Tag Archives: ISR

Navy Tests Updated Software of Northrop-Built Triton UAS

The U.S. Navy has conducted formal laboratory and initial flight tests on updated software for a Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aerial system. Northrop said Tuesday the new MQ-4C Triton software package modernized the platform’s traffic alert and collision avoidance system, multi-aircraft control technology and multifunction active sensor radar modes. The Navy aims to achieve early …

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Textron to Build 2 More Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Navy’s Mine Countermeasure Mission

Textron‘s unmanned systems division has been awarded a $14.8 million contract to build an additional two fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicles for the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. The company said Monday the service branch plans to use the CUSVs for a Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Surface Vehicle mission that will involve mine-hunting, neutralization …

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TCOM Partners with Maryland Commerce Dept to Present Aerostat Offerings at Avalon Air Show

TCOM has teamed up with the Maryland Commerce Department to demonstrate the company’s aerostat offerings, designed to help deliver maritime and border security for Australia and Southeast Asia, at the Avalon Air Show. The company said Wednesday it presented the ISR applications of its 28M aerostat offerings designed to monitor areas with potential …

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Northrop to Supply F-16 Targeting Pods to Denmark

Northrop Grumman has received a contract to supply Denmark’s air force with  targeting pods that will work to help the service branch’s F-16 pilots detect, identify and track targets. The company said Tuesday that Denmark became its first international customer to receive the fourth-generation Litening targeting system. Litening pods are designed to provide airmen situational awareness and targeting capacity when …

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Drone Aviation Installs ISR Equipment on DoD’s Tactical Airship Platform

Drone Aviation has integrated government-furnished intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment onto a company-built tactical airship platform as part of a $346,000 contract from the Defense Department. The company said Wednesday it added communications and optical sensor systems to the Winch Aerostat Small Platform in an effort to increase the platform’s flexibility to perform missions and address ISR support requirements. WASP is …

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Northrop Begins UAV Multispectral Sensor Payload Test

Northrop Grumman has conducted an inaugural flight test of a multispectral sensor payload onboard a high-altitude long-range unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Wednesday it integrated the MS-177 sensor into an RQ-4 Global Hawk drone during the test flight held at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California. The sensor is designed to find targets with broad area search and sensing methods as well …

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Marise Payne: Australia to Invest $192M in Growler Radio Jammer, Radar Tech Development

Australia will make a potential $191.6 million investment to develop a new radio jammer and radar system for the country’s Boeing-built EA-18G Growler aircraft. Sen. Marise Payne, Australia’s defense minister, said in a statement released Wednesday the country will partner with the U.S. Navy to perform development work on the next-generation radio …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Education, Tech, Cooperation Key in Ransomware Mitigation Efforts

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said he believes public sector agencies can mitigate ransomware attacks through innovation, education and collaboration with companies. Testoni wrote in a guest post published Tuesday on GCN that data from human sources and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems must be incorporated in real …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and …

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IndraSoft Chosen for Air Force Software Group Cyber, Systems Engineering Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force‘s 402nd Software Maintenance Group has awarded IndraSoft a five-year, $38 million task order for software sustainment and development, laboratory, cybersecurity and systems engineering services. The company said Wednesday it will provide support services for SMXG’s operational flight programs, test program sets, mission support and intelligence, surveillance and …

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Textron Starts USV On-Water Tests Under Navy Program

Textron Systems has kicked off on-water tests for the company-built Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, as part of the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. Textron said Wednesday the on-water maneuverability test is part of the program’s system-level integration and test phase that will also involve demonstrations of the …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober on Commercial Satcom Trends Agencies & Company’s Airbus Partnership

Rick Lober oversees Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division as its vice president and general manager with responsibility over sales of satellite communications technologies and services to military and other national security agencies. Lober has advocated for government customers to increase their adoption and usage rates of satcom …

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