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US Space Fence Detects Break-up Fields from Indian Anti-satellite Test

May 22, 2019 @ 05:26 PM

The United States Air Force Space Fence system detected the breakup field from an anti-satellite test conducted by India during a scheduled endurance exercise of the new space surveillance radar. As a US satellite, MICROSAT-R was expected to pass through the un-cued surveillance fence, Space Fence automatically issued a "breakup alert"...

Rheinmetall Completes Trials of Laser Weapon Station

February 28, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

Rheinmetall has completed series of comprehensive trials with a weapon station with a laser weapon technology. In combination with a laser, the weapon station demonstrated its speed and precision in tests conducted in December 2018

France Kicks Off Hypersonic Glider Demonstrator Project

January 29, 2019 @ 08:37 AM

France has awarded a hypersonic glider demonstrator project to ArianeGroup, which will be conducted under overall project management by the French defence procurement agency, DGA, as announced by Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on 21st January. The programme is designated V-max (véhicule manoeuvrant expérimental or experimental manoeuvring vehicle)...

Lockheed Martin-built NASA Spacecraft Lands on Mars

November 27, 2018 @ 01:26 PM

The InSight Mars Lander, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, navigated the dramatic entry and descent through the Martian atmosphere and touched down on Elysium Planitia in the equatorial region of Mars yesterday. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor responsible for the complete spacecraft system – cruise stage, aeroshell and the...

DARPA Working on 20 Artificial Intelligence Programs

November 19, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is currently working on 20 different artificial intelligence (AI) programs. First announced in September, the DARPA AI Next campaign is a multi-year, upwards of $2 billion investment in new and existing programs to create the third wave of AI technologies

DARPA-US Army to Begin Unique Hypersonic Boost Glide Weapon Program

November 10, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

A novel ground-launched hypersonic boost glide weapons program, called Operational Fires (OpFires) to penetrate modern enemy air defenses will soon be launched by the US Army and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The OpFires program will soon kick off with three performers awarded contracts to begin work: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation

BAE Systems’ Eye Tracking Tech to Control Future Fighter Jets

September 22, 2018 @ 09:28 AM

Experts at BAE Systems are developing technologies to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. BAE Systems specialist team of Human Factors engineers collaborates with pilots to better understand and anticipate their needs in this challenging environment

Lockheed Martin Introduces Mission Planning System That Connects Systems And Assets Across...

September 18, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

Lockheed Martin has introduced the Multi-Domain Synchronized Effects Tool (MDSET), which links traditionally stove-piped resources to create synergistic effects and shorten the “data to decision cycle”. “In planning missions, our troops need the agility to succeed amidst uncertainty,” said Dr

DARPA Announces $2 Billion Investment into Artificial Intelligence Tech

September 10, 2018 @ 03:04 PM

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a more than $2 Billion investment into “AI Next”, the future wave of artificial intelligence technologies to create collaborative partnerships between humans and machines. Under AI Next, key areas to be explored may include automating critical DoD business processes, such as security clearance vetting in a week or accrediting software systems in one day for operational deployment; improving the robustness and reliability of AI systems; enhancing the security and resiliency of machine learning and AI technologies; reducing power, data, and performance inefficiencies; and pioneering the next generation of AI algorithms and...

Raytheon Working With DARPA To Develop Artificial Intelligence-Systems That ‘Explains Itself’

August 29, 2018 @ 09:41 AM

Raytheon announced Tuesday that the firm is developing a first of its kind neural network that explains itself, under the Defense Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Explainable Artificial Intelligence program (XAI). The XAI program aims to create a suite of machine learning techniques that produce more explainable models while maintaining a high level of performance

Saab to Develop Self-protection System for Eurofighter Typhoon

July 25, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

Saab has received an order for self-protection system from BAE Systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to defeat radar and IR guided threats, the company said in a statement today. The order-agreement with BAE Systems consists of development, production, support and future sales of the Smart Dispenser System (SDS) for the Royal Air Forces (RAF) Typhoons and future Eurofighter opportunities

Raytheon's StormBreaker Bomb Planned to be Integrated onto F-35 Fighter by 2022

July 18, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II, or SDB II or StormBreaker has entered the operational testing phase followed by the completion of Operational Test Readiness Review in Spring 2018. StormBreaker will be fielded first on the F-15E Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022, the company said in a press statement Monday