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UAE Forces Buy Ground Tactical Datalink

UAE Forces Buy Ground Tactical Datalink

Tactical Communications Group (TCG), the leading independent supplier of Tactical Data Link (TDL) solutions, announced a contract award to provide its Ground Tactical Data Link Systems (GTS) hardware and software components, as well as engineering and operational TDL services, training, […]


Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military

Hypersonic weapon detonated after lift-off: US military

The US military had to detonate a hypersonic weapon seconds after lift-off Monday due to a technical problem, cutting short a flight test for the experimental project, officials said. “Less than four seconds into the lift-off phase, we terminated the […]


Engineers Develop Smart Skins for Aircraft

Engineers Develop Smart Skins for Aircraft

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which […]


Next Gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014

Next Gen satellite to be tested during Arctic Shield 2014

From studying the effects of solar activity to improve radio transmissions to enhancing the capabilities of Automated Identification Systems, the importance of having a reliable communications infrastructure in the Arctic has not been lost on researchers traveling aboard the Coast […]


US Navy to Test and Evaluate Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

US Navy to Test and Evaluate Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of […]


New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster […]


Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia to Develop New Satellite Communication System

Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday. The development of such a system will require the launch of a space complex ordered by the Russian […]


Lockheed Martin Robotos Conduct First Fully Autonomous Mission

Lockheed Martin Robotos Conduct First Fully Autonomous Mission

Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), successfully conducted a fully autonomous resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance and target-acquisition demonstration using its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle, K-MAX unmanned helicopter […]


China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

China on Saturday successfully launched a Long March 4C carrier rocket with the Yaogan XX satellite, Xinhua news agency reported. The carrier lifted off at 1:45 p.m. local time (05:45 GMT) from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center […]


 
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