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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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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 »

Raytheon to Design Net-Linked Sensors, Radar Tech for Naval Research Lab

Raytheon to Design Net-Linked Sensors, Radar Tech for Naval Research Lab

Raytheon will help the U.S. Navy design network-linked sensors for the branch’s communication, electronic warfare and surveillance activities under an $8.5 million contract. The Office of Naval Research picked Raytheon… Read more »

Telemar SpA to Resell Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Service; Bruno Musella Comments

Telemar SpA to Resell Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Service; Bruno Musella Comments

Telemar SpA will act as a value added reseller of Inmarsat‘s mobile broadband satellite network to government customers in Europe. Inmarsat appointed Telemar as a Global Xpress value added reseller for the… Read more »

Steve Bruce: Lockheed, Raytheon Could Learn Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Contract Winner by May

Steve Bruce: Lockheed, Raytheon Could Learn Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Contract Winner by May

The U.S. Air Force could award a contract by the end of May to either Lockheed Martin or Raytheon for a radar to track debris in low-Earth orbit, a Lockheed vice president told Defense… Read more »

George Helm: Harris to Release MUOS Radio Software Update Next Year

George Helm: Harris to Release MUOS Radio Software Update Next Year

Harris Corp. has completed a series of interoperability tests on Falcon III manpack radios that host a waveform the company has developed for a U.S. military satellite communications system. “This milestone… Read more »

Dave Mazur: Northrop Refreshes Air Force B-2 Weapons Mgmt Software

Dave Mazur: Northrop Refreshes Air Force B-2 Weapons Mgmt Software

Northrop Grumman has updated software used by the U.S. Air Force to manage weapons onboard the B-2 bomber in an effort to give the branch a single program for managing… Read more »

Adm. Robert Day: UN Org to Review Iridium’s Mobile SATCOM Provider Application

Adm. Robert Day: UN Org to Review Iridium’s Mobile SATCOM Provider Application

The International Maritime Organization is studying Iridium Communications’ application to be a mobile satellite communications provider for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. “We see Iridium’s inclusion as a… Read more »

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