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Bob Mehltretter: Lockheed Taps Northrop Attitude Control Instrument for 5th SBIRS Satellite

Bob Mehltretter: Lockheed Taps Northrop Attitude Control Instrument for 5th SBIRS Satellite

Lockheed Martin has selected Northrop Grumman‘s Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit to bring attitude control and sensor stabilization functions to the U.S. Air Force‘s fifth Space-Based Infrared System geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite. Bob Mehltretter,… Read more »

Research and Markets Predicts 3.11% CAGR for Missile Defense Systems Market by 2018

Research and Markets Predicts 3.11% CAGR for Missile Defense Systems Market by 2018

A Research and Markets study projects the missile defense systems market will see a compound annual growth rate of 3.11 percent in the five years leading up to 2018. The… Read more »

Northrop Hands Lockheed 4th Payload for AEHF Satellite

Northrop Hands Lockheed 4th Payload for AEHF Satellite

Northrop Grumman has delivered the fourth protected military communications payload for the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to prime contractor Lockheed Martin ahead of its integration with the AEHF… Read more »

US Allies Test-Fire Raytheon Missiles During Military Exercise; Mike Jarrett Comments

US Allies Test-Fire Raytheon Missiles During Military Exercise; Mike Jarrett Comments

Military personnel from four U.S. partner nations demonstrated Raytheon-made combat missiles from air and ground platforms at Sweden’s Vidsel test range in September. Raytheon said Monday Norwegian, Swiss, Turkish and… Read more »

Airbus to Build Ocean Topography Measurement Satellite for ESA; Francois Auque Comments

Airbus to Build Ocean Topography Measurement Satellite for ESA; Francois Auque Comments

Airbus‘ defense and space business unit has been selected to develop a satellite system for ocean surface topography measurements under a contract with the European Space Agency. The Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 satellite will work to… Read more »

ReportsnReports Forecasts $133B C4ISR Global Market by 2020

ReportsnReports Forecasts $133B C4ISR Global Market by 2020

The global market for C4ISR — short for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — is forecast to become a $133 billion industry by 2020, new research from ReportsnReports says…. Read more »

BAE to Enter DARPA EW Radar Project’s 2nd Phase; David Logan Comments

BAE to Enter DARPA EW Radar Project’s 2nd Phase; David Logan Comments

BAE Systems will create a prototype electronic warfare technology for the second phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aimed at countering radar threats. The company said Monday… Read more »

Cubic to Design, Test Updates for SPAWAR Data Link; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic to Design, Test Updates for SPAWAR Data Link; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic Defense Applications will continue to provide support for the U.S. Navy’s data link systems used in operational missions under a $3.1 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare… Read more »

Battelle, Rhombus Team to Pursue DoD Nuclear Threat Detection Program; Matthew Shaw Comments

Battelle, Rhombus Team to Pursue DoD Nuclear Threat Detection Program; Matthew Shaw Comments

Battelle has partnered with Rhombus Power to develop and offer platforms for detecting nuclear and radiological materials to the U.S. Defense Department. The companies plan to jointly compete for the… Read more »

Chris Amos: Alion to Provide RDT&E Support for AF Wireless Comm

Chris Amos: Alion to Provide RDT&E Support for AF Wireless Comm

Alion Science and Technology will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to the Air Force Research Laboratory for command-and-control technologies through September 2017 under the $4.5 million Holistic Waveform Development Kit contract…. Read more »

Northrop Hands Navy 1st MQ-8C Autonomous Helicopter; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Hands Navy 1st MQ-8C Autonomous Helicopter; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Grumman has handed over the U.S. Navy‘s first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance missions. The MQ-8C is designed to have a larger airframe and… Read more »

MarketsandMarkets: Worldwide C4ISR Market to Grow 5% Annually Through 2020

MarketsandMarkets: Worldwide C4ISR Market to Grow 5% Annually Through 2020

A MarketsandMarkets report predicts the global market for C4ISR systems will grow at an annual rate of 4.52 percent over the next six years to $133 billion in value by… Read more »

Iridium, Thales to Offer UK Search-Rescue Rotorcraft Broadband Connectivity

Iridium, Thales to Offer UK Search-Rescue Rotorcraft Broadband Connectivity

Iridium Communications‘ OpenPort broadband service will operate with Thales‘ LiveAero systems to provide Bristow Helicopters‘ Sikorsky S-92 aircraft with broadband voice and data connectivity functions to support search-and-rescue missions. The companies said Tuesday that the combination of… Read more »

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing has passed a NASA certification baseline review the space agency conducted for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Monday this is the first of several Boeing must go through to complete… Read more »

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed Completes MUOS-4 Thermal Vacuum Test

Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed Completes MUOS-4 Thermal Vacuum Test

Lockheed Martin has tested the U.S. Navy‘s fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for extreme temperature endurance. The company performed the thermal vacuum test at its Sunnyvale, California-based satellite integration facility and MUOS-4 is scheduled… Read more »

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