General Atomics claims railgun advance

Electromagnetic modules are said to double energy density for power-hungry kinetic weapon.


Navy improves P-8A surveillance plane, drone integration

The Navy and Boeing are modernizing software systems for the P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft to link with manned and unmanned systems.


Navy acquires new software for submarine sonar

The Navy is procuring upgraded software for sonar systems engineered to improve mine detection and covert tracking ability.


Air Force upgrades F-22 sensors, weapons software

Software and hardware upgrades will enable the F-22 to fire a wider range of weapons and prepare for next-generation sensors.


Rad-hard chips could hasten small sats

A payload specialist and chip researcher demonstrate radiation hardened power conversion devices.


Navy decreases hardware footprint of mobile command centers

The plan is to upgrade the Deployable Joint Command and Control system to combine multiple computing resources into a single source.


Army EMARSS connects with ground-based intel

An emerging Army surveillance plane networks on-board sensors with a ground intelligence system.


Navy extends laser sea mine detection technology

Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System uses laser light pulses to map bodies of water potentially holding mines.

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