Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S
Aircraft could soon become more human as engineers as BAE Systems develop smart skins which can detect injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel the world around them. Engineers at the Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors
DARPAs Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program has developed a new chip that mimics brains power-saving efficiency; uses 100x less power for complex processing than modern chips, DARPA said in a statement. The SyNAPSE chip is designed by researchers at IBM and is loaded with more than 5 billion transistors and boasts more than 250 million “synapses,” or programmable logic points, analogous to the connections between neurons in the brain
A drone which takes off and lands on an air-cushion, similar to the technology employed on hovercrafts has been developed by Russias United Instrument-Making Corporation (UIMC) called Chirok. The drone was unveiled at the Innoprom international technology exhibition in Yekaterinburg yesterday
BAE has produced four early stage ideas that could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy. 3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim
Boeing and Embraer today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions
The Israel Aerospace Industries new Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) combat marine system for homeland security applications – KATANA - will be on display at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014, May 13-15 in Orlando, FL. A multifunction vessel, the KATANA is compatible with various IAI's systems and supports a totally integrated solution
A Lockheed Martin prototype laser system successfully disabled two boats at a range of approximately 1.6 kilometers (approximately 1 mile)
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a developing a new vehicle to silently transport commandoes to their missions. Logos Technologies has won a $100,000 contract to develop stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles that relies on both electric and gas power, allowing special ops to go off-road and zip past enemy forces with the silence of an electric engine, while also being able to handle extended missions and higher speeds with a supplemental gas tank
The UK Ministry of Defence will test protective suits and equipment in a new state-of-the-art robotic mannequin worth £1.1m for its Armed Forces
The Bundeswehr, Rheinmetall and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) ELTA Group have successfully tested the MASS and NavGuard ship protection systems. The trials took place under the aegis of the German Navy in Howachter Bay in the Baltic at the end of October 2013
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