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helicopter

Army tests helicopter-based, tube-launched UAVs

The service hopes to field autonomous drones from its rotor-wing aircraft.

p-8

Navy upgrades P-8s with Wideband Satellite Communications Radomes

U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft will be equipped with new satellite communications systems.

Predator

The next generation of drones may be able to see in the dark without GPS

By imitating the human retina, a DARPA-funded Swiss research team has developed drones that can operate in low-light environments.

Growler

New Northrop, Navy electronic warfare tech expands aircraft attack envelope

Northrop’s next generation electronic warfare environment tech is designed to close multiple beam jammer gaps and cover a fuller spectrum of frequency bands.

sat

Air Force and industry rethink requirements to prep for space war

The emergence of new threats will require the Air Force and industry to rethink training and technical approaches to space strategy.

Aegis Radar Destroyer

The Navy is using laser gyroscope tech to navigate in GPS-denied environments

Northrop Grumman is upgrading Navy inertial navigation systems, using ring laser gyroscopes instead of GPS for navigation. .

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Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK

Northrop purchased Orbital ATK in a clear effort to invest in space technologies.

Marine Corps

New Army gaming prototype preps soldier for future war

Synthetic prototyping project uses simulated environments to inform the development and acquisitions priorities of the Army.

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