Tag Archives: ISR

Orbital ATK to Provide Afghan Air Force ISR Aircraft Under $86M USAF Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK and $86.4 million contract to manufacture  armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for Afghanistan’s air force. Orbital ATK will provide AC-208 aircraft under the “pseudo” foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Contract work will occur in Fort Worth, Texas through June 9, …

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Raytheon to Produce Multispectral Targeting Systems for USAF, France Under $87M Contract

Raytheon has received a potential $87.1 million contract to supply updated high definition/target location accuracy turrets to the U.S. Air Force and France. The Defense Department said Wednesday the fixed-price-incentive contract covers the production of 44 AN/DAS-4 AN/DAS-4 Multi-Spectral Targeting System Model B turrets as well as one lot of initial spares, shop …

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Former Stratcom Official Kenneth Callicutt Joins Polaris Alpha’s Advisory Board

Kenneth “Steve” Callicutt, former director of capability and resource integration at the U.S. Strategic Command, has joined the board of advisers at Polaris Alpha. The Washington, D.C.-based firm said Wednesday Callicutt brings knowledge and experience in the areas of mission planning, weapons system development and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. “Steve has …

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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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DARPA to Use C-130 to Demo ‘Gremlins’ UAS Launch, Retrieval Operations in 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency plans to use a C-130 aircraft to demonstrate in 2019 the launch and recovery of unmanned aircraft systems in mid-air, Fire Aviation reported Thursday. DARPA plans to equip the drones with several payloads designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, signals intelligence and electronic warfare …

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Textron’s AAI Subsidiary to Provide Unmanned ISR Support for USAF’s Afghanistan Operations

Textron‘s AAI Corp. subsidiary has received a potential $15.7 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. AAI will also provide a non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated UAS ISR platform as well as support the service branch’s force protection efforts under the firm-fixed-price …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications technology can help the military address interoperability requirements for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Thursday that Ka-band’s capacity to cover …

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Northrop to Help Engineer Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $12.5 million contract modification to perform engineering work on U.S. Army‘s fleet of Hunter unmanned aircraft systems The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop’s technical services business in Sierra Vista, Arizona, will perform work through Jan. 17, 2019. Hunter is designed to help Army personnel collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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UVision Demos Loitering Platform in Israel to Validate Tracking, Target Engagement Features

UVision Air has showcased its extended-range loitering platform at a demonstration in southern Israel to validate the system’s tracking, lock-on, target engagement, mission-abort and other capacities for operational scenarios. The company said Monday Hero-400EC system is equipped with an updated electric motor built to provide low-speed loitering and high-speed transit …

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Navy Eyes General Atomics UAS Support for Task Force Southwest Missions

The U.S. Navy intends to award General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a contract to provide contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned air systems to support Task Force Southwest missions across the U.S. Central Command area of operations in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Naval Air Systems Command will …

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Kratos Reports New Unmanned Aerial Drone Orders

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has received multiple orders for unmanned aerial vehicles and related systems worth a combined $3.2 million. Kratos said Wednesday its modular systems division will produce drones and other system products at multiple production facilities for undisclosed customers. Thomas Mills, president of Kratos MSD, said that the business …

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