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RF & Microwave Electronics

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Unmanned Systems

Lunewave Promises Low-Cost Radar with High-Performance 360-Degree View

Radar sensing has been used for various functions in passenger vehicles for more than two decades. Like all sensors intended an automated vehicle (AV), radar has...

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Defense

Collins Aerospace Provides Avionics for C-130H Modernization Program

The Lockheed C-130H Hercules fleet operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve is getting new Collins Aerospace Systems avionics that will help...

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Materials

Air Force Begins 3D Printing Nonstructural Aircraft Parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron (60th MXS) at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, is the first field unit in the United States Air Force to produce approved...

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Weapons Systems

Explainable-AI Image Recognition Is the Next Step for U.S. Air Force Unmanned Aircraft

Z Advanced Computing, Inc. (ZAC), a Potomac Maryland-based start-up, will develop 3D image recognition technology for U.S. Air Force unmanned aerial...

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Automotive

Boeing's Latest Contract Secures New Wings for Remaining A-10 Fleet

After wrapping up a wing swap on 173 Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft, the Boeing Company was awarded with another Indefinite...

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Aerospace

New Boeing Facility Will Improve V-22 Quality, Safety

Outside of Philadelphia, a 350,000-square-foot facility has been transformed into a modern factory where the Boeing Company will build fuselages for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey...

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Manned Systems

Ballard’s Partners with Solaris Bus & Coach on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. – a leading European bus manufacturer headquartered in Bolechowo, Poland – ordered 12 FCmove-HD hydrogen fuel cells from Ballard...

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Weapons Systems

F-35 and F-16 Ground Collision Avoidance Software Team Takes Collier Trophy

Two members of DCS Corp – Mark Wilkins and Finley Barfield – won the highly distinguished Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association for...

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Propulsion

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Weapons Systems

The F-35 Is Getting Life-Saving Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems from the F-16

The fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II stealth multirole fighter is now a safer aircraft to fly thanks to collision avoidance...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Raytheon to Upgrade B-52 with AESA Radars

The Boeing Company has chosen the Raytheon Company to supply modernized radar equipment for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress radar modernization program. Under the contract, Raytheon will design,...

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Weapons Systems

BAE Systems Wins $4.7M from DARPA to Integrate Machine Learning into Signals Intelligence Platforms

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials in Arlington, Virginia, have selected BAE Systems Electronic Systems in Nashua,...

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Connectivity

L3 Makes Its C-130 Modernization Package Available to Global Operators

As of 2015, more than 2,500 Lockheed Martin (née Lockheed) C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft have been built and delivered. Originally developed in the...

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Aerospace

Airbus Will Lean on Start-Ups and Research Institutes for Europe’s Future Combat Air System

Airbus intends to closely cooperate with start-ups, sole subject matter experts (SMEs), and research institutes – especially in the software...

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Unmanned Systems

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

ANSYS Will Help Airbus Develop AI-Enabled Flight Controls for the FCAS Program’s Autonomous Wingmen

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus SE, is partnering with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to develop software for advanced...

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Unmanned Systems

BAE Systems Will Supply Flight Control and Target Identification Systems for Boeing’s Carrier-Based MQ-25

BAE Systems plc is the latest to join the Boeing Company’s MQ-25 Stingray team. At the 2019 International Paris Air Show, BAE...

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Software

Artificial Intelligence Could Reduce CV-22 Osprey Maintenance

The Raytheon Company is testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed to help determine when the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor...

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Unmanned Systems

DIN and SAE International Release a Primer for Automated Vehicle Terminology

In current discussions surrounding the AV industry, specific terms are frequently misrepresented or used in multiple contexts. To establish common language for...

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Manned Systems

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

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AR/AI

Raytheon, UTC Merger Will Direct $8B R&D Budget Toward Hypersonics, Cybersecurity, AI, and Next-Gen Connected Aircraft

Almost exactly seven months after United Technologies Corporation (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins...

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Software

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

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Defense

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Unmanned Systems

New University-Led Air Force Center of Excellence Focuses on Securing Autonomous Systems Operating in Contested Environments

A new United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Center of Excellence (COE), led by the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

DARPA’s Latest Drone Swarm Sprint Focuses on Virtual Environments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off the fourth ‘sprint’ for its OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. Through OFFSET,...

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Electronics & Computers

Aitech Defense Will Provide Data Interface Technology for Boeing’s Unmanned MQ-25 Refueling Platform

Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. (Aitech Defense), a subsidiary of Aitech Group based in of Chatswick, California, will supply key...

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Unmanned Systems

Bell V-280 Valor, V-247 Vigilant Will Be Engined by Rolls-Royce

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. subsidiary based in Fort Worth, Texas, will partner with Rolls-Royce plc to develop an optimized propulsion system for the Bell V-280 Valor...

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Automotive

UAV Turbines Designs Purpose-Built Microturbine Engine for Class 3 and 4 UAVs

UAV Turbines, Inc. has developed a new microturbine, turboprop engine designed for defense and commercial Group 3 and 4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or...

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