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James Webb Space Telescope gets its Near Infrared Camera

John McHale Editorial Director

PALO ALTO, CA. Lockheed Martin engineers and experts at the University of Arizona deployed the primary imaging instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The new Near Infrared Camera, or NIRCam, is now integrated within the heart of the telescope, which is known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM).

Oshkosh Defense’s TerraMax UGV demonstrated at AUVSI Hill Day in D.C.

Amanda Harvey, Assistant Editor

OSHKOSH, WI. A division of Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh Defense, demonstrated the TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at the AUVSI “Hill Day” at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The TerraMax is designed to reduce military troops’ exposure to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and to optimize the number of troops needed to complete ground missions.

New, FACE-compliant airborne autonomy system demonstrated by Navy, Lockheed Martin

John McHale Editorial Director

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Engineers at Lockheed Martin and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) completed a demonstration of an unmanned rotorcraft completing an autonomous approach and landing in an unprepared environment via the OPTIMUS mission system from Lockheed Martin. The system improves the aircraft's onboard intelligence enabling it to have advanced mission planning capability that can then be applied to current and future unmanned rotary wing aircraft. It does so by using an open architecture set up for Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) compliance.