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  • ARL research addresses bandwidth challenges for battlefield cyber defence

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking to address bandwidth restrictions in its tactical networks, work that could have several cybersecurity advantages on the battlefield, the organisation told Jane’s. The work was initiated to solve problems that ARL and its Cyber Security Service

  • Developers look to ‘ubiquitous radar’ technologies for 360-degree vision

    Ubiquitous radar may be coming of age, and could offer enhancements to short-range battlefield air surveillance in the future. A conventional radar either rotates a single antenna mechanically to sweep a 360-degree field of view (FOV), or uses fixed flat-panel arrays to scan the horizon with the

  • Update: Skyworks Global, Scaled Composites bank on VertiJet’s tip-jet design

    Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites are betting that the unique tip-jet design found on gyrodynes such as the team’s VertiJet aircraft will give it an advantage over conventional rotary-wing aircraft. Traditional helicopters have drive systems, gearboxes, and transmission with a drive that

  • Serbia’s Srboauto developing Kurjak 6x6 APC

    Serbia’s Srboauto and South Africa’s ADG Mobility are developing a new 6x6 armoured personnel carrier (APC) called Kurjak (Black Wolf), which will initially be aimed at the export market with the first prototype expected to be completed in about 18 months, according to a company

  • EDA research group to explore new 3D printed weapons propellants

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) is sponsoring a seven-state project to research using additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, to structure and shape propellant grains in new ways to boost the range and velocity of ammunition and other ordnance. The EUR3.5 million (USD3.9 million)

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  • UK Poseidon makes maiden flight

    The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) made its maiden flight on 13 July. The first of nine Poseidon MMAs for the UK, serial number ZP801, made its inaugural flight out of Boeing’s Renton facility near Seattle, Washington, ahead of