SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc., a privately-held provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of $405 million, including $355 million in cash and $50 million in AeroVironment stock.
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies has completed a technology demonstration, under a Defense Innovation Unit prototype contract, for the U.S. Space Force satellite communication system to improve communications with the agency’s growing number of satellites.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $325 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued support of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). The 2021 contract executes the Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) program for the E-8C Joint STARS fleet with Northrop Grumman as the prime systems integrator for total support and sustainment to the U.S. Air Force.
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract to supply Seagull Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) to the Navy of a country in Asia-Pacific. The company claims that the contract will be performed over a 17-month period.
MUMBAI, India. The Indian Army has signed an approximately $20 million contract for undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of ideaForge's SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract award from Lockheed Martin Corporation to enable new functionality to protect the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter.
CHANTILLY, Va. Perspecta Inc. announced that its innovative applied research arm, Perspecta Labs, won a prime contract to develop a spectrum access manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) under the National Spectrum Consortium's Spectrum Base Agreement. The contract has a value of $6.2 million and a three-year period of performance.
WHITE SALMON, Wash. Sagetech Avionics, technology company providing situational awareness solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), announced it has received a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the initial development phase of components for a type-certifiable detect-and-avoid (DAA) system. The resulting system will aim to enable UAS to safely operate beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).
BETHESDA, Md. This year, the U.S. Navy will field the first acquisition program to deploy the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS), a laser weapon system with high-energy fiber lasers for permanent fielding by the U.S. Department of Defense.
WASHINGTON. Shift5, Inc., a transportation data company, announced it has received a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
DALLAS, Texas. OnTime Networks, company specializing in rugged, time-synchronized Ethernet solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industry, announced the selection of its military rated CM-4012F0-MIL 12 Port Gigabit Ethernet switch by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for use in the Canadian Army's Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV).
ESTONIA. The medium class Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle developed by robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics passed its initial mobility tests. The Type-X RCV designed to support mechanized units was first announced in the summer of last year.
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the first Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) High Frequency (HF) Command and Control (C2) demonstration for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). According to officials, the HF C2 capability does not require a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link and is capable of providing BLOS connectivity up to 8,000 miles, depending on transmit power and link geometry.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. Trenton Systems, Inc., designer and manufacturer of ruggedized, cybersecure computer systems for defense and aerospace industries, has partnered with NGD Systems for ruggedized, high-capacity computational storage drives (CSDs) intended to offer a performance boost to real-time artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems at the edge.
ISRAEL. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it has won an approximately $24 million contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence (Dutch MOD) to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with new vehicular tactical computers. The contract will be performed over a 30-month period.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)-Aviation at Warner Robins has awarded a $306 million 10-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to Terma North America in support of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide self-protection hardware, sustainment, and engineering services under the Enterprise Contract for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).
CARLSBAD, Calif. Metawave Corporation has won a prime, Phase One contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide a high-precision, all-weather sensing solution for electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. IQ-Analog Corporation has announced that its Full-Spectrum Conversion wideband transceiver F1000 Antenna Processor Unit (APU) has been integrated into Lockheed Martin Corporation's next-generation digital prototype active electronically scanned phased array (AESA) sensor.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. SEAKR Engineering, Inc. (SEAKR) announced it developed on-orbit technology demonstration of Pit Boss supercomputing processing hardware in nine months as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack Program.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. BAE Systems announced it has received a $4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a new radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system for the P-8A Poseidon. The pod-mounted RFCM system is a high-power system that is designed to add a new self-protection capability to this next-generation U.S. Navy aircraft.