C4ISR

Army Sources for Next-Generation Transponder Technology

The U.S. Army is sourcing for information on next-generation transponder technology to provide worldwide cellular- and satellite-based coverage in support of the Defense Department‘s asset tracking operations. The service branch intends to use the transponders to perform logistics activities and generate asset in-transit visibility, the Army said Thursday in a FedBizOpps …

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Army Performs Multinode Distributed Test of Northrop Battle Command System

The U.S. Army has tested long-range network management features of the Northrop Grumman-built Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. IBCS helped soldiers maintain video, data and voice connectivity through network management, execute and track simulated threats and identify aerial objects as “friend or foe” during the five-week soldier checkout …

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BAE Wins Potential $69M Navy C5ISR Support IDIQ

BAE Systems‘ technology solutions and services business has won a potential five-year, $68.9 million contract to provide support services for the U.S. Navy’s command, control, communications, computers, combat, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division received two offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive acquisition …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Satcom Industry Need ‘Enterprise Approach to Partnerships’

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government and the commercial satellite industry should adopt an “enterprise approach to partnerships” to protect and defend space assets from potential adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a National Defense piece posted Friday that an example of that …

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Rita Flaherty: Lockheed Builds F-35, Apache Aircraft Sensors in Orlando, Fla.

Rita Flaherty, vice president of business development at Lockheed Martin, has said the company’s missiles and fire control business has designed and developed at least 11,000 sensor platforms through its Orlando, Fla.-based facility in support of military intelligence and surveillance missions, Orlando Business Journal reported Thursday. Those platforms include the Modernized …

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Lockheed Ships Fourth AEHF Military Comms Satellite to Cape Canaveral Launch Site

Lockheed Martin has transported a military communications satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to begin preparations for a scheduled October launch aboard the United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket. The company said Monday it built and tested the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite in Sunnyvale, Calif., before delivering the system to …

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AT&T’s Mike Leff: US Military Needs ‘Robust’ IoT Network

U.S. military leaders have said that service branches need a modernized information technology network that can help troops collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data from internet-of-things platforms, C4ISRNET reported Saturday. Mike Leff, vice president for global defense at AT&T‘s public sector business, said military personnel need a “robust” network in order to …

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Taylor Lawrence: Raytheon, DARPA Explore Hypersonic Weapon Concept

Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon‘s missile systems business, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have partnered in an effort to develop a hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept. He added the company is in discussions with DARPA regarding boost-glide weapons and is working with the …

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SpaceX Rocket Sends 7th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch to Orbit; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications’ seventh batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Wednesday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is the seventh of eight Iridium NEXT satellite missions that SpaceX agreed to perform to replace the McLean, Va.-based company’s existing network of 66 satellites in …

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