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Army's New Artillery Projectile Metal Parts Facility Begins Operations in Texas

The Army has inaugurated a new modular metal parts facility in Mesquite, Texas, the Pentagon announced Thursday, May 30, 2024.

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Manned Systems

Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Flight Test

ITE-12 was the next ‘big-step’ in LRASM’s evolution. The successful test was a graduation exercise for the missiles’ latest configuration and lays the foundation for increased capabilities to come.

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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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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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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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Software

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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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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Weapons Systems

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Weapons Systems

Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force

Boeing will begin development of two new U.S. variants of the E-7 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft through a $1.2 billion "Undefinitized Contract...

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Weapons Systems

F-35 Completes First Flight with Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards Air Force...

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Weapons Systems

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

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Weapons Systems

Advanced Airborne Defensive Laser for Incorporation on Strike Fighter Aircraft

Short-range missiles pose a significant threat to U.S. strike fighters.

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Defense

Conference to Focus on Counter-Drone Technology

In 2021, SAE Media Group, which publishes this newsletter, launched a new high-level technical conference called Counter UAS Technology devoted to, as the name implies, examining current...

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Manned Systems

Raytheon Pairs Laser Weapon with NASAMS Air Defense System

One of the advanced technologies Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) is promoting at this year's AUSA Annual Meeting and exhibition is their High-Energy Laser Weapon...

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Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare Combat Training Pod

Using mPOD, “adversary” pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques accurately, conditioning aircrews to evolving threat scenarios and better preparing them for real combat.

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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Continues B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet providing new capability, including its first long-range stealth missile. The...

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Unmanned Systems

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Defense

New Combat Pod System Wakes Up with Software Updates

The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia...

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Weapons Systems

Army Cross-Functional Team Tackles Modernization of Air and Missile Defense

The U.S. Army Futures Command Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team (AMD CFT) based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is coordinating and accelerating Army efforts...

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Weapons Systems

Loitering Munition

SPIKE FIRELFY is part of the SPIKE Family of precision guided electrooptical missile systems.

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Propulsion

US Marine Corps to Get MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of an ARES...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

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Weapons Systems

A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology

Drone warfare has become a critical component of modern-day military conflicts. Militant groups around the world, including those present in Gaza and Lebanon in the Middle East, and in Ukraine, are...

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Weapons Systems

How to Test a Cognitive EW System

Cognition in EW systems is an important element in achieving dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Weapons Systems

Artificial Intelligence in the Battlespace

Key Considerations for a New Way of Fighting War

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Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare System

A technology targets multiple threats from different directions.

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Manned Systems

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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