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

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

April 16, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAVs fly together like flocks of birds.

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

April 15, 2015

BINGEN, Wash., 15 April 2015. Executives of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., are boosting their company's expertise in signal processing for unmanned sensor payloads with their acquisition of 2d3 Sensing in Irvine, Calif.

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

April 13, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 April 2015. Textron Systems Corp. will provide new RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-control systems under terms of a $79.5 million contract announced earlier this month.

Sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas applications introduced by TRU-Vu

Sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas applications introduced by TRU-Vu

April 13, 2015

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., 13 April 2015. TRU-Vu Monitors in Arlington Heights, Ill. is introducing the SRMW-24R-SS sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas, digital signage, amusement park, factory wash-down, and auto racing applications.

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

April 10, 2015

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 April 2015. U.S. military special operations experts are reaching out to industry for new technologies to help combat divers and swimmers maneuver, navigate, communicate, and fight in the water.

Marine Corps settles on Kollsman laser rangefinders

April 8, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps electro-optics experts are asking Kollsman to build as many as 1,500 handheld tactical laser rangefinders small enough for individual Marine infantrymen to carry.

Not your grandfather's submarine periscope

April 7, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 April 2015. We've all seen the movies -- Run Silent, Run Deep; Das Boot; U-571, and others -- in which the submarine captain orders "up periscope," a big tube rises, the captain quickly unfolds a pair of handles, swivels his hat backwards, and looks through eyepieces while rotating the tube around 360 degrees to see what's on the surface.

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