C4ISR

General Dynamics Partners to Expand Sensor Information System Capabilities

General Dynamics Canada has extended its partnership with defense, government and utilities applications firm Envitia to build on the success of its tactical integrated sensor information system, which uses Envitia’s MapLink Pro software to provide surveillance tools to military aircraft. TISIS’ digital map virtually presents situational awareness data collected from multiple aircraft sensor systems, including: …

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Hughes System Selected for Airborne ISR Contract; Rick Lober Comments on Real-Time Applications

Hughes Network Systems has won a contract to provide the necessary satellite communications for a government agency to use an airborne solution for in-flight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Contract work will include air segment, ground segment and network management services. The solution will employ Hughes’ advanced HX system, which “is ideal for …

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Test Report: Raytheon Sensors Track Multiple Ballistic Missiles from Air

During a test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Raytheon-produced airborne sensors successfully and precisely tracked multiple ballistic missiles from an airborne platform, according to a report from Military & Aerospace Electronics.  Skyler Frink writes that four of the company’s multispectral targeting system-B electro-optical infrared sensors tracked multiple targets and sent important information …

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Edward Bush Comments on Northrop's Virtualization Upgrade to ISR Image Processor

Edward Bush, Northop Grumman Northrop Grumman recently demonstrated an upgrade to the Defense Department‘s standard image processor at the company’s Linthicum, Md. facilities. Northrop’s upgrade provides new virtualization capabilities to the common image processor and lowers costs, the company said in a release. Northrop originally designed and built the CIP, which supports the …

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Raytheon Protecting Unmanned Vehicles at the Speed of Light

Raytheon has developed a Common Infrared Counter Measures solution for U.S. Army helicopters that also can protect unmanned aircraft systems. Raytheon’s CIRCM system is 15 pounds less than the Army’s requirement, being lightweight enough for large unmanned platforms. Operating at the speed of light, DIRCM systems use low-watt lasers to …

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New Raytheon Radar Tech to Enable UAVs to Avoid Airborne Hazards

Raytheon Co. has developed a patented radar technology, which the company said enables military and civil air traffic controllers to avoid airborne hazards around unmanned aircraft systems. The technology will support the U.S. Air Force‘s ground-based sense-and-avoid initiatives and provide UAS operators and controllers with more information to avoid costly collisions and …

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Naval Research Lab to Launch Experimental Satellite Today, Improve Mountainous Troop Comm.

The Naval Research Laboratory will launch its tactical satellite IV today, an experimental spacecraft employing new technologies and satellite communications techniques. TacSat-4, as it is known, provides 10 ultra high frequency channels and allows “troops using existing radios to communicate on-the-move from obscured regions without the need for dangerous antenna …

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Raytheon Fields First AEHF Communication Terminals to Tactical Units

Raytheon Company fielded the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency Secure Mobile Anti-jam Reliable Tactical Terminal satellite communications solution to the U.S. armed services increasing the data rate of existing SMART-T systems by a factor of four. “Raytheon’s latest SMART-T solution delivers the next generation of protected communications that’s compatible with …

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Selex Galileo Unveils ACME Remotely Operated Vehicle System

SELEX Galileo launched their Automated Computerised Mobility Equipment kit at DSEi 2011. According to Selex, the ACME kit can be installed on any land vehicle transforming it into a remotely operated vehicle providing a solutions to route clearance solutions and convoy protection from asymmetric threats. The benefit of this new …

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