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LaGrange Lock and Dam Rebuilt, Reopens

In 1939, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ LaGrange Lock and Dam was completed on the Illinois River near Beardsville, just north of where the Illinois meets the Mississippi. It’s a key shipping point for commodities flowing to all points south on the Big Muddy.

Here’s how the Pentagon will test industry’s counter-drone tech for an enduring capability

Beginning early next year, the Pentagon will host the first opportunity for industry to demonstrate counter-drone technology aimed at small systems, the next step in a plan to test out new capabilities twice a year at common test ranges, according to Army officials in charge of the effort.

A Strategy To Differentiate with Additive Manufacturing

Where does metal additive manufacturing add value to the aerospace and defense industry? Moog has been exploring this question since 2011. Moog's products are utilized in mission critical applications like steering a missile or keeping a satellite in orbit. The requirements that accompany these applications are some of the arduous in the industry.

GDLS Gets $1.2B For 144 Army Anti-Aircraft Strykers

WASHINGTON: Life is about to get harder for low-flying MiGs, Hind gunships, and drones opposing the US Army. On Wednesday, the government officially awarded General Dynamics a highly-anticipated contract to mass-produce the Interim Maneuver SHORAD vehicle.

U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $1.2 Billion IM-SHORAD Contract

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) was awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the U.S. Army to produce, test and deliver Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems. The initial order on the contract calls for 28 Stryker IM-SHORAD vehicles for $230 million. 

Dynetics Flies Second X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 26, 2020 - Dynetics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, successfully tested a second X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV), as well as the Gremlins airborne recovery system, last month at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  The series of tests focused on risk reduction, as well as system and subsystem performance verification, in preparation for an airborne recovery test later this year. The overarching goal of the Gremlins Program, managed by DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, is to demonstrate aerial launch and recovery of multiple low-cost reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs).

Army asks Leonardo DRS to build vehicle-mounted counter-drone systems with sensors and machine guns

Counter-drone experts at Leonardo DRS will develop, build, and deploy a military vehicle-mounted weapon to detect, destroy, or disable small, inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like commercial quadcopters that are operating as airborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Warship Automation - Degrees of Control

Warships have increased their levels of automation gradually over decades, replacing labour-intensive and dangerous tasks with more efficient mechanical or electrical systems. This has taken place at every level, from the operation of sensors and weapons, through navigation and control to power and propulsion.

Moog proposing lighter RIwP turret configuration for MADIS

Moog is planning to submit a lighter version of its Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform (RIwP) to the US Marine Corp. Tony Peck, Moog’s director for defence control systems, spoke with Janes on 11 June about the RIwP and the company’s bid to secure the Marine Air Defense..

Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle Performs Its Maiden Flight

Dynetics, the performer for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program, has successfully flown its X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) for the first time in November 2019.

Moog Expands Huntsville Footprint with Regional Support Center

Another innovative technology company is expanding its presence in Huntsville.   Moog – the name rhymes with vogue – has opened a regional support center at 360F Quality Circle in Cummings Research Park West. The company cites the proximity to Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space

Moog opens strategic regional support center in Huntsville, Alabama

Moog Inc., a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, is expanding in Huntsville, Alabama, with the opening of a regional support center. The new regional support center comprises a large laboratory to support local research, development, and testing activities; abundant office space; and essential collaboration space.

A Culture and Mission Aligned to Encourage Continous Innovation

Manufacturing highly complex technical hardware for the defense industry presents some unique callenges for a manufacturing facility. The applications we work on as a company are often mission critical and cannot fail, else the mission fails.....

Servo Valves Key to Aircraft Carrier Application

Servo and proportional valves are most commonly flow-control, spool-type valves that meter fluid from a high-pressure source—typically a pump or accumulator system—to a rotary or linear actuator of some sort. From the actuator, the fluid then passes back through the valve, returning to the low-pressure tank or reservoir, making it a “meter-in/meter-out” valve. They control position, velocity, or pressure and/or force through a closed-loop electronic control system.