Tag Archives: Global Hawk

Northrop Receives Aviation Week Program Excellence Award for Virtual Mission Planning Software

Northrop Grumman has won the Aviation Week Program Excellence Award under the supplier aftermarket category for its software program designed to support the U.S. Air Force’s contingency and crisis action planning operations. The company said Thursday over 300 program management representatives from the public and private sectors selected the Global …

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Todd Probert: Raytheon to Present Avionics Cybersecurity at Airshow

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, told Shephard Media in an interview published Monday that the company’s presentation at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow will cover vulnerability assessment. “Every weapon system brings a new computer that represents a cyber vulnerability,” Probert …

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Report: Northrop to Deliver 2 Triton Drones to Navy

Northrop Grumman is set to hand over this year two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy as the service intends to replace its fleet of P-3C Orion and EP-3E Aries II aircraft that work to perform maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The Navy …

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UltiSat to Support Air Force UAV Ku-Band Ground Terminals

UltiSat has received a potential $8.1 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band satellite coverage for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle training and operations. The company said Monday it will also help the Air Combat Command manage Global Hawk Ku-band ground terminals deployed within the 48 …

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UltiSat to Provide Satellite Services for USPACOM Global Hawk Operations

UltiSat has secured a $4.7 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-based satellite services for U.S. Pacific Command missions that use the Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle. The task order was issued under the Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition vehicle jointly managed by DISA and the General Services Administration, UltiSat said Monday. …

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Northrop Completes 1st Flight Test of Panel-Based Sensor

Northrop Grumman evaluated the performance of its modular panel-based sensor technology during an exercise conducted in April at the company’s flight test facility in Baltimore, Maryland. The multifunction surveillance system functioned both on ground moving target indicator radar mode and on synthetic aperture radar mapping mode as part of the maiden flight, Northrop said Tuesday. The sensor is designed to integrate with new …

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UltiSat to Provide Ku-Band Satcom Capacity for Air Combat Command’s UAV Operations

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization has awarded UltiSat an $8.4 million task order to facilitate Ku-band commercial satellite communications coverage for the Air Combat Command’s unmanned aerial vehicle operations. UltiSat said Wednesday it will provide a comsatcom transponded capacity to Global Hawk-based missions of ACC throughout Europe and surrounding waters. Amy Gwinn, senior …

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Report: Northrop Reschedules Global Hawk Flight Test With UTC-Built Sensor

Northrop Grumman has pushed back the test flight of its RQ-4 Global Hawk  unmanned surveillance aircraft equipped with a United Technologies Corp.-built multispectral imaging sensor technology to late January, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Rachel Karas writes testing of the MS-177 sensor-equipped Global Hawk was originally scheduled to occur in late December. The report said …

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SES-Luxembourg JV Secures Contract for NATO Ground Surveillance System Support

A public-private joint venture of SES and Luxembourg has secured a contract to provide commercial satellite communications services for NATO‘s ground surveillance system. GovSat will deliver commercial Ku-band satellite capacity and capacity management services to support the command and control and sensor data communications needs of NATO’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles …

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UTC to Update MS-177 Imaging Sensor Tech; Kevin Raftery Comments

A business unit of  United Technologies Corp. has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the company’s MS-177 imaging sensor system in efforts to increase the technology’s resolution and coverage. UTC Aerospace Systems will design, build, manufacture and deliver updated MS-177A sensors for potential deployment by the Air Force in 2019, UTC said Monday. The service …

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