Technology

Northrop, 2 Universities Partner to Develop Antenna Tech for Military Aircraft

Northrop Grumman and Duke University have partnered to develop metamaterial-based antennas specifically for use in military aircraft platforms. The project is funded through the Defense Department‘s Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, which aims to accelerate defense technology development efforts, Duke said Thursday. According to the university, majority of metamaterials consist of repeating …

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Maxar Technologies Subsidiary Gets NGA Satellite Imagery Services Contract Renewed

A Maxar Technologies subsidiary has received a $44M renewal to continue work under a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency-awarded contract for satellite imagery services. The company said Wednesday its DigitalGlobe subsidiary will continue to provide access to high-resolution satellite imagery within two to four hours of data gathering under the Global Enhanced GEOINT …

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Lockheed, DRL to Launch AI Innovation Challenge for Autonomous Aircraft; Keoki Jackson Quoted

Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have partnered to launch a competition for artificial intelligence technologies that will be used to power an unmanned aircraft system during a race with a pilot-operated drone. Lockheed said Wednesday the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge aims to encourage university students, technologists, coders and drone …

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Northrop-JITX Team to Build Circuit Layout Generator Under DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative

Northrop Grumman has partnered with JITX to develop an automated layout generator intended to accelerate the electronic circuit design process as part of the Intelligent Design of Electronic Assets program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected Northrop in July to lead one of the 11 research teams that will perform …

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Rockwell Collins to Supply Flight Mgmt Tech for Navy, Marine Aircraft Platforms

Rockwell Collins has received a contract of an undisclosed value to equip multiple U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft platforms with Mission Flight Management Software. The company said Thursday it will provide MFMS and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance Calculator applications in an effort to help the service branches comply with required navigation performance and …

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Raytheon BBN to Develop AI Neural Network Under DARPA Program

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency has selected Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies to develop an artificial intelligence technology that would offer AI-generated explanations. Raytheon BBN aims to build the Explainable Question Answering System through DARPA’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence program, the company said Tuesday. The program aims to help people manage and trust AI applications through …

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Aerospace Corp.-Backed Team Wins Army AI Tool Design Competition

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has selected a team from federally funded research and development center operator Aerospace Corp. as the winner of a competition that sought artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that could support electronic warfare missions. Platypus Aerospace won the $100K first-place award at the Army Signal Classification Challenge …

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Charles River Analytics Develops Weather Forecasting Tool for Navy Mission Planners

Charles River Analytics has developed a tool for the U.S. Navy to predict environmental conditions and interpret weather forecast data the service branch can use for mission planning. CRA said Monday it collaborated with Clear Science and the University of Miami to create the COMPASS technology designed to measure the probability of conditions differing from …

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