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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 […]

F-35Bs belonging to the U.S. Marine Corps fly in formation alongside South Korean and Japanese aircraft during a show-of-force mission over the Korean Peninsula on Aug. 28. (Photo by Republic of Korea Air Force)

F-35s Grounded Worldwide For Fuel Tube Inspection

The U.S. military’s most sophisticated fighter aircraft fleet was temporarily suspended from operations beginning Thursday as the Defense Department worked to determine which of their platforms had a suspect part that could have caused the aircraft’s first-ever crash in September. The Pentagon’s F-35 joint program office announced Oct. 11 that flight operations would halt for […]

Patriot Launcher
Photo: Raytheon.

Army Not Pushing 360-Degree Sensor For Patriot Radar Replacement

The lead official for the Army’s team to find a new missile defense radar said a 360-degree sensor will not be required for companies moving forward in the competition, but emphasized a need to meet increased battlespace criteria and advanced network integration capabilities. Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire, director of the Air and Missile Defense cross […]

Accion Systems' Tiled Ionic Liquid Electrospray 500 thruster. Photo: Accion Systems

Boeing HorizonX Invests In Satellite Propulsion Developer Accion Systems

Boeing [BA] on Wednesday said its venture unit HorizonX has invested in Accion Systems, a startup that is developing tiny thrusters for satellite propulsion. Boeing said that Massachusetts-based Accion’s Tiled Ionic Liquid Electrospray in-space propulsion system offers is smaller, lighter and more cost-effective than traditional ion engines. It also said the postage stamp-size thrusters are […]

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

DHS Has No Evidence Chinese Microchips Used To Compromise Supply Chain, Nielsen Says

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate panel on Wednesday that her department doesn’t have any evidence supporting a media report last week that computer servers supplied by California-based Super Micro Computer, Inc. contain microchips inserted by Chinese suppliers that can be used to spy on networks using the servers. Companies that allegedly have […]

AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar array at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. (Photo: Raytheon(

AMDR Tracks Multiple Targets And First Missile Through Intercept

Raytheon [RTN] on Wednesday said its new AN-SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar (AMDR) has tracked multiple targets simultaneously as well as its first track of a ballistic missile through intercept in a test. The test occurred at the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii in mid-September, where it detected, acquired, and tracked […]

Artistic rendering of Aerovironment's Shrike 2 UAV and Switchblade loitering munition paired with General Dynamics' armored reconnaissance vehicle in development for the U.S. Marine Corps. (Image: Aerovironment)

General Dynamics, Aerovironment Aim to Pair Drones with Ground Vehicles for Army, Marines

A new industry partnership could bring the Army and Marine Corps a step closer to incorporating manned-unmanned teaming concepts into combat operations. Unmanned aerial vehicle-maker Aerovironment has partnered with General Dynamics Land Systems [GD] to integrate two of its systems onto the vehiclemaker’s new armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), in development for the Marines, the company […]