U.S. Army Futures Enhances Small-Arms Weapons Through Optimized Power Sources

The U.S. Army Futures Command, or AFC, is helping to make Soldiers more lethal and agile by developing a centralized power source for the targeting technologies on small-arms weapons. Continue reading “U.S. Army Futures Enhances Small-Arms Weapons Through Optimized Power Sources”

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Leonardo’s Mapping Software Will Help Lost Pilots Flying Over the UK Find Their Way Home Safely

Leonardo’s ‘auto triangulation’ software has gone live at the UK’s ‘Distress and Diversion’ cell-based at NATS, the UK’s main air traffic control services provider. Continue reading “Leonardo’s Mapping Software Will Help Lost Pilots Flying Over the UK Find Their Way Home Safely”

Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Successfully Tracks First Targets at Wallops Island Test Facility

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the first system-level tests of SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, VA. Continue reading “Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Successfully Tracks First Targets at Wallops Island Test Facility”

Travis AFB Produces First Certified 3-D Printed Aircraft Parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the U.S. Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts. Continue reading “Travis AFB Produces First Certified 3-D Printed Aircraft Parts”

BAE Systems Launches Robotic Operations Center to Bring Automation and Machine Learning Capabilities to U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities

BAE Systems announced the launch of its new Robotic Operations Center to customize and deploy suites of software robots that automate high-volume, repetitive tasks in support of U.S. national security missions. Continue reading “BAE Systems Launches Robotic Operations Center to Bring Automation and Machine Learning Capabilities to U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities”

Revolutionary Way to Bend Metals Could Lead to Stronger Military Vehicles

A U.S. Army project discovery has upended previous notions about how metals deform and could help guide the creation of stronger, more durable materials for military vehicles. Continue reading “Revolutionary Way to Bend Metals Could Lead to Stronger Military Vehicles”

USAF Research Laboratory Successfully Tests Real-Life Transformer Like Technology

The U.S Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Continue reading “USAF Research Laboratory Successfully Tests Real-Life Transformer Like Technology”

Rheinmetall and MBDA to Develop High-Energy Laser Effector System for the German Navy

Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland have agreed to collaborate in the high-energy laser effectors domain. The two companies intend to construct, integrate and test a laser demonstrator for the German Navy’s corvette K130. Continue reading “Rheinmetall and MBDA to Develop High-Energy Laser Effector System for the German Navy”

U.S AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone

A U.S Air Force Research Laboratory and U.S Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air Force history. Continue reading “U.S AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone”

Innovative AI System Could Help Make U.S. Army Fuel Cells More Efficient

As part of an effort to address the gap the U.S. Army faces in the need for long-lasting power and batteries for warfighters, the U.S Army Research Office funded a research team who developed an artificial intelligence system that officials say identifies a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells. Continue reading “Innovative AI System Could Help Make U.S. Army Fuel Cells More Efficient”