Tag: innovative technologies

‘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”

New U.S. Army Research Paves Way for Drones to Change Shape Mid-Flight

Soon, the U.S. Army will be able to deploy autonomous air vehicles that can change shape during flight, according to new research presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition’s virtual event June 16. Continue reading “New U.S. Army Research Paves Way for Drones to Change Shape Mid-Flight”

Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

Elbit Systems introduces a unique life-saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Continue reading “Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability”

Clever New Robot Rover Design Conquers Sand Traps

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted, a new robot developed with U.S. Army funding has complex locomotion techniques robust enough to allow it to climb sand covered hills and avoid getting stuck. The robot has NASA interested for potential surveying of a planet or the Moon. Continue reading “Clever New Robot Rover Design Conquers Sand Traps”

Australia Seeks Innovative Partner to Deliver the Next Generation of Integrated Soldier System

The Australian Department of Defence is seeking an industry partner to provide prime vendor services for product acquisition, integration and support to help deliver the Integrated Soldier System project. Continue reading “Australia Seeks Innovative Partner to Deliver the Next Generation of Integrated Soldier System”

Breaking Down Artificial Intelligence Barriers

Building upon a successful Proof of Concept testing the application of Robotic Process Automation technologies, the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command cleared a major hurdle to wide-scale deployment of autonomous RPA digital workers. Continue reading “Breaking Down Artificial Intelligence Barriers”

U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $2 Million in Neuromorphic Computing Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $2 million for basic research to advance neuromorphic computing. Continue reading “U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $2 Million in Neuromorphic Computing Research”

Royal Navy Trials Underwater Gliders That Can Aid Submarine Hunters

Underwater gliders that can rapidly send vital information that could give an extra edge to the Royal Navy’s submarine-hunting operations are being rigorously trialed in the North Atlantic. Continue reading “Royal Navy Trials Underwater Gliders That Can Aid Submarine Hunters”

New R&T Project to Improve Resilience of Cold Weather Operations

The European Defence Agency’s Steering Board has green-lit the launch of a new research project aimed at studying ways and means of improving the operational outfit and equipment of Armed Forces operating in extreme cold and icy weather conditions. Continue reading “New R&T Project to Improve Resilience of Cold Weather Operations”