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Doug Pachunka: Northrop to Automate ‘Courses of Action Tools’ for Air Force Collaboration Platform

Doug Pachunka: Northrop to Automate ‘Courses of Action Tools’ for Air Force Collaboration Platform

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will update and maintain a web-based platform for the Air Force and build the system to help military units collaborate on mission and crisis planning activities. The… Read more »

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Ken Asbury: CACI Adds C4ISR Work Through Army SIGINT System Support Contract

Ken Asbury: CACI Adds C4ISR Work Through Army SIGINT System Support Contract

CACI International will provide lifecycle support for the Guardrail/Common Sensor airborne location and dissemination system under a potential 30-month, $41 million contract with the U.S. Army‘s project manager for sensor-aerial intelligence. “Our new… Read more »

Virgin Galactic’s FAA Clearance Could Pave Way for December Space Flights

Virgin Galactic’s FAA Clearance Could Pave Way for December Space Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has given Virgin Galactic the go-ahead to offer space travel through the company’s facilities in New Mexico and commercial chartered flights could be available as early… Read more »

Iridium Extends Satellite Services Deal With SkyBitz; David Wigglesworth Comments

Iridium Extends Satellite Services Deal With SkyBitz; David Wigglesworth Comments

Iridium Communications will continue providing satellite connectivity to SkyBitz in order to help the latter company’s customers track global assets and use asset information to make business decisions. SkyBitz developed its SkyBitz as a Service offering… Read more »

L-3 Unveils APEX First Responder, Urban Warfare Drone; J.R. Gear Comments

L-3 Unveils APEX First Responder, Urban Warfare Drone; J.R. Gear Comments

L-3 Communications‘ Unmanned Systems segment has launched its Airborne Pursuit and Exploitation unmanned aircraft system at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Unmanned Systems 2014 conference held on May 12 to… Read more »

General Atomics, Rohde & Schwarz to Add Radio Systems In Border Control Unmanned Aircraft

General Atomics, Rohde & Schwarz to Add Radio Systems In Border Control Unmanned Aircraft

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit has entered into a partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to integrate air traffic control radio systems into the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, which is… Read more »

Pentagon Approves Lockheed-MBDA JV’s ‘Friend or Foe’ System; Dave Berganini Comments

Pentagon Approves Lockheed-MBDA JV’s ‘Friend or Foe’ System; Dave Berganini Comments

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin and MBDA has obtained federal certification for a technology that works to identify non-hostile aircraft during combat operations. The Defense Department‘s International AIMS Program Office… Read more »

NGA Chief Letitia Long: US Set to Move on High-Res Satellite Imagery Sale Rules

NGA Chief Letitia Long: US Set to Move on High-Res Satellite Imagery Sale Rules

  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia Long has expressed confidence that the U.S. government will eventually let commercial firms sell high-resolution satellite imagery, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes that… Read more »

Ken Asbury: Army Taps CACI to Help Build Network Interoperability Tech

Ken Asbury: Army Taps CACI to Help Build Network Interoperability Tech

CACI International has won a $21 million task order to help the U.S. Army integrate data networking and connectivity tools for the branch’s tactical command infrastructure. The potential two-year contract… Read more »

Harris to Add Internet in Central Asian Country’s Tactical Comm System; Brendan O’Connell Comments

Harris to Add Internet in Central Asian Country’s Tactical Comm System; Brendan O’Connell Comments

Harris Corp. has won a $78 million contract to add a mobile tactical Internet to a tactical communications system for an unnamed country based in Central Asia that seeks to bolster its… Read more »

Minda Suchan: Exelis Designed Sensor to ID Gases in ‘Hard-to-Reach’ Areas

Minda Suchan: Exelis Designed Sensor to ID Gases in ‘Hard-to-Reach’ Areas

Exelis has finished a series of flight tests on a sensor and processing system the company built to detect potentially hazardous substances and gases by pointing in multiple directions. The company’s… Read more »

Kevin Westfall: Lockheed’s ‘Waterproof’ UAV Built to Fly in Fixed-Wing, Tilt-Rotor Variants

Kevin Westfall: Lockheed’s ‘Waterproof’ UAV Built to Fly in Fixed-Wing, Tilt-Rotor Variants

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new small unmanned aerial vehicle that the company built to be waterproof and to function with autonomous flight, landing and fail-safe features. “Vector Hawk” weighs four… Read more »

Lockheed Integrates New Ground Control Tech With Unmanned Aerial System; Jay McConville Comments

Lockheed Integrates New Ground Control Tech With Unmanned Aerial System; Jay McConville Comments

Lockheed Martin has integrated its Expeditionary Ground Control Station technology with the Fury unmanned aerial system to support communications, processing, payload tasking and other ground control operations. “[We] needed a ground control hardware… Read more »

Michael Horowitz: Limits on Export Policy Could Cost US Drone Sales, Market Control

Michael Horowitz: Limits on Export Policy Could Cost US Drone Sales, Market Control

Michael Horowitz, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has recommended the government re-examine its export policy on unmanned aircraft systems and warnedthat limitations could lose the country’s lead in the… Read more »

George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Yamaha Add Unmanned ISR Helicopter to ‘Bat’ Family

George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Yamaha Add Unmanned ISR Helicopter to ‘Bat’ Family

Northrop Grumman worked with Yamaha Motor to develop an unmanned helicopter system for activities such as powerline inspections, wildfire monitoring and search-and-rescue flights. The Rotary Bat drone features a Yamaha-made airframe,… Read more »

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