For a while I've worried that theoretical technology research for military applications-the high-risk, high-potential kind of stuff-has been headed toward the endangered species list.
U.S. Navy researchers are looking to military communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to investigate design approaches and technologies for a new military tactical data link that offers improved throughput, anti-jam capability, and low probability of intercept.
U.S. military researchers are asking an Arizona robotics company to refine its design of a robotic exoskeleton system designed to help infantry soldiers and Marines carry heavy loads for long periods during military operations while mitigating the risk of injury to hips, knees, and ankles.
The Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed its first autonomous flight last month at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
L-3 Display Systems and Universal Display Corp. delivered a knee-mounted AMOLED display system prototype with an unbreakable color OLED display for Air Force pilot knee pads.
U.S. Navy officials are investigating the use of artificial intelligence technologies to automate business processes and decision making on key Navy and joint platforms ranging from navigation and ship control to tactical analysis, sensors, and weapons.
Unmanned underwater vehicles are becoming feasible for a wide variety of applications, from autonomous ship hull inspection to oil and gas exploration, while military leaders are developing UUVs for long-endurance underwater intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.
Unmanned vehicles carrying advanced sensor and processing payloads proliferate the modern battlefield, in the air, on the ground, and at sea.
Embedded computing capability to process graphics quickly and efficiently is more important for aerospace and defense applications today than ever before.
U.S. Army officials are working with Hellfire Systems LLC in Orlando, Fla., to prepare for production of one of the latest versions of the Hellfire missile, which is launched from helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and fixed sites against armored combat vehicles and other high-value targets.
Military fiber laser specialist Nufern in East Granby, Conn., won contracts to build 46 compact fiber laser amplifiers with power stronger than one kilowatt for several government weapons-grade laser projects, company officials say.
BAE systems will provide U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces with the SkeetIR thermal monocular in an $11 million contract.
High-speed camera specialist Photron Inc. in San Diego is introducing the Fastcam SA-X that shoots photos as quickly as 12,500 frames per second at 1,024-by-1,024-pixel resolution, for defense and aerospace research.
Behlman Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y., won an order for its Model 00389 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies for the U.S. Navy's airborne anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting systems.
Infrared sensors experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., needed an advanced sensor processing subsystem for the multifunction image processor in the Raytheon ADAS, which provides spherical situational awareness to helicopter crews.
VFCC in Londonderry, N.H., won a $2.7 million contract to deliver flexible circuits to L-3 FOS in Cincinnati.
The Cobham plc Tactical Communications and Surveillance segment in Whiteley, England, is introducing a new generation of Internet Protocol (IP) Mesh radios for military, law-enforcement, and commercial applications, such as unmanned vehicles.
Xilinx Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the defense-grade Virtex-6Q FPGA for major military and aerospace applications, such as avionics, electronic warfare, missiles and munitions, military communications, and ISR systems.
InHand Electronics Inc. in Rockville, Md., is introducing the 1.5-pound Hydra-T3 rugged tablet computer for military, medical, or other industrial or commercial uses.
The CPCI7203 rugged 3U Compact- PCI embedded computing board from Emerson Network Power in Tempe, Ariz., has received Cisco verification for secure unified communications in federal agencies and military embedded systems.
The LCS segment of LDRA Ltd. in Wirral, England, is introducing FAA/EASA certification safety-critical software verification tools for avionics software development that must meet the requirements of the U.S. FAA and the EASA.
An executive describes the importance of testing, verifying, and securing software: Lives and businesses depend on software quality and security.