Defense Systems Digest
10 March 2020

Notable Technical Inquiry

Are there reusable bullet catchers that do not damage the projectile?

The inquirer currently uses stacks of ceiling tiles to collect projectiles that have penetrated test articles and asked DSIAC for an alternative that would allow the same fast recovery and turnaround.  A DSIAC vulnerability subject matter expert with experience developing warhead fragment catch media systems recommended a fiberboard used by U.S. Department of Defense and commercial warhead test ranges.  DSIAC also performed open source and DTIC Research and Engineering Gateway research on various bullet trap construction techniques and materials used to support gun bullet forensics and nondestructive recovery of…

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United States, Allies Bolstering Electronic Warfare Systems

The global military airborne electronic warfare market offers major opportunities for equipment manufacturers as countries respond to growing threats, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan.

The study, titled “Global Military Airborne Electronic Warfare Market, Forecast to 2028,” projects $30.8 billion in revenue for contractors between 2018 and the latter part of this decade. About $21 billion of that will come from planned future procurements of EW systems.

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