Tag Archives: situational awareness

DARPA Picks 9 Firms for Dismounted Squad Threat Detection Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded nine companies contracts to build new systems for dismounted service personnel to collaborate with other troops and detect potential threats during military operations. DARPA said Thursday it made the awards through the agency’s Squad X Core Technologies program to develop lightweight, integrated platforms that will work …

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US Army Kicks Off Cyber Innovation Challenge for Govt-Industry Teams

The U.S. Army has introduced a competition that aims to encourage government, academic and commercial organizations to develop cyberspace situational awareness technology for tactical commanders. The military branch will use an “other transaction” procurement framework to choose prototype systems from participants in the Cyber Innovation Challenge, according to an article …

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Reuters: Northrop Eyes Hawkeye Sales With Other Foreign Countries

Northrop Grumman is talking with countries in the Persian Gulf, North Africa and Asia on potential purchases of the country’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft despite the United Arab Emirates’ decision to not buy that plane, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes the UAE agreed earlier in the week to purchase $1.27 billion in Saab-built early warning planes. …

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Raytheon Wraps Up Flight Tests of DARPA’s Close Air Support Tool; Tom Bussing Comments

Raytheon has concluded a series of flight tests of a close air support platform with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company demonstrated DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support system on both A-10C Thunderbolt II and MV-22 Osprey aircraft, Raytheon said Sunday. Flight tests took place over three phases as part of an 18-month, $25.5 million …

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Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel: Open Architecture-Based C4ISR Could Help in Interoperability, Situational Awareness

Greg Wenzel, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, has told C4ISR & Networks that an integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system could help achieve interoperability and enhance situational awareness for troops. Wenzel said in an interview published Thursday that agencies and military organizations should …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Commercial Satellite Sector Should Address In-Orbit Collisions Through Collaboration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has called on the U.S. government and commercial satellite vendors to collaborate in the development of policies on the safety of satellite launches and seek to reduce the risk of in-orbit collisions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a SpaceNews op-ed published Tuesday that inactive satellites and debris constitute the majority of approximately 23,000 man-made …

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NGA Renews EnhancedView Imagery Agreement With DigitalGlobe

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will extend its usage of DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery service for at least another year. NGA renewed DigitalGlobe’s Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery platform on Sept. 1 under the EnhancedView contract, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. The Global EGD platform is designed to provide NGA and other government users with at …

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Boeing Awards Avionics Service Subcontract to Rockwell Collins for Chinook Helicopters; Lee Obst Comments

Rockwell Collins has secured a subcontract from Boeing to provide aviation electronics equipment and engineering services for the Canadian air force’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The firm-fixed-price contract calls for Rockwell Collins to service the Common Avionics Architecture System displays onboard the Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft until March 2018, Rockwell Collins …

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