C4ISR

Lockheed Releases Satellite Specs to Advance Collaboration Via ‘Open Space’ Project; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched a new program that seeks to encourage researchers, startups and companies to propose new technologies designed to address space-related challenges. The company said Thursday it published technical specifications about payload accommodation data for its LM 2100 satellite, LM 400 satellite and two LM 50 nanosatellite variants through …

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PAR Technology Secures Air Force C4ISR Tech R&D Contract

A subsidiary of PAR Technology has received a potential $4.5 million contract to develop multidomain command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools for the U.S. Air Force. PAR Government Systems will also integrate and test computing and network architectures through the three-year Synchronized Command and Control Multi-Domain Test and …

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Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics-Built Comms Tech Aids Coast Guard in SAR Missions

A maritime communications technology developed by General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has supported search-and-rescue missions of the U.S. Coast Guard since 2006. The service branch used the company-built Rescue 21 Coastal system for command, control and direction-finding communications tasks in approximately 100,000 SAR operations, GDMS said Friday. Chris Marzilli, GDMS president and a 2018 Wash100 …

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DARPA to Use C-130 to Demo ‘Gremlins’ UAS Launch, Retrieval Operations in 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency plans to use a C-130 aircraft to demonstrate in 2019 the launch and recovery of unmanned aircraft systems in mid-air, Fire Aviation reported Thursday. DARPA plans to equip the drones with several payloads designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, signals intelligence and electronic warfare …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom as a Service, Wideband Global Satcom at Kratos Podcast

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, said in a Kratos Defense & Security Solutions podcast aired Wednesday that satellite communications as a service works to provide military and commercial users with a “full end-to-end” communications capability. Cowen-Hirsch told Constellations podcast moderator John Gilroy that …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry Backs Military Via Protected Satcom Tech Investments

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said warfighters seek and use protected tactical waveforms as adversaries target satellite communications through jamming. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Monday that the private sector continues to invest in new technology capabilities that seek to …

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Textron’s AAI Subsidiary to Provide Unmanned ISR Support for USAF’s Afghanistan Operations

Textron‘s AAI Corp. subsidiary has received a potential $15.7 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. AAI will also provide a non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated UAS ISR platform as well as support the service branch’s force protection efforts under the firm-fixed-price …

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General Atomics Receives USAF MQ-9 Software Devt Order

A General Atomics business unit has received a potential three-year, $49.3 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to develop, field and sustain the software for MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will develop the MQ-9 software for the Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command, the Defense Department …

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