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The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Detection with Quantum Radar
A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection.
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (Beams)
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Telemetry Processing Systems
Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), was recently selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver telemetry tech for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Electro-Optical Missile System
The Slovak army is the 6th armed force to choose the modern 5th generation SPIKE LR2 missile.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Getting the Most Out of Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
High-Speed Data Cables for Fighter Aircraft
Harbour Industries will manufacture low-loss coax and high-speed data cables used on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighter aircraft.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the...

Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.

University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. The test combines two commonly...

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles,...

The increase in unmanned aircraft (UA) traffic is leading to an increase in communications disruptions because too many vehicles are trying to use the same limited number of frequencies.

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Shoulder-Launched Weapon System
Guided flight tests have been completed.

Satellites do a lot of things — they help people navigate from one place to another, they deliver television programming, they search for new stars and exo-planets and they...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
EO/IR Maritime Payload
CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., recently demonstrated its iSea-25HD system.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Open-Source SDR
With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations.

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

The design of avionics systems must balance several factors. First, engineers want to increase the performance of the systems installed in aircraft or spacecraft. Second, they want...

Fiber lasers have found widespread applications in industrial material processing, scientific research and military systems due to their advantages of easy maintenance,...

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