Category Archives: Military Technology

Iran mass-produces indigenous Shahed 129 UAV

The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched the mass-production of the indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Shahed 129, which was unveiled last year. The technology to design and develop these types of drones had been in US control, but … Continue reading

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DARPA ENVISIONS ON-DEMAND SATELLITE IMAGERY FOR FRONTLINE WARFIGHTERS

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has put out a call for experts to help build a swarm of satellites that would let soldiers overseas access near-live satellite images of their location, something not possible with current satellites … Continue reading

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DARPA Seeks Smartphone App Developers for ADAPT Program

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking for smartphone developers who can use their app-building skills to take advantage of military sensor networks or control swarms of UAVs – think Angry Birds with more bite. “DARPA is … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin awarded contract by US Air Force to modernize early warning long-range surveillance radars

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $46.8 million in contract options to begin modernizing 29 long-range radars which provide advanced warning and air traffic control surveillance over North America’s airspace. Under initial options of the Essential Parts … Continue reading

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Global Observer UAV Fails During Extended Duration Flight Testing

AeroVironment announced on April 01, 2011, that the Global Observer unmanned air vehicle undergoing flight test envelope expansion at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California experienced a mishap at 2:30 am Pacific Daylight Time April 01 2011, approximately 18 hours into … Continue reading

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Experimental U.S. STSS Missile Defense Satellites Passed Vital Tests

A pair of experimental U.S. missile defense satellites has passed a series of vital tests in space, spotting three missile launches and successfully relaying data about their trajectories to observers on Earth. The two satellites make up the Space Tracking … Continue reading

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