Harsh-environment products from ITT spotlighted at AUSA 2022 - NewsOctober 10, 2022
AUSA 2022 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- Washington, D.C. Critical-component maker ITT is showcasing several of its products -- from Cannon, Enidine, and KONI -- that are designed to withstand the harshest environments.
L3Harris to acquire Viasat's tactical data link business, expand JADC2 offerings - NewsOctober 04, 2022
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies will purchase Viasat’s tactical data link (TDL) business for roughly $1.96 billion, a move L3 Harris officials say enables the company to expand resilient communication and networking capabilities to a larger user base across multiple domains.
Avionics market for military to grow by nearly 5% to 2030, analysis predicts - NewsOctober 03, 2022
AMSTERDAM. The military avionics industry is projected to register a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.99% between 2022 and 2030, with mission systems anticipated to account for one of the largest shares of expenditure globally, according to a new market study from Market Forecast, "Military Avionics -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2030."
Electronic eyepiece for weapons nabs $3 million production order - NewsSeptember 30, 2022
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. High-resolution display maker Kopin Corporation has received an initial $3 million production order for a new weapon sight module.
AI research by DARPA seeks to produce more reliable expert guidance - NewsSeptember 27, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched what it calls the Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction and Modeling (ASKEM) program, under which it chose multiple research teams -- sourced from universities and companies -- that will look into the use of artificial intelligence (AI) approaches and tools to create, sustain, and enhance complex models and simulators for various use cases.
Hypersonic missile contract awarded to Raytheon/Northrop Grumman team - NewsSeptember 23, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Air Force has chosen Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, to develop the hypersonic attack cruise missile (HACM) for the Air Force, a first-of-its-kind weapon developed in conjunction with the Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), a U.S. and Australia project arrangement.
ESA signs multiple contracts with CAES for space-bound user-selectable SoCs - NewsSeptember 22, 2022
PARIS. The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed multiple contracts with mission-critical electronics company CAES to develop and deliver the GR765 system-on-chip (SoC), the first user-selectable CPU for space, which will enable users to choose between the LEON5 SPARC V8 or NOEL-V RISC-V RV64 processor cores.
Sensor accord for space applications signed between CAES and Jena-Optronik - NewsSeptember 21, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. MIssion-critical electronics company CAES has announced the signing of a multiyear contract with satellite/spacecraft sensor maker Jena-Optronik (Thuringia, Germany) to deliver flight-grade GR740 quad-core LEON4FT SPARC V8 microprocessor devices for the next generation of Jena-Optronik space sensor products.
Electric UAS launches with dual sensor bays, longer flight time - NewsSeptember 21, 2022
BADHOEVEDORP, Netherlands. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) company DeltaQuad offers the Evo, a fixed-wing electric UAS with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability for use in both military and commercial configurations for the purposes of mapping, inspection, and surveillance.
Flight recorders comply with regulations, with no change to airframe - NewsSeptember 21, 2022
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions offers a 25-hour flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) designed for use on military fixed-wing and rotor aircraft, many times with no need to alter the airframe.
UAS for military market will be driven by evolving warfare strategies, report predicts - NewsSeptember 20, 2022
LONDON. Interest in the use of military unmanned aerial systems (UASs) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a cost-effective platform alternative for military operations has led to a global surge in use by armed forces around the globe and will lead to the military UAS market reaching $12 billion in 2032, according to a new report from GlobalData, "Global Military UAV Market 2022-2032."
AI pilots Avenger UAS in completely autonomous flight - NewsSeptember 20, 2022
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used a company-owned Avenger MQ-20A unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to fly a military aircraft using an artificial intelligence (AI) pilot and an open architecture-based sensor system.
AI program from DARPA aims to transform multimedia analysis - NewsSeptember 19, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals for its new Environment-driven Conceptual Learning (ECOLE) program, which intends to radically improve computational systems that analyze large amounts of multimedia by creating artificial intelligence (AI) agents capable of continually learning from linguistic and visual input.
Imaging system for Navy subs gets $54 million contract mod - NewsSeptember 19, 2022
MANASSAS, Va. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has won $54 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for engineering services and other direct costs in support of the U.S. Navy's Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS).
Sensors aim to make manned/unmanned teaming safer for defense aviation - NewsSeptember 15, 2022
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md. The U.S. Navy ran successful tests of a new detect-and-avoidance system -- dubbed "Guardian" -- that is aimed at making defense aviation’s manned/unmanned teaming safer and less congested.
Embedded Security IP module from Curtiss-Wright gets nod from system integrator - NewsSeptember 14, 2022
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has been chosen by a leading defense system integrator to provide its embedded Security IP module technology, supplying its XMC-528 mezzanine card to add security protection to an existing system within a Department of Defense (DoD) end-state application.
Digital ecosystem catalyst tool launched by Cambridge Design Partners - NewsSeptember 13, 2022
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. Research and product-development firm Cambridge Design Partners announces CDP Mosaic, a new digital ecosystem catalyst that the company will use to steer digital products through rapid conceptualization, prototyping, development, and global deployment and more quickly into the hands of users.
Lynx chooses LDRA as FACE verification authority for mission-critical avionics - NewsSeptember 13, 2022
BOSTON, Mass. Mission-critical software company LDRA announced that it has been chosen as the FACE [Future Airborne Capability Environment] Verification Authority (VA) for Lynx Software Technologies, a company that develops open architecture software solutions for mission-critical embedded systems. Lynx will earn independent validation and verification (IVV) of its software -- designed to conform with the latest FACE Technical Standard, edition 3.1 -- as it works with LDRA Certification Services (LCS),
Using sensors and ML to prevent warfighter injury - StorySeptember 09, 2022
A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL – Laurel, Maryland) is developing a system to monitor physical fatigue and possible injury in soldiers in near-real time using body-worn sensors and machine learning (ML) algorithms.
GIVING BACK: Operation Second Chance - BlogSeptember 09, 2022
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