have successfully demonstrated the integration of advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Ends Future Attack and Reconnaissance Helicopter Development Program

The U.S. Army announced in a Feb. 8 statement that it will end development of the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) when prototyping activities are...

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Defense

A Computational Method for Creating New Ceramics with Transition Metals

Extraordinarily rugged with a melting temperature of several thousand degrees Fahrenheit. That describes the results of research into new ceramic materials sponsored...

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Energy

New Report Outlines Current Status of Directed Energy Weapons Supply Chain

Directed energy weapons (DEWs), including high energy lasers (HELs) and high-power microwaves (HPMs), have emerged as potentially transformative weapons on the...

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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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Electronics & Computers

Rydberg Technologies Shows Potential of Long-Range RF with Quantum Sensor at NetModX23

Rydberg Technologies demonstrated the use of an atomic receiver for long-range RF applications during the NetModX23 event. Shortly after the completion of the NetModX event, Aerospace & Defense Technology caught up with Rydberg CEO David Anderson to discuss the demonstration of their atomic receiver prototype and the future potential of quantum sensing in real-world military RF applications.

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Defense

Next Generation Air and Missile Defense Radar

Raytheon recently completed another successful live-fire demonstration of the advanced, 360-degree Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS).

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Defense

Marines Receive First Combat and Control Variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps....

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Defense

Army Launches $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Initiative for Aviation and Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded a $50 million three-year research project to Auburn University to understand how new manufacturing materials and...

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