Category: INNOVATION

‘Digital Twins’ to Enable 3D Printing on Battlefield: U.S. Army

The U.S. Army wants to make three-dimensional models of all its replacement parts available online so that Soldiers deployed downrange will eventually be able to 3D print them, said its top acquisition official. Continue reading “‘Digital Twins’ to Enable 3D Printing on Battlefield: U.S. Army”

DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas

Establishing long-range tactical communications for U.S. troops in remote locations currently requires giant parabolic dishes, tall pole-mounted antennas, large antenna domes, and high-power amplifiers. Continue reading “DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas”

Innovative Research Program on Stronger, Lighter Soldier Armor Appears Promising

Soldier armor, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, depends upon high-performance ballistic fibers for its strength and effectiveness. Continue reading “Innovative Research Program on Stronger, Lighter Soldier Armor Appears Promising”

U.S. Army Researchers Develop Innovative Sensor Inspired by Elephants

Throughout time, seismic sensing – biological as well as technology-based – have aided warfighters in making critical decisions in combat. Inspired by elephants’ unique seismic sense, U.S. Army researchers are now working on a new and more efficient sensor for today’s multi-domain battlespace. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Develop Innovative Sensor Inspired by Elephants”

Australia is Developing Hyperspectral Imaging

Scientists at Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) are working with counterparts from the United States to demonstrate the capabilities of hyperspectral imaging for use by the Australian Defence Force. Continue reading “Australia is Developing Hyperspectral Imaging”

Hensoldt Develops Modular Airborne Electronic Combat System: Kalætron Attack.

Sensor solution provider Hensoldt has developed a modular airborne electronic combat system: Kalætron Attack. By neutralising enemy fire control radars at different distances, it preserves freedom of movement for the air forces that deploy it and their allies, even when faced with state-of-the-art air defence systems. Continue reading “Hensoldt Develops Modular Airborne Electronic Combat System: Kalætron Attack.”

Emerging Technology Combined Test Force Successfully Completes Flight Tests on Newest Autonomous Aircraft Testbed

The U.S. Emerging Technology Combined Test Force successfully completed flight tests on its newest autonomous aircraft testbed last month at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Continue reading “Emerging Technology Combined Test Force Successfully Completes Flight Tests on Newest Autonomous Aircraft Testbed”

Northrop Grumman’s Digital Cockpit Completes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Northrop Grumman Corporation supplied digital cockpit upgrades to the integrated avionics suite for the U.S. Army’s UH-60V Black Hawk, which recently completed initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E). The completion of IOT&E marks a significant milestone for the UH-60V program on the pathway to full-rate production. Continue reading “Northrop Grumman’s Digital Cockpit Completes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation”

US Army to Consider Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuel Options

Commercial-led advancements in electric vehicle technology have pushed the U.S. Army Futures and Concepts Center to take a hard look at the capability and find ways to integrate it throughout the Army’s wheeled-vehicle fleet, the program’s director said. Continue reading “US Army to Consider Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuel Options”

Airbus Achieves World’s First Fully Automatic Refuelling Contacts

Airbus has achieved the first-ever fully automatic air-to-air refuelling (A3R) operation with a boom system. The flight test campaign, conducted earlier in the year over the Atlantic Ocean, involved an Airbus tanker test aircraft equipped with the Airbus A3R solution, with an F-16 fighter aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force acting as a receiver. Continue reading “Airbus Achieves World’s First Fully Automatic Refuelling Contacts”