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Navy Puts BAE-Made Coyote UAVs Through ‘Swarm’ Test

Navy Puts BAE-Made Coyote UAVs Through ‘Swarm’ Test

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has demonstrated a platform that works to launch multiple unmanned aerial vehicles on a swarm-based mission to deter adversaries. ONR said Tuesday the… Read more »

General Dynamics Picks DRS Surveillance Tech for Canada’s Armored Vehicles

General Dynamics Picks DRS Surveillance Tech for Canada’s Armored Vehicles

General Dynamics‘ Canadian land systems business has awarded DRS Technologies an eight-year, $100 million contract to produce surveillance radars for installation on Canada’s light armored vehicles. DRS will build long-range,… Read more »

Navy Set to Deploy Raytheon’s AIM-120D Missile System

Navy Set to Deploy Raytheon’s AIM-120D Missile System

The U.S. Navy has declared initial operating capability for a Raytheon-built medium range air-to-air missile system after the military service completed flight testing of the technology. Raytheon said Thursday the… Read more »

Solar Probe Plus Completes CDR, Reaches ‘Build’ Status; Andy Driesman Comments

Solar Probe Plus Completes CDR, Reaches ‘Build’ Status; Andy Driesman Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received the go-ahead to start building NASA’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft following a critical design review of its full mission plan by… Read more »

TechNavio: Security Threats to Drive Surveillance, Security Equipment Market Growth Through 2019

TechNavio: Security Threats to Drive Surveillance, Security Equipment Market Growth Through 2019

A new TechNavio report forecasts that the global market for surveillance and security equipment will grow in revenue through 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 13.58 percent. The market research firm said… Read more »

DARPA Starts Air Warfare Systems Integration Project; John Shaw Comments

DARPA Starts Air Warfare Systems Integration Project; John Shaw Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with seven companies to build tools for distributing air warfare functions across multiple unmanned and manned platforms. DARPA said Monday it aims to… Read more »

Iridium’s Matt Desch: Communications Satellite Requires High Startup Costs

Iridium’s Matt Desch: Communications Satellite Requires High Startup Costs

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has shared his thoughts on emerging satellite broadband ventures in an interview with Via Satellite magazine. Mark Holmes writes Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s… Read more »

Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon to Upgrade NASA, NOAA Environmental Satellite; Mark Sargent Comments

Raytheon has relocated its environmental satellite ground sustainment team to Maryland as part of a move to upgrade the existing satellite system of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The… Read more »

DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments

DARPA Seeks Sensor Tech for Unmanned Surface Vessels; Scott Littlefield Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking information on nonradar technology that would help new unmanned surface vessels under the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program identify objects in its vicinity. DARPA… Read more »

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics to Deliver E911 Functions to USAF Bases; Joe Brock Comments

Pragmatics has received several task orders worth a total of at least $1 million to provide the U.S. Air Force with Enhanced 911 systems under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 vehicle…. Read more »

Research and Markets: US, China to Dominate Electronic Warfare Tech Spending by 2017

Research and Markets: US, China to Dominate Electronic Warfare Tech Spending by 2017

A new Research and Markets report has forecast the U.S. and China will be the biggest spenders when it comes to electronic warfare over the next two years. The research… Read more »

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force have started to construct an S-band ground-based radar system at Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Space Fence will replace the Air Force’s… Read more »

Dan Patt: Northrop, AeroVironment to Build UAS Mobile Launch-Recovery System

Dan Patt: Northrop, AeroVironment to Build UAS Mobile Launch-Recovery System

Northrop Grumman and AeroVironment have been selected to design a new unmanned air system to launch and recover from small ships. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contracts for the second… Read more »

General Dynamics Tests MUOS Satellite Comm Functions With Digital Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics Tests MUOS Satellite Comm Functions With Digital Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has tested the voice and data satellite communications between the U.S. Navy‘s Digital Modular Radios and the U.S. Army‘s AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios with the Mobile User Objective System. The company said Monday it conducted… Read more »

Tony Bardo: Hughes to Provide Digital Signage, Learning Mgmt System to Texas Agency

Tony Bardo: Hughes to Provide Digital Signage, Learning Mgmt System to Texas Agency

Hughes Network Systems will provide data communications and networking equipment and associated services to the Texas Department of Information Resources under a two-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Monday the contract includes digital… Read more »

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