The United States' Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently completed Phase 2 flight tests of its Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program demonstrating advanced algorithms performing real-world tasks without human assistance. FLA performs tasks dangerous for humans – such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake, DARPA said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems along with L3 Technologies has begun transitioning its Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) system from US Air Force's EC-130H aircraft to Gulfstream 550 aircraft to improve stand-off jamming capability and also counter communications and radar threats. In 2017, BAE Systems and its partners completed the initial design review of the Compass Call weapon system, and the final design review is planned for this fall
BAE Systems designed collaborative robots, ‘cobots will be tested on the Typhoon production line by the end of the year. The cobotic workstation – designed to support people with complex manufacturing of combat aircraft- is fitted with a range of digital technology and will be piloted at the companys Warton, Lancashire site to work alongside manufacturers building high-tech systems for cutting-edge combat aircraft, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Russias Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will test the new electric propulsion rocket engine operating on iodine this month end, TASS reports quoting the companys press office as saying. "The developers will hold the ground tests of the propulsion unit already in late June," project co-head and design engineer Pavel Shcherbina said
France and Germany on Tuesday signed two joint letters of intent, including one on the Future Air Combat System (SCAF), designating "France as a leading nation" for the project to succeed the Rafale and the Eurofighter warplanes by 2040. According to a statement issued by the French Defence Ministry, the program will bring together "a new multi-purpose combat aircraft, adapted to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence, network-based combat capabilities, including drones of various types
Boeing and Israeli company Assembrix Ltd signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Monday that will enable Boeing to use Assembrix software to manage and protect intellectual property shared with vendors during design and manufacturing. "This agreement expands Boeing's ties to Israeli industry while helping companies like Assembrix expand their business," said David Ivry, president, Boeing Israel
Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. The joint effort is expected to support future qualification and certification programs necessary to implement this advanced manufacturing technology for the U
Boeing announced Monday its investment in Morf3D, an El Segundo, metal-based additive engineering and manufacturing firm. Morf3D's technology enables lighter and stronger 3D-printed parts for aerospace applications
Lockheed Martin has won $928 million contract for the hypersonic conventional strike weapon for the US Air Force. This contract provides for the design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
Kyoto University of Japan has announced that it would not conduct military-related research as a policy. “Our researchers aim to contribute to social order and human peace and well-being, and we will not carry out military research that leads to threatening these aims,” Kyoto University President Juichi Yamagiwa said in an announcement posted online Wednesday,
Boeing plans to establish a new research center in the Republic of Korea and is currently in discussion with its government regarding the center opening. The research center will focus on accelerating autonomy, artificial intelligence, avionics, analytics, smart cabin, smart factory and other technologies for future aerospace products, a Boeing statement said
China is building hypersonic wind tunnel to test hypersonic aircraft that can travel at speeds of Mach 25 (30,627kph), and will reportedly cost far less, local media report. The 265-meter-long wind tunnel, being developed by the State Key Laboratory of High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, can simulate wind speeds of between Mach 10 and 25, Han Guilai, a researcher with the lab, said in a China Central Television (CCTV) interview on Sunday
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