• Logos conducts first Redkite sensor flight aboard a tactical UAS

    Key Points The three-hour test showed that Redkite could operate from an Integrator UAS The Redkite payload operates on less than 300 W Logos Technologies' Redkite wide-area sensor flew aboard a Boeing Integrator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in early February. The test marked the first time the

  • Top White House national security official resigns

    Key Points National Security Advisor retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn resigned on 13 February Flynn's chief of staff, US Army Lieutenant General Joseph Keith Kellogg (ret'd), was named the acting National Security Advisor The resignation ends weeks of controversy surrounding the

  • USMC improves the ability to monitor and track force structure data

    Key Points TFSMS is making the USMC be more efficient and effective in tracking force structure billets and equipment TFSMS combines the TMR and the LMIS The Total Force Structure Management System (TFSMS), the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) data source to assess manpower and equipment requirements,

  • CECOM eyes fixes for US Army's software challenges

    The exponential growth in software-defined military systems is leading the US Army to examine ways to handle the challenges of maintaining its weapon systems and ensuring they are secure from potential cyber threats. In the past, software was primarily used for enterprise services, but now

  • DGA awards live training programme contract

    The French defence procurement agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has announced the award of a contract to Thales and RUAG Defence France for the French Army's CERBERE (Centres d'entraînement représentatifs des espaces de bataille et de restitution des

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  • BAE Systems looks to alter atmosphere to protect forces

    BAE Systems is working on a concept that could potentially defend aircraft against high-powered laser weapons or extend the reach of a radar well beyond current capabilities by heating up small areas of the atmosphere. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) concept works by simulating
  • SideArm undergoes successful testing

    Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a full-scale technology demonstrator of the SideArm unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retrieval system. Video of the tests released by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows several instances of the SideArm system capturing a 400 lb
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