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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 »

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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 »

LGS Innovations Helps Army Update C4 Systems; Kevin Kelly Comments

LGS Innovations Helps Army Update C4 Systems; Kevin Kelly Comments

  LGS Innovations has completed upgrade work on a communications infrastructure at a U.S. Army-run facility located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Army’s Kuwait-based main communications facility is responsible for managing the… Read more »

General Dynamics Delivers Video Intell Tech to SOCOM; Mike Manzo Comments

General Dynamics Delivers Video Intell Tech to SOCOM; Mike Manzo Comments

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has completed delivery of nine TAC-MAAS video processing, exploitation and dissemination systems to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The systems are used to capture and analyze full-motion video… Read more »

Jeffrey Smith: Lockheed Moves Forward on GEO-4 Infrared Satellite Program

Jeffrey Smith: Lockheed Moves Forward on GEO-4 Infrared Satellite Program

Lockheed Martin has finished constructing the propulsion structure of a U.S. Air Force satellite that the company has designed to provide government, intelligence and military agencies with early missile warnings…. Read more »

George Vardoulakis: Northrop Reused 95% of Fire Scout ‘B’ Variant for ‘C’ Model

George Vardoulakis: Northrop Reused 95% of Fire Scout ‘B’ Variant for ‘C’ Model

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman will conduct tests to assess how a Northrop-built unmanned helicopter operates in an electromagnetic environment at sea. Northrop designed the MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft… Read more »

Matthew Shaw: Battelle Built New Bio-Chem Weapon Sensor to ID Agents Within 24 Hours

Matthew Shaw: Battelle Built New Bio-Chem Weapon Sensor to ID Agents Within 24 Hours

Matthew Shaw, vice president and general manager of Battelle’s CBRNE defense business unit, says the nonprofit organization’s new sensor system works to identify chemical and biological agents after collecting an… Read more »

David Thompson: The Future ‘Orbital ATK’ to Target Agility, Innovation

David Thompson: The Future ‘Orbital ATK’ to Target Agility, Innovation

Orbital Sciences Chairman, President and CEO David Thompson said the company plans to remain true to its mission of lowering costs to access outer space after completing its estimated $5 billion merger… Read more »

John Fratamico: Leidos to Help Build Special Ops Craft

John Fratamico: Leidos to Help Build Special Ops Craft

Leidos has been awarded an $87 million subcontract to produce, integrate and test combatant craft systems for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The award falls under a potential $400 million… Read more »

Ron Silbermann: Exelis Builds Navy Jammer Tech for Contested Environments

Ron Silbermann: Exelis Builds Navy Jammer Tech for Contested Environments

Exelis has been awarded a $91 million contract to perform full-rate production work on the company’s jamming systems for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft. That… Read more »

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