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Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop’s Global Hawk UAS on Display at Australian Air Show; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman is showcasing the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 at the Avalon Air Show in Australia, where it arrived following a 3,500-mile flight from Guam, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron… Read more »

Exelis to Help DARPA Build Airborne Communications Chip; Mark Adams Comments

Exelis to Help DARPA Build Airborne Communications Chip; Mark Adams Comments

Exelis has won a $10.7 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop a radio chip technology that would secure airborne communications against electronic threats. The company… Read more »

Research and Markets: Military Electro-Optical/Infrared Systems Market Worth $16B by 2020

Research and Markets: Military Electro-Optical/Infrared Systems Market Worth $16B by 2020

A new Research and Markets report forecasts that the market for military electro-optical and infrared systems will climb in value at a 7.71 percent compound annual growth rate to reach $16.35 billion… Read more »

Northrop Taps Saab US Subsidiary for Radar Components

Northrop Taps Saab US Subsidiary for Radar Components

Northrop Grumman has selected a U.S.-based Saab subsidiary to provide components for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar system of the U.S. Marine Corps for a $32 million subcontract. Saab Defense and Security USA… Read more »

SES Taps Airbus, Boeing, Orbital ATK to Build New Satellites for Commercial, Military Markets

SES Taps Airbus, Boeing, Orbital ATK to Build New Satellites for Commercial, Military Markets

SES has selected Airbus, Boeing and Orbital ATK to build satellites that will provide telecommunications services to the Americas, the north Atlantic Ocean region and Europe, Space News reported Monday. Peter de Selding writes… Read more »

BAE to Help Army Manage Battlespace Data Systems; Mark Keeler Comments

BAE to Help Army Manage Battlespace Data Systems; Mark Keeler Comments

BAE Systems has been awarded a potential two-year, $23 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide infrastructure support at a battlespace command and control facility. The company will also… Read more »

Research and Markets Sees 8% Annual Growth for Military Laser Systems Market

Research and Markets Sees 8% Annual Growth for Military Laser Systems Market

Research and Markets has projected the worldwide market for laser-based military systems to experience a compound annual growth rate of 7.97 percent over the next four years. The research firm said… Read more »

Intelsat, Kymeta Form Joint Development Program for Satellite Applications

Intelsat, Kymeta Form Joint Development Program for Satellite Applications

Intelsat has partnered with Kymeta to develop the mTenna metamaterials-based, Ku-band satellite tracking antenna to support the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform scheduled to launch in 2015. “This [joint development program] is… Read more »

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 »

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