Defense Systems Digest

24 OCTOBER 2023

Featured Technical Inquiry

What information is available on current efforts to improve survivable fuzes for penetrating munitions?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking information on current research to improve the overall design and survivability of fuzes to make penetrating munitions more reliable.  Efforts can be related to improvements in advanced materials development and use, fuze design, nose shape design, microelectronics survivability to high-impact g-forces, etc. Information on the organization, labs, funding, and a development timeline is preferred. If you […]

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to search for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) that perform Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) maritime missions. A set of parameters was given to DSIAC staff to limit the results, although this search was non-exhaustive and UASs that do not meet all parameters are included. UASs included in this report have two or more of the following parameters: military use, produced in the U.S., payload capabilities up to 50 pounds, endurance minimum of six hours, range minimum of 230 miles, and use of heavy fuel. UASs used for maritime ISR missions are critical to United States (U.S.) military and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide early warnings of enemy threats and to support ongoing U.S. military and DoD missions. ISR missions can provide signals, intelligence and electronic warfare processing, analysis, and reporting capabilities, while also allowing communications between submerged maritime vehicles and a UAS.

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Uriah Tobey

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Uriah Tobey

Adversary Threat Operator, Captain U.S. Space Force

Uriah Tobey is a graduate from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering. He has ten years of experience as a professor of mathematics and engineering and is skilled in orbital mechanics, MATLAB, SolidWorks, and 3D printing. In addition to these skill areas, Uriah is interested in artificial intelligence, robotics, computer simulations, and quantum computers. Uriah is an active member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies.

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Featured News

Army’s JTAGS Mission Transfers to USSF

BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. — The U.S. Army’s Joint Tactical Ground Station missile warning system mission officially transferred to the U.S. Space Force on October 1. This mission transfer from the Army to the Space Force follows the Army Satellite Communications transfer in August 2022, which consolidated all military SATCOM capabilities under one service for the first time ever. “I cannot emphasize enough my […]

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Upcoming Events

AOC 2023 International Symposium and Convention

Superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) continues to prove itself as an integral capability that provides an operational advantage in conflicts worldwide. Integrating and synchronizing EMS operations in every warfighting domain across the entire range…

The Directed Energy Systems Symposium

The Directed Energy Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of directed energy in a limited-attendance environment. Some portions of the Systems Symposium are held at a CUI/Limited Distribution level while others are conducted at the…

2023 Fall AFSIM User Group Meeting

The purpose of the Advanced Framework for Simulation Integration and Modeling (AFSIM) User Group is to provide a forum for the AFSIM community to learn about the latest AFSIM developments, receive management updates, hear from…

Modern Warfare Week

This event will bring our Special Operations Forces (SOF) community to Fayetteville, NC, from November 13-16 2023. The 2022 rendition of Modern Warfare Week had over 850 attendees–and nearly 40% were military or government representatives….

Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) Test Training (Huntsville, AL)

This four-day Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD 810) test training focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class…