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  • Lockheed Hands Frigate Combat System Trainer to New Zealand's Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Hands Frigate Combat System Trainer to New Zealand’s Navy

    Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian arm has shipped and opened a combat system trainer for New Zealand’s navy as part of a program to update the systems of its ANZAC-class frigates. The company said Tuesday it delivered the ANZAC combat systems trainer to the Maritime Warfare Training Center located at a naval base in Devonport, New Zealand. Rear Adm. John Martin, chief of the […] More

  • Inmarsat-EM Solutions Team Equips Australian Maritime Vessels With Satcom Terminals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat-EM Solutions Team Equips Australian Maritime Vessels With Satcom Terminals

    Inmarsat has integrated EM Solutions-designed Cobra-class satellite communications terminals onto eight vessels of Australia’s department of immigration and border force in an effort to help boost the country’s communications capacity in inhospitable maritime environments. Inmarsat said Monday the satcom terminals will offer an option for users to augment capacities on government-owned satellites with commercial satellites such as the Global Xpress. EM Solutions […] More

  • UK Space Agency Taps Inmarsat to Create Emerging-Market Satellite Application Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Space Agency Taps Inmarsat to Create Emerging-Market Satellite Application Programs

    Inmarsat has secured grant funds from the U.K.’s space agency to develop satellite application programs that will help to address disaster relief, healthcare and sustainable fishing challenges in three emerging markets. The company said Wednesday that it applied lessons learned from UKSA International Partnership Space Program projects to identify opportunities for potential use of satellites to help […] More

  • BAE Develops Atmospheric Lens Platform for Battlefield Surveillance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Develops Atmospheric Lens Platform for Battlefield Surveillance

    Researchers at BAE Systems have developed a laser-based atmospheric lens platform designed to help military commanders perform long-range surveillance operations on adversaries. The Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens system works to create lens-like structures through the use of high-power pulsed lasers and manipulation of the Earth's atmosphere through ionization or reversal reheating process, BAE said Jan. […] More

  • FAA Evaluates Tools for Spacecraft Re-Entry Surveillance Via Drone Test Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FAA Evaluates Tools for Spacecraft Re-Entry Surveillance Via Drone Test Flight

    The Federal Aviation Administration has conducted a flight test of a Near Space Corp.-built drone to evaluate how FAA's surveillance tools could help the agency detect and monitor the return of commercial spacecraft through the National Air Space. NSC used a stratospheric balloon platform to launch and deploy the High Altitude Shuttle System at Tillamook […] More

  • Reportlinker: Global C4ISR Market to Grow 2.85% Annually Through 2026 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reportlinker: Global C4ISR Market to Grow 2.85% Annually Through 2026

    A new Reportlinker study predicts the worldwide market for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems will grow at a 2.85 percent compound annual growth rate through 2026 due to an increasing demand for interoperable and integrated systems. Reportlinker’s “Global C4ISR Market 2016-2026” report also forecasts the land-based systems segment to dominate the C4ISR market that also covers airborne […] More

  • Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force to Launch Lockheed-Built SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Satellite Thursday

    The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a Lockheed Martin-built missile warning satellite Thursday onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight 3 satellite will work to perform surveillance operations in support of missile warning and defense, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence missions, Lockheed said Tuesday. The […] More

  • Raytheon Gets Navy Airborne Targeting System Order Modification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Gets Navy Airborne Targeting System Order Modification

    Raytheon will provide seven multi-spectral targeting systems in D configuration to the U.S. Navy under a $19.2 million modification to a previously awarded job order. The Defense Department said Tuesday the MTS airborne sensor works to provide long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, and range-finding capability to military users. The technology is designed to adapt to future updates and incorporates multiple fields […] More

  • Reports: SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Due to Bad Weather - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reports: SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Due to Bad Weather

    Space Exploration Technologies has delayed a Falcon 9 rocket launch previously  slated to take off Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California due to high winds and rain at the site, CNN reported Sunday. Jill Disis and Danielle Wiener-Bronner write that SpaceX now expects to launch its rocket with an initial set of 10 NEXT satellites for Iridium on Jan. […] More

  • Airbus to Supply H145M Helicopters to Serbia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus to Supply H145M Helicopters to Serbia

    Airbus will produce and deliver nine H145M helicopters and associated logistics support to Serbia’s government under a contract signed with the country’s interior and defense ministries. The defense ministry said Wednesday the helicopters will help the Serbian air force and police conduct transport, search and rescue, combat, medical evacuation, surveillance and security missions. Airbus will also provide spare parts, tools […] More

  • Saab to Maintain UAE Airborne Surveillance System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Saab to Maintain UAE Airborne Surveillance System

    Saab has received an estimated $17.6 million contract to support and maintain the United Arab Emirates’ airborne surveillance system through 2018. UAE's Saab 340 Erieye AEW&C surveillance system comprises 340 aircraft equipped with the Erieye radar system and associated ground equipment, Saab said Thursday. Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab's support and services business area, said […] More

  • Force Protection Offers Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud-Based Storage for Digital Evidence - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Force Protection Offers Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud-Based Storage for Digital Evidence

    Users of Force Protection Video Equipment-built body-worn cameras and surveillance equipment may now store their audio, photo and video files in the cloud using Microsoft‘s Azure Government Cloud. Force Protection said Monday the cloud storage function utilizes VeriPic‘s Evidence Storage Locker software with an individualized encryption tool in which each data file is secured with a unique […] More

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