• Lockheed Martin highlights synthetic training capabilities for F-35

    Lockheed Martin is promoting its F-35 Ground Based Training System (GBTS), covering the full continuum of learning from the schoolhouse through advanced tactics and mission rehearsal, as an affordable but high-fidelity alternative for pilots and aircraft maintainers to gain proficiency in their

  • Israel declares F-35 to be operational

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has declared its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft to be operational, the service announced on 6 December. This milestone for the IAF’s F-35, which is designated F-35I Adir (‘Mighty One’) in national

  • Draper Labs targets natural forces for satellite control

    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory is using natural forces in space to control spacecraft, satellites, and potentially nanosatellites. Smaller satellites are more difficult to manoeuvre due to the impact that drag, solar radiation pressure, and magnetic field forces have on them. The result on

  • DARPA launches effort to shorten analysis cycle for security situations

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing technology to enable analysts to rapidly develop models that can address national security situations. The predictive type models will enable different scenarios to be analysed as well as analysis of various intervention

  • China test-fires new laser-based C-UAS

    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) released images on 28 November showing the test-firing in Beijing of what appears to be a new counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). The shelter (ISO container)-based, truck-mounted C-UAS, which the MND refers to as a short-range air defence

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  • BAE Systems providing C-UAS prototype to USN for Mk 38 testing

    Key Points The capability is not expected to use lasers or rely on signals jamming The USN intends to install the prototypes on ships in September 2019 The US Navy (USN) is expected to issue a sole source contract to BAE Systems to add a counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capability to the
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