Tag Archives: EO/IR

ASTRA Selected for Space Force’s Cloud Characterization Tech Project

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The U.S. Space Force has tasked Atmosphere and Space Technology Research Associates to build and test a military-grade prototype technology intended to characterize Earth's clouds. ASTRA said Tuesday it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Pumpkin and Atmospheric and Environmental Research to develop the cloud characterization system.

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D13, XiDrone Forge Counter-UAS Tech Partnership

Department 13 International and XiDrone Systems have teamed up to pursue intellectual property development related to counter-unmanned aerial systems, wireless communications and autonomous platforms. The partnership will provide patents rights to D13 to integrate its MESMER counter-UAS system with radar, electro-optical/infrared, radio frequency, acoustics and other sensors to build a …

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Apptio Offers Machine Learning Platform for Federal Technology Business Management

Bellevue, Wash.-based tech software provider Apptio has launched an early adopter program to help government agencies field a machine learning system for technology business management. The Apptio TBM Unified Model can help assist government agencies and participants in the public sector to immediately gauge information technology costs from financial systems like ledgers …

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L3 Wescam Adds New Imaging, Processing Tools to MX Sensor Product Line

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary has incorporated imaging and processing technologies into the MX Series product line of electro-optical and infrared sensor systems. Wescam said Tuesday it updated MX imaging technologies to feature high-sensitivity cameras, an embedded video engine and a new graphics processing unit. The new cameras are designed to help operators view objects across a wide range of …

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L3 Wescam Books $250M in EO/IR Tech, Support Contracts for 2017’s Second Half

An L3 Technologies subsidiary won more than $250 million in contracts during the second half of 2017 to provide electro-optical/infrared products, in-service support equipment and services to military and law enforcement customers. The company said Thursday L3 Wescam will supply a range of MX Series imaging and targeting systems designed for airborne, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Wescam has …

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Report: Raytheon Integrates Laser Weapon, Surveillance Tech to Polaris ATV

Raytheon has combined merged a laser weapon and advanced surveillance equipment to a Polaris-built all-terrain vehicle to develop a new platform that can engage unmanned aerial vehicles using laser beams, Popular Mechanics reported Monday. The new High Energy Laser Weapon System-MRZR platform features a 30-square-foot electronics package, Polaris’ MRZR ATV …

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L3 Subsidiary to Supply EO/IR Imaging Turrets to Naval Surface Warfare Center

A Canada-based subsidiary of L3 Technologies has received a potential $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply electro-optical and infrared imaging turrets to the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division. NSWC Crane will incorporate MX-10MS turrets from L3 Wescam into a larger system designed to address a situational awareness requirement under the Military Sealift Command Electro-Optical System program, …

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FLIR Systems to Provide EO/IR Sensor Tech for Coast Guard Transport Aircraft

A FLIR Systems subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $17.9 million from the U.S. Navy to supply up to 19 high-definition electro-optical/infrared sensors for the Coast Guard‘s fleet of HC-27J transport aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday that FLIR’s surveillance business will deliver Star SAFIRE 380-HD systems along with cabling, controller units, …

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AeroVironment Intros Nano Quadrotor UAS for Close-Range ISR Applications

AeroVironment has debuted a rugged miniature unmanned aircraft system the company designed to aid close-range military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Snipe Nano Quad is equipped with electro-optical/infrared, low-light-capable and long-wave infrared sensors and an integrated tilt mechanism for the transmission of images and record real-time video in daytime and nighttime operations, AeroVironment said Tuesday. “No assembly …

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Lockheed Demos ‘Fury’ UAS in Long-Range Endurance Test Missions

Lockheed Martin has conducted long-range endurance tests on a company-built tactical group 3 unmanned aerial system ahead of low-rate production of the drone. The company said Wednesday its Fury UAS has recorded a flight endurance time of 12 hours while the vehicle operated nearly 100 pounds of payload such as electro-optical/infrared surveillance and multiple signals intelligence systems, …

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BAE, Leonardo Subsidiaries to Collaborate on Aircraft Threat Detection Tech Offering for US Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leonardo‘s DRS business to jointly offer threat detection systems for the U.S. Army‘s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft platforms. The partnership aims to develop an infrared-based threat warning technology to help the Army’s current and evolving aircraft survivability requirements, BAE said Wednesday. “Together, we can better protect our …

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