SAN DIEGO, Calif. Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division won a sole source, five year contract worth approximately $9 million, from Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) for the production of Communication Data Link System – Technical Refresh (CDLS-TR) equipment.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc., company specializing in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced the U.S. Army exercised the first of three options under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small UAS contract April 28, 2020.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The anti-drone defense system of Northrop Grumman Corp. was selected by the Department of Defense for short-term use, the company announced. The Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system, is the platform of choice until a permanent solution is developed, the company claimed.
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies launched the latest in a demonstration series of end-to-end small satellites as part of a U.S. Air Force constellation the company is responsible for developing.
UNITED KINGDOM. Following the development and internal incubation of an early stage cybersecurity venture, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has announced the spin-out of a new company, SOC.OS.
FINLAND. The development of Patria’s Heavy Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) has reached a level where the Patria AMV 8x8 vehicle can be operated remotely beyond visual line of sight, utilizing 5G and 4G networks.
RESTON, Va. Leidos announced today it has won a new task order by the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACG-APG) to provide Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S) system and software support to the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC), Sensors and Mission Equipment Division (SMED).
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a month-long demo event that showcased a suite of long-range sensors, Air Launched Effects (ALE), and Scalable Command and Control (SC2) on its Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
SPARKS, Nev. Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) won a $700 million contract this week to supply Radio Frequency Countermeasure (RFCM) systems for U.S. Special Operations Command, according to the Pentagon.
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. An advance in aircraft simulators, allowing F-35 pilots to link with pilots of other aircraft, was announced on Wednesday by Lockheed Martin. For the first time, Lockheed, the F-35 Joint Program Office, and the U.S. Air Force connected F-35, F-22, F-16, and E3 airborne warning planes in a simulated environment, according to Lockheed Martin.
GERMANY. The German Air Force's Tactical Data Link Exercise, Timber Express, took place at Jagel Airbase in Schleswig-Holstein. This annual exercise focuses on testing and evaluating the interoperability of various systems using multiple tactical data links across the land, sea, and air domain. HENSOLDT participated with equipment and personnel from its Avionics division, demonstrating Tactical Data Link (TDL) integration into airborne mission systems.
UNITED KINGDOM. During Armed Forces Week, BAE Systems and the Royal Navy announce a $3.9 million (£3.2 million) autonomous boat contract intended to increase the Navy’s capabilities while protecting sailor’s lives.
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $53 million to provide and integrate intelligence suites onboard vessels of the Navy of a country in Southeast Asia. The contract will be performed over a two-year period.
WHITE SALMON, Wash. Sagetech Avionics, developer and manufacturer of miniature aviation transponders, announced a partnership with Embention, supplier of critical components for unmanned vehicles. Adding Sagetech's transponders to its other aviation solutions is intended to enable Embention to offer its customers full-certified situational awareness during the piloting of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
NETHERLANDS. Airbus has won a contract for the development, supply, and integration of 115 Eurofighter ESCAN Radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleet. According to the company, it marks the largest order for the electronically scanned array radar, Captor-E, thus far. The contract signature followed the approval by both governments in recent weeks.
WALTHAM, Mass. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, received a $2.3 billion U.S. Missile Defense Agency production contract for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars as part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Synopsys, Inc. announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Synopsys as a prime contractor for the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program. According to the company, the program's goal is to automate the inclusion of scalable hardware security mechanisms in IP and system-on-chips (SoCs) to explore security versus other design trade-offs.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems, Inc., company specializing in mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced volume production of its newest, high-density (HD) secure memory device, with the most capacity in the smallest form factor available, according to the company.
DENVER, Colo. York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacturer of standardized spacecraft platforms, in conjunction with Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer research (STTR) contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory.
CHANDLER, Ariz. Microchip Technology Inc. announced the release of a major software update for its BlueSky GNSS Firewall product, designed to provide a higher level of resiliency against GPS vulnerabilities for systems dependent on GPS signal reception.