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Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How to Install Coiled Spring Pins
See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.

New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers train daily to operate the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance, targeting and communications relay.

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automatic Drone Detection System
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
Articles: Aerospace
Marking Aircraft Components
Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts
Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Editor Bruce A. Bennett offers a look at the Association of the United States Army's 2019 Annual Meeting.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles
Helping to drive the AI trend is the availability of a new class of embedded AI processors.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Control System
Kongsberg Geospatial recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Unmanned Helicopter Drone
A Robinson-22 helicopter converted into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions.
Application Briefs: Defense
Mine Roller
Rostec State Corporation
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Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant, part of UralVagonZavod Group belonging to Rostec State Corporation, has developed a mine roller to be...

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machining Titanium Aero-Frames

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

Quality assurance and flight certification of critical aerospace parts and assemblies have reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. Leading aerospace and defense manufacturers...

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