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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems
Steadicopter unveiled two rotary unmanned aerial systems: Black Eagle 25E and Black Eagle 50E.
Application Briefs: Energy
Electric Propulsion Ship
See how the Royal Canadian Navy is using GE’s Integrated Full Electrical Power and Propulsion System (IFEP).
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
3D-Printed NACA Inlet
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Defense
Drone Charging System
Battery-charging times take just five minutes.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Encapsulated Drone System
SpearUAV recently introduced a handheld version of the Ninox 40 encapsulated drone system.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Rocket Engine Technology
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as...

Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Loitering Precision Strike Missile
The Switchblade missile system is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms.

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37B’s sixth mission is the first to use a service...

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) demonstrator is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to further validate the compound rotorcraft configuration.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Tiltrotor Aircraft: The CMV-22B Osprey
The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.

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