I Saw the Future of Defense in California, And It’s Coming to a University Near You
Whether pushing for a revolution or a dramatic evolution, this key group of innovators in Silicon Valley did not wait on anyone in Washington to make it happen. Blank joined forces with three former military officers who have reputations for busting silos in the Pentagon — Pete Newell, Joe Felter, and Space (full disclosure: They are friends of mine) — as well as Tom Byers, a leading figure at Stanford. The result was H4D. I Saw the Future of Defense in California, And It’s Coming to a University Near You
DARPA Challenges Industry To Make Adaptive Radios With Ar | DefenseNews
DARPA Challenges Industry To Make Adaptive Radios With Ar | DefenseNews Winners of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) could take home up to $3.5 million, but to do that, teams will have to demonstrate new technologies that represent a “paradigm shift” with both military and commercial applications, said Paul Tilghman, a DARPA program manager who is leading the challenge.
No Terminators, but Autonomous Systems Vital to DoD Futur | DefenseNews
No Terminators, but Autonomous Systems Vital to DoD Futur | DefenseNews As autonomous technology continues to evolve, the Pentagon finds itself being pulled in two directions, enticed by the capabilities that autonomous systems could provide while also insistent it always be subservient to humans, and a set of human morals and mindsets.
DoD Presses On In Pursuit of Laser Weapons | DefenseNews
DoD Presses On In Pursuit of Laser Weapons | DefenseNews Developing directed energy to be used as laser weapons on a variety of platforms has been a huge priority for the Defense Department. It’s fortunate therefore that technology has reached a point where lasers aren’t just a cool, futuristic concept but will be vital in future military operations and war.
Possible Patriot Radar Replacement Competition Heats Up | DefenseNews
Possible Patriot Radar Replacement Competition Heats Up | DefenseNews The competition is heating up for two missile defense industry giants Lockheed Martin and Raytheon as the Army’s deadline for accepting future integrated air-and-missile defense radar concepts from industry came to a close Monday.
Army-GM Team to Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle – Defensetech
Army-GM Team to Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle – Defensetech The U.S. Army, in collaboration with General Motors, is scheduled to unveil a new concept vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells this October at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting, according to The Engineer.co.uk.
Army Taps Firms to Design New Engines for Apaches, Black Hawks – Defensetech
Army Taps Firms to Design New Engines for Apaches, Black Hawks – Defensetech The U.S. Army has awarded contracts to companies tasked with designing new engines for its fleet of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and UH-60 Black Hawk utility choppers.
The service on Monday issued a pair of agreements totaling more than a quarter-billion dollars as part of the acquisition effort, including a $154 million deal with Advanced Turbine Engine Co. — a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. and United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit — and a $102 million contract with General Electric Co.
The Stealthy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Is Ready to Set Sail and Join the U.S. Navy
The Stealthy Destroyer USS Zumwalt Is Ready to Set Sail and Join the U.S. Navy The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it’s heading into the remnants of a tropical storm as it leaves Maine for good.
The skipper is watching the weather as the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer prepares to depart from Bath Iron Works on Wednesday en route to its commissioning in Baltimore, and then to its homeport in San Diego.