Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment

Raytheon will deliver a prototype high-power microwave system to be deployed to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force contract. Troops will use the HPM system to destroy hostile drones. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment”

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Travis AFB Partners with VR Company to Enhance Training

Scanning the interior and exterior of the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force is no small feat. A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and virtual reality prototyping company based in San Francisco, took six hours Sept. 6 to obtain multiple 3D scans of the C-5M Super Galaxy at Travis AFB. The data will be used to create virtual reality scenarios to enhance training for mobility Airmen. Continue reading “Travis AFB Partners with VR Company to Enhance Training”

U.S. Army Demos Prototype Manned Fighting Vehicle Teamed with Robotic Combat Vehicle Platoon

Tomorrow’s battlefield won’t be limited to direct enemy fire. It’s expected to be a hyperactive environment of cyber and electronic warfare where warfighters are contested the minute they leave a start-point to the minute they arrive on the objective. As this activity increases, so does the risk. Continue reading “U.S. Army Demos Prototype Manned Fighting Vehicle Teamed with Robotic Combat Vehicle Platoon”

Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations

A U.S. Army project took a new approach to developing robots — researchers built robots entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles,” unlocking the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique. Continue reading “Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations”

US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data

SIMBA Chain has been chosen to help the U.S. Air Force with Additive Manufacturing efforts on the battlefield and at home. Continue reading “US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data”

General Dynamics Launches New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

General Dynamics Mission Systems released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019. Continue reading “General Dynamics Launches New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle”

U.S. Army Research Looks at Pearls to Enhance Lightweight Armor

Round, smooth and iridescent, pearls are among the world’s most exquisite jewels; now, these gems are inspiring a U.S. Army research project to improve military armor. Continue reading “U.S. Army Research Looks at Pearls to Enhance Lightweight Armor”

Raytheon Developing Payload for a More Resilient Missile Warning System

To give military commanders that early warning ability, Lockheed Martin turned to Raytheon as one of two contractors selected to design the payload for its Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared, or Next Gen OPIR, Block 0 resilient missile warning satellite. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Payload for a More Resilient Missile Warning System”

U.S. Navy Accelerating Cloud-Based Warfare Systems

As conflicts become compressed in time and more complex, with an increasing number of data sources and platforms feeding information to warfighters, it is a challenge to build and share a complete and accurate operational picture. Continue reading “U.S. Navy Accelerating Cloud-Based Warfare Systems”

Raytheon Unveils Peregrine Advanced Air-to-Air Missile

Raytheon is developing a new medium-range, air-launched weapon called the Peregrine™ missile that is half the size and cost of today’s air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect. Continue reading “Raytheon Unveils Peregrine Advanced Air-to-Air Missile”