A Sandia National Laboratory-built robotic system is helping the U.S. Army deactivate submunitions of the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The automated system consists of nine robots and has so far demilitarized over 700K submunition units, the laboratory said Thursday.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security is combining machine learning with video technology to boost the precision of visual drone detection. DHS said Friday it is working with Sandia National Laboratories to explore temporal frequency analysis, an approach focusing on an image's pixel fluctuation.Read More »
The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration will proceed with the final production qualification activities of the B61-12 Life Extension Program after completing a final design review of a new B61 variant.
The department said Friday NNSA will initiate production qualification operations at its Pantex Plant within the month, then conduct phase 6.5 first production authorization in September 2019.
The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard in the assessment of two National Security Cutters since December. DHS said Tuesday the directorate helped the Navy’s commander of operational test and evaluation forces to collect and document information needed to …Read More »
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has said that military service will meet with several companies to obtain insights into how the private sector responds to disasters as part of a strategic readiness review on the branch’s operational safety procedures, Defense News reported Wednesday. Spencer added the Navy wants to work with B.P., …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have completed a pair of qualification flight tests for the B61-12 gravity bombs. NNSA said Monday an F-15E aircraft carried and dropped the non-nuclear bomb assemblies during the tests held Aug. 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The test flights were conducted as part …Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed mathematical tools and methods to help designers understand risks associated with the design and modeling of large military systems such as aerospace vehicles and engines. Research teams under DARPA’s Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program have developed uncertainty quantification tools to increase chances that new …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have evaluated the non-nuclear functions of a gravity bomb during a qualification flight test held at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. NNSA said Thursday the service branch dropped the B61-12 non-nuclear test assembly from an F-16 aircraft as part of the test to assess …Read More »
Frank Klotz, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has been asked by President Donald Trump to remain as NNSA chief until the administration names a successor to the post, Albuquerque Journal reported Monday. Mark Oswald writes the decision comes after Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New …Read More »
Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Steven Norton writes Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO following Johnson’s departure. A spokesperson from the DOE …Read More »