Latest stories

  • Raytheon Technologies Among Greatest Innovations of 2018 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    Raytheon Technologies Among Greatest Innovations of 2018

    Two of Raytheon's new drone technologies have landed spots on Popular Science’s list of 100 greatest innovations of 2018. The publication selected the company's Skyler radar and a laser dune buggy system for the annual Best of What's New list, recognizing the technologies' potential to provide new functions for unmanned vehicles, Raytheon said Wednesday. Skyler is […] More

  • APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    APL Helps Army Build Self-Righting Autonomous Robots

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a software designed to enable an autonomous bomb-defusing robot to return to an right position when it flips or stumbles in the field. APL said Friday the self-righting ability will initially support the military's future Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System. […] More

  • Report: Microsoft Demos AI-Powered Autonomous Sailplane - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    Report: Microsoft Demos AI-Powered Autonomous Sailplane

    Researchers from Microsoft have tested an unmanned aircraft system designed to use artificial intelligence to fly autonomously without relying on a motor, UASweekly.com reported Thursday. The UAS employs AI algorithms to detect naturally occurring thermals that can keep the system afloat in the same way that birds stay in the air, the report noted. Microsoft carried out a four-day test […] More

  • Lockheed Showcases Autonomous Tech for Military & Commercial Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    Lockheed Showcases Autonomous Tech for Military & Commercial Customers

    Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a range of autonomous and unmanned technologies for reporters at the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas-based Missiles and Fire Control facility. The technologies include the Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system, LM XE small UAS; Hydra Fusion Tools three-dimensional reconstruction software, Squad Mission Support System autonomous vehicle and Site Shuttle transport system, Lockheed said Tuesday. Chris Van Buiten, […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Conduct Swarming Unmanned Surface Vehicles Demonstration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Conduct Swarming Unmanned Surface Vehicles Demonstration

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with the U.S. Navy to conduct an at-sea demonstration of swarming unmanned surface vehicles in an effort to advance collaborative behaviors of autonomous USVs. The lab said Monday the activity used six surface target boats equipped with boat control systems from the Naval Air Warfare Center weapons division’s surface […] More

  • Navy Puts BAE-Made Coyote UAVs Through 'Swarm' Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
    in ,

    Navy Puts BAE-Made Coyote UAVs Through ‘Swarm’ Test

    The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has demonstrated a platform that works to launch multiple unmanned aerial vehicles on a swarm-based mission to deter adversaries. ONR said Tuesday the military branch tested the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology with BAE Systems-built Coyote drones during a recent demonstration. The service also used the LOCUST system in […] More

  • in

    Lockheed Developing Autonomous Tech for Army, Marines Vehicles; Scott Greene Comments

    Lockheed Martin has won an $11 million contract from the Defense Department to develop, integrate and test an autonomous system for driving tactical vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. The Autonomous Mobility Applique System integrates sensors and control systems onto U.S. Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicles, while a sensing-and-control function alerts users to safety threats. “Driving […] More

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Receive Daily News Briefing And Event Updates Straight to Your Inbox