Tag Archives: c2

Navy Tests AeroVironment Blackwing UAV’s Cross-Domain Data Relay Function

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise. AeroVironment said Wednesday its Blackwing UAV worked to connect with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicated with a manned submarine’s combat control system during the ANTX event. The drone used a …

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General Dynamics Integrates Link 16 Datalink System on Leonardo-Finmeccanica Export Helicopter

A U.K.-based General Dynamics subsidiary and the former AgustaWestland business unit of Leonardo-Finmeccanica have teamed up to develop and integrate a Link 16 datalink system into the first AW159 Wildcat helicopter export variant. General Dynamics said Thursday its missions systems business in the U.K. worked with Leonardo Helicopters to install the datalink and provide a full …

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Army Executes Northrop Battle Command System Dual-Engagement Flight Test

The U.S. Army has completed a dual-engagement flight test of the Northrop Grumman-developed Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. Northrop said Monday that the IBCS was used to identify, track and engage ballistic and cruise missile targets to determine its multiple threat management function. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of Northrop’s missile …

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Navy Orders Sybase Software License, Maintenance Services From SAP NS2

A U.S.-based subsidiary of SAP will provide Sybase software licensing and maintenance services to the U.S. Navy under a potential three-year, $20.8 million contract. The Defense Department said Dec. 21 the contract works to support the operations and deployment of the Navy’s tactical, information and command-and-control systems. SAP National Security Services — or SAP NS2 …

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Thales-Raytheon JV Tests NATO Air C2 System Interoperability; Philippe Duhamel Comments

A joint venture of Thales Group and Raytheon moved closer to deploying a command and control system they have developed for NATO after completing a four-nation demonstration that evaluated the program's network operations. The tests looked at the NATO Air Command and Control System's ability to connect to national pilot sites in Belgium, France, …

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Report: Global C4ISR Market to Hit $95B in 10 Years

Market Research Reports Inc. has released a study that show the global C2/C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) market will reach $94.4 billion in 2023, up from $91.5 billion in 2013. The Global C2/C4ISR Market 2013-2023 report analyzes market overview, growth stimulators, opportunities, trends, growth forecasts and …

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Hughes Demos New Video, Data Satellite System; Rick Lober Comments

Hughes Network Systems has developed a new microsat system to transmit video and data over satellite communications links, using several types of platforms. The company’s communications-on-the-move microsat system transmitted full-motion video through an aircraft’s rotor blades without packet loss during a recent test, Hughes said Monday. Hughes tested the system …

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