Dennis Wiessner, a legal veteran in defense, aerospace and government contracting industries for more than two decades, has been named general counsel at Spaceflight.Read More »
A new report by Thales says 98 percent of U.S. federal government respondents said they are using sensitive data with digitally transformative technologies such as cloud, internet of things, big data and blockchain. The 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Federal Edition showed that less than a third of the respondents are adopting data encryption within those tech environments, the company said Wednesday.Read More »
Col. Garth Winterle, project manager for tactical radios at program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical, has said the U.S. Army has been advancing an acquisition strategy for software-defined radios, National Defense reported Friday. “Software defined radios allow for less complicated waveform upgrades and do not require costly hardware changes as we incorporate electronic warfare hardening and cyber protection,” Winterle said.
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Thales to build a facility at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for receiving and processing distress beacon signals from Global Navigation Satellite System satellites. Thales said Monday it will establish the Southwest USA Medium-Earth Orbit Local User Terminal to support NOAA’s Search …Read More »
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected nine companies to support a program that delivers authorizations in real time to drone operators seeking to fly their unmanned aircraft systems in controlled airspace. The agency said Monday the new partners under the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability effort are permitted to …Read More »
Iridium Communications’ seventh batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Wednesday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is the seventh of eight Iridium NEXT satellite missions that SpaceX agreed to perform to replace the McLean, Va.-based company’s existing network of 66 satellites in …Read More »
Lockheed Martin and a Raytheon–Thales joint venture have teamed up to provide a command-and-control capability for NATO’s ballistic missile defense system. Lockheed said Tuesday it will work with ThalesRaytheonSystems to build a low-risk C2 capability for NATO’s air BMD program designed to defend and protect European populations and territories from …Read More »
Air Tractor and L3 Technologies have updated a joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and light strike aircraft offering to support compatibility with a suite of BAE System-built sensors. The AT-802L Longsword platform can now accommodate BAE’s COBRA signals intelligence and electronic warfare sensor technologies on a wing station pod or in an inboard system, L3 …Read More »