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RF & Microwave Electronics

Five Missile-Tracking Satellites Launched

Five missile-tracking satellites designed and manufactured by L3Harris Technologies launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida in February, as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program.

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Defense

Radar and Weapons Upgrades for Netherlands Air Force MQ-9A Reapers

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is adding a series of modifications to its fleet of MQ-9A Reapers.

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Aerospace

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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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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Motion Control

This Avionics Computer Enables Image Data Processing, Payload Control for NASA IM-1 Mission

Aitech provided a complete avionics computer system to Intuitive Machines for the IM-1 Mission, that successfully landed on the Moon on February...

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Defense

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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Defense

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

European KC-135s Get Real Time Cockpit System Upgrades

Aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing are the first tankers in U.S. Air Forces in Europe to be equipped with a new data link system, allowing them to communicate and...

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Aerospace

GAO Report: Maintenance and Supply Delays Continue to Impact F-35 Readiness

Maintenance challenges negatively affect F-35 aircraft readiness. The F-35 fleet mission capable rate—the percentage of time the aircraft can perform one of...

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Data Acquisition

DoD's New 'Adopt, Buy, Create' AI Strategy is Built on Software and Quality of Data

developed by the Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO). The 26-page document outlines the agency's new enterprise-wide "Adopt, Buy, Create" approach to...

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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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AR/AI

New 'Motherlode' Tool is Revolutionizing UK Navy Helicopter Maintenance

The U.K.'s Royal Navy is rolling out the use of a new artificial intelligence (AI) software tool called "Motherlode" that is poised to revolutionize the way military...

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Defense

Quantum Sensing Enters DoD Landscape in First-of-a-Kind Gyroscope Space Demonstration

The Defense Science Board identified three areas of quantum technology that will be most relevant to the Department of Defense's (DoD) technological...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Adapting US Army Acquisition to Ensure the Reliability and Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

This report presents several challenges that the U.S. Army will face in the transition to AVs, challenges that are only magnified in the current acquisition environment with limited testing.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

An Adaptive Pipeline From Scientific Data to Models

Under DARPA’s Synergistic Discovery and Design program, a team broadly researched and developed data driven techniques for scientific discovery and robust design, proving feasibility through program challenge problems with Yeast States, Novel Chassis, Protein Stability, and Perovskite.

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Manned Systems

Learning Defects From Aircraft NDT Data

Non-destructive evaluation of aircraft production is optimized and digitalized with Industry 4.0. The aircraft structures produced using fiber metal laminate are traditionally inspected using water-coupled ultrasound scans and manually evaluated.

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Data Acquisition

Navy Deploys Automated Energy Assessment Tools to the Fleet

Engineers at the Naval Sea Systems Command have achieved an important milestone with the installation of the Global Energy Information System (GENISYS) suite onboard DDG 51...

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Electronics & Computers

Optoelectronic Analog Signal Transmission Takes Center Stage Amidst Aerospace and Defense Innovation

RFoF has emerged as a game-changing technology for A&D communication. Its ability to extend communication ranges, immunity to electromagnetic interference, enhanced security, low latency and high bandwidth make it indispensable for modern A&D operations.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Intelligent Gateway Connects Aircraft to Space Force Unified Data Library in Northern Edge Exercise

During the latest demonstration in the U.S. Indo Pacific Command's 2023 Northern Edge exercise series, an intelligence data gathering and...

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Data Acquisition

F-35 Crash Caused by Wake Turbulence and Flight Control System Error

The October 2022 crash of an F-35A at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah was caused by wake turbulence from a preceding aircraft and erroneous air data inputs to the...

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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Northrop Grumman Developing Next Generation Inertial Sensor for US Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a new production contract for the new AN/WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module (ISM). Northrop Grumman’s AN/WSN-12 ISM...

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Data Acquisition

ADS-B Classification Using Multivariate Long Short-Term Memory

The increase in available data has resulted in the study of identifying trends becoming more and more prevalent in multiple facets of society to include commerce and government.

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IoMT

Report Finds F-35 Program Cannot Track Millions in Spare Parts

A new 35-page report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the Department of Defense's (DoD) F-35 Joint Program Office has lost track of millions...

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Manned Systems

Air Force Completes First Magnetic Navigation Flight on C-17

In a groundbreaking achievement, the Department of the Air Force-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (AIA) MagNav project recently...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NIST Outlines Vision for a National Semiconductor Technology Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a paper outlining its vision and strategy for a National Semiconductor...

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Aerospace

Air Force Shifts to New Software Toolkit for Predictive Maintenance

The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office’s Predictive Analytics and Decision Assistant leverages artificial intelligence software to transform logistics data into...

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Connectivity

MQ-25, H-1 Test Next-Gen Satellite Communications

The Marine Corps' UH-1Y helicopter completed an initial flight to test the data transmission of the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) capability...

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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Handheld Targeting System

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman the initial production and operations contract for the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS).

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