Defense Executive

Commercial Aerospace

Japan Airlines selects Panasonic IFE and connectivity solutions for its new A350 fleet

The in-flight entertainment (IFE) system features 4K screen technology, enhanced network speeds, and increased storage capacity compared to previous systems.
Trusted Computing

Leidos and Raytheon BBN to devise quantum communications to safeguard networks against cyber threats

April 3, 2024
QuANET to augment existing software infrastructure and networking protocols with quantum properties to mitigate attack vectors in traditional networks.
Uncrewed

Navy asks Boeing to build two more MQ-25 unmanned tanker aircraft in preparation for carrier deployment

April 2, 2024
The MQ-25 aerial refueling tanker is the U.S. Navy's first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is designed to provide refueling capability.
Uncrewed

Navy asks for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and sensor and signal-processing payloads for deep water

April 2, 2024
The NRL Acoustics Division wants to enhance their current fleet of UUVs to accommodate new payload requirements, as well as the purchase of new UUVs.
Sensors

Army eyes low-SWaP, MOSA-compliant position, navigation, and guidance (PNT) for infantry and vehicles

April 1, 2024
While current Army systems rely on GPS for PNT, electromagnetic interference can disrupt, degrade, or deny access to the satellite-based system.