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DARPA’s ALIAS program improving Pilot’s decision making in degraded environments and enhancing Autonomy of existing Aircraft

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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Sikorsky  a contract to carry out a third phase of its program to develop an Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS), the Lockheed Martin subsidiary announced in January. Under Phase III of the program, Sikorsky will focus on the fabrication and installation …

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Australia releases Defence Science and Technology plan for implementing its Air Force Strategy to transform to fifth-generation Air Force

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Australian Airforce is making investments into range of state-of-the-art surveillance, command-and-control and combat platforms. This includes introduction of advanced capabilities such as the F-35A Lightning II, EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, the MQ-4C Triton, and space systems including a space situational radar and space telescope. Moreover, Navy and Army are currently …

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Morphing Aircrafts and Wings enable optimal performance in all flight conditions and missions, now started being outfitted on commercial aircraft

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The design of aerodynamic airfoils is optimized for certain conditions. For instance, the shape of the wings of fixed-wing aircrafts are designed and optimized for a certain flight condition (in terms of altitude, speed, aircraft weight, etc.). However, these flight conditions vary significantly during the flight. Currently, aircraft are provided …

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