The F-15EX, launched as the new version of the F-15E fighter jet, made its first test flight. The plane, which hosts this system, called the digital backbone, will be delivered to the US Air Force at the end of March.
The new F-15EX Advanced Eagle aircraft developed by the American aviation company Boeing made its first flight. The aircraft, which hosts a fully digital cockpit supported by the mission computer, will thus be able to receive the necessary updates in the coming period. The plane, which hosts this system, called the digital backbone, will be delivered to the US Air Force at the end of March.
According to the statement made by Boeing, 2 aircraft will enter the inventory on this date. Launched as the new version of the F-15E fighter jet, the F-15EX will replace the F-15C and D aircraft, which have been operating for nearly 35 years in the long term. These aircraft, which are now considered to be a security risk, will be retired.
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The robots reportedly participated in exercises in Nevada with different elements of the US military.
Robot dogs taken off the C-130 transport aircraft, before the soldiers got off the plane, screened for security.
The soldiers got off the plane after robots equipped with advanced receivers signaled that the environment was safe.
The robots called Vision 60 are part of the “Advanced Combat Management System” project of the USA, which is about 3 and a half billion dollars.
It is aimed that the four-legged robots that operate autonomously will not only ensure the security of the bases, but also make exploration, detection and mapping in dangerous areas.
“Our full-capacity test vehicle flew in the physical world. In doing so, it broke many records,” said Will Roper, US Air Force Deputy Secretary General for Purchasing, in a speech at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference. Stating that the digital world is the future of humanity, Roper emphasized that they pay attention to the designs that take the physical world into account.
The United States, which is known to be working within the scope of the Next Generation Air Superiority Program, did not make any statements about the stage of the program, which was carried out in secret, how many prototype aircraft it produced, or when it would announce the mentioned aircraft to the public.
According to reports in the US press, it is thought that if the aircraft is taken into the inventory, it will compete with the US operational F-35 aircraft and the F-15EX type fighter aircraft that are in the test phase, especially in the defense industry. It is also among the allegations that it may be tendered to the company.
Raytheon and Northrop Grumman announced that they established a partnership at the Paris Air Show, where we introduced our National Fighter Aircraft TF-X. The two companies will produce missiles for DARPA and the US Air Force at up to twice the speed of sound. According to the reports in the US press, the missiles will be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
US combat drone unveiled the XQ-58 Valkyrie. It was developed to support the drone F-35s tested in Arizona. It has been announced that the XQ-58 Valkyrie has a flight range of 3,300 kilometers.
USS Independence (LCS 2), produced in Alabama for the US navy, impresses with its features.
The 127-meter-long ship can speed 74 kilometers per hour. The angular structure of the ship makes it less likely to get caught in the radar.
Another striking feature of USS Independence, which has a range of 19 thousand kilometers, is that it can operate in waters shallower than 6 meters.
The ship, which has a very large area, can carry 2 Seahawk helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The new target of the US military, which has been working since 2013 to create personalized weapons that give soldiers superhuman combat capabilities, is a new bulletproof military technology, also called ‘Iron Man’ armor.
The project, which is still in the R&D stage, aims to minimize the losses in conflict zones.
Developed by American entrepreneurs, the Cornershot rifle draws attention with its foldable structure.
The Cornershot carries a 40 mm grenade launcher as standard and can also be used as an anti-tank.
US soldiers will benefit from this pocket-sized drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) model for land exploration and intelligence gathering in the coming days.
The ‘Balck hornet 3’ (Black wasp) weighing 32 grams can reach a speed of 21 kilometers per hour.
Pentagon, which will spend $ 39 million to bring this model to the army, has not made an official statement about the date this device will come into use.
Developed by the US-based technology giant Microsoft, the first versions of the HoloLens 2 developed for the US military reached the army and began to be used in training.
According to reports in the US press, the soldier wearing the HoloLens 2 can see other soldiers in the immediate vicinity, their heartbeat and the map of the area. Microsoft was protested by its employees last month after its agreement with the US Army.
The US Air Force has begun work to increase the use of drones. Drones with artificial intelligence are planned to accompany the F-35s as ‘wingman’.
The US Air Force, which has been working on the system called SHIELD (Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator) since 2014, managed to hit more than one rockets fired in the trials.
With the method in question, the US Air Force will increase the number of unmanned vehicles and will also reduce costs. Because of this, F-35s will be able to fly without other aircraft.
The first choice for the program is for the XQ-58 Valkyrie. Having a weight of 227 kilograms, the drone can reach a speed of 0.85 Mach. The drone, which hosts two weapon slots, continues to work for artificial intelligence integration.
According to the news in the British Daily Mail newspaper, the US military is testing the smart rifle produced by Israel-based Smart Shooter Ltd and Sig Sauer. If ‘The SMASH scope’ successfully passes this test, it will be added to the US military’s inventory and will gradually replace the M + and M249s.
According to the same news, if the ‘smart rifle’ receives the necessary approval, it will be in the inventory in 2023. According to the news in Popular Chanics, the rifle, which has a software, automatically aims, can follow the target if its user marks the target, and has features such as not allowing the shot if there is no possibility to hit the target.
Darpa took the first step for Manta Ray Project. According to the news in the British Daily Mail newspaper, Darpa, who signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin within the scope of this project, aims to add the underwater drone to the inventory. According to the same report, the underwater drone, which will be produced under the $ 12.3 million agreement, will be unmanned and will be used for logistical support in operations.
The US Navy has tested the laser gun, which has been in the R&D phase, on drones in the Pacific Ocean for some time.
It has been announced that the weapon called ‘Solid-state laser’ placed on the USS Portland amphibious class transport ship successfully passed the test.
The test carried out by DARPA, which is accepted as the research and development (R&D) center of the United States (USA) army, has been concluded. The winner of the ‘dogfight’ simulation, in which Artificial Intelligence and human competes, was artificial intelligence.
According to the news in Engadget, the artificial intelligence developed for Heron systems was the party that won the fight with the F-16 pilot. Artificial intelligence and human faced 5 times, and artificial intelligence won these 5 struggles.
Tests of the rifle named ‘ribbon gun’ developed for the US army started. The most striking feature of the infantry rifle, which has a prototype, from its competitors, is that it can fire 4 bullets at the same time.
The images of the USA testing the B61-12 free-falling nuclear bomb with the 5th generation stealth fighter F-35 were shared. The F-35 dropped the bomb, which it carried inside the fuselage and used for training purposes, to its target while flying at supersonic (Mach 1) speed. According to the news in Popular Mechanics, with the test in question, the B61-12 was carried in the fuselage of a warplane for the first time. It was stated that the test carried out in the state of Nevada, USA, was completed successfully on August 25.