C4ISR

Raytheon Deploys New Vehicle Surveillance System To Canada; Rudolph Lewis Comments

Raytheon Co.‘s Technical Services Company LLC announced it recently introduced a new Light Armored Vehicle Reconnaissance Surveillance System prototype for the Canadian Army. LRSS was built to suit the Canadian Army’s Light Armoured Vehicle-III. Raytheon said the product was designed to enhance active intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. Rudolph Lewis, …

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SAIC, Rockwell Collins Team For Tactical Ship Network Tech

SAIC Inc. has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its technology used to establish mobile ad hoc, Internet Protocol networks used in tactical data exchanges, Rockwell Collins announced Wednesday.  U.S. Navy ships will receive SAIC’s Sub-Net Relay solution for collaborative planning, using existing communications systems already aboard the branch’s ships.  The …

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Northrop, L-3 Division Developing Unmanned Arctic Aircraft

Northrop Grumman and an L-3 Communications division plan to develop an unmanned aerial system that can withstand weather and environmental conditions in northern Canada. The companies said UAS designs will be based on Northrop’s Global Hawk, a high-altitude, long-endurance drone, and provide Canada the ability to constantly survey the Arctic. Polar …

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Boeing, Partner Add Cockpit Subassembly To Navy Growler

Boeing has delivered the first Growler electronic attack aircraft with cockpit subassembly to the U.S. Navy on May 3, the company announced Wednesday. Bangalore, India-based firm Bharat Electronics Limited produced the subassembly, which provides floodlighting with the EA-18G Growler’s night vision imaging system.  BEL’s performance on both the Growler and …

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Boeing Finishes Commercial Spacecraft Software Design Review; John Mulholland Comments

Boeing has completed software preliminary design review for its spacecraft that will taxi astronauts to the International Space Station, the company announced Thursday.  In early May, the company tested the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft’s parachute and landing systems.  Evaluations included analysis of flight software, safety, testing, redundancy management, avionics hardware …

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Lockheed Integrating Air Force GEO-3 Propulsion Subsystem

Lockheed Martin has received core structural components for an Air Force geosynchronous satellite, the firm announced Thursday.  The Bethesda, Md.-based defense and technology firm said it received the structure for the missile warning satellite at its Mississippi-based space and technology center. Production of GEO-3 and GEO-4 is on schedule, said Louie …

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Northrop Testing Unmanned Army Blimp In June

A Northrop Grumman-made intelligence blimp is scheduled to take its first test flight in early June, David Axe writes for Wired. The Falls Church, Va.-based defense and technology firm is building the football field-sized unmanned surveillance airship for the Army.  Test flights will occur between June 6 and 10, K.C. …

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DRS Develops C4ISR Management System For Special Ops; Mike Sarrica Comments

DRS Technologies Inc. has developed new hardware and software for managing systems used in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Parsippany, N.J.-based company said it created C4InSight Integrated C4ISR Management System to comply with U.S. Special Operation Command’s requirements for its vehicles. The company has developed …

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Northrop Develops New Joint STAR Propulsion System

Northrop Grumman Corp. has added a new propulsion system to one of its planes used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The company announced Tuesday it completed the first test flight of its E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or Joint Stars plane, with the new propulsion system. Pratt …

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Lockheed Integrating Off-The-Shelf Tech Into Aegis System

Lockheed Martin is integrating commercial-off-the-shelf technology into a new missile defense system, the company announced Monday. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense and technology contractor holds a $183 million contract to integrate Aegis weapon system hardware and a $148 million contract to produce the system for a Navy destroyer. A Lockheed, Missile …

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