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UK Selects Companies for New Domestic Hypersonic Development Framework

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected 90 companies and organizations from across its domestic industry and academic landscape to compete for contracts that...

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Transportation

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Propulsion

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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Manned Systems

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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Materials

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Research Lab

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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Weapons Systems

How Distributed Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Add a Surge to Military Supplier Strategies

By embracing advanced metal additive manufacturing, ammunition and systems manufacturers can enhance their responsiveness to changing demands and better secure their supply chains against potential threats.

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Weapons Systems

Hermeus Quarterhorse Joins Hypersonic High Cadence Testing Program

Prompted by recent investments and advancement from the commercial and non-traditional sector, DIU started the Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities...

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Weapons Systems

AUSA 2023: Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Leads Army’s Modernization Priorities

One of the top modernization efforts for the Army is the development of long-range hypersonic capabilities, according to comments made by Secretary of the...

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Aerospace

Hypersonic Propulsion System Manufacturing

Northrop Grumman has opened a Hypersonics Capability Center to produce advanced propulsion solutions that can power hypersonic missiles beyond Mach 5. The company describes the facility as a “factory of the future” designed for large-scale manufacturing of air-breathing propulsion.

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Original Equipment
Energy

GM Defense Adapts Hummer EV for Military Concept Vehicle

GM Defense announced in July 2022 that the U.S. Army selected it to provide a battery-electric vehicle for analysis and demonstration. As a subsidiary of General Motors, that...

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Weapons Systems

H4 Palletized Laser Weapon

The new palletized laser weapon was the first 10-kilowatt laser built to U.S. military specifications in a stand-alone configuration that can be moved and mounted anywhere it’s needed.

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Defense

Integrated Short-Range Air Defense

The system can be deployed in several theaters of operation simultaneously to provide C2 for short range air defense, C-UAS and counter-rocket, artillery and mortar missions.

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Weapons Systems

Bullet Impact Testing of Ammunition and Explosives at Picatinny Arsenal

Bullet impact (BI) is a standard test used to assess ordnance during insensitive munitions (IM) testing, for hazard classification, and for safety evaluations.

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Ghoul Tool: The Weapon-Mountable Counter UAS Transmitter

As commercial drone technology continues to expand, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are making it increasingly difficult to secure battlefields and military installations.

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Weapons Systems

How Electrification and Autonomy Can Unlock the Potential of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Electrification and autonomous technologies open a whole new world of possibilities for the defense sector. While there are challenges to integrating these, there is also huge potential to revolutionize the state of warfare and defense.

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Weapons Systems

Autonomous Surveillance Technologies Relating to Dismounted Soldiers

The development of the AI/ML applications for dismounted Soldier systems is paramount to defeating our adversaries, such as China and Russia, in future combat.

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Test & Measurement

Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Completed from Vandenberg

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at...

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Weapons Systems

Can Embedded Electronics Components Meet the Demands of Hypersonic Missiles?

Today, defense organizations in several countries are attempting to expand military capabilities by investing in hypersonic missile development.

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Defense

Precision Attack Drone

SpearUAV has introduced what it describes as a “world first,” with its new encapsulated and launch able hovering precision attack drone, Viper.

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Weapons Systems

SDPE’s Rapid Dragon Capability Demonstrated in Norway

The Air Force Rapid Dragon Experimentation Program, led and developed by the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) office, part of the Air Force...

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Weapons Systems

Airbus Defence and Space Produces 2,000th Target Drone

For more than 20 years, air defenders around the world have been training with Airbus Defence and Space target drones, ensuring that their countries' air defenses work when it...

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Defense

PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target

For the first time, the U.S. Army used a newly developed Lockheed Martin communication technology to help a PAC-3 missile intercept a cruise missile target.

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Weapons Systems

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

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Manned Systems

Advanced Airborne Defensive Laser for Incorporation on Strike Fighter Aircraft

Short-range missiles pose a significant threat to U.S. strike fighters.

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Weapons Systems

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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Application Briefs
Defense

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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