satellite-drone communications

New Tech to Enable Better Satellite-Drone Communications

A new beam-switching technology was recently tested proving data transfer and anti-jamming measures between satellites and drones are more successful when two beams are...
high-altitude UAS

Turning Point in Solar-Powered High-Altitude UAS Development

Solar UAS innovations are increasingly applied to long-term missions. A new joint venture will fund the development and production of solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft...
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Israel to Launch First Ever Autonomous Nanosatellites on Formation Flying

A group of three nanosatellites that will fly on a controlled formation flying for the first time will be launched at the end of...
unmanned aerial vehicles

How Was UAV Battery Problem Solved?

Battery weight has been one of the critical problems in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, especially for long endurance flights. Within the framework of...
new satelite

New Satellite will Enhance Brazil’s Military Communications

A new Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) was recently built for Brazil. The dual-use, civil and military, satellite system, manufactured by Thales...
secure communication

The Secure Communication of the Future City

Today, mathematical algorithms are used to encrypt text messages, banking transactions and health information. Intercepting these encrypted messages requires figuring out the exact algorithm...
locating missile sites

Google and Microsoft Models Adapted to Locating Missile Sites

US researchers have trained deep learning algorithms to identify Chinese surface-to-air missile sites - hundreds of times faster than their human counterparts. The algorithms proved...

Satellite-on-the-Move Capabilities – to Israel’s Defense Ministry

Satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) systems can supply commanders and decision makers at the battlefield with enhanced situational awareness in real-time.   Elbit Systems’ SOTM systems from the...

New Dual-Use Satellite on Air

A new dual-use telecommunications satellite has entered operations. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has started operating the defence and strategic communications geostationary satellite (SGCD)....
command and control

US Accelerates Space C2 Technologies Development

The US has been accelerating research in space command and control technologies in order to quickly achieve military situational awareness and execute operations in...
armed UAVs

Meet New Family of Armed UAVs

A new family of unmanned aerial vehicles has been recently showcased in China. Chinese research and production company Tengoen Technology unveiled two fixed-wing UAVs...

An iHLS Startup: Reviving Maps for Safe Cities

In recent years, we've been witnessing more and more security officials that have been trying to find more efficient methods to map the field,...
autonomous and remote-controlled ships

Rolls Royce’s Next Step – Autonomous Ships

ESA (The European Space Agency) signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and...

Going Back to Working Without GPS

About 70% of the US Army's major combat systems depend on signals being beamed from space. The Pentagon is investing in a new generation...

New Russian UAV Spotted by Satellite

The first image of a new Russian reconnaissance drone was apparently captured by a satellite. The picture was taken at the Gromov Flight Research...

Would Geo-Fencing Tech Stop Terrorist Vehicle Attacks?

Geo-fencing technologies that use the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries have various applications. Now they are...
space launch services

US Air Force – Contract in the Space Launch Services Field

A development in the field of space launch services. SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) has been awarded a $96.5 million contract with the U.S. Air...
small satellites

Small Satellites – Dealing Effectively With Missile Threat

Years before North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon and intelligence experts had sounded a warning: The North was making progress...

AI-Based Drone Vs. Human Pilot

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they...

Shrinked Telescope to Revolutionize UAV-Mounted Space Missions

Optical sensors mounted on UAVs and drones can serve a vast array of space missions. However, their size and weight sometimes hinder the use...
satellite communication

New Satellite Communication System for Dismounted Units

A new lightweight, multi-frequency, mobile satellite communication terminal was unveiled, designed for dismounted units who are unable to maintain line-of-sight connectivity. Built from composite...
US Air Force

What Is the US Air Force Trying to Achieve?

The secretive US Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned spacecraft has recently landed at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility following an extended...