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SDA Eyes August Release of Satellite Procurement Details; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear Director Space Development Agency

The Space Development Agency plans to release a solicitation in August to buy 150 satellites and expects those spacecraft to be in orbit by 2024 to support the development of a multilayered system designed to improve surveillance and transmit data to weapons and ground systems, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “What our architecture is based on is proliferation and spiral development,” Derek Tournear, director of SDA and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said Tuesday at a Space Foundation event.

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Research and Markets: Military Communication Tech Investments to Spur Software-Defined Radio Demand Through 2025

Military handheld radio

A new five-year Research and Markets forecast says increased global military spending in battle communication or network-centric warfare systems will help steer the software-defined radio market's direction. The research company said Wednesday it estimates that the worldwide market for SDR products will grow more than 6 percent over the next five years and expects the defense segment to experience the highest growth rate.

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General Dynamics Demos Nano Mobile Encryptor for Tactical Communications

General Dynamics’ mission systems business has unveiled a small encryption technology built to help military customers secure video, data and voice communications. TACLANE-Nano is designed for mobile users and has passed live traffic such as streaming videos in real time with other high-assurance internet protocol encryptors, General Dynamics said Wednesday. The small form-factor device …

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Kratos Subsidiary to Integrate Tactical Waveform in Harris Radios for Air Force

A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions subsidiary has signed a licensing agreement to provide communication waveforms for integration into tactical radio systems Harris will produce for the U.S. Air Force. Kratos RT Logic will equip handheld video data link radios with bandwidth and standard common data links, vortex native waveform, tactical data link and 466-extended …

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PacStar to Begin Full-Rate Communications Module Production for Army

Pacific Star Communications has received authorization from the U.S. Army to begin full-rate production of deployable and tactical communications modules in support of the service’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications program. PacStar’s 400-Series small form factor communication modules are designed to provide baseband networking support for the T2C2 program’s Heavy and Lite satellite …

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Invisio to Provide Tech for Army Program on Tactical Comms & Hearing Protection System

Invisio has secured an additional estimated $1.2 million order from the U.S. Army to provide technology in support of the Tactical Communication and Protective System modernization program. The company said Thursday it will deliver the TCAPS technology within 2016. TCAPS is a hearing protection and communication modernization program the Army oversees with the program …

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Harris Unveils Falcon III RF-7850S Wideband Secure Personal Radio

Harris has added the RF-7850S wideband secure personal radio to the company’s Falcon III line of tactical radios built to offer networked voice, data and situational awareness in a single platform for warfighters. The company said Monday RF-7850S succeeds the RF-7800S SPR team radio and is designed to deliver optimized waveform and spectrum flexibility and power. Matt Nearpass, …

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Elbit Systems to Deliver Software-Based Tactical Radios to European Customer

Elbit Systems has secured a three-year, $20 million contract to supply an undisclosed number of mobile radio systems for a Western European client’s tactical communications. The company said Tuesday its software-based E-LynX radio system works to help military users transmit  voice, data and video. “The modern battlefield requires sophisticated networking capabilities for the maneuvering …

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Harris to Support Australian Army Communications Network Modernization Program

Harris has been chosen by Australia’s government to provide an integrated tactical communications network in support of modernization efforts for the country’s army. The company said Friday the Land 2072 program is on its third phase and will work to build up the Australian army’s operational tempo, command and control once it is complete. Harris added its voice and data services network …

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Harris Secures Tactical Radio Supply Contract From Mideast Nation; Chris Young Comments

Harris Corp. has landed a $17 million order from a Middle East nation for the supply of multiband networking radios. The company will provide RF-7850M Falcon III radios to the customer as part of the country’s tactical communications modernization program, Harris said Thursday. Chris Young, president of Harris’ communications systems business, said that …

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