C4ISR

Lockheed Working to Develop Green UAV

Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems of America LLC have been working to develop a green hybrid small unmanned aerial vehicle that runs off of renewable energy sources, Military & Aerospace reports. The request is part of the Air Force’s “Small Unmanned Renewable Energy Long Endurance Vehicle program,” which selected and …

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Kratos Wins Prime SPAWAR C4I Engineering Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has won a prime contract to provide engineering and technical services for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) programs for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Kratos announced Monday. The contract is potentially worth $40 million over one base year and four …

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Army Asking FAA for UAS Training in Civilian Airspace

The Army will ask for permission to fly unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace near Army bases for training, according to a recent Army memo. As part of the process, the Army will apply for a certificate of authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones near Fort Stewart, Ga., …

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US, Five Countries Form Wideband SATCOM Partnership

The U.S. and five countries are forming a partnership to expand wideband global satellite communication capabilities, the U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday. The Air Force said senior defense officials from Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. held a steering committee meeting. The agreement calls on the …

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Lockheed Adds Micro UAS Technology Company

Lockheed Martin is adding a Utah-based maker of technology for micro unmanned aerial systems, according to a Lockheed announcement Tuesday. Lockheed said in the release that UAS are Procerus Technologies’ area of expertise. Procerus provides autopilot, targeting and payload technologies for micro UAS to both domestic and international governments. Bob Stevens, …

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Hughes Wins Airborne, Maritime Comm Contract; Rick Lober Comments

Hughes Network Systems has been awarded a contract to provide airborne and maritime tactical communications solutions for an international partner, Hughes announced Tuesday. Hughes will provide its HX System, which the company says provides full Internet Protocol functionality and enhanced security standards to meet the unique requirements of ISR applications. …

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Raytheon Shows Off Radio System Capabilities at Recent Army Exercise

Raytheon Company recently showed its tactical networking system’s capabilities at two major U.S. Army exercises, the company announced Friday. According to Raytheon, its Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network GATEway MAINGATE radio system works by integrating heterogeneous groups of radios into a network in order to provide multiple channels of real-time video, situational …

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Contractors Fuel, Provide Personnel for US' Worldwide Proliferation of Drones, Bases

More civilian contractors are working directly with the U.S. military and CIA to gather intelligence and execute offensive strikes as the U.S. continues to expand the number of drones it operates around the world. Many of these contractors are helping drive the U.S.’ demand for their personnel by rapidly evolving drone technologies and capabilities, working in tandem with the U.S. to …

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