Defense IT


Air Force enlists 3D printing for rocket engines

Aerojet Rocketdyne, which also has worked with NASA, will demonstrate large-scale 3-D printing techniques that could be used to manufacturing engine components.

DISA approves AWS GovCloud for higher security levels

The company’s cloud service has achieved provisional authorization to operate at levels 3 and 5 of the DOD Cloud Security Model, AWS said.

Space Command wants better, cheaper (non-Russian) launch engines

The Air Force is considering commercial partnerships to develop a domestically produced booster propulsion system.

Navy awards $2.5B in contracts for CANES

The next-generation shipboard system will replace five networks, boosting interoperability and streamlining upgrades.

Lockheed demonstrates new maritime test bed for Navy

Simulated Aegis radar data was integrated with other ISR data to provide increased situational awareness in recent tests.

DOD looks to help slow the spread of chikungunya virus

While the services raise awareness, DARPA offers $150,000 for a model that can predict where it will strike next.

Program would fortify armored vehicles without adding armor

DARPA’s is looking for technologies that could allow vehicles to dodge incoming fire or avoid enemy detection entirely.

In drone wars, dogfights won't be in the air but in the spectrum

All unmanned craft use an RF link, with makes them vulnerable, says the chief of the Army’s Electronic Warfare Division. DOD is looking for an electromagnetic advantage.