C4ISR

Antech Lands Navy C4I Operations, Training Support Contract

Antech Systems has secured a potential $48.6 million U.S. Navy contract to provide technical, engineering and training support to command, control, communications, computers and intelligence operations of the Naval Air Warfare Center’s aircraft division. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will help NAWCAD design and develop in-service products, estimate and schedule projects, implement …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Warfighters Need Access to Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said that it is crucial for U.S. service personnel to have access to an integrated satellite communications architecture to support military missions worldwide “across the full spectrum of engagement.” Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article for MilsatMagazine that such an architecture requires the …

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Sagetech-Built Transponder Helps ‘Resolute Eagle’ UAS Operate in Civil Airspace

A PAE–American Operations Corp.–Battlespace Flight Services joint venture demonstrated an unmanned aircraft system equipped with Sagetech-built transponder during a civil airspace flight operation. Sagetech said Tuesday its XPC-TR-50 Mode C transponder was integrated into PAE ISR‘s Resolute Eagle vehicle for the flight that occurred at the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range in Pendleton, Oregon. Resolute Eagle …

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Raytheon Gets USAF ‘Cobra Dane’ Radar Support Contract Modification

Raytheon has received a $25 million contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force maintain operational capability of the ground-based Cobra Dane radar system. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business will perform contract work to address in-scope requirements for the radar. Work under the modification will occur …

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Elbit Systems Gets Follow-On NATO IR Countermeasures Contract

Elbit Systems has received a four-year, $46 million contract to supply additional aircraft self-protection systems for NATO’s Airbus-built aerial refueling tanker aircraft. The company said Tuesday it will provide J-Music Direct Infrared Countermeasures  and Passive Airborne Warning Systems for integration into the international alliance’s A330 Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport fleet. Elad Aharonson, general manager for the intelligence, surveillance, …

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Raytheon Develops Sensor Data Sharing Tech for Australian Navy

Raytheon has designed and built a “sensor-netting” system for installation on the Australian navy’s Hobart-class guided missile destroyers. The company said Wednesday it also tested the Cooperative Engagement Capability  ahead of planned U.S. Navy certification of the system for its first international deployment. CEC will work to help the Australian navy to exchange …

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USAF Completes Factory Mission Readiness Test on Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite, Raytheon’s OCX

The U.S. Air Force has wrapped up a factory mission readiness test on the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite along with the launch-and-checkout system of a Raytheon-developed ground control platform. Lockheed said Tuesday the GPS III SV01 satellite received and processed commands from the Next Generation Operational Control System’s LCS …

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Pentagon Performance Selected to Provide ISR Services for UN’s Congo Peacekeeping Mission

Pentagon Performance Inc. has received a notification of consideration for a potential $50 million contract from the United Nations to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the UN’s peacekeeping effort in the Republic of Congo. PPI seeks to deploy its SureCam medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system to help address surveillance and detection requirements of …

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Comtech Gets Contract Modification for Navy Network Connection Device Engineering Support

A subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications has secured a $1.9 million contract modification for engineering support services backing a U.S. Navy network connection device. Comtech EF Data will provide support for enhancements to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor production terminals, the company said Wednesday. …

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Harris to Equip Army Security Force Assistance Brigade With Falcon III Radios

The U.S. Army has selected Harris to produce combat radio communication systems for use by the service branch’s Security Force Assistance Brigade in coalition training missions. The company said Wednesday it will supply Falcon III AN/PRC-152A Wideband Networking Handheld Radios; AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radios; and AN/PRC-160 High Frequency Manpack Radios to support SFAB operations. …

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