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BAE to demonstrate digital design technology for defense systems

BAE to demonstrate digital design technology for defense systems

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Aug. 29 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia will demonstrate a immersive simulation software package for the AMV 35 combat vehicle design and manufacturing at the SimTecT conference in Sydney, Australia, this week.The system uses a combination of computer assisted design and gaming software to provide simulated projections of prototype systems and potential upgrades."This technology provides for a single point of truth for designers and engineers as well as our customer regardless of where they are located," BAE Australia CEO Glynn Phillips said in a press release."It is a real game changer to move from traditional paper plans and documents required for major manufacturing projects to a fully digital design and manufacturing environment."The system provides scaled digital models for design and ...
South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Defense said Saturday the advanced U.S. missile defense system deployed in a southern town won't cause any adverse effects to the local environment.Earlier in the day, the defense and environment ministries conducted their joint environmental survey of electromagnetic radiation and noise from the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in Seongju, southeast of Seoul.Two rocket launchers and a powerful X-band radar are operational at the new U.S. Forces Korea base, formerly a private golf course.The defense ministry said the radiation level at a spot 100 meters from the radar was measured at 0.01659 watt per square meter on average during a six-minute test. From 500 meters away, it was 0.004136 W/㎡. At 700 meters from the radar, the radiation level was 0.
Department of Defense to start issuing tablets for classified documents

Department of Defense to start issuing tablets for classified documents

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Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Information Systems Agency has initiated a pilot program to allow senior officials to access classified documents on specially secured tablets.The program expands on a previous effort allowing access to documents on smartphones and falls under the Department of Defense Mobility Classified Capability - Secret Program."We're bringing the mobile device from something you use mostly to consume information from to being able to actually do work on the device," Pentagon Mobility Portfolio manager Jake Marcellus said in a press release.Since May, 24 secured tablets with 8-inch screens have been issued to senior officials since May. They include features like the United Video Dissemination System that allows full-motion video from intelligence, surveillance and reconnai...
House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes

House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes

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June 27 (UPI) -- The Fiscal 2018 defense spending bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee would provide greater funding for shipbuilding, aircraft and weapons procurement than the Navy requested.The HAC-D subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $ 584.2 billion base discretionary defense spending bill and is advancing it to the full Appropriations committee. With Overseas Contingency Operations funding of $ 73.9 billion, the spending bill reaches a total of $ 658.1 billion for the Department of Defense.OCO funding covers operations overseas and is also used to support allied nations in joint security and combat operations, including Israel, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan and others.The bill is a compromise between President Donald Trump's $ 566 billion request and the much ...