C4ISR

Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Build Additional ScanEagle Drones for Afghanistan

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy to deliver an additional five ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems to the government of Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deploy field service representatives, operators and site activation teams as well as provide spares, support equipment …

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Engility to Help Integrate, Secure Navy Fleet Network Systems; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has received a potential five-year, $39 million contract to provide integration, engineering and cybersecurity support for a U.S. Navy network of ships and systems. The company said Tuesday it will support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s program executive office for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence in efforts …

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Leidos Tests Air Force Multi-Sensor ISR Platform

Leidos has tested sensors on the U.S. Air Force‘s multi-sensor pod that is designed to feature intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions. The company said Tuesday it carried out risk reduction test on eight different sensors of the AgilePod multi-sensor platform to demonstrate how open architectures and common mechanical and electrical systems …

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Cubic Subsidiary Launches Modules Product Line for Network Communications

A Cubic subsidiary has introduced a line of network communications platforms for government, commercial and military clients. The M3X product line from DTECH Labs is a family of modules designed to support classified and unclassified internet-based voice and data communications worldwide, Cubic said Monday. The M3X-CMP server module, M3X-S24 switch module, M3X-RTR router …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt-Industry Collaboration Key for Integrated Satcom Tech Implementation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes the commercial satellite communications industry will play a role in the establishment of an integrated and unified satcom architecture. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a byline for MilsatMagazine’s HPA Corner that the U.S. government should create a strategy to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Wideband Satcom AoA Needs ‘Commercial First’ Mindset

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should collaborate with the commercial industry to accelerate the “analysis of alternatives” for the wideband satellite communications program. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article published Thursday on the National Defense magazine website that a cultural shift is …

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KeyW to Develop RF Exploitation Tech for Air Force

KeyW has won a potential $23.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research and develop radio frequency exploitation technology. The Defense Department said Tuesday KeyW will explore algorithmic approaches to help the military branch boost sensing and exploitation performance as well as detect, track, image and identify targets simultaneously …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: New Policies Aim to Advance Partnerships With Satcom Industry

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has highlighted new policies initiated by leaders of the Defense Department and other federal agencies to facilitate partnership with the commercial satellite communications sector and maintain the country’s superiority in space. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Space News op-ed piece published …

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AT&T to Update Military Network Infrastructure in Hawaii Under DISA Contract; Anthony Robbins Comments

AT&T has received a 10-year contract with an undisclosed amount from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide a communications network that will serve to support military operations in the Pacific region. The company said Wednesday it will help update DISA’s network infrastructure in Hawaii in efforts to facilitate the secure transmission …

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Matt Desch: Iridium ‘NEXT’ Satellite Constellation Supports FAA NextGen Program Through Aircraft Tracking

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation works to help track the location of commercial aircraft across trans-oceanic routes in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System program, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. Desch said the company has equipped its Iridium NEXT satellites with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers designed …

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