French Military Flies Experimental SIGINT Aerostat

CERBERE (Experimental SIGINT Capability for Balloons and Light Aerostats), an airborne demonstrator measuring the electromagnetic environment, has been tested by the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) near Lorient (Morbihan). Continue reading “French Military Flies Experimental SIGINT Aerostat”

Innovative Hearing Protection May Protect Military Working Dogs

Military working dogs played a vital role in the recent Raid and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; however, temporary and permanent hearing loss due to high-decibel noise in training, transport and operations put these animals at risk. Now, thanks to an Army small business innovation program, canines may have new gear to protect their ears. Continue reading “Innovative Hearing Protection May Protect Military Working Dogs”

U.S. Navy Tests Autonomous Vehicles for Dry-Dock Inspections

Autonomous vehicles recently used for a collaborative competition are putting real-world application to the test by leveraging machine learning to support U.S. Naval maintenance activities. Continue reading “U.S. Navy Tests Autonomous Vehicles for Dry-Dock Inspections”

U.S. Army Project May Lead to New Class of High-Performance Materials

Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. Continue reading “U.S. Army Project May Lead to New Class of High-Performance Materials”

Northrop Grumman, Carnegie Mellon to Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Projects

Northrop Grumman and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have formally signed a master research agreement (MRA) that will help foster innovation between the two organizations. Continue reading “Northrop Grumman, Carnegie Mellon to Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Projects”

USAF Research Laboratory Tests New Wireless High-Noise Filtering Stethoscope

In an environment such as a hospital or doctor’s office, noise isn’t a concern; a basic stethoscope will work. But when military members are injured downrange, their first “hospital” is in the middle of a field or inside of a very loud cargo plane such as a C-130 or C-17—while it’s up in the air. Continue reading “USAF Research Laboratory Tests New Wireless High-Noise Filtering Stethoscope”

BAE Systems to Innovate Electronic Warfare Jamming Technology for U.S. Army

BAE Systems was awarded research and development funding through the U.S. Army to create an advanced radar jamming technology. Continue reading “BAE Systems to Innovate Electronic Warfare Jamming Technology for U.S. Army”

3D Printing is Revolutionising Satellite Manufacturing: Thales

In the fiercely competitive communications satellite market, manufacturers have to produce “more, faster and cheaper”. New technologies such as 3D printing have become a key to increasing the satellite production rate, against the background of a quickly changing industry. Continue reading “3D Printing is Revolutionising Satellite Manufacturing: Thales”

Raytheon Developing Microscopic Bomb Detector

Raytheon is using synthetic biology science to create a new method for detecting buried explosives, using bacteria as sensors. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Microscopic Bomb Detector”

Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight

Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. Continue reading “Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight”