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Creative simulations help test new weather radar

The Air Force is testing updates for C-5 Galaxy color weather radars using the salvaged cockpit of a downed C-5 as a simulator.

DOD, Silicon Valley to partner on flexible electronics

The $171 million initiative will be led by the FlexTech Alliance, a consortium of 162 companies, universities, and non-profits.

DARPA awards second deal for Phase II of ALIAS

Aurora Flight Sciences also will work on Phase II, which aims to add autonomous capabilities to helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Study: Air Force embedded systems face significant cyber risks

According to a recent briefing to senior Air Force officials by the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, embedded systems face vulnerabilities and the service doesn’t have the expertise to counter them.

Oshkosh grabs huge armored vehicle contract

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will replace vulnerable Humvees on the battlefield, after the Army awarded a $6.7 billion deal that could eventually grow to $30 billion.

Special Operations looking for additional UAS, training

The command recently issued a solicitation for at least three small UAS to be accompanied with training personnel in operation.

Air Force looks to get the MOAST out of open architectures

A new program wants to build on emerging open architecture standards to allow for faster upgrades of manned and unmanned systems.

Army units' new Raven cameras see better than a hawk

Selected units recently received and tested 360-degree cameras with built-in infrared capabilities for their small UAS.