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Air Force launches new space war effort

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has established a new deputy chief of staff for space operations to sharpen the focus on being prepared for enemy attacks in space.

SM-6

New drone laser weapon could stop enemy missiles in boost phase

Proposals are being sought for a new high-altitude drone able to field a high energy laser for missile defense.

Laser

Navy virtual reality technology will help upgrade ships and train sailors

A Navy research team has been given the Navy Innovation Award for using LIDAR technology and virtual reality software to model ships.

WIN-T

Army Battlefield Network Under Review: What’s Next for WIN-T?

Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley cited several issues with the Army’s emerging WIN-T communications technology.

F-15

Lockheed upgrades Air Force fighter jet targeting pod

Low altitude, heat sensing software system gains an upgraded targeting pod.

XS-1

Boeing to demo DARPA space plane

The XS-1 hypersonic vehicle would demonstrate cheaper, quick-turnaround satellite launches to low-Earth orbit.

DDG 51

Navy cyber hardens CANES, considers adding to LCS fleet

As the Navy integrates CANES technology across the fleet, the service increases connections and security among nodes on the network.

Hughes

Hughes offers new lightweight, mobile satcom terminal

Made of composite materials, the HM500 is engineered to enable dismounted units to have stronger beyond-line-of-sight connectivity.

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