Tag Archives: ISR

Lockheed to Build Vehicle Turrets for General Dynamics UK; Stephen Ball Comments

Lockheed Martin‘s U.K. business has received a $1 billion subcontract from General Dynamics UK to design, produce, test and integrate 245 turrets for General Dynamics‘ SCOUT Specialist Vehicles that are used by the British military. Stephen Ball, CEO of Lockheed Martin UK, said Tuesday the company plans to sustain almost 900 jobs at its site in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, and …

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Executive Profile: Jeff Yu, Northrop ISR Tech and Engineering Director

Jeff Yu serves as director of technology and engineering for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division within the information systems sector at Northrop Grumman. Yu leads a business organization that offers systems, applications and services for the intelligence, defense, and national security communities and his focus areas include the division’s …

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Pentagon’s ORS-1 Reconnaissance Satellite Logs 4 Years in Space

A U.S. military satellite carrying United Aerospace Systems-built intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors has completed four years in orbit. The Operationally Responsive Space-1 satellite works to provide the U.S. Central Command with imagery and data to help increase warfighters’ battlefield awarenesss, UTC Aerospace Systems said Monday. ORS-1 launched aboard a …

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Navy Receives Boeing-Built Poseidon Plane Number 14

Boeing has delivered a 14th P-A Poseidon airplane to U.S. Navy as the branch seeks to bolster its sea patrolling capabilities, the company said Wednesday. The first Poseidon squadron deployed in Kadena, Japan last winter to carry out operational missions and a second squadron is scheduled to deploy later this summer, Boeing …

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Joe Brock: Pragmatics Continues R&D Support for Special Operations Forces

Pragmatics has received a more than $10 million task order to provide support services for the Special Operations Forces’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. The company will work to develop, integrate, operate and maintain activities to support SOF’s program for critical functionality, Pragmatics said Wednesday. “We will develop and manage the technologies …

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Andy Start: Airbus, Inmarsat Combine Aircraft Broadband Offerings

Airbus and Inmarsat have partnered to develop broadband airborne terminals for aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle customers. Military and government clients are meant to gain access to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band satellite service through Airbus’ airborne portfolio, Airbus said Tuesday. “Combining the unique Global Xpress service with Airbus Defence and Space’s …

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George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Yamaha Add Unmanned ISR Helicopter to ‘Bat’ Family

Northrop Grumman worked with Yamaha Motor to develop an unmanned helicopter system for activities such as powerline inspections, wildfire monitoring and search-and-rescue flights. The Rotary Bat drone features a Yamaha-made airframe, an autonomous controller and technology designed to gather intelligence, Northrop said Thursday. “The R-Bat joins our existing Bat family of …

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GDNexus Issues ISR Need Statement; Jay Mork Comments

GDNexus, General Dynamics’ online community of technology providers, has released a need statement for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sector. The first ISR domain need statement outlines the integration of analytics into image and video processing, General Dynamics said Monday. Jay Mork, chief technology officer at General Dynamics Advanced Information …

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