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Viasat Partners With AeroVironment Under Army Contract to Advance UAS Platforms

Ken Peterman President

Viasat has partnered with AeroVironment to enable flying small UAS platforms to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network under a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative, Viasat reported on Thursday. Viasat will work with AeroVironment to develop and demonstrate advanced, encrypted communications for AeroVironment's portable, hand-launched Puma AE tactical UAS. 

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Air Force OKs Raytheon Technologies-Made Weapon for F-15 Mission Deployment

F-15E carrying StormBreaker weapon

The U.S. Air Force has authorized a Raytheon Technologies-built “smart” weapon for fielding on Air Combat Command's F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft following a recent test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The StormBreaker munition uses a multimode seeker technology with infrared, semi-active laser and millimeter wave radar guidance technologies that can work alongside GPS and inertial navigation systems to reach targets over 40 miles away from the aircraft, the company said Tuesday.

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Excelicon Achieves CMMI Level 3 for Development Appraisal; Tushar Garg Quoted

Tushar Garg CEO Excelicon

Excelicon has achieved a maturity level rating for development under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration program, the company announced Wednesday. “Achieving the CMMI Level 3 for Development rating represents a significant investment in Excelicon’s future and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the success of our client’s missions,” said CEO Tushar Garg.

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