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Category Archive: Defense

  1. Sierra Space: Delivering Cargo Anywhere on Earth in 90 Minutes

    May
    07
    2024

    Rapid Delivery: Transforming Emergency Supply Chains Sierra Space, a leading company in space technology, has unveiled an innovative approach to on-demand cargo delivery from Earth’s orbit. Their goal is to deliver essential supplies globally within 90 minutes of the request through their brainchild, the “Ghost” spacecraft. The Sierra Space Ghost system promises rapid and efficient […]

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  2. Anduril Delivers First Giant Uncrewed Submarine to Australian Navy

    May
    04
    2024

    Anduril has delivered its first prototype, the Ghost Shark Extra-Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (XL-AUV), to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) a year ahead of schedule and on budget. The other three will be followed next year. Ghost Shark is developed and funded by a partnership between Defence and Anduril Australia under a development contract worth […]

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  3. How to Calculate Metal Weight

    Apr
    09
    2024

    Calculating the weight of a given alloy is a crucial aspect of engineering and manufacturing processes. The weight of a metal component not only influences its performance but also impacts design considerations, material selection, and cost estimation. Here’s a detailed guide on how to accurately calculate metal weight: Importance of Metal Weight Calculation The weight […]

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  4. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Mar
    06
    2024

    Steel is perhaps the most versatile material used to build everything around us, from buildings and bridges to cars and aircraft. Depending on the application and manufacturing process, steel comes in various forms. Two of the fundamental forms are billets and bars, which are refined and ready-to-use forms of steel tailored for production purposes.  At […]

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  5. Tube Drawing

    Feb
    14
    2024

    Tubes are an integral part of the modern world and are present in almost every industry. They are used mainly for transferring pressurized or unpressurized fluids (liquid and gas) but also for structural purposes.  As such, tubes find use in various industries, including construction, aircraft, oil, gas, petrochemical, automotive, chemical, water treatment, sanitary systems, medical, […]

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  6. What is Seamless Tubing?

    Jan
    02
    2024

    Seamless tubing is a type of metal tubing manufactured without welding seams, giving it a much higher strength, better durability, and higher corrosion resistance. Moreover, seamless tubing keeps uniformity throughout its length, which might be preferable in some applications.  The main advantage of seamless tubing is the lack of weak points. For example, a longitudinally […]

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  7. DARPA Selects Competitors for VTOL X-Plane

    Dec
    21
    2023

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected four competitors for the Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) project. The contract includes the design, building, and testing of an SPRINT X-Plane demonstrator. As stated, “The goal of the programme is to provide these aircraft with the ability to cruise at speeds from 400 to 450 […]

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  8. Next-Gen US Navy Arsenal: Smart Ammo that Tracks and Destroys Evading Targets

    Nov
    16
    2023

    Smart weapons, like GPS-guided munitions and cruise missiles, are growing in sophistication and importance in modern warfare. Laser-guided munitions and autonomous AI-enhanced weapons are also part of this trend. Today, major navies emphasize precision over sheer firepower Instead of massive barrages, the goal is to shoot a single, strategically placed round with minimal explosives for […]

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  9. A Guide to Purchasing Inconel: Tips and Considerations

    Oct
    02
    2023

    Inconel® is a family of nickel-chromium superalloys known for its high strength, corrosion resistance, and oxidation resistance at high temperatures. Well-suited for demanding applications, Inconel alloys typically comprise 50-70% nickel, 15-25% chromium, and other elements, including iron, cobalt, molybdenum, and tungsten. The specific composition of an Inconel alloy depends on its intended application. Inconel’s unique […]

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  10. A Tiny Yet Mighty Mach 5 Ramjet Engine Poised to Catapult Drones into Supersonic Domination

    Aug
    01
    2023

    Air-breathing hypersonic power plants, also known as scramjet engines, are designed to operate at extremely high speeds, typically in the hypersonic regime i.e; Mach 5 and above. These air-breathing scramjet engines are generally fighter-jet engine-seized. Engineers and researchers have been working on innovative designs to reduce the size of scramjet engines. The goal is to […]

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  11. Breaking Boundaries: Extraordinary Uses of Metal in Unexpected Industries

    Jun
    20
    2023

    Metals have been utilized by mankind for centuries. However, the modern technological revolution introduced completely new applications for these solid substances. Apart from industries that are largely dependent on metals, such as civil engineering, automotive, furniture, machinery, and the electronics sector, there are many other unusual uses of metals. Therefore, it’s intriguing to take a […]

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  12. Fascinating Facts About Stainless Steel and Its Diverse Applications

    Jun
    15
    2023

    Steel, an invaluable material that forms the foundation of countless utensils, buildings, and essential items, holds a significant place in our world. Often hailed as one of the most crucial materials in human evolution, steel remains shrouded in lesser-known facts. With a history spanning over a millennium, steel’s earliest known product dates back a remarkable […]

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  13. US Air Force Invests $75.5 Million in Creation of Largest Wireless Ad-Hoc Network in the World

    Apr
    18
    2023

    The US Air Force is leading the charge by exploring the practical application of ad-hoc wireless networks. The air service has recently awarded a whopping $75.5 million contract to Persistent Systems, a New York-based company, to develop the world’s largest wireless ad-hoc network. Persistent Systems is renowned for being at the forefront of wireless communication […]

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  14. Boeing: Production Start of MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopter

    Apr
    06
    2023

    After Boeing was awarded a $285M contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the company started the production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters. The contract includes aircraft, sustainment, and support services. As said by the program director of Boeing’s MH-139A, Azeem Khan, “Advancing the program from testing and evaluation to production is a major […]

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  15. US To Deliver Armored Vehicle Launched Bridges To Ukraine

    Mar
    21
    2023

    The United States has demonstrated its commitment to global partnerships with a new plan announcement to deliver mobile bridges to Ukraine. This development marks the first time the US provided support gear to assist tanks and other armored vehicles in crossing gap-type obstacles. On March 3, the United States army announced a support package worth […]

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  16. Farewell to ‘Big Sexy’: U.S. Air Force Retires KC-10 Extender

    Mar
    14
    2023

    The US Air Force is bidding farewell to its long-serving refueling tanker, the KC-10 Extender, as the military shifts its focus to the more advanced KC-46 Pegasus. The KC-10, nicknamed “Big Sexy” for its sleek wing design, has been in service for 40 years, providing refueling and cargo capabilities for the Air Force. Despite being […]

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  17. H2FLY: New Milestone for Zero-Emission Flying Achieved

    Nov
    18
    2022

    The German company H2FLY with its partners successfully passed the vibration and Leakage Test at Air Liquide. H2FLY is a developer of fuel cell technology and integrated a liquid hydrogen tank into the HY4 aircraft. This presents an important step for their Project HEAVEN program and for achieving zero-emission commercial flights operation. The company is […]

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