C4ISR

Airbus, Aireon Form Aircraft Surveillance Partnership; Iridium’s Matt Desch Comments

Airbus’ defense and space business has partnered with Iridium Communications’ subsidiary, Aireon, and introduced an airspace analytics platform at the Farnborough Airshow. Aireon said Thursday it will deliver space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to Airbus’ recently launched analytics tool – AirSense – to facilitate real-time aircraft tracking, streamline airspace utilization and …

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Lockheed Develops System to Link Air, Ground & Maritime Intelligence

Lockheed Martin has created an enterprise system designed to help military customers obtain intelligence from ground, sea, air and space platforms. DIAMONDShield employs an automated process that will allow users to analyze adversarial intent, use multidomain data in tactical decision-making and assign engagement tasks to theater operations, Lockheed said Tuesday. The system works to …

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L3-Air Tractor Partnership Offers ISR Aircraft Compatibility With BAE Sensor Tech

Air Tractor and L3 Technologies have updated a joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and light strike aircraft offering to support compatibility with a suite of BAE System-built sensors. The AT-802L Longsword platform can now accommodate BAE’s COBRA signals intelligence and electronic warfare sensor technologies on a wing station pod or in an inboard system, L3 …

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Globecomm’s Dwight Hunsicker: Satellite Network Tech Could Help Meet Govt Connectivity Requirements

Dwight Hunsicker, executive vice president and general manager of Globecomm’s government solutions business, has said the combination of satellite communications-on-the move and communications-on-the-move platforms could help meet the data and intelligence needs of deployed warfighters. Hunsicker wrote in an article for MilSatMagazine that satellite network technology platforms work to provide U.S. …

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L3 Wescam Reports $300M in ISR Sensor Tech Orders

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam business has booked more than $300 million in contracts during the first quarter of this year to supply domestic and international customers with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors. The company said Monday sensors within its MX product line are equipped with optical and processing technologies and designed to integrate with manned …

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Northrop Awarded Supplemental Agreement for Marine Radar Engineering Support

Northrop Grumman has received a potential $35.8 million supplemental agreement to engineer software for the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar systems with gallium nitride technology. The company will also help the service branch develop an engineering change proposal required to support the G/ATOR program, the Defense Department said Friday. G/ATOR is …

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Northrop Delivers Avionics Software for Army UH-60V Black Hawk Test

Northrop Grumman has developed avionics software for a modernized version of the U.S. Army‘s Black Hawk helicopter platform that will undergo limited user test. The company said Thursday it collaborates with the Army Prototype Integration Facility and Redstone Defense Systems to upgrade the service branch’s fleet of UH-60L helicopters through cockpit improvements as part of …

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Raytheon’s Todd Probert: Multidomain C2 Architecture Essential for Military Decision-Makers

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, has said the U.S. military needs a multidomain command-and-control platform that could help them make decisions in the future battlespace. “Developing these tools requires investing in truly open architectures, analytics, [artificial intelligence] and human/machine teaming …

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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA on Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft Tuesday from Grand Forks, N.D., to a U.K. air force station located in Gloucestershire, England. The company said Tuesday it used Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband L-band satellite communications system to manage the first trans-Atlantic flight of the medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. SkyGuardian will be …

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Northrop-Built Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test Aboard Navy LCS

A U.S. Navy aviation unit has conducted an initial operational test and evaluation of an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter produced by Northrop Grumman. Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 assessed Fire Scout’s intelligence gathering, target identification and surface warfare functions through simulated engagements onboard USS Coronado, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday. The IOT&E activity …

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Marines Eye Contractor Support for C4 Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a request for information on technical support services necessary to integrate and test command, control, communications and computer systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the USMC is eyeing contractor personnel who can offer test and engineering support for C2 applications under the service branch’s Combat Operations Center …

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