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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 »

Greg Mandt: NOAA Completes Installation of 6 Key Instruments Onboard GOES-R

Greg Mandt: NOAA Completes Installation of 6 Key Instruments Onboard GOES-R

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved closer to its March 2016 launch date for the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series with the completed integration of all instruments aboard… Read more »

NGA Launches DigitalGlobe-Built Data Storage App; Tony Frazier, Chris Rasmussen Comment

NGA Launches DigitalGlobe-Built Data Storage App; Tony Frazier, Chris Rasmussen Comment

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has unveiled a geospatial application developed by DigitalGlobe to help the public store and process raster data. The MapReduce Geo toolkit is designed for users to… Read more »

Jay McConville: Lockheed Sets Sights on Civil, Commercial UAV Market

Jay McConville: Lockheed Sets Sights on Civil, Commercial UAV Market

Jay McConville, director of business development for unmanned solutions at Lockheed Martin, said the contractor is studying several avenues toward marketing its small unmanned aerial vehicles to civil and commercial clients, the… Read more »

Raytheon Puts AESA Radar Function Through Flight Test; Roy Azevedo Comments

Raytheon Puts AESA Radar Function Through Flight Test; Roy Azevedo Comments

Raytheon has completed a flight test of its APG-79(V)X AESA radar system fitted to F/A-18C/D Hornet jets to check detection, SAR mapping and air-to-air/air-to-ground functions. The company said Monday the radar system will aim to help extend… Read more »

Strategic Defense Intelligence: Counterterror Efforts to Spur US ISR Tech Market

Strategic Defense Intelligence: Counterterror Efforts to Spur US ISR Tech Market

Strategic Defense Intelligence has released new report that predicts the U.S.’ command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market to reach $74.3 billion in value by 2024. The report also… Read more »

PMC, Oceus, Fujitsu to Build NJ First Responder Net; Randy Fuerst on Broadband Tech

PMC, Oceus, Fujitsu to Build NJ First Responder Net; Randy Fuerst on Broadband Tech

Oceus Networks, PMC Associates and Fujitsu‘s network communications business have partnered to build New Jersey’s 4G LTE broadband network for first responders — called JerseyNet — to facilitate public safety communications during emergencies, disasters and similar… Read more »

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Platform Software Completes Tests Ahead of Launch

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Platform Software Completes Tests Ahead of Launch

Iridium Communications has completed the initial test phase on the primary functions of the Thales Alenia Space-developed Iridium NEXT platform software ahead of the first satellite launch this year. Iridium said Tuesday this… Read more »

Northrop Grumman, NASA Prep for Assembly of James Webb Space Telescope; Jon Arenberg Comments

Northrop Grumman, NASA Prep for Assembly of James Webb Space Telescope; Jon Arenberg Comments

Northrop Grumman and NASA will begin to assemble the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope following completion of a test run with the pathfinder telescope, The Space Reporter reported Tuesday. Alex… Read more »

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