UK military experimenting with drones in future urban combat ops - NewsMarch 31, 2023
LONDON, United Kingdom. The British Army is experimenting with future urban combat operations concepts that involve having a drone operator that assists the combat team, according to a statement from the UK Ministry of Defence.
MQ-9A flown in training exercises for U.S. Marine Corps - NewsMarch 31, 2023
SAN DIEGO, California. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) recently used an MQ-9A uncrewed aerial system (UAS) to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC) during an exercise, the company announced in a statement.
Data processing system for UK ships to be supported by Babcock - NewsMarch 30, 2023
LONDON, United Kingdom. Babcock has won a one-year contract extension to continue support for the U.K. implementation of the U.S. Integrated Broadcast Service, an initiative known as Skysiren, the company announced in a statement.
SPY-6 radar contract from U.S. Navy won by Raytheon - NewsMarch 30, 2023
TUCSON, Arizona. Raytheon Technologies has won a $619 million contract to produce AN/SPY-6(V) radars for the U.S. Navy, the second option exercised from a March 2022 contract valued at up to $3 billion over five years, the company announced in a statement.
C-UAS laser-guidance kits demonstrated in DoD test - NewsMarch 29, 2023
YUMA, Arizona. The U.S. Army's Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) recently tested BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) for a counter-uncrewed aerial system (C-UAS) mission, the company said in a statement.
PrSM long-range missile program for U.S. Army downselects to two developers - NewsMarch 28, 2023
ARLINGTON, Virginia. Lockheed Martin and a Raytheon-Northrop Grumman team have both won contracts from the U.S. Army to develop their designs for the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) Increment 4 program, according to statements from both companies.
MOSA support for U.S. Army ground combat vehicles to be provided by L3Harris - NewsMarch 28, 2023
MELBOURNE, Florida. L3Harris Technologies has reached an agreement with the U.S. Army to collaborate on the implementation of the Army's Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for the service's ground combat vehicles, the company announced in a statement.
Tactical radios for Austrian army to be provided by Thales - NewsMarch 28, 2023
VIENNA, Austria. Thales has won a contract from the Austrian Ministry of Defense to provide 2,500 tactical radios to support the Austrian army, the second "significant" European order after Belgium, the company announced in a statement.
Data-processing ground system framework contract for U.S. Space Force won by SciTec - NewsMarch 27, 2023
PRINCETON, New Jersey. SciTec Inc. has won a $45.8 million contract from the U.S. Space Force for continued development of a ground system framework responsible for collecting and processing data gathered by satellites for missile warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence, the company announced in a statement.
LEO satellites market to grow by $7.1 billion by 2027: report - NewsMarch 27, 2023
NEW YORK, New York. The global low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite market is expected to grow by $7.1 billion from 2022 to 2027, according to a new report from Technavio.
Expeditionary network comms contract for U.S. Marine Corps won by Curtiss-Wright - NewsMarch 24, 2023
DAVIDSON, North Carolina. Curtiss-Wright Corporation has won a follow-on contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide "small form factor network router and switch modules to support communications modernization with highly portable expeditionary network communications technology," according to a company statement.
Reduced SWaP radio capability demonstrated in flight test for U.S. Air Force - NewsMarch 24, 2023
SAN DIEGO, California. Northrop Grumman demonstrated a platform-agnostic in-flight connectivity solution for the U.S. Air Force recently, the company announced in a statement.
Search-and-rescue ground stations to be provided to Vietnam - NewsMarch 23, 2023
TOULOUSE, France. Thales Alenia Space -- a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo -- have won a contract to provide ground stations to Vietnam that will assist in search-and-rescue missions, Thales announced in a statement.
AEW&C aircraft to be provided to South Korea under new agreement - NewsMarch 22, 2023
MELBOURNE, Florida. L3Harris Technologies has entered into a teaming agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries' ELTA Systems Group and Korean Air Lines to provide high-altitude airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to South Korea's air force, L3Harris announced in a statement.
Multi-role ESA radar for U.S. Air Force E-7 aircraft to be provided by Northrop Grumman - NewsMarch 21, 2023
BALTIMORE, Maryland. Northrop Grumman will produce the Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) sensor for the U.S. Air Force E-7 aircraft, the company announced in a statement. The MESA sensor provides long-range sensing, detection, and identification capabilities, as well as simultaneous air and maritime sensing and early warning/air battle management capabilities.
AI, data-centric comms for Air Force JADC2 effort to be provided by Raft - NewsMarch 20, 2023
RESTON, Virginia. Raft has won a five-year contract to deliver the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Communication Broker (Comms Broker) for Cloud Based Command and Control (CBC2) for the U.S. Air Force, the company announced in a statement.
Hypersonic vehicle to be provided to DoD by Hypersonix - NewsMarch 17, 2023
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California. Hypersonix Launch Systems has won a contract to provide hypersonic vehicles to the United States’ Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for testing, the company announced in a statement.
Drones to conduct AI-powered ship inspections for Royal Canadian Navy - NewsMarch 17, 2023
TORONTO, Canada. Qii.AI has won a contract to provide artificial intelligence-powered ship inspections via drone to the Royal Canadian Navy, the company announced in a statement.
AI, open standards to play key role in future SWaP designs for UAS payloads - StoryMarch 17, 2023
The uncrewed aerial system (UAS) industry faces constant pressure to reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements for the payloads they carry. Those pressures often conflict with the mounting data-gathering and bandwidth demands of these systems. Open standards – along with artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced machine learning (ML) technologies – will be key to development in the military UAS arena.
Global drone market to increase nearly 10-fold over next 10 years: report - NewsMarch 16, 2023
PALM BEACH, Florida. The global drone market will go from being worth $30 billion in 2022 to $279 billion by 2032, a new report predicts.