Vivienne Machi

Former Staff

Recent Articles

  • Global Defense Market

    Leonardo Teams Up to Pitch Helicopter to Polish Army

    September 25, 2018

    Two international companies have partnered to offer a new combat helicopter to the Polish army.

  • Global Defense Market

    Company Offering New Battery Chargers For Small Drones

    September 12, 2018

    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

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

    September 10, 2018

    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

    Air Force Light Attack Vision Inches Closer to Reality

    August 27, 2018

    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

    IARPA-Funded Initiatives Could Thwart Biothreats

    August 01, 2018

    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

    Industry, Academia Working to ‘Humanize’ Exoskeletons

    July 31, 2018

    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

    Australia Boosts Maritime System Procurement

    July 30, 2018

    Australia is investing heavily in new unmanned aerial vehicles and submarine hunters as competition from China heats up, said one analyst.

  • Missile Defense

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

    July 27, 2018

    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.