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Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Black Hawk® Flies Missions Without Pilots on Board

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an...

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Electronics & Computers

Air Force Gets Strategic Mission System Capability Utilizing OpenVPX Standards

Collins Aerospace has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to develop a modern Very Low Frequency (VLF) receiver that will help modernize its strategic mission...

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Communications

Army Aviation Team Achieves Software Success in Live Fire Test

Less than one second. That was how long it took for an Apache helicopter in Europe to transmit a call for fire to ground forces while operating forward of the fire line. A...

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Unmanned Systems

JPADS Brings New Sustainment Capability to Future Fight

The Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS) is one of more than 250 weapons systems being experimented with during Project Convergence 2022 (PC22). PC22 is bringing together members...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Conference to Focus on Counter-Drone Technology

In 2021, SAE Media Group, which publishes this newsletter, launched a new high-level technical conference called Counter UAS Technology devoted to, as the name implies, examining current...

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Defense

Air Force Explores Use of Thermoplastic Fin for F-16

Collins Aerospace was awarded a contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory to build an advanced, high-impact resistant, F-16 ventral fin using Collins’ thermoplastic welding...

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Aerospace

GA-ASI Announces Gray Eagle 25M for Multi-Domain Operations

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has launched its latest variant of the Gray Eagle line of unmanned aircraft systems: Gray Eagle 25M. The GE-25M brings a...

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Aerospace

Air Force’s Next Generation Combat Rescue Helicopter Hits Major Milestone

The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter, validating the platform's operational...

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Defense

Air Force Future Tech: The Next Frontier of Defense

For the past 75 years, the U.S. Air Force has pushed the boundaries of technology. From breaking the sound barrier to the establishment of the Space Force, cutting-edge innovations...

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Defense

Sentinel Missile Design and Manufacturing Processes Validated

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event...

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Materials

DEVCOM Forms International Partnership to Study Superhard Materials

Developing world-class advanced technology for soldiers on the battlefield is a key part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (DEVCOM) mission....

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Defense

Army Gets a Clearer View of Multi-Domain Battlefield

The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team (APNT/Space CFT) takes a multi-dimensional approach to understanding and preparing for future warfare. The...

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Weapons Systems

Raytheon Pairs Laser Weapon with NASAMS Air Defense System

One of the advanced technologies Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) is promoting at this year's AUSA Annual Meeting and exhibition is their High-Energy Laser Weapon...

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Defense

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.

Briefs
Aerospace

In-situ Atmospheric Intelligence for Hybrid Power Grids: Volume 2 (Automated Data Flow Tests)

To achieve dominance within the future battlespace, energy flow characterizations of individual platforms and the aggregate battlespace must be developed with respect to the variable operating conditions.

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Defense

Optimal UAS Assignments and Trajectories for Persistent Surveillance and Data Collection from a Wireless Sensor Network

To meet the DoD’s vision for future UAS capabilities and lower manpower costs, systems incorporating UAS and standoff components are needed.

Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Armed Medium-Sized UGV

SMARTSHOOTER and Roboteam recently affirmed that this is just one example of the various possible integrations of their products.

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Aerospace

Electronic Warfare Combat Training Pod

Using mPOD, “adversary” pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques accurately, conditioning aircrews to evolving threat scenarios and better preparing them for real combat.

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Government

Navy Gets Integrated Multi-Mission Laser Weapon System

Lockheed Martin delivered to the U.S. Navy a 60+ kW-class high energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS), the first tactical laser weapon system to be...

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Aerospace

Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System Completes First Flight

Collins Aerospace has successfully completed the first flight test of its newest Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod, the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system, on...

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AR/AI

Soldier Insights Drive Army's Development of Mixed-Reality Training System

On a mid-August afternoon in central Texas, soldiers in combat uniform gather together, preparing to engage in realistic battlefield training. With temperatures...

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Defense

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Aerospace

How to Specify and Select RF Filters

Selecting a filter for an A&D application requires an understanding of available RF filter responses, physical formats, and technologies, with a good idea of necessary functional goals, such as separating channels or rejecting interference.

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Test & Measurement

New Products

New products in September 2022.

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Defense

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.

Application Briefs
Imaging

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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Power

Air Force Technology Timeline

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

Briefs
Communications

Investigation of Requirements and Capabilities of Next-Generation Mine Warfare Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

The current fleet of United States Navy Mine Countermeasures ships, the Avenger class, is reaching the end of its planned service life.

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Manned Systems

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress

Two key limitations that Navy surface ships currently have in defending themselves against ASCMs and ASBMs are limited depth of magazine and unfavorable cost exchange ratios.