Raytheon to Update National Airspace System Surveillance System

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a contract to complete the incorporation of automatic dependent surveillance and broadcast capability into the company’s APX-119 Identification Friend or Foe transponder suite.

Raytheon said the transponders support the Federal Aviation Administration‘s NextGen plan, intended to transform the National Airspace System. The company reported the process is scheduled for completion in advance of the FAA’s compliance deadline for 2020.

Raytheon says the ADS-B is a space-based navigation system for air traffic management.

You may also be interested in...

Soundscapes Competition

NGA Seeks Machine Learning-Based Sound Geolocator Through Prize Competition

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off a prize competition that challenges participants to submit machine learning-based approaches to determine the location of audio or video recordings. The five-week submission period for NGA's Soundscapes competition runs through Nov. 27

internet of things

AT&T-Cisco Partnership to Offer Managed Connectivity Service

AT&T and Cisco will collaborate to help enterprise customers increase visibility into internet of things devices across a network as part of an extended partnership between the two companies.

Axiom Space

Axiom Space Eyes Late 2021 Launch for First ISS Commercial Mission

Axiom Space hopes to hammer out an agreement for its maiden commercial flight to the International Space Station slated for launch in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2021, SpaceNews reported Friday.