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  • AFRL pursues 3D printing technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is examining whether three-dimensional (3D) printing can be used in a safe, reliable manner, for aircraft parts. Doing that will require that the part be based on the design process, understanding how much strength is needed, as well as the criticality of

  • IAF leverages VR for maintenance training

    The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and 3D models to provide maintenance training for technicians and engineers. The training systems have been developed by the IAF’s Educational Research and Development Section, located at the IAF’s Technological Air

  • Northrop Grumman takes aim at GPS countermeasures with ASAF

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a software capability that fuses data from multiple sensors, enabling aircraft to operate safely in a GPS-denied environment. The tests, conducted earlier in 2017 for the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL),

  • Chile set to order new observation satellite

    The Chilean government is set to order a new space device for its Earth Observation Satellite System, which is known locally as SSOT, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . The new satellite, which will be named FASAT-Delta, will replace the current FASAT-Charlie, which was ordered

  • CERDEC seeks new methods for powering army’s C4ISR systems

    The proliferation of radios, hand-held smart devices, global positioning systems (GPS), and other personal electronic devices is prompting the US Army to examine ways to meet the demand for power and energy at the soldier level. The mission duration for any soldier or squad is directly dependent on

  • DARPA targets AIDA at inconsistent and deceptive data

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies capable of assessing information gathered from multiple media sources in order to provide alternative interpretations of events to help analysts sort through conflicting and sometimes misleading data. Instead of

  • USMC eyes enhanced comms for the Arctic

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is identifying means to optimise its satellite communications (SATCOM) capacity in the Arctic, as it seeks to extend the capabilities of force components in the High North. Speaking at the SMi Global MilSatCom conference in London on 8 November, a senior service official

  • Indonesia’s military satellite project uncertain after missed payment

    Key Points Indonesia’s plans to expand satellite communications coverage of its naval fleet face disruption Wider ambitions to operate a military satellite are also uncertain, as Indonesia is at risk of losing its designated orbital slot Indonesia is at risk of losing an orbital slot

  • Morocco observation satellite launched

    Morocco’s first Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana by a Vega rocket on 7 November, Arianspace announced. Weighing 1,110 kg, the Mohammed IV satellite and supporting systems was made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space. It is

  • CAE sees cyber security as simulation, training opportunity

    Key Points A CAE executive sees governments and organisations increasing investment in cyber training The company is relatively satisfied with its current established markets CAE Inc sees simulation and training opportunity in cyber security, according to an executive. Joe Armstrong,

  • China’s CETC readies long-range air defence radars for export

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is taking aim at Asia-Pacific and Middle East countries, which have traditionally relied on Western and Russian radars, with its latest long-range air surveillance and early warning systems,

  • China’s CETC details latest SLC-2E weapon locating radar

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has completed development of an updated variant of its S-band phased array SLC-2 weapon locating radar (WLR) system and is in advanced discussions with a number of potential export customers in

  • Iran unveils mobile coastal radar

    Iran unveiled what was described as an advanced maritime radar called the Afagh that was developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Iran Electronics Industries on 30 October. The Afagh was displayed mounted on a truck during a visit by Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the new defence minister.

  • Raytheon awarded USD1.5 billion SBX radar contract

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a USD1.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity follow-on contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee line items to provide operations and sustainment (O&S) support for the Army Navy

  • BAE Systems looks to harness electromagnetic spectrum for enhanced sensing

    BAE Systems is ‘borrowing from nature’ to develop advanced concepts in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to Professor Nick Colosimo, the company’s Principal Technologist in Disruptive Technologies. Speaking at the IQPC Disruptive Technologies in Defence Conference on 25

  • Digitech launches C-UAV systems

    The Qingdao-based Digitech Info Technology (Digitech) unveiled its JAM family of indigenously developed counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems at the latest Ocean Sciences and Technology Exhibition. The range comprises the vehicle-mounted JAM-1000, the manportable JAM-2000, and the static

  • US Army begins the hunt to replace its Patriot radar system

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has begun the initial effort towards finding a surveillance radar for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense (LTAMD) sensor capability. A key objective of the LTAMDS acquisition programme is to upgrade or replace the current Phased Array Tracking Radar to

  • BAE Systems develops cyber threat detection for military aircraft

    BAE Systems is expanding its aircraft threat detection capabilities to go beyond kinetic threats into the cyber realm, developing new capabilities including systems analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection, in order to defend aircraft from cyber attacks. In particular, the company is

  • NATO urged to rapidly absorb AI into its command and control

    NATO advisers and industry are urging the allies to rapidly absorb artificial intelligence software into their militaries’ observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop or risk seeing the latter collapse in the face of adversaries’ increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence

  • Virideon unveils air-transportable Li-ion power cell

    Virideon has developed the Virideon Intelligent Power/Energy Router (VIP/ER) to overcome restrictions imposed in 2016, which discourage transport of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air. The new regulations classify Li-ion batteries as Class 9 hazardous cargo, restricting their carriage as air

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