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Aerospace

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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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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Weapons Systems

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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Weapons Systems

Northrop Grumman Continues B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet providing new capability, including its first long-range stealth missile. The...

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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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Weapons Systems

New Combat Pod System Wakes Up with Software Updates

The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia...

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Weapons Systems

Army Cross-Functional Team Tackles Modernization of Air and Missile Defense

The U.S. Army Futures Command Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team (AMD CFT) based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is coordinating and accelerating Army efforts...

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Weapons Systems

Loitering Munition

SPIKE FIRELFY is part of the SPIKE Family of precision guided electrooptical missile systems.

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Weapons Systems

US Marine Corps to Get MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of an ARES...

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Defense

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

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Defense

A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology

Drone warfare has become a critical component of modern-day military conflicts. Militant groups around the world, including those present in Gaza and Lebanon in the Middle East, and in Ukraine, are...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in avionics systems,...

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Aerospace

Artificial Intelligence in the Battlespace

Key Considerations for a New Way of Fighting War

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Unmanned Systems

How to Test a Cognitive EW System

Cognition in EW systems is an important element in achieving dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare System

A technology targets multiple threats from different directions.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington, VA.

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Data Acquisition

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robotic Rifle

SWORD Defense Systems recently unveiled its Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR).

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airborne Early Warning and Control Sensor

The 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system provides a long-range picture of the battlespace.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Jamming Unit

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit supports bomb disposal squads.

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Electronics & Computers

Egypt’s Apache Helicopter Fleet to Get Upgraded Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

High-Sensitivity Microwave Radiation Sensor

Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.

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Aerospace

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons and Space Assets

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

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Weapons Systems

Taking the Tactical Cloud with You Small Form Factor, Modular Data Centers at the Edge of the Battlefield

The US Army, Air Force, and Navy are actively looking to new programs such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radar Recording Proves Next-Level System Performance

As radar and electronic warfare systems contend with an increasingly crowded environment, recording tests, interactions, and conflicts provide valuable insight.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Migrating Advanced Signal Processing Technology to Rugged SFF Platforms

By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.

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Weapons Systems

Fighter Jet Armaments

The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.

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Weapons Systems

EW: New Challenges, Technologies, and Requirements

Developers of electronic warfare technologies must consider emerging U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives like Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA).