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Army Prepares JLENS Airship for NORAD Compatibility Tests; Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall Comments

Army Prepares JLENS Airship for NORAD Compatibility Tests; Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall Comments

The U.S. Army plans to launch a Raytheon-built cruise missile detector at the Aberdeen Proving Ground next week to test the system’s integration capabilities with NORAD command and control nodes. The… Read more »

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Exelis, Iridium, DISA Demo Satellite-Based Tactical Comms Service; Mark Adams Comments

Exelis, Iridium, DISA Demo Satellite-Based Tactical Comms Service; Mark Adams Comments

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has collaborated with Exelis and Iridium Communications to test a satellite-based communications service designed to connect military and intelligence personnel anywhere across the globe…. Read more »

Dan Hart: Boeing Preps for Next GPS IIF Launch as 8th Satellite Joins Constellation

Dan Hart: Boeing Preps for Next GPS IIF Launch as 8th Satellite Joins Constellation

Boeing‘s GPS Space Vehicle-69 satellite has joined the 31-satellite GPS System IIF constellation after almost two months of on-orbit checkout and validation as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s network modernization efforts…. Read more »

Rob Weiss: Lockheed to Continue Open Architecture Support for USAF Aircraft Modernization

Rob Weiss: Lockheed to Continue Open Architecture Support for USAF Aircraft Modernization

Lockheed Martin has deployed its Skunk Works Enterprise Open Systems Architecture to integrate multiple sensors that are compliant with the U.S. Air Force‘s Open Mission Systems standard into the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. The company said Dec. 10… Read more »

Lockheed Selects L-3 Digital Data Link for Small UAS

Lockheed Selects L-3 Digital Data Link for Small UAS

Lockheed Martin has awarded a subcontract to L-3 Communications to equip the U.K. defense ministry’s Desert Hawk III DDL digital platform with the MICRO Secure Digital Data Link. The companies said Dec. 1 that L-3’s MICRO SDDL will… Read more »

Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have jointly tested the command and control features of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite during a fourth launch readiness exercise. The companies demonstrated automatic… Read more »

Brendan O’Connell: Australian DoD Orders Harris-Made Radio Comm Systems

Brendan O’Connell: Australian DoD Orders Harris-Made Radio Comm Systems

Harris Corp. will provide its Falcon III multiband tactical radios to Australia’s military under a $38 million contract with the Australian defense department. Australia ordered an unspecified number of the company’s… Read more »

NRO Defense Payload Sent to Space on ULA-Built Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments

NRO Defense Payload Sent to Space on ULA-Built Rocket; Jim Sponnick Comments

United Launch Alliance helped the National Reconnaissance Office launch a classified national defense satellite aboard an ULA-built rocket on Friday. The company’s Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle 541 lifted… Read more »

Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Eyes Drone Survey Expansion Beyond Ohio

Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Eyes Drone Survey Expansion Beyond Ohio

Shane Imwalle, a senior vice president at Woolpert, sees further opportunities for the company in unmanned aircraft systems after the Federal Aviation Administration certified Woolpert to fly drones on surveying missions in Ohio,… Read more »

Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production

Lockheed Gets USAF Approval for Extended-Range Missile Production

Lockheed Martin has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to begin full-rate production of the company’s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range for the military service. The Air Force completed… Read more »

Northrop Delivers F-16 AESA Radar System to Lockheed; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Delivers F-16 AESA Radar System to Lockheed; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Grumman has delivered an active electronically scanned array radar to Lockheed Martin under an F-16 radar modernization program. Lockheed contracted Northrop to provide its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar… Read more »

Lockheed Opens MUOS Terminal Development, Certification Hub; Glenn Ladue Comments

Lockheed Opens MUOS Terminal Development, Certification Hub; Glenn Ladue Comments

Lockheed Martin has opened a new development and certification facility for developers to test the Mobile User Objective System’s radio terminal applications. The 3,400-square-foot Test Radio Access Facility is located at Lockheed’s Sunnyvale, California-based campus, Lockheed said Friday…. Read more »

Jerome Bendell: Thales-Raytheon JV to Provide Air Defense Radars to French Military

Jerome Bendell: Thales-Raytheon JV to Provide Air Defense Radars to French Military

A Thales Group-Raytheon joint venture has been selected by the French defense agency to supply fixed and mobile surveillance platforms to France’s armed forces. ThalesRaytheonSystems will deliver 12 Ground Master… Read more »

Leidos to Help Army Upgrade Air, Missile Defense Simulator; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos to Help Army Upgrade Air, Missile Defense Simulator; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos has received a potential three-year, $11 million task order to update and maintain the U.S. Army‘s Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense simulator. The company said Thursday it will also… Read more »

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel Backs Navy LCS Modernization Plan

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel Backs Navy LCS Modernization Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel supports the U.S. Navy‘s proposed modernization effort of the Littoral Combat Ships that are made by Austal USA and Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes… Read more »

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