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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

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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Electronics & Computers

Grip Tab Active Controllers

Advanced Technology International has issued a $2.67 million contract to AeroVironment for the production of its Tomahawk Grip Tab Active (Grip TA) controllers, that will be managed by the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL).

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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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Energy

2024 Lincoln Nautilus: The Brand’s First Global SUV

While there is a tendency for new vehicles to have a focus on ride, handling, performance and other dynamic elements, the model year 2024 Lincoln Nautilus team added another element...

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Manned Systems

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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AR/AI

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

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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Aerospace

Virgin Galactic Reports on Pin Detachment From Recent Spaceflight

During a routine postflight review of its most recent space flight, “Galactic 06,” Virgin Galactic determined that an alignment pin detached from the launch pylon of...

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Electronics & Computers

Design Approaches for Established and Emerging RF Receiver Architectures

Traditionally, heterodyne architectures have been the preferred choice for radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mmWave) receiver architectures, excelling in noise performance, dynamic range, frequency coverage, selectivity, and reduction of EMI. However, recent advancements in high sample rate analog to digital converters (ADCs) and embedded signal processing have prompted a reassessment of both architectures.

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Design

New Products

See the new products, including SWIR Vision Systems' short-wavelength infrared imaging technology, Fischer Connectors' expanded set of cable assemblies for the KEYSTONE tactical hub, Interface Concept's 3U VPX Single Board Computer, Microchip's updated software design tools, and more.

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Design

Advanced Air Mobility Digital Operations Center

AFWERX is partnering with NASA to develop a digital operations center for future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) efforts through the Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program, or CCRPP, awardee, ResilienX.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New DARPA X-Plane Will Have No Moving Control Surfaces

Aurora Flight Sciences has begun manufacturing work on a new X-plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel...

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Electronics & Computers

New Report Finds Need for Defense Laboratories to Improve Quantum Workforce Planning

Quantum technologies build on quantum physics to process and communicate information in ways that existing technologies can't. Nations leading quantum...

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Unmanned Systems

Army Receives First Next Generation Precision Strike Missile

The U.S. Army has received the first delivery of its new Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) from Lockheed Martin following the completion of production qualification testing at...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Nuclear-Powered Drone Destined for Titan Enters Final Design Phase

NASA’s Dragonfly mission team is moving on to the next stage of development on the revolutionary, car-sized nuclear-powered drone it plans to fly over and land on the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

These Four Companies Will Build DARPA High-Speed VTOL X-Plane Prototypes

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected four companies to compete for its Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane...

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Propulsion

Airbus Starts Testing Airplane Wing That Changes Shape In-Flight

UpNext, an Airbus subsidiary "technology incubator," has completed the first flight of a modified Cessna Citation VII business jet that is flight testing components and...

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Design

Identifying Optimal Designs for Deep Neural Network Accelerators

With the proliferation of computationally intensive machine-learning applications, such as chatbots that perform real-time language translation, device manufacturers often...

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Power

Freudenberg Battery Lab Design Considered Human, Environmental Safety

As more OEMs and suppliers begin developing and manufacturing batteries for EVs, many are discovering the specific needs of a testing program. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has answered that need by adding such a facility to existing R&D space at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

RAMFIRE Project Develops, Tests 3D-Printed Aluminum Rocket Engine Nozzle

NASA recently built and tested an additively-manufactured – or 3D printed – rocket engine nozzle made of aluminum, making it lighter than conventional nozzles...

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Design

Army to Advance Prototype Competition for Future Electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

The U.S. Army is preparing to issue an industry request for the development of an electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV), according to an Oct....

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including WAGO’s Compact Controller 100, RLC Electronics' gold plated OFHC copper bandpass filters, WINSYSTEMS' COMeT6-1100 COM Express® Type 6 Compact CPU module, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

British Ministry of Defense Signs £90 Million Contract for New Assault Rifle

British troops will soon be more lethal on the battlefield, as a new £90 million contract delivers modern, high precision rifles.

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AR/AI

DoD Replicator Low Cost Autonomy Initiative is Not a New Program of Record, Hicks Says

During an appearance at a Defense News conference last week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks provided more details about the new...

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Electronics & Computers

SHIP Prototype Computer Chip

The U.S. Department of Defense has celebrated a milestone achievement for the SHIP program with the delivery of the first SHIP prototype devices from Intel and Qorvo to BAE Systems.

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Automotive

A Formula for Real-World Experience

On a hazy, cool day in late May, a massive throng of thousands of collegiate engineers and hundreds of volunteers descended on Michigan International Speedway to put the teams’ engineering,...

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Transportation

Software-defined... Headache?

The “software-defined vehicle” is the auto industry’s latest fascination. Probably with due cause, as engineers and other experts and analysts understand that the vehicle-electrification transformation rests on the back of software.

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Design

Defense Leaders Developing Standards to Improve Battery Acquisition Process

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks has made clear a healthy battery supply chain is essential for military capabilities and national security — and...

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