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*+-The failure of a SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station will have serious implications not only for the company’s civilian and commercial business, but also its ambitions to crack into the military market. The explosion of the company’s Falcon 9 on June 28 over Cape Canaveral, Florida — more than two minutes into […]

*+-PARIS – International militaries and border partrols want smaller, lighter and more resilient sensors that can fit on aircraft most wouldn’t consider traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, said a FLIR Systems official here at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. FLIR Systems showed off their Star SAFIRE 380 HDC sensor pod at […]

*+-The Army has developed an airborne satellite system that can be loaded onto an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft that allows paratroopers to communicate with voice, video and data while flying to the mission, Army officials said. Army leaders hope to deploy the system called Enroute Mission Command Capability, or EMC 2, by 2017. “EMC […]

*+-The Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time, service officials said. While still primarily in the laboratory stage, the concept is gaining traction with Air Force scientists who are making progress […]

*+-The Air Force plans to be able to incinerate targets such as incoming missiles with laser weapons mounted on C-17s by 2023 as part of a directed energy developmental effort, service official said. The High Energy Laser, or HEL, is being tested by the Air Force Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Ground […]