The days when a chain-link, razor-wire or even electric fence - regardless of height - would deter intruders is long past. Yet the perimeter fence remains an important factor in the security of military facilities.
In 21st century military programs, the huge up-front nonrecurring developmental budget has long been extinct. Also extinct, however, is the expectation of paying higher prices in the future to upgrade systems technologies.
The development of specialty optical fibers for gyroscopes has been an evolutionary process, spanning the last 20 years. Fibercore Ltd., a manufacturer of specialty optical fiber in Southampton, England, commercialized bow-tie polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber in 1983 and since then has used specialty fibers to help gyro manufacturers reduce overall package size and achieve greater reliability, lower cost, and greater accuracy.
Curtiss-Wright's pending acquisition of board maker Dy 4 Systems solidifies a major defense electronics industry trend that many of us have seen before, and most likely will see again before we're all finished.
Networking and artificial intelligence work together to blur the lines between military training in the real world and simulated training at the computer, as new technologies help make practicing military skills more realistic and cost-effective than ever before.
Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
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According to presenters from Kontron and Gedae Inc., there’s were a way to cut that time in half – or more – and produce a sensor-processing prototype in six to nine months, rather than a year and a ha...