Northrop Grumman Proposes Maritime UAS for Ancillary Missions

maritime unmanned aerial system

Northrop Grumman is designing a future autonomous vertical lift aircraft with DARPA ANCILLARY. The system is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-use platform that can be deployed from ships or shore. ANCILLARY is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS that can carry a payload of up to 60 pounds. It has an endurance of … Read more

DARPA Creates Radiation-Hardened Electronic Components

DARPA Creates Radiation-Hardened Electronic

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that it has successfully created radiation-hardened electronic components. These components are designed to withstand the effects of radiation, which can damage or destroy electronic devices. DARPA Creates Radiation-Hardened Electronic The project called the Radiation-Hardened Electronics (RHEED) project, was led by DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office. The project … Read more

DARPA to Develop New Technology to Protect Troops from DEW

DARPA to Develop New Technology to Protect Troops from DEW

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a new program to develop new technology to protect troops from DEW (directed energy weapons). Directed energy weapons (DEWs) are a type of weapon that uses electromagnetic energy to disable or destroy targets. DEWs can be used to target both personnel and equipment, and they can … Read more

AI-Based Logistics Planning

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) recently held the Airlift Challenge, a competition that tested the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for logistics planning. The challenge involved a simulated airlift operation in which teams had to use AI to plan the most efficient way to transport cargo to a remote location. The winning team, from … Read more

Does the British Army not Ready for High-Intensity Conflict?

soldier is holding a drone and stand with other unmanned platforms

The British Army has a proud history of battle. However, recent reports suggest that does the British Army Not Ready for High-Intensity Conflict. In a recent session of the UK Parliament Defence Committee, former Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDS) warned that capability gaps, budget and stockpile issues are putting the readiness of the service in … Read more