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  • Global Defense Market

    September 2018

    Company Offering New Battery Chargers For Small Drones

    By Vivienne Machi
    Delta-Q — a Vancouver, Canada-based industrial battery charger company — has begun developing lithium ion-based battery chargers that can help small drones operate for longer periods of time, said a company executive.
  • Air Power

    September 2018

    Engine Upgrades, Digitization to Keep B-52s Flying Into 2050s

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Air Force has begun a series of major upgrades to its oldest aircraft — the B-52H Stratofortress — to keep the fleet viable until about 2050.
  • Air Power

    August 2018

    Air Force Light Attack Vision Inches Closer to Reality

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Air Force’s light attack aircraft experiment, also known as OA-X, can be viewed as one of the Pentagon’s key attempts to try to break the cumbersome acquisition paradigm. Less than two years after the effort was announced, the service is moving toward procuring a new aircraft.
  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    IARPA-Funded Initiatives Could Thwart Biothreats

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has enlisted Ginkgo Bioworks — a Boston-based synthetic DNA company — in several initiatives meant to get ahead of potential biological threats such as infectious disease outbreaks or even bioterrorism.
  • Research and Development

    July 2018

    Industry, Academia Working to ‘Humanize’ Exoskeletons

    By Vivienne Machi
    New research from scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Draper, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based advanced technology company, seeks to understand how to develop more functional exoskeletons.
  • Global Defense Market

    July 2018

    Australia Boosts Maritime System Procurement

    By Vivienne Machi
    Australia is investing heavily in new unmanned aerial vehicles and submarine hunters as competition from China heats up, said one analyst.
  • Missile Defense

    July 2018

    United States, Canada Studying Options to Replace Arctic Early Warning Radars

    By Vivienne Machi
    The United States and Canada are beginning to study potential replacements for a jointly operated network of unmanned air defense radars at the top of North America. However, the re-emergence of great power competition could prompt the close allies to develop new missile warning capabilities.
  • Global Defense Market

    July 2018

    United Kingdom Seeking Inroads with U.S. Defense Industry

    By Vivienne Machi
    The United Kingdom is looking to forge partnerships between British and U.S. defense contractors to develop technologies for special operators, officials said.
  • Defense Department

    July 2018

    Section 809 Panel Recommending Changes to Hiring Authorities

    By Vivienne Machi
    The latest report by the influential Section 809 Panel offers suggestions to Pentagon leaders to speed up the hiring of key acquisition positions, a panel commissioner said July 13.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Report: Manned-Unmanned Teaming Needed to Boost Combat Airpower

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Air Force is on the technological cusp of flying traditionally manned combat aircraft partnered with unmanned systems, and should adopt that concept as it looks to add combat capacity and keep ahead of peer competitors’ capabilities, analysts said in a new report.
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