Visible-light cameras, infrared (IR) sensors, lasers, lenses, and other optical technologies

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Reaper attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics

May 21, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 May 2015. U.S. Air Force unmanned systems experts are ordering eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.

Army asks Lockheed Martin to convert 200 practice Hellfire missiles to battle-ready armed versions

Army asks Lockheed Martin to convert 200 practice Hellfire missiles to battle-ready armed versions

May 20, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 May 2015. U.S. Army missile experts are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to convert 200 Army practice air-to-ground Hellfire missiles to armed-and-dangerous real munitions.

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

May 14, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 14 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a program to develop a hypersonic munition able to attack and destroy targets quickly over long distances, and pose lethal threats to many different targets in many different locations all at the same time.

DARPA eyes unmanned sensors to detect and classify surface vessels

May 12, 2015

U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find mature electro-optic sensor payload and signal-processing technologies that can help unmanned surface vessels (USVs) detect and classify other surface ships in the area.

Army scientists seek electro-optical camouflage fabrics

May 12, 2015

U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to develop electro- optical camouflaged fabric to help warfighters hide from enemy short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors.

New photonics sensor masts to improve submarine stealth and survivability

May 12, 2015

U.S. Navy submarine experts needed improved sensor photonics masts for Virginia-class fast attack submarines to improve stealthiness and survivability.

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

May 12, 2015

NATICK, Mass., 12 May 2015. U.S. Army researchers will brief industry next month on soldier systems technology challenges and future contracting opportunities for the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC). Presentations will center on warfighter survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness, and quality of life.

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