ORLANDO, Fla. Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are building on the technology needed to enable hypersonic flight, as they reported that they have found a way to stabilize the detonation required for hypersonic propulsion, mainly by creating a special hypersonic reaction chamber for jet engines.
WASHINGTON. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday (May 12) that is intended to harden the U.S. federal government's cybersecurity defenses, as the administration tackles a number of overlapping cyberintrusions.
AMSTERDAM. The increased prevalence of sensors used by the military for data capture, computing, and processing at the point of data acquisition means that users can see the direct benefits of edge computing on making more informed and quicker squads in the battlefield, according to a recent study by Market Forecast, "Global Edge Computing for Defense and Aerospace -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Navy has chosen Lumen Technologies (Monroe, Louisiana) to provide secure high-speed connectivity, WiFi, unified communications, and managed network services to the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
Counter-UAS market will be driven by heavy investment in UASs by defense, commercial users, study says - NewsMay 07, 2021
LONDON. The use of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) has gathered pace in recent years; as new technologies mature -- including AI and drone swarms -- countries will necessarily invest in cutting-edge counter-UAS (C-UAS) systems, according to a new study from GlobalData, "Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) in Aerospace and Defense -- Thematic Research."
Tactical communications via LEO satellites to be demonstrated by Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb for AFRL - NewsMay 05, 2021
WASHINGTON. Satellite provider Hughes Network Systems and low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet company OneWeb have been chosen by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites around the globe and facilitate tactical communications.
An often-heard comment in the defense community is that it’s getting harder to attract and retain talent for industry and research roles.
Cyber task order worth $618 million for U.S. intelligence community garnered by Parsons Corporation - NewsMay 05, 2021
CENTREVILLE, Va. Cybersecurity and intelligence engineering firm Parsons won a contract worth $618 million with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for professional services that advance the intelligence community’s global cyber and intelligence technologies for C5ISR [command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance], exercise, operations, and information services (CEOIS).
SAN FRANCISCO. Medical-focused virtual reality (VR) company SimX -- in a continuation of its partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Space Force -- won four new contracts totaling more than $1.5 million to develop innovative training solutions for special operations forces.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Radiation Test Solutions (RTS) -- a company providing radiation-effects analysis and testing services for electronics and other materials -- has agreed to acquire Radtest Ltd., based in Harwell, England.
WILMINGTON, Mass. Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has won a BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier of the Year Award, being named "Original Component Manufacturer of the Year for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 for BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector," according to the ADI award announcement.
AMSTERDAM. The global market for naval sensors -- which had a market value of roughly $5 billion as of 2020 -- is expected to increase at a 5% combined annual growth rate (CAGR) until at least 2029, according to a new market study from Market Forecast, "Global Naval Sensors -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."
PALO ALTO, Calif. Industrial security company Xage Security has won a contract with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to digitize and secure flightline maintenance operations.
LONDON. The future battlefield looks like an artificial-intelligence (AI)-assisted one, where human and machine work together, with AI conducting specific tasks more effectively than a person ever could, according to a new study from GlobalData, "Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Aerospace and Defense – Thematic Research."
CHANTILLY, Va. Intelligence and cyber engineering firm Centauri LLC has won an $11.1 million contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop algorithms and collection techniques to enable synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors to detect, locate, and view ground-based targets as part of the Moving Target Recognition (MTR) project.
Defense spending related to quantum computing would get boost under two proposed Senate bills - NewsApril 21, 2021
WASHINGTON. Two U.S. senators -- Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Thune, R-S.D. -- have sponsored legislation that seeks to direct additional funding to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the further development of quantum computers used in national defense and security.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released requests for prototype proposals for Risk-Informed Spectrum Access (RISA) and Multiband Control Channel Architecture (MICCA) requirements under a potential five-year, $2.5 billion other transaction agreement (OTA) with the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC).
LONDON. The unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) market will experience decremental growth of $1.08 billion during 2021-2025, with the growth momentum of that market decelerating at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.16%, according to a new study from Technavio, "Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) Market by Type and Geography -- Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025."
WIESBADEN, Germany. U.S. Army Europe and Africa will add two new units in the coming months and retain three sites previously scheduled to be returned to the German government, due to growing operational requirements in Europe, according to an annoucement by the U.S. Army.
Radar, EW, SATCOM applications potential uses for new mixed-signal front-end digitizer from Analog Devices - NewsApril 13, 2021
WILMINGTON, Mass. Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has launched a 16-channel, mixed-signal front-end (MxFE) digitizer aimed at use in such defense and aerospace applications as phased array-radar, electronic warfare (EW), and ground-based satellite communications (SATCOM).