Author Archives: Woodrow Bellamy III

F-35 Distributed Mission Training Coming in 2019

Pilots training to fly the F-35 Lightning II will soon have the ability to virtually fly with up to 12 flight simulators networked together across different bases and training facilities as if they were flying within a fully integrated environment. Lockheed Martin [LMT] describes the concept as distributed mission training (DMT), which will be a […]

Synturian Ready for AI and Manned-Unmanned Teaming, Textron Says

A new command and control collaboration technology developed by Textron Systems [TXT], Synturian, is ready to give military pilots the ability to control manned-unmanned teaming drones with just a few inputs from a cockpit display. Textron has been developing Synturian for several years and proved its ability to support manned-unmanned aircraft teaming during a July […]

Boeing Closes Acquisition of Millennium Space Systems

Boeing [BA] has completed its acquisition of Millennium Space Systems, providing an expansion of its existing satellite portfolio to compete for growing military interest in developing satellites faster at a much lower cost. Under the acquisition, Millennium will retain an independent operating model as a subsidiary within Boeing’s Phantom Works division. A representative for Boeing […]

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DARPA Seeks ‘Mosaic Warfare’ Approach to Future Conflicts

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) wants the Department of Defense (DoD) to fully embrace its “mosaic” warfare approach to modernizing how its air, land, sea, space and cyber domains engage in future conflicts. DARPA Director Steven Walker outlined the new strategy—highlighted by the enablement of highly complex and strategic moves by composing multiple […]

UTC’s Predikto Acquisition Will Improve F-35 Engine Analytics, Company Says

United Technologies Corp.’s [UTX] recent acquisition of Predikto will provide military maintenance technicians with improvements on their ability to predict when unscheduled events will occur within F-35, F-22, F-16 and eventually KC-46A engines. The acquisition will integrate Predikto’s predictive analytics software across UTC’s entire portfolio, including aftermarket support for in-service military aircraft engines manufactured by subsidiary […]

Presidential VH-92A Helicopter On Track To Complete Development

Later in 2018, the VH-92A presidential helicopter program will complete an operations assessment before heading to a decision in mid-2019 on whether to proceed to the acquisition phase of the program, the Marine Corps officer managing the program said the week of April 8. Negotiations are ongoing to acquire 21 total helicopters, contingent on the […]

Presidential VH-92A Helicopter On Track To Complete Development

Later this year, the VH-92A presidential helicopter program will complete an operations assessment before heading to a decision in mid-2019 on whether to proceed to the acquisition phase of the program, the Marine Corps officer managing the program said last week. Negotiations are ongoing to acquire 21 total helicopters, contingent on the VH-92A achieving milestone […]