C4ISR

Intelsat General Issues White Paper on Satellite Platform’s Interference Mitigation Capability

An Intelsat subsidiary has issued a white paper that seeks to show how its satellite platform works to mitigate hostile attempts to interfere with signals on the company’s high-frequency satellites. Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, said in a statement released Wednesday the company’s Interference Resolution demonstration seeks to show the capability of …

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Australian Gov’t Launches $1B Battle Comms System Development Project

The Australian government has unveiled an estimated $1 billion project aimed to augment the army’s digital command, control and communications systems. Australia’s defense ministry said Tuesday the Land 200 Tranche 2 Project will employ tactical communications network services from Harris and battle management system software updates from Elbit Systems. “Together they form the …

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Lockheed, Indra Extend Radar Devt Collaboration for Spanish Navy’s F-110 Frigate Program

Lockheed Martin signed a heads of agreement with Indra to extend a collaborative effort to develop S-band active electronically scanned array radar systems for the Spanish navy’s F-110 shipbuilding program. Lockheed said Tuesday the F-110 multimission surface vessel is designed to feature the Aegis Combat System configured to detect asymmetric and conventional threats that …

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General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $17.5 million contract to support the integration of a small diameter bomb technology onto the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will help the service branch integrate the Guided Bomb Unit-39B/B with a dual carriage system through the use of …

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Saab to Supply Additional Radars for Navy LCS Program

General Dynamics has placed an order for Saab medium-range surveillance radar systems for installation on two future U.S. Navy littoral combat ships. Saab said Thursday it will provide Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars designated as AN/SPS-77 for the military branch’s LCS 28 and LCS 30 ships. Erik Smith, president and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA, said the company …

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Air Force Taps ELTA North America to Provide Stratcom Counter-UAS Equipment

An Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary has secured a potential $39.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide counter-unmanned aerial system supplies to the U.S. Strategic Command. ELTA North America will deliver the counter-UAS equipment in support of Stratcom’s joint emergent operational requirements, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Contract work is …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Uses 3D Printing Tech to Help Simulate, Virtualize Satellite Designs

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, told Via Satellite in an interview published Tuesday the company has made multi-year investments across its production processes in order to compete with “NewSpace” startups and meet mission demands. “What we’re really concentrating on now is designing in …

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SPH Engineering Debuts Centralized Drone Management System

SPH Engineering has unveiled a centralized drone management system that is designed to support law enforcement, firefighter, search-and-rescue and security service command centers in surveillance and first response missions. The Universal Ground Control Software aims to provide real-time in-field drone position mapping and live video streaming capability, SPH’s UgCS team said Thursday. …

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Curtiss-Wright Subsidiary to Provide Data Acquisition Hardware for Navy Aircraft Platforms

A Curtiss-Wright subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $45 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide airborne instrumentation data acquisition hardware and related repair services to the Naval Air Systems Command. Teletronics will supply NAVAIR’s Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation Department with data acquisition, solid state recorder, high-speed sampling, signal conditioner …

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Marine Corps Interested in Coastal Defense Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps has asked industry to provide information on the availability of shore-based technology built to deliver precision kinetic fires against ships at a range of at least 80 miles. In a FedBizOpps notice posted Oct. 27, USMC said it prefers coastal defense systems the service branch’s deployable and …

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