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July 16, 2019 | Source: National Interest, Task and Purpose, 5 July 2019
Meet "THOR," the Air Force's New Drone-Killing Microwave Gun
It's built to negate swarms of drones," said Program Manager Amber Anderson. "We want to drop many of them at one time without a single leaker getting through." U.S. military...
June 3, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Sara Friedman, 22 May 2019
Air Force, MIT Launch AI Accelerator
The Air Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plan to launch an artificial intelligence accelerator program focused on fast-tracking AI technologies through...
May 29, 2019
U.S. Military Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)
What are the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) in the U.S. Armed Forces? DSIAC was asked to compile the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)...
May 21, 2019 | Source: Aerospace Testing, Ben Sampson, 8 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests Anti-Missile Laser Defence System
The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a laser weapon system capable of shooting multiple missiles while they are in flight. The ground-based laser weapon system, a prototype...
April 15, 2019 | Source: Air Force Magazine, airforcemag.com, Rachel S. Cohen, 4 April 2019
Meet the Future Unmanned Force: Skybord and Valkyrie
Two new autonomous aircraft concepts that promise to redefine the Air Force’s unmanned fleet are moving forward. The latest, Skyborg, is an autonomous drone prototyping program...
March 8, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 25 February 2019
Air Force RFI - Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Attack Planning on Enemy Moving Targets
U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for new enabling technologies in fast attack planning on valuable and enemy moving targets that offer only a fleeting time window to...
February 12, 2019 | Source: MilitaryAerospace, www.militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 17 January 2019
Pentagon Reinforces Mandate for Electronics Design Open-Systems Standards Like SOSA, FACE, and VICTORY
WASHINGTON – Top U.S. military leaders are reinforcing their commitment to open-systems standards for embedded computing and electronics design, as outlined in a memorandum signed...
January 28, 2019 | Source: C4ISRNET, c4isrnet.com, Mark Pomerleau, 26 September 2018
The New Infrastructure the Air Force Needs for Multidomain Operations
What’s missing for the Air Force to be able to simultaneously execute operations in multiple domains of warfare simultaneously in support of a single primary objective? An...
January 22, 2019 | Source: DoD Live, airman.dodlive.mil, Andrew Arthur Breese, 26 November 2018
Out of the Box
Air Force embraces “failing to succeed” over “succeeding to fail.” Dr. Richard Joseph, chief scientist of the Air Force, believes “failures have their seeds planted in success.”...
January 19, 2019 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, Mike Yeo, 4 December 2018
Us Airmen in the Pacific Transitioned to the C-130J This Year. How Is the New Model Faring?
TOKYO — U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has the largest area of responsibility of the American military’s combatant commands. Covering about half the Earth’s surface, the command’s area...