C4ISR

PAE ISR Receives NAVAIR Interim Flight Clearance for Resolute Eagle VTOL UAS

PAE ISR has obtained an interim flight clearance from Naval Air Systems Command for the vertical takeoff-and-landing configuration of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aerial system. The company said Monday the group 3 IFC validates the system’s airworthiness in accordance with requirements under a potential five-year, $1.73B indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract. NAVAIR awarded PAE ISR a spot on …

Read More »

Raytheon Demos New Radio Comms System for Troops in Congested Environment

Raytheon has demonstrated its new X-Net radio communications system designed to connect missiles, precision guided munitions and small unmanned autonomous systems, among other platforms, to the tactical network while in congested battlefield. The company said Tuesday the system autonomously selects optimal radio frequency to allow platforms to continue communicating in …

Read More »

Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on USAF’s Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said the Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom program’s goal to protect both government and commercial satellite networks is a “very interesting shift and a very important focus,” SpaceNews reported Monday. “If one is jammed, you have other systems to fall back on,” Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and …

Read More »

Noblis to Help Air Force Update Distributed Common Ground System; Vernon Ingram Quoted

Noblis will provide engineering technical services for a ground-based system that supports U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations under a three-year, $22M contract. The company said Thursday it will help integrate the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Open Architecture into the DCGS enterprise network to support operations at the AF …

Read More »

Danish Firm MyDefence, General Dynamics Integrate Counter UAS Sensors Into Land Vehicle

Denmark-based MyDefence Communication and General Dynamics‘ land systems business have equipped a light vehicle with sensors made to detect enemy unmanned aerial systems. MyDefence said Monday it developed networked radio-frequency sensors designed to help in-vehicle soldiers identify and dismantle drone threats, and General Dynamics supported the integration of this technology into …

Read More »

Air Force Orders Rockwell Collins Receiver Tech for F-16s

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Rockwell Collins to equip the F-16 jets with an updated receiver technology designed to counter GPS threats. Rockwell Collins said Friday it will provide Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receivers for the Air Force Reserve’s and Air National Guard’s F-16 crews to navigate and operate in contested, electromagnetic environments. The company noted …

Read More »

Iridium, Icom Partner for Push-to-Talk Radio Development

Japan-based company Icom has partnered with Iridium Communications to develop a handheld radio technology that will use push-to-talk method to help users communicate. The partnership intends for the device to support communications among first responders, military personnel, remote workers and nongovernmental organizations that operate in areas where ground infrastructure is limited, Iridium said Friday. …

Read More »

Rockwell Collins to Update Army CH-47F Chinook Avionics

Rockwell Collins has landed a potential five-year contract to update and repair components of the common avionics architecture systems equipped on the U.S. Army‘s CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The aircraft’s CAAS uses the Flight2 open systems architecture to combine communications, navigation and mission subsystems for integrated performance and situational awareness, the company …

Read More »

Leidos-Sparton Team to Help Navy Build Acoustic Device Countermeasure; Jim Lackemacher Quoted

Leidos and Sparton have partnered to develop an acoustic device countermeasure system for U.S. Navy submarines to defend against torpedoes. The industry team will design, build, fabricate, integrate and test ADC MK 5 devices intended to launch from a submarine’s internal signal ejector, Sparton said Tuesday. Leidos won the $36.1M Next Generation Countermeasure contract last month. Jim Lackemacher, group vice president …

Read More »

Cubic to Demonstrate C4ISR Products at Upcoming Australia Military Show; Mike Twyman Quoted

Cubic‘s mission solutions business will demonstrate a range of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies at the upcoming 2018 Military Communication and Information System Conference or MilCIS. The company said Wednesday it will demonstrate the Atlas Strike targeting system, DTECH M3X networking products and the GATR satellite …

Read More »

BAE Develops Airspace Awareness Tech for Military Pilots

BAE Systems has built a system that works to help military aircraft pilots obtain situational awareness of general air traffic through satellite technology. The Web Enabled Data Links platform is designed to collect information on commercial aircraft to guide aviator decision-making during flights, the company said Wednesday. WEnDL can access data via automatic dependent …

Read More »

NSA Certifies Harris’ Software-Based Handheld Radio Tech

Harris has obtained Type-1 certification from the National Security Agency for a handheld networking radio technology the company designed to help military users transmit data and voice communications. NSA approved the AN/PRC-163 radio to deliver information up to the Top Secret classification level and full-motion videos for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Harris said …

Read More »