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Aerospace

Stratolaunch Approaches Hypersonic Speed in First Powered TA-1 Test Flight

Stratolaunch completed the first powered air-launched flight of its Talon-A test vehicle, TA-1 at Mojave Air and Space Port in California on March 9, 2024. During...

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Defense

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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Weapons Systems

Niobium’s Role in Designing Next Generation Hypersonic Vehicles and Weapons

For decades, niobium has played a pivotal role in the U.S. aerospace industry, with its notable use in the innovative designs of the iconic Gemini and Apollo...

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Manned Systems

US Companies Advance DoD Investment in Rare Earth Materials Supply Chain

Since 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) has invested $400 million into U.S.-based companies to expand the domestic supply chain for rare earth materials needed...

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Unmanned Systems

New UK Drone Strategy to Invest Billions in Unmanned Systems

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) published a new 12-page defense drone strategy last week that will see the agency invest £4.5 billion into the purchase of new unmanned...

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Weapons Systems

New Report Outlines Current Status of Directed Energy Weapons Supply Chain

Directed energy weapons (DEWs), including high energy lasers (HELs) and high-power microwaves (HPMs), have emerged as potentially transformative weapons on the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Marines Receive First Combat and Control Variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps....

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Materials

Army Launches $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Initiative for Aviation and Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded a $50 million three-year research project to Auburn University to understand how new manufacturing materials and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Mobile Rocket-Launching System to Support Counter UAS Operations in Ukraine

The U.S. Navy will complete the delivery of a new rocket-launching counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) weapon system to Ukraine this month. The new...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Receives First Next Generation Precision Strike Missile

The U.S. Army has received the first delivery of its new Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) from Lockheed Martin following the completion of production qualification testing at...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Key Measurements to Maintain Performance of Critical Electronic Systems on Military Aircraft and Warships

Wireless technology is a critical element of the modern battlefield, making accurate and consistent transmissions of high-speed data essential for mission success. Ensuring wireless system performance has additional challenges when implemented on warships and aircraft.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

How Distributed Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Add a Surge to Military Supplier Strategies

By embracing advanced metal additive manufacturing, ammunition and systems manufacturers can enhance their responsiveness to changing demands and better secure their supply chains against potential threats.

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Defense

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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Test & Measurement

Hermeus Quarterhorse Joins Hypersonic High Cadence Testing Program

Prompted by recent investments and advancement from the commercial and non-traditional sector, DIU started the Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities...

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Aerospace

ATHENA Sensor Brings Generational Leap to Airborne MANPAD Protection

Since their introduction, Man-Portable Air Defense Systems – heat-seeking, shoulder-fired missiles – have been a persistent threat to U.S. Army aviation. Infrared...

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Weapons Systems

AUSA 2023: Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Leads Army’s Modernization Priorities

One of the top modernization efforts for the Army is the development of long-range hypersonic capabilities, according to comments made by Secretary of the...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Hypersonic Propulsion System Manufacturing

Northrop Grumman has opened a Hypersonics Capability Center to produce advanced propulsion solutions that can power hypersonic missiles beyond Mach 5. The company describes the facility as a “factory of the future” designed for large-scale manufacturing of air-breathing propulsion.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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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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Defense

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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Manned Systems

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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Wearables

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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AR/AI

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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Application Briefs
Defense

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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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

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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Briefs
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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Manned 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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