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Manned Systems

Eurofighter Typhoons to Receive Touchscreen Cockpit Display Upgrades

BAE Systems has confirmed its selection of Collins Aerospace as the provider of the large area cockpit display upgrade for future Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft....

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Design

British Ministry of Defense Signs £90 Million Contract for New Assault Rifle

British troops will soon be more lethal on the battlefield, as a new £90 million contract delivers modern, high precision rifles.

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AR/AI

AI Agents Execute Electronic Attack Using L-29s in ECHOS Demonstration

Lockheed Martin, in conjunction with the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), completed an artificial intelligence (AI) demonstration using two...

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Defense

Army Launches M1E3 Tank Development, Cancels M1 Abrams Upgrade Program

U.S. Army officials are cancelling their current upgrade plans for the M1 Abrams main battle tank in favor of a more significant modernization effort, the service...

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Weapons Systems

DoD Replicator Low Cost Autonomy Initiative is Not a New Program of Record, Hicks Says

During an appearance at a Defense News conference last week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks provided more details about the new...

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Weapons Systems

Army Makes Progress on New Bomb Suit Helmet Development

U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are helping the Army improve state-of-the-art combat helmets to better protect them on high-stakes missions.

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Defense

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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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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Aerospace

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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Aerospace

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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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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Aerospace

New Report Highlights Need for Department-Wide Guidance in DoD's AI Acquisition Strategy

The Department of Defense (DoD) designated artificial intelligence (AI) a top modernization area and is allocating considerable spending to develop...

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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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Electronics & Computers

Unmanned Satcom BLOS

During a live demonstration in April, L3Harris Technologies deployed two RASOR multifunctional processors on an unmanned aircraft operated by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

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Manned Systems

A29N Super Tucano in NATO Configuration

Embraer launched the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) configuration during the Latin American Defense and Security Exhibition (LAAD) in April.

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Aerospace

Approach Radar Upgrade

Thales is providing the next generation of primary and secondary approach radars, STAR NG and RSM NG, to renew the fleet of approach radars for French air and naval bases under a new contract announced by France’s Ministry of Defense.

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted a demonstration on April 5, 2023, of its high-power microwave counter drone weapon, the Tactical High-power...

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Weapons Systems

AIM-120D-3 Air-to-Air Missile

The U.S. Air Force has completed the functional configuration audit (FCA) of the latest variant of Raytheon Technologies' Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

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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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Design

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Unmanned 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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Defense

Leveraging COTS Products for Maneuverable Aerial Identification

Ground troops are equipped with identification-friend-or-foe devices. When they are engaged in a firefight, they seek cover and concealment, and consequently, their attached IFF are also covered and concealed.

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Weapons Systems

Embraer Launches A-29N Super Tucano in NATO Configuration

Embraer recently launched the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) configuration with an initial focus on meeting the needs of nations in...

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Unmanned Systems

Tomahawk Robotics to Develop Flexible Cyber-Secure Radio Systems for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $55 million full-rate production contract for its Flexible Cyber Secure Radio (FlexCSR) program to Tomahawk Robotics.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Defense Department Contract to Expand Domestic Rocket Motor Manufacturing

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) has entered into a $215.6 million...

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Unmanned Systems

Air Force Forecasts 2040 Operating Environments in Global Futures Report

The Air Force published its Global Futures Report April 12, assessing four potential operating environments Airmen may have to navigate in before the turn of the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Navy Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop Hypersonic Missile

The Navy issued two contracts on Mar. 27 valued at a total of $116 million to Raytheon Missiles and Defense and Lockheed Martin for the initial development for a...

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Imaging

High-Speed Midwave Infrared Cameras Enable Military Test Range Tracking System

Infrared thermography consists of three specific wavelengths, including short-wave infrared, midwave infrared, and long wavelength infrared.

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