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Unmanned

Layered counter-drone approaches are essential for deployed U.S. forces - Story

April 20, 2018
Weaponized drones pose a clear and escalating threat to deployed U.S. forces. The increased danger means that layered counter-drone approaches are now essential for detecting, identifying, tracking, and killing not just lone drones but coordinated groups and swarms.
Radar/EW

Ready or not, the quantum computing revolution is here - Story

March 20, 2018
A National Science Foundation (NSF) expedition project it calls "Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing" (EPiQC) aims to bridge the gap between quantum designs currently in use and the algorithms necessary to fully embrace their power.
Avionics

Military avionics get sleek with digital glass cockpit instruments and panoramic displays - Story

March 16, 2018
Among the latest in military avionics trends: Digital electronic displays, panoramic displays, software-defined radio (SDR), improved satellite communications, and precise navigation without GPS.
Comms

Quantum radio may outperform other types of communications within harsh environments - Story

February 20, 2018
Quantum radio can provide communications within environments - whether underwater, underground, or indoors - that stymie GPS and other forms of communications.
Radar/EW

Radar on the high seas - Story

February 12, 2018
Modern maritime radar systems for missile defense and navigation have become more precise by leveraging commercial signal processing and radio frequency (RF) components in modular designs that enable commonality with clear technology refresh paths.
Comms

Next-gen 'Internet of Battlefield Things' on the way - Story

November 29, 2017
In the not-too-distant future, humans and smart technology may merge to function as a cohesive network, providing warfighters with "extrasensory" perception in terms of battlespace situational awareness, prediction powers, and risk assessment.
Comms

Ensuring navigation in GPS-denied environments - Story

November 20, 2017
Global militaries are leveraging multiple technologies and creating augmented solutions to ensure navigation in GPS-denied environments. In this QandA with Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins Government Systems, he discusses this trend, the history of GPS technology, improvements in Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions, leveraging M-code, and more. Edited excerpts follow.
Cyber

Software-defined networking: On-the-fly agility, security - Story

October 18, 2017
When it comes to securing the Department of Defense's massive networks, software-defined networking (SDN) can help protect vulnerable legacy and custom-developed network infrastructure.
Cyber

U.S. Army Research Laboratory models predict cyber intrusions - Story

October 12, 2017
Researchers from the Army Research Laboratories (ARL) have found that the number of cyber intrusions into a system can be predicted, particularly if analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.
Radar/EW

Shipboard electronics trend both sophisticated and "retro" - Story

September 06, 2017
As one of the world's most sophisticated scalable radar systems is poised to make its debut aboard U.S. Navy vessels, so is a "retro" version of an old approach to ship-to-ship communication. This old-style method enables sailors to use their vessels' signal lamps to text-message each other on handheld devices without knowing Morse code during communication-denied scenarios while at sea.
Comms

The power of light: A shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption - Story

August 11, 2017
Researchers in Germany have demonstrated ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth, suggesting that satellite-based quantum encryption may be within reach by as soon as five years.
Cyber

Cyberwarfare: A 'Wild West' of nonkinetic weaponry - Story

July 30, 2017
Cyberwarfare is akin to "a guerrilla warfare domain," where attackers hide behind proxies to maintain a level of plausible and diplomatic deniability.
Unmanned

Unmanned ground vehicle pilots drones for "eye in the sky" - Story

June 15, 2017
By pairing sensors on an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with one or more unmanned aerial systems (UASs), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) researchers in San Antonio, Texas, can create an "eye in the sky" to improve situational awareness in extreme environments.
Radar/EW

Paradigm shifts underway for electromagnetic spectrum dominance - Story

May 31, 2017
The electromagnetic spectrum is no longer primarily just a means for the military to communicate or sense the environment?it?s becoming a full-on warfare maneuver space.
Cyber

Lockheed Martin continues fighting cybercrime for DoD - Story

April 20, 2017
A recently won $347 million contract enables Lockheed Martin to continue overseeing the world's largest accredited digital forensics lab for five more years, as the company continues its role as the prime contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Operating under the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, DC3's scope encompasses the entire DoD, providing operations, management, and mission support to more than 10 agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Defense Security Service (DSS), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).
Unmanned

Unmanned undersea vehicles are "embracing nature" and evolving quickly - Story

April 10, 2017
Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) are pushing boundaries and evolving in innovative ways - often drawing design inspiration from nature - to carry out a variety of military missions.
Unmanned

Landing drones on moving targets - Story

March 13, 2017
Landing a drone on a moving target - and using fuzzy logic to do it - is simply badass.
Avionics

Synthetic vision systems on the way for military avionics - Story

February 27, 2017
Synthetic vision systems, already flying on some commercial aircraft, are now finally on their way to U.S. military avionics platforms. These systems will provide a tactical advantage within degraded visual environments while taking advantage of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processing solutions and open architecture initiatives, such as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), enabling their design and deployment.
Cyber

Rhamnousia: Framework for cyberattack attribution - Story

February 14, 2017
The science of cyberattack attribution gets a boost, thanks to a U.S. Department of Defense $17.3 million award to a team led by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers.
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