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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 »

Windstream to Provide NWS Regional Offices With High-Speed Internet

Windstream to Provide NWS Regional Offices With High-Speed Internet

Windstream will provide the National Weather Service with Ethernet access, fiber optic circuit installations, technical support and Internet services across regional NWS Weather Forecast Offices under a five-year contract. The company said… Read more »

Exelis Receives $28M Int’l Order for Radio Systems; Ken Harrison Comments

Exelis Receives $28M Int’l Order for Radio Systems; Ken Harrison Comments

Exelis has received an order from an international customer for additional RT-1702 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems and other communications equipment, installation kits and spare parts under a $28 million direct commercial contract…. Read more »

Inmarsat Tests L-Band Terminal Over Alphasat System; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat Tests L-Band Terminal Over Alphasat System; Peter Hadinger Comments

Inmarsat has demonstrated its L-band terminal prototype in a move to meet the requirements of intelligence and media customers. The L-band Advanced Communications Element terminal transmitted 10 megabytes per second… Read more »

Report: Boeing, Navy Talk Growler Production Extension Through 2017

Report: Boeing, Navy Talk Growler Production Extension Through 2017

Boeing is working with the U.S. Navy on a potential contract modification to extend production of the EA-18G Growler aircraft through the end of 2017 to accommodate the additional 15 planes funded by Congress, Reuters… Read more »

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed MUOS-3 to Expand Navy Satellite Comms Coverage

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed MUOS-3 to Expand Navy Satellite Comms Coverage

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team has encased the latest Mobile User Objective System satellite within its payload fairing ahead of the scheduled Jan. 20 launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Iris… Read more »

Brendan O’Connell: Harris Radios, Intercom Systems to Support Philippine Tactical Comm Modernization

Brendan O’Connell: Harris Radios, Intercom Systems to Support Philippine Tactical Comm Modernization

The Philippine army has placed an $18 million order for Harris‘ Falcon III vehicular radios and intercom systems as part of the country’s military communications modernization program. Harris said Friday the foreign… Read more »

Army Prepares JLENS Airship for NORAD Compatibility Tests; Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall Comments

Army Prepares JLENS Airship for NORAD Compatibility Tests; Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall Comments

The U.S. Army plans to launch a Raytheon-built cruise missile detector at the Aberdeen Proving Ground next week to test the system’s integration capabilities with NORAD command and control nodes. The… Read more »

Exelis, Iridium, DISA Demo Satellite-Based Tactical Comms Service; Mark Adams Comments

Exelis, Iridium, DISA Demo Satellite-Based Tactical Comms Service; Mark Adams Comments

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has collaborated with Exelis and Iridium Communications to test a satellite-based communications service designed to connect military and intelligence personnel anywhere across the globe…. Read more »

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