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Raytheon to Add Software-Defined Radio on Army Helicopters; Scott Whatmough Comments

Raytheon to Add Software-Defined Radio on Army Helicopters; Scott Whatmough Comments

Raytheon will update radio systems on U.S. Army helicopters with the RT-1987, a software-defined radio that is part of the company’s SkyFire product line and features both cryptography tools and Mobile User Objective System support…. Read more »

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Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop’s CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace Receives Northrop’s CERES Instrument for Integration Into NOAA Satellite

Ball Aerospace and Technologies has received the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System instrument built by Northrop Grumman for integration into the Joint Polar Satellite System beginning later this year. Ball Aerospace said Thursday that CERES will help… Read more »

Lockheed’s Iris Bombelyn: 3rd MUOS Satellite on Track for 2014 Delivery to Navy

Lockheed’s Iris Bombelyn: 3rd MUOS Satellite on Track for 2014 Delivery to Navy

Lockheed Martin has scheduled the delivery the third Mobile User Objective System satellite to the U.S. Navy for 2014 following the completion of environmental testing. The MUOS satellite went through simulated hot… Read more »

General Dynamics Updates Soldier Network Extension

General Dynamics Updates Soldier Network Extension

General Dynamics’ C4 Systems division has updated the soldier network extension of the company’s tactical network backbone for the U.S. military by considering feedback from soldiers. The 101st Airborne Division troops… Read more »

Northrop’s Global Hawk Evaluated in NATO ISR Trials; Jim Edge Comments

Northrop’s Global Hawk Evaluated in NATO ISR Trials; Jim Edge Comments

A Northrop Grumman Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system was evaluated in NATO’s recent 10-day Unified Vision 2014 trial of the alliance’s joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance portfolio. U.S. European Command… Read more »

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Test Call Moves Launch Preparations Forward

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Test Call Moves Launch Preparations Forward

Iridium Communications and Thales Alenia Space have completed a test call of the L-band hardware and associated software for the Iridium NEXT constellation, demonstrating end-to-end call flow through satellite, ground and public… Read more »

David Johnston: Boeing-Led Team to Help Australia Refresh HF Comm System

David Johnston: Boeing-Led Team to Help Australia Refresh HF Comm System

A team of companies led by Boeing will help the Australian defense department update the military’s high-frequency communications system under a contract worth more than $26 million. Alcatel Lucent and Ebor Computing will… Read more »

BAE Scientists Eye 2014 Deployment for Self-Healing Parts in Aircraft Tech Family

BAE Scientists Eye 2014 Deployment for Self-Healing Parts in Aircraft Tech Family

Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have revealed a series of aircraft technologies the company aims to have deployed by 2040. The team is working on technologies ranging from 3D printers and self-healing vehicle… Read more »

Cobham Unveils New Satcom Product Catalog

Cobham Unveils New Satcom Product Catalog

Cobham today announced that it has made its Satcom product catalog available and that the portfolio includes a new set of systems, custom configurations and communication arrays. The catalog covers a wide… Read more »

Leidos Building Autonomous Unmanned Vessel to Track Submarines; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos Building Autonomous Unmanned Vessel to Track Submarines; John Fratamico Comments

Leidos is building an Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel for long-term monitoring of submarines as part of an anti-submarine warfare program by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. ACTUV will be equipped… Read more »

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Satellite Dispenser Passed Qualification Tests

Scott Smith: Iridium NEXT Satellite Dispenser Passed Qualification Tests

Iridium Communications and SpaceX have completed qualification tests for the dispenser assembly of the Iridium NEXT satellite. The satellite dispenser underwent fit check, separation and shock testing, a modal survey and… Read more »

Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14

Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14

Boeing has delivered a 14th P-A Poseidon airplane to U.S. Navy as the branch seeks to bolster its sea patrolling capabilities, the company said Wednesday. The first Poseidon squadron deployed in Kadena,… Read more »

Inmarsat Taps ORBIT to Make Aviation Terminals for Gov’t Customers; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat Taps ORBIT to Make Aviation Terminals for Gov’t Customers; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat has signed an agreement with ORBIT Communication Systems to help manufacture Global Xpress aviation terminals and identify other opportunities to leverage the technology to drive adoption of the GX satellite broadband service. The… Read more »

Ryan Hartman: Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Adding Weight for ‘Integrator’ UAS Variant

Ryan Hartman: Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Adding Weight for ‘Integrator’ UAS Variant

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary is building a heavier variant of its Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle platform to accommodate additional payloads and capabilities, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron Mehta writes the variant will be at 165 pounds, compared… Read more »

Chris Marzilli: Argentine Desert-Based Researchers to Study Universe With General Dynamics Instruments

Chris Marzilli: Argentine Desert-Based Researchers to Study Universe With General Dynamics Instruments

General Dynamics’ SATCOM Technologies division has been awarded a contract to develop and install a radio-telescope antenna for a new observatory in Argentina. The 100-ton, 40-foot, submillimeter-wavelength radio telescope antenna… Read more »

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