Tag Archives: ISR

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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Boeing Delivers 50th Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Navy; Tony Rossi Comments

Boeing has built and delivered its 50th P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the U.S. Navy‘s anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Navy said Thursday it accepted the new unit at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, and expects to complete the branch’s fleet transition from P-3C to P-8A by fiscal year 2019. “This …

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Curtiss-Wright Unveils New Rugged Mission Computer for Military, Civilian Vehicles

Curtiss-Wright has rolled out a new mission computer system designed for civil and military command-and-control embedded computing applications, fixed-wind aircraft and helicopters, ground vehicles and maritime vessels, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. The report noted that the ultra-small-form-factor Parvus DuraCOR 312 computer offers high-performance embedded computing and general-purpose graphics processing for deep learning, electronic …

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Research and Markets Sets Global Airborne ISR Market CAGR at 3.88% in 2017-2020

A new Research and Markets report predicts the global airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market will hit a compound annual growth rate of 3.88 percent from 2017 through 2021. Research and Markets reported that many countries have started to augment their maritime security systems amid escalating possibilities of terrorist attacks through …

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Northrop Awarded Navy Fire Scout Software, Engineering Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a Northrop Grumman a $17.1 million contract to provide system software and engineering services for MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday Northrop will deliver software design and system integration, qualification testing, cybersecurity activities and engineering support to the Navy under the contract. Northrop …

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Azure Summit Technology to Support SIGINT Mission Sensor for Navy Platforms

Azure Summit Technology has secured a potential five-year, $48.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to support a mission sensor developed for the military branch’s manned and unmanned platforms. The Defense Department said Friday the Common Chassis Signals Intelligence mission sensor will be used to facilitate collection of identification and …

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