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BAE to Build UAS Sensor for Navy Antisubmarine Warfare Program

BAE Systems is developing a sensor payload for unmanned aircraft systems that will help the U.S. Navy‘s Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon jet detect enemy submarines by monitoring disturbances in the magnetic field, Intelligent Aerospace reported Monday. John Keller writes the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft will use an air-launched UAS equipped with an antisubmarine warfare payload, including a magnetic anomaly detector, to pinpoint …

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Rob Weiss: Lockheed to Continue Open Architecture Support for USAF Aircraft Modernization

Lockheed Martin has deployed its Skunk Works Enterprise Open Systems Architecture to integrate multiple sensors that are compliant with the U.S. Air Force‘s Open Mission Systems standard into the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. The company said Dec. 10 that the three-week flight test series utilized Lockheed’s mission management software, an IP-based data link and four OMS-compliant sensor payloads to …

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Anne Ostroff: Northrop Lands Subcontract for SBIRS Satellite 5, 6 Payloads

Lockheed Martin has tasked Northrop Grumman to provide sensor payloads for the fifth and sixth geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites in the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Based Infrared System under a $422 million subcontract. “Northrop Grumman looks forward to joining our partner and prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, to produce the GEO-5/6 IR payloads,” Anne Ostroff, vice …

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