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US’ Indo-Pacific Command Tests DARPA Tool to Map Unconnected Adversary Activity

March 24, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

The US Indo-Pacific Command recently tested a prototype Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) system designed to help military planners determine if events such as force movements, cyber intrusions, and civil unrest are unconnected occurrences, or part of an adversarys coordinated campaign. Members of the commands intelligence and operations divisions spent...

Mitsubishi Build’s World’s Largest Superconducting Coil for Fusion Reactor

January 30, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has built the worlds largest superconducting coil, also called toroidal field (TF) coil for the ITER (experimental fusion reactor) project in France. The Japan National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd

India’s Lohia Aerospace to Supply Composites to International Aerospace Contractor

January 27, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Indias Lohia Aerospace System has signed an offset based sourcing MOU with its first customer – an international aerospace contractor for supply of civil aerospace components. The company had acquired Israel based Light & Strong Ltd, Israels largest private producer of aerospace focused carbon fibre composite components for Israels Aerospace and...

General Atomics to Develop Hydrogen Fueling System for US Army

November 11, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract from the US Army Contracting Command for a high-pressure hydrogen generation system to support refueling of hydrogen vehicles in the field. Under the two-year contract, GA-EMS will develop, fabricate, and demonstrate a hydrogen on-demand platform using the companys proprietary aluminum alloy...

Su-57’s Technology predecessor, the Su-47 ‘Berkut’ Displayed at MAKS 2019

September 9, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

One of the rarest fighter aircraft ever to leave the drawing boards, the Russian Su-47 ‘Berkut, also called C-37 was on display at last weeks MAKS airshow in Zkukovsky near Moscow. A dramatic upgrade in technology compared to the Mig-29 and the Su-27, the Su-47 was a leap to the fifth...

China Develops Tech to Reduce Fatigue of Helicopter Rotors

July 17, 2019 @ 08:29 AM

China has developed a new fatigue-resistant technology for helicopter rotors to reduce wear and tear of rotors of on-duty choppers. “The new rotor infused with anti-fatigue technology could be used on China's future heavy-lift transport helicopters and gunships, which need to perform extreme manoeuvers in combat,” Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, was quoted as saying by

Russian Helicopters To Start 3D Printing Of Helicopter Parts

July 16, 2019 @ 07:11 AM

Russian Helicopters is planning to re-engineer and manufacture nearly 30 different helicopter parts using 3D printing technology, starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies

Boeing, Kitty Hawk Partnership to Develop Urban Air Mobility Platforms

June 26, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility. Kitty Hawk Corp

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" indicating there were multiple objects within close proximity

US DoD Awards IBM $275M Contract to Enable “Trusted” Semiconductor Manufacturing

May 22, 2019 @ 10:26 AM

IBM Global Business Services is being awarded a $275,000,000 contract is to enable “trusted” manufacturing flows in contractor semiconductor fabrication facilities for US Department of Defence (DoD) programs. The contract is to enable a wide-range of associated leading-edge semiconductor technologies and services; and to create a trusted supply chain with the contractor, fully certified and accredited, to deliver classified and trusted mask and wafer fabrication within an “open” commercial environment, a USD DoD announcement said

DARPA to Develop Artificial Intelligence based Top Guns

May 15, 2019 @ 06:32 PM

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to automate air-to-air combat, enabling reaction times at machine speeds and freeing pilots to concentrate on the larger air battle. No ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) currently exists that can outduel a human pilot in a fighter jet in a high-speed, high-G dogfight, a DARPA release said

BAE Systems’ Demos ‘Flap-free’ technology to Make Aircraft Lighter, Stealthier

May 2, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

In what is claimed as the most significant development in aircraft design since the invention of wing warping by the Wright brothers, BAE Systems and the University of Manchester flew the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to demonstrate two innovative flow control technologies which could revolutionise future aircraft design. MAGMA, designed and developed by researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with engineers from BAE Systems, successfully trialled the two ‘flap-free technologies earlier this month at the Llanbedr Airfield, UK