ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched what it calls the Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction and Modeling (ASKEM) program, under which it chose multiple research teams -- sourced from universities and companies -- that will look into the use of artificial intelligence (AI) approaches and tools to create, sustain, and enhance complex models and simulators for various use cases.
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Air Force has chosen Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, to develop the hypersonic attack cruise missile (HACM) for the Air Force, a first-of-its-kind weapon developed in conjunction with the Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), a U.S. and Australia project arrangement.
PARIS. The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed multiple contracts with mission-critical electronics company CAES to develop and deliver the GR765 system-on-chip (SoC), the first user-selectable CPU for space, which will enable users to choose between the LEON5 SPARC V8 or NOEL-V RISC-V RV64 processor cores.
ARLINGTON, Va. MIssion-critical electronics company CAES has announced the signing of a multiyear contract with satellite/spacecraft sensor maker Jena-Optronik (Thuringia, Germany) to deliver flight-grade GR740 quad-core LEON4FT SPARC V8 microprocessor devices for the next generation of Jena-Optronik space sensor products.
BADHOEVEDORP, Netherlands. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) company DeltaQuad offers the Evo, a fixed-wing electric UAS with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability for use in both military and commercial configurations for the purposes of mapping, inspection, and surveillance.
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions offers a 25-hour flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) designed for use on military fixed-wing and rotor aircraft, many times with no need to alter the airframe.
LONDON. Interest in the use of military unmanned aerial systems (UASs) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a cost-effective platform alternative for military operations has led to a global surge in use by armed forces around the globe and will lead to the military UAS market reaching $12 billion in 2032, according to a new report from GlobalData, "Global Military UAV Market 2022-2032."
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used a company-owned Avenger MQ-20A unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to fly a military aircraft using an artificial intelligence (AI) pilot and an open architecture-based sensor system.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals for its new Environment-driven Conceptual Learning (ECOLE) program, which intends to radically improve computational systems that analyze large amounts of multimedia by creating artificial intelligence (AI) agents capable of continually learning from linguistic and visual input.
MANASSAS, Va. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has won $54 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for engineering services and other direct costs in support of the U.S. Navy's Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS).
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md. The U.S. Navy ran successful tests of a new detect-and-avoidance system -- dubbed "Guardian" -- that is aimed at making defense aviation’s manned/unmanned teaming safer and less congested.
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has been chosen by a leading defense system integrator to provide its embedded Security IP module technology, supplying its XMC-528 mezzanine card to add security protection to an existing system within a Department of Defense (DoD) end-state application.
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. Research and product-development firm Cambridge Design Partners announces CDP Mosaic, a new digital ecosystem catalyst that the company will use to steer digital products through rapid conceptualization, prototyping, development, and global deployment and more quickly into the hands of users.
BOSTON, Mass. Mission-critical software company LDRA announced that it has been chosen as the FACE [Future Airborne Capability Environment] Verification Authority (VA) for Lynx Software Technologies, a company that develops open architecture software solutions for mission-critical embedded systems. Lynx will earn independent validation and verification (IVV) of its software -- designed to conform with the latest FACE Technical Standard, edition 3.1 -- as it works with LDRA Certification Services (LCS),
A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL – Laurel, Maryland) is developing a system to monitor physical fatigue and possible injury in soldiers in near-real time using body-worn sensors and machine learning (ML) algorithms.
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) and SEAKR Engineering (wholly owned subsidiaries of Raytheon Technologies) announced that they have delivered one Saturn-class microsatellite bus and completed acceptance testing of the first two of twelve "Pit Boss" battle-management systems for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack satellite program.
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems won a contract from Boeing to produce additional Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability Systems (EPAWSS) for use on U.S. Air Force F-15E and F-15EX Eagle aircraft; the EPAWSS uses digital electronic warfare (EW) technology to enable situational awareness and self-defense capabilities in highly contested combat environments.
AMSTERDAM. Procurement and upgrades of new electronic warfare (EW) systems of all types will drive the global EW market over the next several years, with the market reaching $27.86 billion through 2030, up from $18.99 billion in 2022, according to a new report from Market Forecast, "Electronic Warfare -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2030."
AMSTERDAM. The military's use of virtual training with simulators is increasing, driven by developments in augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) in terms of features, user experience, 360-degree graphics, surrounding sounds, and haptics, according to a new study by Market Forecast, "Military Simulation and Virtual Training -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2030."