Technology

Research and Markets: Military Communication Tech Investments to Spur Software-Defined Radio Demand Through 2025

Military handheld radio

A new five-year Research and Markets forecast says increased global military spending in battle communication or network-centric warfare systems will help steer the software-defined radio market's direction. The research company said Wednesday it estimates that the worldwide market for SDR products will grow more than 6 percent over the next five years and expects the defense segment to experience the highest growth rate.

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Executive Spotlight: Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner of K2 Integrity, Chairman of Consilient

Juan Zarate, global co-managing partner of K2 Integrity, chairman of Consilient

Juan Zarate, global co-managing partner of K2 Integrity, chairman of Consilient, and 2016 Wash100 Award winner recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the rebranding of K2 Intelligence FIN into K2 Integrity, the origin and continued development of Consilient, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the potential plans for his companies heading into 2021. 

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Raytheon Technologies Employs Open Architecture Approach to Expand DOD’s Tech Customization Options

Raytheon Technologies

A vice president at Raytheon Technologies' intelligence and space arm has detailed how the business' use of open systems architecture in its programs aligns with the Department of Defense's requirement of employing non-proprietary software to ensure interoperability. Paul Meyer, VP for space and command and control systems at Raytheon Intelligence and Space, said in a Dec. 17 company post that DOD wants to ensure usability of military technologies across all warfighting domains: land, air, space, sea and cyber.

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Jeff Ryder: GM Defense Arm Eyes Addressable Military Vehicle, Tech Market

Jeff Ryder Growth and Strategy VP GM Defense

Jeff Ryder, vice president of growth and strategy at General Motors’ defense unit, said GM Defense sees a $25B market in developing new military products based on the parent company’s existing vehicles, technologies and parts, CNBC reported Monday. “That’s an addressable market that we feel we have a right to win and pursue. And that’s what we’re doing,” he said.

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Air Force Research Satellite Conducts VLF Transmission in Space

AFRL DSX spacecraft

The Demonstration and Science Experiments satellite of the Air Force Research Laboratory performed the first space-to-space very low frequency transmission within three months of its launch during a coordinated experiment with the Japanese Space Agency’s Arase spacecraft. The DSX satellite launched in June 2019 to study the interactions of space plasma, radiation belts and radio waves in near-Earth space.

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Report: Aircraft Demand, UAV Adoption to Drive Aerospace 3D Printing Market’s Growth Through 2027

3D printing

A new Research and Markets forecast says increasing demand for new aircraft and use of unmanned aerial vehicles worldwide will be among the factors that will drive 3D printing growth in the aerospace sector over the next seven years. The global market for aerospace 3D printers reached a value of $1.12B last year and is projected to experience a 25.3 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $6.81B by 2027.

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ALS, Firefly Aerospace Ink Contract for Four Alpha Rocket Launches

Firefly Alpha rocket

Adaptive Launch Solutions, a satellite integrator and multi-manifest hardware provider, has agreed to conduct launch services with Firefly Aerospace's launch vehicle in response to small satellite demands from government operators and commercial owners. Firefly said Wednesday its Alpha rocket will be used in four ALS-led smallsat launches starting 2021 under a multi-year agreement.

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