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Northrop Gets Additional Order for Naval Aircraft Laser Mine Detectors

Northrop Gets Additional Order for Naval Aircraft Laser Mine Detectors

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract of an undisclosed value to produce five more AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems for installation on the U.S. Navy‘s MH-60 helicopters. The company… Read more »

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Mary Petryszyn: Northrop Begins Global Hawk Production for South Korea

Northrop Grumman will work with the U.S. Air Force and start production four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems under a foreign military sale contract with the South Korean air force. “[It is] the first… Read more »

Boeing Launches Inmarsat-5 Satellite into Orbit; Mark Spiwak Comments

Boeing Launches Inmarsat-5 Satellite into Orbit; Mark Spiwak Comments

Boeing has confirmed that the second satellite built for Inmarsat is operating in orbit hours after the spacecraft was launched. The Inmarsat-5 satellite took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan… Read more »

BAE to Build UAS Sensor for Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Program

BAE to Build UAS Sensor for Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Program

BAE Systems is developing a sensor payload for unmanned aircraft systems that will help the U.S. Navy‘s Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon jet detect enemy submarines by monitoring disturbances in the magnetic field, Intelligent Aerospace reported Monday. John… Read more »

Spire to Launch 20 Small Weather Satellites This Year; Peter Platzer Comments

Spire to Launch 20 Small Weather Satellites This Year; Peter Platzer Comments

Spire is lining up the launch of its small weather satellites that will work to collect atmospheric data to fill a gap in weather forecasting capabilities. The company said Thursday the “shoebox-size” satellites will leverage the GPS Radio… Read more »

Army Seeks Partners for Airborne Reconnaissance System IDIQ Contract

Army Seeks Partners for Airborne Reconnaissance System IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Army is looking for partners to provide mission equipment payload design, systems and aircraft integration, configuration management, logistics support and sensor procurement services for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced system. The… Read more »

DigitalGlobe, Nonprofits Use Satellite Images, Predictive Analytics in Anti-Poaching Campaign

DigitalGlobe, Nonprofits Use Satellite Images, Predictive Analytics in Anti-Poaching Campaign

DigitalGlobe has partnered with nonprofit organizations African Parks, Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project to study how predictive analytics using satellite imagery can help Congo Republic rangers stop elephant poaching. The… Read more »

George Helm: Harris Vehicle Comm Systems to Support Air National Guard Missions

George Helm: Harris Vehicle Comm Systems to Support Air National Guard Missions

Harris RF Communications will provide the Air National Guard with ground-to-air vehicle communication systems and associated installation, training and other services to support the exchange of voice and data during emergency… Read more »

Exelis to Redesign Jamming System for US Navy; Australian Gov’t Places Order

Exelis to Redesign Jamming System for US Navy; Australian Gov’t Places Order

Exelis has won a $15.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide sustainment and redesign support for the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system used by the service’s EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The… Read more »

Marine Corps Orders 14 Lockheed-Built Helicopter Infrared Targeting Systems

Marine Corps Orders 14 Lockheed-Built Helicopter Infrared Targeting Systems

Lockheed Martin has received a $43.4 million contract to provide multisensor target sight systems for installation on the U.S. Marine Corps‘ helicopter gunships, Intelligent Aerospace reported Monday. John Keller writes… Read more »

Hughes Unveils Gen4 Service Plans With SmartTechnologies; Mike Cook Comments

Hughes Unveils Gen4 Service Plans With SmartTechnologies; Mike Cook Comments

Hughes Network Systems has released the latest generation of the HughesNet service plans that includes upgraded SmartTechnologies tools for browsing, downloading and data usage management. The Gen4 plans feature the SmartFetch, SmartCompression,… Read more »

Exelis Receives 3rd Order for GA-ASI Drone Carriage and Release Systems; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis Receives 3rd Order for GA-ASI Drone Carriage and Release Systems; Pete Martin Comments

Exelis will continue to manufacture pneumatic carriage and release systems for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a $27 million contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The follow-on contract… Read more »

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed-Built MUOS-3 to Undergo On-Orbit Testing Before Turnover to US Navy

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed-Built MUOS-3 to Undergo On-Orbit Testing Before Turnover to US Navy

Lockheed Martin is set to perform on-orbit testing on the third Mobile User Objective System satellite built for the U.S. Navy following the Jan. 20 launch of the satellite. The… Read more »

MarketsandMarkets Projects $24B Market Value for Electronic Warfare Systems by 2020

MarketsandMarkets Projects $24B Market Value for Electronic Warfare Systems by 2020

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global electronic warfare market will expand from $17.7 billion in 2014 at a 5.37 compound annual growth rate to reach $24.3 billion by 2020. The research… Read more »

Dwight Hunsicker: Globecomm to Offer Inmarsat’s Global Xpress to US Gov’t Buyers

Dwight Hunsicker: Globecomm to Offer Inmarsat’s Global Xpress to US Gov’t Buyers

Inmarsat Government – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British satellite services firm – and Globecomm Systems have partnered to provide U.S. government customers with the Global Xpress Ka-band data service as part of a subscription services agreement…. Read more »

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