Report highlights UK defence supply chain difficulties for SMEs
A report commissioned by the UK MoD from RAND Europe has shed new light on the problems faced by companies below Tier One in the defence supply chain.
USAF looks to broaden exploitation of AI for pilot training
The core advantage of AI in training is its ability to draw correlations from different data sets, and to learn, adapt and evolve based on changes in the environment.
DARPA eyes nuclear power for spacecraft
Recently introduced reforms could enable the first demonstration flight of a nuclear thermal propulsion rocket in 2025.
DARPA funds research into next-generation PPE
DARPA is working with industry on 'unburdening the warfighter' by developing advanced and ultra-lightweight personal protective equipment. Its Personalized Protective Biosystems programme pre-dates COVID-19, but it arguably assumes even greater importance for defence procurement in the context of the pandemic.