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  • Blue Origin hotfires potential national security launch booster

    Blue Origin announced on 19 October it successfully hotfired its BE-4 rocket engine for the first time, which could be used in future Pentagon launches. The company released few details other than a Twitter video and a few low-res photos. Company spokeswoman Caitlin Dietrich declined further

  • BMD-modified SMART-L tested in ‘Formidable Shield 2017’

    Post-event analysis is underway to determine if the interception of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target by a US Navy (USN) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missile during Exercise ‘Formidable Shield 2017’ was the consummation of a Launch on Remote (LoR) engagement enabled by

  • GDOTS develops new 155 mm practice projectile

    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) representatives have revealed to Jane’s that the company is working on a new 155 mm artillery projectile in association with the US Army. The M112E1 practice high-explosive (HE) projectile is a modification of the type classified M1122,

  • RE2 Robotics tasked with initial work on ARCH effort

    RE2 Robotics has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the US Navy to develop an Autonomous Robotic Cargo Handling (ARCH) system. The ARCH concept envisages an automated cargo loading system, which will be demonstrated with a UH-1H optionally piloted aircraft

  • 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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