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AR/AI

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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Aerospace

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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Information Technology

FACE Technical Standard Offers MOSA Lessons for Safety-Critical Software in Any Sector

The FACE Technical Standard shows that the benefits of MOSA can be leveraged in practice. Automated tools, with which regression test can be automated as the same code is leveraged in a variety of tool chains, go a long way toward ensuring that reused modules are fit for purpose in their new environment.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Adamant: A Soon-to-be Open Source, Mission-Critical Flight Software Framework Written in Ada

By embracing an open-source approach, Adamant opens the doors to wider collaboration, community contributions, and the exchange of best practices in the discipline of flight software. Adamant open-source on GitHub will be released later this year.

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Software

Top Productivity Improvement Tips for Manufacturing Turbine Discs

Aerospace manufacturers have no shortage of challenges when it comes to machining turbine discs, but they don’t have to face those challenges alone. Partnering with a tool provider can lead to benefits that extend far beyond tools.

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Aerospace

Production Ready B-21 Bomber on Track for First Flight This Year

During a panel discussion at the 2023 Air Force Association (AFA) Air, Space and Cyber conference, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics President Tom Jones said the first B-21...

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Unmanned Systems

Texas A&M Researchers Developing Algorithm to Automate Aircraft Ship Landings

Landing a helicopter on a ship’s flight deck is one of the most challenging and complex maneuvers demanded of a Navy pilot. Unlike a runway, the landing area...

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Aerospace

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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Aerospace

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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Defense

AI-Enabled Detection System Set To Replace Aging Airspace Awareness System

Execution of new fielding and funding strategies will lead to the delivery of a cutting-edge surveillance, identification, and tracking system that monitors and...

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Manned Systems

Tanker Intelligent Gateway Tested During Joint Exercise with Australia, UK and US Air Force

During Joint Exercise Northern Edge 2023, participants from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Advanced RF Simulation Reduces Cost and Schedule Risk

As RF device needs become more sophisticated and complex, new simulation software technologies must be ready to enable design teams to achieve higher performance, with greater confidence, and in a timelier manner.

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Software

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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Electronics & Computers

Apache Version 6.5 Software Upgrade on Track to Fly This Year

The U.S. Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter is and will remain the Army’s Attack helicopter for the foreseeable future. The AH-64E Version 6.5 (V6.5), is the next version of...

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Electronics & Computers

Even with Reforms, DoD Struggles with Speed of New Weapons Development

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to face challenges quickly developing innovative new weapons. These challenges persist even with recent reforms to its...

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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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AR/AI

Darkhive Enters Next Phase of Drone Autonomy Development for US Air Force AFWERX

Darkhive Inc., a San Antonio-based autonomous uncrewed systems developer specializing in defense and public safety solutions, announced the award of a $5...

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Manned Systems

AFMC Completes First Ever Flight of F-35 with F-22 Software

An F-35A Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron recently took flight with a complement of software applications developed by government and industry providers...

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Software

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

Creating a Digital Gateway for RF Domain Will Advance Designs That Meet DoD Initiatives

As the Department of Defense prepares the military for the evolving needs of the 21st century battlefield, its focus is on emerging technologies that enable all domain operations, from cyber to the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Software

Overcoming Machining Productivity Challenges with Aerospace Components

The demand for air travel is back. And so is the demand for new aircraft. The volume of production demand has reached 2019 levels much sooner than many aerospace component manufacturers anticipated.

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Aerospace

Platform Agnostic In-flight Connectivity

Northrop Grumman showcased its Software Programmable Open Mission Systems Compliant (SPOC) multifunction processor in a flight test for the U.S. Air Force, highlighting the ability to integrate existing and future platforms using advanced data links.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Physics-Guided Neural Network for Regularization and Learning Unbalanced Data Sets

Directed energy deposition (DED) is a method of metal additive manufacturing (AM) by which parts are built layer by layer from 3-D computer-aided design models.

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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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Software

3D Scanning Provides Key Weapon for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

While AI, AR, and IIoT are increasing production efficiency and time to market, 3D scanning still has not been exploited by aerospace and defense manufacturers for its full potential to do the same.

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Defense

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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News
Design

Powertrain, Electronics Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2023

With engineers converging in mid-April for the 2023 WCX conference in Detroit, technical-paper presentations continue as the backbone of SAE’s annual congress.

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Communications

AFRL Conducts First Flight Experiments for Communications in Terahertz Band

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers recently conducted flight experiments in Rome, New York to prove the viability of communications at radio...

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Aerospace

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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