Tag: innovative weapons systems

Airbus Demonstrates First Fully Automatic Vision-Based Take-Off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and conducted a total of 8 take-offs over a period of four and a half hours. Continue reading “Airbus Demonstrates First Fully Automatic Vision-Based Take-Off”

French Defense Procurement Agency Receives First Terrestrial Micro-Robots

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) on December 18, 2019 took delivery of the first five NERVA-LG extended range reconnaissance micro-robots. They have already been transferred to the Army Technical Section (STAT) for further assessment in order to refine the concept of employment before being put into the forces, according to a statement from the DGA. Continue reading “French Defense Procurement Agency Receives First Terrestrial Micro-Robots”

Raytheon Building Machine Learning System That Knows What it Knows

Raytheon is developing a machine learning technology under a $6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Competency Aware Machine Learning program. Continue reading “Raytheon Building Machine Learning System That Knows What it Knows”

U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated a new and ultra-responsive approach to turbine engine development with the initial testing of the Responsive Open Source Engine (ROSE) on Nov. 6, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading “U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine”

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL) is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, convert it to radio frequency, and beam it to earth. Continue reading “U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming”

Smart Sensor Network Helps Redirect Missile

The U.S. Army successfully tested its ability to redirect munitions in flight Aug. 28 in an experiment over the Mohave Desert involving an unmanned aircraft, smart sensors and artificial intelligence. Continue reading “Smart Sensor Network Helps Redirect Missile”

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”

UK MOD Unveils Transformed Approach to Innovation

Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are some of the concepts outlined in the new approach to harnessing innovation and developing emerging technologies. Continue reading “UK MOD Unveils Transformed Approach to Innovation”

MAGAM’s New Self-Sealing Flexible Fuel Tank to Prevent Leakage from Up to 30mm Bullets

Magam-Safety Ltd. – a leading manufacturer of protective, rescue, and survivability equipment – will unveil a new capability for its self-sealing flexible fuel tank that prevents fuel leakage caused by ballistic damage following penetration of up to a 30mm bullet. Continue reading “MAGAM’s New Self-Sealing Flexible Fuel Tank to Prevent Leakage from Up to 30mm Bullets”

U.S Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pushes Swarming Technology Forward

The U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic Small Autonomous Unmanned Systems Research (SAUSR) Range team demonstrated their newest swarming capabilities during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) East at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina July 9-19. Continue reading “U.S Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pushes Swarming Technology Forward”