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DoD Customer Takes in Harris Falcon III Wideband Radio

DoD Customer Takes in Harris Falcon III Wideband Radio

Harris Corp. has delivered the first Falcon III RF-330E-TR production units to a Defense Department customer as part of its programs for handheld, manpack and small form factor radios. The company said Thursday the… Read more »

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Army Tests Northrop’s Handheld Laser Targeting Device; Gordon Stewart Comments

Army Tests Northrop’s Handheld Laser Targeting Device; Gordon Stewart Comments

The U.S. Army has conducted developmental testing on the Northrop Grumman-developed Hand Held Precision Targeting Device at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to demonstrate the device’s target engagement functions…. Read more »

Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

The Air Force could unveil the winner of a contract to build the branch’s long-range radar system as soon as next week, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Pentagon acquisition chief… Read more »

Exelis Reaches New ADS-B Milestone for FAA NextGen Project

Exelis Reaches New ADS-B Milestone for FAA NextGen Project

Exelis has completed a round of milestones for the Federal Aviation Administration’s flagship program designed to help modernize air traffic control in the country. The company said Sept. 25 that it… Read more »

Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

Exelis Receives Pentagon Certification for F-16 Electronic Warfare Tech

The U.S. Defense Department has approved Exelis-made electronic warfare pods for installation aboard Block 15 F-16A/B fighters operated by foreign military sale customers. Exelis said Thursday its Advanced Integrated Defensive… Read more »

NASA Launches APL’s Planetary Science Balloon; Andy Cheng Comments

NASA Launches APL’s Planetary Science Balloon; Andy Cheng Comments

NASA has launched the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory-built Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science into space in order to study solar system objects. The spacecraft took off from the Fort… Read more »

Northrop Enters Next Phase in Maritime Unmanned Systems Design; Chris Hernandez Comments

Northrop Enters Next Phase in Maritime Unmanned Systems Design; Chris Hernandez Comments

Northrop Grumman is currently working on a number of unmanned systems and its Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node has just entered the second phase of development, Northrop said Monday. The Defense Advanced… Read more »

Christopher Bogdan: Pentagon to Test Lockheed F-35 Carrier Variant in November

Christopher Bogdan: Pentagon to Test Lockheed F-35 Carrier Variant in November

The U.S. Defense Department plans to use two F-35 fighter units for a demonstration aboard a USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in November, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes Lt…. Read more »

Inmarsat GX Terminals Complete Factory Acceptance, Over The Air Testing; David Schoen Comments

Inmarsat GX Terminals Complete Factory Acceptance, Over The Air Testing; David Schoen Comments

Inmarsat moved closer to fully deploying its $1.6-billion Global Xpress satellite constellation with the conclusion of testing for land terminals from Paradigm Communications and Skyware Technologies. Paradigm met over the… Read more »

Northrop Completes Design Review Series on AESA F-16 Radars; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Completes Design Review Series on AESA F-16 Radars; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Grumman has completed a series of engineering and manufacturing development design reviews on its active electronically scanned array radar that will replace legacy radar systems on Lockheed Martin‘s F-16 aircraft. Northrop… Read more »

Exelis Imaging System Captures California Forest Fire; Rob Mitrevski Comments

Exelis Imaging System Captures California Forest Fire; Rob Mitrevski Comments

DigitalGlobe has released a new series images taken by its WorldView-3 satellite with the Exelis‘ shortwave infrared imager, which works to capture images through atmospheric conditions such as smoke. Exelis said Wednesday that the imaging system —… Read more »

NASA Taps Airware to Develop UAS Traffic Management System

NASA Taps Airware to Develop UAS Traffic Management System

NASA has joined forces with Airware to come up with a framework to manage airspace for unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Sept. 11 that it will rely on its… Read more »

Lockheed Joins GOES-R Weather Satellite Modules, Harris Installs Product Apps

Lockheed Joins GOES-R Weather Satellite Modules, Harris Installs Product Apps

A Lockheed Martin team has completed its work to couple the large system and propulsion modules for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series. The A2100-based satellite’s system module comprises… Read more »

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government’s next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and… Read more »

Lockheed-Built CLIO Satellite Launches Into Space

Lockheed-Built CLIO Satellite Launches Into Space

A satellite that Lockheed Martin designed and built for the U.S. government launched into space Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The CLIO satellite took off aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V… Read more »

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