Nov. 14, 2023

Hermeus’ Quarterhorse to test hypersonics for Defense Innovation Unit [external]

WASHINGTON — Hypersonic technology company Hermeus is partnering with the Defense Innovation Unit to demonstrate high-speed capabilities through its commercial prototype aircraft, Quarterhorse.

Nov. 6, 2023

Army gets first high-power microwave prototype to counter drone swarms [external]

WASHINGTON — Epirus has completed initial government acceptance testing of its high-power microwave prototype meant to counter drone swarms, the company said in a Nov. 1 statement. The prototype system delivered to the U.S. Army is part of the service’s effort to develop an Indirect Fire Protection Capability that will protect fixed and semi-fixed sites from drones as well as rockets, artillery and mortars and cruise missiles.

Nov. 6, 2023

Tactical Resupply UAS ready for the fleet [external]

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. - The Navy and Marine Corps announced Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the TRV-150C Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (TRUAS) Oct. 27 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The first six production systems arrived last week at the Marines Third Littoral Logistics Battalion (LLB-3) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, which means that LLB-3 is sufficiently manned, trained and ready to deploy with the TRV-150C.

Nov. 3, 2023

DOD Recognizes Technology Transfer Professionals

The Defense Department recognized several science and technology professionals for excellence in shaping the department's technology transfer community as part of this year's George F. Linsteadt Awards ceremony.  

Nov. 3, 2023

New APEX Accelerator Opens in Dearborn, Mich.

The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) held a soft launch opening event for a new APEX Accelerator location in Dearborn, Mich. on October 26.

Nov. 1, 2023

NAVSEA Harnesses the Power of Small Business

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Small Business Office hosted the 2023 NAVSEA Small Business Industry Day event in Washington

Oct. 12, 2023

Assistant Secretary for Science & Technology Visits DOD Manufacturing Institutes

Dr. Steven Wax, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, recently concluded a visit to two of the Department of Defense's nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The visit included both the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute/BioFabUSA and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America.

May 1, 2023

DOD investing in wearable technology that could rapidly predict disease

The Defense Innovation Unit, in partnership with the private sector, has developed a wearable device that identifies infections.

April 20, 2023

How Small American Businesses are Driving Defense Innovations

Often the unsung heroes of the defense industry, American small businesses constitute 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and 73% of companies in the defense industrial base. Considering that over 25% of all Department of Defense prime contracts were awarded to small businesses, this number is especially noteworthy.

April 18, 2023

DOD Seeks Increased Microelectronics Funding for FY 2024

The proposed fiscal year 2024 budget includes funding for 14 emerging areas of technology that Heidi Shyu, undersecretary for research and engineering, identified as critical points of future investment.