The U.S. Army seeks white papers on systems that would protect hypersonic weapons from the harmful effects of heat. The service branch said Friday in a SAM notice it needs information on materials and processes needed to prototype thermal protection systems for the Common Hypersonic Glide Body of long-range hypersonic weapons.
Luxembourg-based geostationary satellite operator SES has introduced a portable platform designed to perform communications, surveillance and situational awareness functions during disaster response, border security and event monitoring missions. The SES-built Tactical Persistent Surveillance offering is based on an inflatable aerostat platform that carries communications and electro-optical sensor payloads at an altitude of up to 1,000 feet, SES […] More
ATC Materials has received a $12.5 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to produce an armor technology intended to shield the Standard Missile and Mk 41 vertical launch systems from impact threats during shipment. The Transportation Protection System will be built to protect the MK 41 and extended-range SM munitions against bullet or warhead fragment impact, ATC said Tuesday. ATC President […] More