October 2019

Q&A released with JPEO-CBRND, US Army ahead of SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2019

[ad_1] SMi reports: Interview released with Colonel Timothy Klenske Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND), US Army In the lead up to Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2019 taking place between the 12th and 14th November 2019, in London, SMi group caught up with Colonel Timothy Klenske, JPEO-CBRND, US Army, to discuss the upcoming event as well as the current developments and challenges within the… Read More »Q&A released with JPEO-CBRND, US Army ahead of SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2019

The data challenge of space-based hypersonics defense

[ad_1] Managing data is the biggest challenge to developing a new space-based sensor layer that would help detect hypersonic weapons, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said Oct. 7. The agency is working toward building the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor, a layer of sensors on orbit that would be capable of detecting and tracking hypersonic weapons that the nation’s current missile defense architecture was not designed to… Read More »The data challenge of space-based hypersonics defense

Israel’s Elbit sells over 1,000 mini-drones to Southeast Asian country

[ad_1] JERUSALEM — Elbit Systems is providing more than 1,000 of its THOR drones and other UAVs to a Southeast Asian country under a $153 million deal, the Israeli company announced Oct. 6. This is the latest UAV-related deal for an Israeli firm after Cyprus announced it will buy $13 million in drones from Aeronautics Limited on Oct. 3. The THOR is a multi-rotor vertical-takeoff-and-landing mini-drone. Elbit will supply a… Read More »Israel’s Elbit sells over 1,000 mini-drones to Southeast Asian country

Army announces new push to get 3D printing, advanced manufacturing to troops in the field

[ad_1] The secretary of the Army announced an advanced manufacturing policy this week that looks to use technologies like 3D-printing, robotics, artificial intelligence and composite materials to change everything from how soldiers fix equipment in the field, to how much their weapon systems weigh. As opposed to an armor brigade combat team requesting replacement parts from a warehouse 1,000 miles away, troops could eventually have a 3D-printer churning them out… Read More »Army announces new push to get 3D printing, advanced manufacturing to troops in the field

Registration closing soon for SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology conference and exhibition 2019

[ad_1] SMi reports: Two weeks to go until SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology 2019, taking place in Prague on the 22nd-23rd October SMi Group’s 4th annual Air Missile Defence Technology conference will take place on the 22nd and 23rd October 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic. Air Missile Defence Technology Those who attend will meet leading figures at the forefront of air defence in the Central and Eastern European region, as… Read More »Registration closing soon for SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology conference and exhibition 2019

Q&A released with Colonel Andrew Clark, US Air Force ahead of the Airborne ISR Conference in two weeks

[ad_1] With only two weeks to go until SMi’s 5th Annual Airborne ISR conference, taking place on 23rd-24th October 2019 in London, the event will provide the ideal platform to explore an array of new 5th generation unmanned and manned platforms, well-established NATO programmes, the emergence of cutting-edge technology and the future of airborne ISR. For those interested in attending the conference, places are filling fast. Register at http://www.airborne-isr.net/realwire Ahead… Read More »Q&A released with Colonel Andrew Clark, US Air Force ahead of the Airborne ISR Conference in two weeks

Top Dems warn Trump against US pullout of Open Skies Treaty

[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― Top Democratic lawmakers strongly urged the Trump administration on Tuesday against the unilateral withdrawal from a landmark treaty which allows the Russian military to be monitored from the air, as it considers scrapping the 1992 Open Skies Treaty. In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Robert Menendez with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam… Read More »Top Dems warn Trump against US pullout of Open Skies Treaty

How airmen can work together for persistent ISR

[ad_1] There is always a next war. Great power competition is here. Now is the time, while the United States maintains a position of strength, to ensure we are not outmatched, out-thought, or out-witted. Rapidly and realistically positioning the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance enterprise for first-mover advantage in today’s data-driven environment is beginning with purposeful urgency. The past paradigm: crew-to-aircraft model During our careers, the Air Force ISR enterprise grew… Read More »How airmen can work together for persistent ISR

Beetle-like Iranian robots can roll under tanks

[ad_1] On screen, the small robot slides perfectly underneath the textureless tank. It is a modern iteration of an old promise in remote warfare, rendered with all the processing power of a desktop PC from 1994. Can a small, cheap robot prove useful against the vehicles of an enemy at war? A recent exhibition of unmanned ground vehicles by Iran suggests that the possibility, if not the reality, is already… Read More »Beetle-like Iranian robots can roll under tanks

The Netherlands to buy nine more F-35s for $1.1 billion

[ad_1] COLOGNE, Germany – The Dutch government on Tuesday announced plans to purchase nine more of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets, a move that would bring the country’s inventory to 46. The envisioned €1 billion acquisition will “lay the foundation” for a third F-35 squadron in the Dutch air force, a plan that government officials first floated in late 2018, according to a statement posted on the defense ministry website. The… Read More »The Netherlands to buy nine more F-35s for $1.1 billion