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Aerospace

Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order

In 2023, Parry Labs was awarded two tasks under the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium’s (AMTC) Other Transactions Agreement to lead a multi-vendor team to collaboratively define the Army’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) requirements for computing and software operating environments for all future Army Aviation procurements.

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Propulsion

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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Design

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team of researchers working on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has...

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Power

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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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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Aerospace

Osprey MK III Completes First Autonomous Flight

As part of Eglin Air Force Base's new Autonomy, Data, and AI Experimentation Proving Ground (ADAx) effort , the Osprey MK III unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently completed its first...

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Air Force Awards JetZero $235 Million to Develop Blended Wing Body Demonstrator

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded a $235 million contract to JetZero for the "next phase of a blended wing body...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

AI Algorithms Fly Uncrewed XQ-58A Valkyrie Drone for Three Hour Sortie

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) engineers and researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) agents or algorithms to fly an unmanned XQ-58A Valkyrie aircraft on a...

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New Transatlantic Partnership Targets Hall Thrusters for Spacecraft Electric Propulsion

Pulsar Fusion has announced a new trans-Atlantic partnership funded by the U.K. Space Agency (UKSA) between the space propulsion system manufacturer...

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AR/AI

Department of Defense Establishes New Generative AI Task Force

The Department of Defense has established its new generative artificial intelligence (AI) task force, Task Force Lima, according to an Aug. 10 press release. The new task...

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AR/AI

Air Force to Buy Archer eVTOL Under New Contracts

The U.S. Air Force signed a new series of partnership contracts with Santa Clara, California-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) maker Archer Aviation worth up to $142...

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Connectivity

Moonlighter Satellite to Host First On-Orbit Cybersecurity Challenge

Moonlighter reached low earth orbit July 5 after a short visit at the International Space Station (ISS) and is on track for its inaugural mission: to host an on-orbit...

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AR/AI

Aurora Develops Adaptive Control Architecture for Unmanned Surface Vessels

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company, is developing and testing machine learning-based introspection technologies aimed to enable physical systems, in this...

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Communications

SHARE Software Enables Reliable Tactical Edge Communications Between US, Allied Partners

The Defense Advanced Project Research Agency’s (DARPA’s) Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program...

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Augmented Reality for Nondestructive Inspections on Military Aircraft

The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, has developed an augmented reality capability to assist in accomplishing nondestructive inspections, or NDI, for safety...

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Defense

US Army, DIU Partner on Prototype Software for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Ground warfare is fast, complex, and lethal. As the Department of Defense’s (DoD) land warfare component, the U.S. Army needs to find a way to safely conduct...

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Defense

Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted a demonstration on April 5, 2023, of its high-power microwave counter drone weapon, the Tactical High-power...

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New Institute to Research Biological, Cognitive AI Foundations for DoD

The Department of Defense announced the award of $10 million for the establishment of an institute dedicated to advancing unified research in artificial and natural...

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NASA Seeks Space Technologies for Suborbital and Orbital Flight Tests

NASA’s 2023 TechFlights solicitation is now open! Through TechFlights, researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and private research institutions can test...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

DARPA Seeks New Antenna Designs From Nontraditional Defense Contractors

DARPA is soliciting disruptive ideas from small businesses and nontraditional defense contractors for novel antenna designs, materials, manufacturing, or processing...

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Software

New Algorithm Developed by MIT Researchers Keeps Drones from Colliding in Midair

When multiple drones are working together in the same airspace, perhaps spraying pesticide over a field of corn, there’s a risk they might crash into each...

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Semiconductors & ICs

University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material

In a historic achievement, University of Rochester researchers have created a superconducting material at both a temperature and pressure low enough for...

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Test & Measurement

New Consortium to Develop Thermal Protection Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles

Several countries are competing to develop the most advanced hypersonic vehicles, and a team of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology...

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Electronics & Computers

Tailoring the Optoelectronic Properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Sensing and Electronics

A team of Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researchers partnered with Pennsylvania State University to publish an article in...

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Aerospace

Reliable Robotics to Provide Aircraft Automation Study for US Air Force

Reliable Robotics has received a U.S. Air Force contract to explore the automation of large, multi-engine jets. This study will include a feasibility assessment of...

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Electronics & Computers

DARPA AI Algorithms Transition from Simulator to Flying Modified F-16

A joint Department of Defense team executed 12 flight tests in which artificial intelligence (AI) agents piloted the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test...

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