• Leidos, USAF developing non-lethal EM technology to shut down electronics

    The US Air Force (USAF) is developing the ability to disrupt or neutralise electronic systems and technologies with little to no collateral damage using high power electromagnetics (HPEM). HPEM technology produces beams of electromagnetic energy over a broad spectrum of radio and microwave frequencies

  • USAF to advance research in open architecture standards

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking to advance open systems architecture standards for weapon systems that should reduce lifecycle costs, enable rapid fielding of advanced warfighting capabilities, avoid vendor lock, and ensure cyber resiliency. Under the Mission Systems Open

  • LIMA 2017: Aselsan debuts 'anti-drone jammer' system, targets Asia-Pacific countries

    Key Points Aselsan has developed a man-portable system designed to incapacitate hostile unmanned aerial vehicles System has been developed against the backdrop of a proliferation in small commercial off-the-shelf UAV systems Turkish defence company Aselsan has unveiled a man-portable 'anti-drone

  • ULA, Boeing launch ninth WGS satellite

    Key Points WGS 9 was funded by Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States WGS 10 is tentatively scheduled for launch in 2018 The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket on 18 March,

  • Intelsat, Kymeta partner on small antennas for DoD coms

    Intelsat is introducing two small, flat-panel antennas that automatically lock onto satellites to support US Department of Defense (DoD) communications. The mTenna developed by Kymeta is a metamaterial, electrically scanned, satellite antenna intended for government maritime applications that

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  • View from above

    Military satellite networks are an increasingly vital component for a range of activities, from location-tracking to communications. However, in the 'New Space' era, it is becoming cheaper and easier than ever before to launch satellites, presenting opportunities to nations and companies who may not previously have been involved in the sector. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Silent watch: Vetronics technology creates new vehicle roles

    Emerging onboard technologies are on the cusp of reducing needs for power-switching strategies in overburdened military vehicles and providing electrical power for mobile posts and systems. Anika Torruella explores the possibilities as 'vetronics' rapidly advance
  • Future force philosophy: Operators grapple with the art of fifth-generation pilot training

    With fifth-generation aircraft now beginning to enter service in meaningful numbers, global operators are re-assessing their future flying training needs. Gareth Jennings examines the preparation now underway to turn out the pilots of the future
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  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by
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