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SES-Led Consortium, European Space Agency Form Govt Satcom Partnership

An SES-led industry consortium has partnered with the European Space Agency to establish a platform for government organizations to access and secure satellite communications. The public-private partnership aims to demonstrate potential applications of the Pacis-1 satcom platform to border control, civil protection, humanitarian missions and maritime surveillance missions, SES said Tuesday. The …

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UK Defense Ministry Chooses 25 Winners for Global Troop Resupply Challenge

The U.K. ministry of defense has selected 25 projects that suggested multiple systems to resupply the country’s troops with weapons, food, clothing, equipment and medical supplies, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Harriett Baldwin, British minister for defense procurement, said that winning ideas under the Last Mile challenge include robotic ground vehicles, unmanned …

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QinetiQ NA Demos Underwater Acoustic Data Comms Tech

QinetiQ North America has demonstrated a full-duplex communications system built to receive and transmit undersea acoustic data. QinetiQ NA said Tuesday it collaborated with Optimal Systems Laboratory to develop the Dolphin underwater platform equipped with patented cancellation technology in an effort to help U.S. Navy and commercial clients address wireless communications challenges. Dolphin is designed to …

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Kuldar Vaarsi: Milrem Seeks US Manufacturing Partners for Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Milrem will demonstrate a new unmanned ground vehicle at the annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in Michigan as the Estonia-based defense company looks for opportunities to expand its UGV production in the U.S. Titan is built to support dismounted troops and carry weapons and equipment to remote weapon stations, Milrem said Tuesday. Kuldar …

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BAE-QinetiQ Alliance Seeks to Promote Adoption of Electric Drive Tech for Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems and QinetiQ have entered into a teaming agreement with the goal to help foster worldwide adoption of an electric drive transmission technology designed for ground combat vehicles. QinetiQ said May 25 it aims to combine the firm’s electric drive expertise with BAE’s systems design, development, manufacturing and integration experience in efforts to  support utilization of the E-X-Drive system. …

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QinetiQ, Rockwell Collins Enter Satellite Navigation Tech, Service Partnership

QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins have partnered to develop a multi-constellation open service offering as both companies aim to help address mission requirements of government and military customers as well as infrastructure operators. The partnership will also produce and offer a suite of Global Navigation Satellite System  receivers to support clients’ operational and geographical needs, Rockwell Collins said Thursday. Colin …

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James Willis, Steve Fitz-Gerald to Join QinetiQ in Managing Director Roles

James Willis, currently head of defense and security at Vodafone UK, and Steve Fitz-Gerald, formerly CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will join QinetiQ as managing directors for two different business areas. QinetiQ said Tuesday both appointees will also serve on the company’s executive committee and report directly to CEO Steve Wadey. “James and Steve have proven …

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MBDA Tests Sea Venom Anti-Ship Missile Onboard UK Naval Helicopter

MBDA has conducted air carriage and jettison tests of its anti-ship missile technology onboard a Westland-built naval helicopter from the U.K.’s navy. The Sea Venom/ANL missile tests evaluated the platform’s capacity for integration with the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters, MBDA said Wednesday. MBDA developed Sea Venom to counter vessels such as fast inshore attack craft, fast attack craft and corvettes …

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QinetiQ to Supply Launch & Recovery Control Equipment for JFK Aircraft Carrier

A QinetiQ subsidiary has received a $41 million contract from General Atomics to deliver hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of the U.S. Navy‘s future aircraft carrier. QinetiQ North America will update, procure, assemble and test launch and arresting control hardware for integration into USS John F. Kennedy (CVN …

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