Open systems streamline helicopter avionics upgrades - StoryApril 26, 2022
Military helicopter avionics upgrades like those for Future Vertical Lift platforms make data and modular-agnostic hardware a priority for defense electronics manufacturers. As systems and electronics evolve, many of these advances will have to comply with open architecture standards like the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and must leverage a modular open systems approach (MOSA) to ease cost and time-to-market pressure.
All-electric laser weapon tested for first time with U.S. Navy - NewsApril 14, 2022
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. A February demonstration marked the first time the U.S. Navy used an all-electric, high-energy laser weapon to defeat a target representing a subsonic cruise missile in flight. The ground-based laser system identified the red drone flying by and shot a high-energy beam invisible to the naked eye.
Secure communications capability goal of NGC, IntelliDesign team - NewsApril 13, 2022
AUSTRALIA. Northrop Grumman Australia has entered into an agreement with Australian electronics engineering company IntelliDesign for hardware design services and contract manufacturing of Secure Communications Solution (SCS) devices.
Rapidly deployable radar configuration released with Blighter Surveillance - NewsApril 13, 2022
CAMBRIDGE, England. Blighter Surveillance Systems, designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, announced the launch of the A422 Deployable Radar System.
Next-gen night vision in development with Elbit Systems and DARPA - NewsApril 12, 2022
FORT WORTH, Texas. Elbit Systems of America has partnered with Physical Sciences Inc. and Stanford University to produce a next-generation night vision system for the U.S. military, offering more capability in a smaller and lighter package.
Raytheon awards Triumph Group electronic attack system contract - NewsApril 12, 2022
BERWYN, Pa. Triumph Group announced that it won a multi-year contract from Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, to deliver air inlet and exhaust electro-mechanical door actuators and an advanced electronic control system for the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) pod.
Defense data readiness goal of SGS-won AI development contract - NewsApril 12, 2022
AUSTIN, Texas. SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for defense and national security, announced it has been awarded to the Data Readiness Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID) Program through the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).
Fireball data collected by government sensors released by Space Force - NewsApril 08, 2022
WASHINGTON. An agreement between NASA and the U.S. Space Force recently authorized the public release of decades of data collected by U.S. government sensors on fireball events, or large bright meteors also known as bolides, for the benefit of the scientific and planetary defense communities.
Mission data solution in development for Space Systems Command - NewsApril 07, 2022
FALLS CHURCH, Va. BAE Systems announced that the company will be developing the mission data framework for Space Systems Command’s Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C) system.
Space object-tracking modernization contract won by L3Harris - NewsApril 07, 2022
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies has won $117 million for option-year three of a U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command contract to continue maintaining and modernizing infrastructure to track objects in space.
Diehl Defense and HENSOLDT team to address air-defense radar systems - NewsApril 07, 2022
GERMANY. The system houses Diehl Defence and HENSOLDT have agreed to continue their cooperation in the field of ground-based air defense. Based on proven joint systems that are currently in production, the two companies intend to offer products for defence against missile threats.
Eagle Eye multi-mode radar unveiled by General Atomics - NewsApril 06, 2022
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has introduced the Eagle Eye radar. The new multi-mode radar (MMR) is installed and has flown on a U.S. Army-operated Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aerial system (UAS).
Hypersonic air-breathing weapon demoed with Lockheed Martin - NewsApril 06, 2022
PALMDALE, Calif. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin, and Aerojet Rocketdyne team have flight tested the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC).
AT&T and Northrop Grumman team to advance 5G-enabled defense - NewsApril 06, 2022
SAN DIEGO, Calif. and DALLAS, Texas. Northrop Grumman Corporation and AT&T have entered into a collaboration agreement to research and develop a digital battle network, powered by AT&T 5G and Northrop Grumman's advanced mission systems, to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Oerlikon software-defined, multi-mission radar unveiled by Rheinmetall - NewsApril 05, 2022
ROME, Italy. Rheinmetall has unveiled the Oerlikon AMMR, the company's latest radar system. The Oerlikon AESA Multi-Mission Radar (AMMR) was developed at Rheinmetall Italia in Rome. Officials claim that the new radar is now ready for series production.
Ground-based anti-jam SATCOM capability demoed for U.S. Space Force - NewsApril 05, 2022
CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing has demonstrated the integration of its Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) software elements with an industry partner’s user terminal, proving technical maturity on the U.S. Space Force’s pathfinder program.
Perigon flight computer to be powered with Intel processor - NewsApril 04, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace announced that its Perigon computer will be the first certified aviation solution to use the Intel Atom x6400E processor. The processor will underpin Perigon’s ability to support customers’ next-gen flight control and vehicle management needs across a range of commercial and defense platforms.
5G-powered communications for DoD goal of Lockheed Martin, Intel agreement - NewsApril 04, 2022
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin and Intel Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) late last year that expands the ongoing strategic relationship between the two companies to align 5G-enabled hardware and software solutions for the Department of Defense (DOD).
AI data broker solution to increase DoD's unstructured data processing - NewsApril 01, 2022
WASHINGTON. GovCIO, a provider of high-end technology and digital services to federal agencies, announced that it has partnered with Torch.AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered ultra-high speed data processing company, to provide the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with AI/ML technology to increase its unstructured data processing.
Cybersecurity for satellites goal of HENSOLDT Cyber and Beyond Gravity collaboration - NewsApril 01, 2022
GERMANY. Beyond Gravity (formerly RUAG Space) and HENSOLDT Cyber have announced a collaboration intended to offer the IT security operating system TRENTOS for the latest satellite computer Lynx from Beyond Gravity.