Tag Archives: data link

Navy Selects L3 to Provide New Data Link for 3 Future Littoral Combat Ships

L3 Technologies has been selected to produce a new communications data-link system for three future U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships to receive imagery from multiple aircraft platforms simultaneously, Defense News reported Friday. The report said L3 will provide Maritime Surface Terminals for installation aboard the Independence-class Mobile and Savannah vessels and the Freedom-class …

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General Atomics Test-Fires Blitzer Railgun Projectiles; Nick Bucci Comments

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has used a three-megajoule railgun system to fire three guidance electronics unit-equipped hypersonic projectiles during a test series at the U.S. Army‘s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The company said Wednesday that the Blitzer railgun fired the projectiles at launch accelerations at a speed more than 30,000 times …

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Engility Develops Data Link Offering for In-Theater Operations; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has developed a new data link offering to aid interoperability, situational awareness and connectivity for in-theater operations. The company said Wednesday the Tactical Data Link Lite system is designed to integrate with Android and Windows devices and address size, weight and power requirements of military customers for the use of such technology in adverse environments. Engility will showcase the …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: C4ISR Sector Should Address RPA Technology Gaps

Chris Pehrson, a senior executive at General Atomics, has told Bloomberg Government that the vast amounts of intelligence data that remotely piloted aircraft’s sensors collect pose a challenge to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sector. Pehrson said in an interview published Thursday that General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business seeks …

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Northrop Unmanned Helicopter With Cubic Data Link System Completes Operational Assessment

Northrop Grumman-built unmanned helicopters have integrated a Cubic-produced data link system in a U.S. Navy operational assessment. The MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopters featured the Wide Band Line of Sight data link system, which works to provide ISR, target acquisition, laser designation and battle management functions, Cubic said Tuesday. Cubic also provides Miniature Multiband Transceivers for the Fire …

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Inmarsat to Update Europe’s ATC Data Link; Rupert Pearce Comments

Inmarsat has been awarded a $19 million contract from the European Space Agency to build a satellite data link for the continent’s air traffic control infrastructure. ESA’s Iris Precursor project seeks to improve controller-pilot communications and help industry cut airborne delays by using Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service, Inmarsat said Wednesday. “Our …

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General Atomics to Update Predator Ground Data Link

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems will update data link configurations on Predator ground control stations, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. New Predator Primary Data Link configurations will be a part of the U.S. Air Force’s MD-1A/B ground control station retrofit kits. The company will perform work at its Poway, Calif. facility through …

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