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Defense

NAVAIR Leverages CFD to Simulate Aircraft Engine Health and Aerodynamics

Developed by Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, "CharLES" is described...

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Manned Systems

Skunk Works Successfully Demonstrates AI in Air-To-Air Tactical Intercepts

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works partnered with the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) to demonstrate the use of artificial intelligence (AI)...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

How Sandia’s New Digital Engineering Tool Helps Reimagine Design of Radar Systems

In a whirling geopolitical landscape of new nuclear weapons, hypersonic weapons, drones and satellites, the U.S. is hustling to test new kinds of radars...

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Software

Morphing Aircraft Systems

Inspired by natural phenomena, a Purdue research team is developing morphing systems for hypersonic vehicles that respond to their environment.

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Manned Systems

Understanding the Limits of Artificial Intelligence for Predictive Maintenance

This report is the third in a five-volume series addressing how AI could be employed to assist warfighters in four distinct areas: cybersecurity, predictive maintenance, wargames, and mission planning, with predictive maintenance in focus.

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Software

Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order

In 2023, Parry Labs was awarded two tasks under the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium’s (AMTC) Other Transactions Agreement to lead a multi-vendor team to collaboratively define the Army’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) requirements for computing and software operating environments for all future Army Aviation procurements.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

OPINION: How Artificial Intelligence Eliminates Risk from Aerospace and Defense Quality Teams

The complexity of aerospace and defense (A&D) supply chains has outstripped the capabilities of human processing.

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Aerospace

Advancing Software Development for the Future of Autonomous Military Vehicles

Recent industry breakthroughs in self-driving vehicles are enabling the potential use of autonomous ground vehicles in military operations. The use of...

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Information Technology

Deterministic and Modular Architecture for Embedded Vehicle Systems

The next generation of Army ground vehicle systems aim to provide the warfighter with advanced capabilities while ensuring cyber resiliency. One key technology, Ethernet, has enabled the modernization of military ground vehicles by providing a broad range of beneficial features. Read on to learn more.

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Electronics & Computers

A Perspective on GVSC Crewstation Development and Addressing Future Ground Combat Vehicle Needs

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) has been developing next generation crew stations over the last several decades. In this research, the problem space that impacts design development and decisions is discussed.

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Software

The B-21 Raider Starts Flight Testing

The U.S. Air Force has begun flight testing Northrop Grumman's sixth generation B-21 stealth bomber. Matt Hartman, a freelance photojournalist captured the first flight of the B-21 on Nov. 10 with...

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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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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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Software

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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Information Technology

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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AR/AI

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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Manned Systems

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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Unmanned Systems

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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Motion Control

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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Weapons 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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Research Lab

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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Manned Systems

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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Unmanned Systems

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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Research Lab

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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Software

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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Aerospace

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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