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Cyber

Cyber and electronic warfare tech in development for U.S. Army - News

June 18, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. CACI International announced that the U.S. Army’s C5ISR Center Electronic Warfare Air/Ground Survivability Division (EWAGS) has awarded CACI a four-year $82 million contract to continue support for the Army’s cyber and ground electronic warfare (EW) missions.

Comms

Military-code GPS III satellite propelled into orbit for U.S. Space Force - News

June 18, 2021

DENVER, Colo. The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite is now headed to its orbit 12,550 miles above earth. The company claims that this marks another step in supporting the U.S. Space Force's GPS satellite constellation modernization efforts.

Avionics

Night vision systems for Army pilots to be upgraded by Elbit Systems - News

June 17, 2021

FORT WORTH, Texas. U.S.  Army active duty and National Guard rotary-wing aviation units will receive an upgrade to their AN/AVS-6 Aviator's Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) with high performance white phosphor image intensifier tubes to be provided by Elbit Systems of America – Night Vision.

Cyber

Cybersecurity assessment certification achieved by Kratos - News

June 16, 2021

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has been named by the federal government as one of the first two Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAO). As a C3PAO, Kratos will be able to conduct CMMC Level 1-3 assessments once the government completes certain preparatory and authorization steps.

Radar/EW

Chemical agent detection sensor designed to equip troops and UAS - News

June 16, 2021

WILSONVILLE, Ore. Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, announced it has won a contract to develop a mass-wearable chemical detector for U.S. troops under the Pentagon’s Compact Vapor Chemical Agent Detector (CVCAD) program. The company received $4.0 million in initial funding.

Comms

Propulsion electronics for small sats provided under new subscription service - News

June 16, 2021

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Phase Four, the creator of the radio-frequency thruster for satellite propulsion, announced that it will expand its Maxwell turn-key plasma propulsion line and offer satellite manufacturers a long-term subscription service called P4 Pass. 

Radar/EW

Electronic warfare suite to equip global F-16 fleet - News

June 15, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman announced the integration of its electronic warfare (EW) suite for the global F-16 fleet. Known as the ALQ-131C, the company claims that this fully modernized, digital system is ready to defend against current and future threats.

Radar/EW

COBRA radar simulator to undergo modernization with HENSOLDT - News

June 15, 2021

GERMANY. Sensor specialist HENSOLDT announced it will modernize the test equipment of the artillery location radar COBRA, which is in service with several NATO armies. Under the contract, HENSOLDT claims it will replace the COBRA Radar Environment Simulator (CRES), which is designed for determining optimum deployment and testing system performance.

A.I.

Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise to undergo data-driven asset optimization - News

June 14, 2021

AUSTRALIA. BAE Systems Australia announced that the company will introduce technologies to enable strategic data-driven decision making in real time across the Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise.

Unmanned

Pegasus XL rocket launches Space Force payload into orbit - News

June 14, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it has launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), using the company’s Pegasus XL rocket. TacRL-2 was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Comms

5G and augmented reality leveraged in medical training for defense - News

June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a Request for Prototype Proposal (RPP) to the members of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) in support of 5G Telemedicine and Medical Training research and technology development.

Comms

Leveraging small sats for defense: A matter of commoditization - Story

June 14, 2021

Space exploration, observation, and communication systems are entering a renaissance. The advent of launch juggernauts like SpaceX, OneWeb, and even the U.S. Space Force are systematically redefining the way that technology is developed and acquired for use beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Small satellites (small sats) will be among the many platforms that will continue to be affected by recent pushes for modernization.

A.I.

Big Data utilization for defense goal of Adarga and QinetiQ partnership - News

June 11, 2021

UNITED KINGDOM. QinetiQ, a global integrated defense and security company, and Adarga, a U.K.-based artificial intelligence (AI) software developer, have entered into a strategic partnership to use AI to harness the power of data for the defense and security markets.

Avionics

F-35 fighter program to be supplemented with Kopin high-res displays - News

June 10, 2021

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. Kopin Corporation, a provider of high resolution microdisplays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), announced it has received an approximately $1.6 million follow-on order of its high-brightness liquid crystal display for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Comms

Situational awareness radio systems in development with Leonardo DRS - News

June 10, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it is providing next-generation joint-service situational awareness radio systems for U.S. military customers and allied nations. The next-generation Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT-NG) will aim to upgrade legacy systems currently in operation on air, land, and sea platforms across all Joint Forces.

Unmanned

Robotic control of unmanned systems in development for USMC - News

June 10, 2021

MELBOURNE, Fla. Tomahawk Robotics has announced the award of the Radio Agile Integrated Device (RAID) Program through the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). Program activities and deliveries will take place over the course of 2021 and 2022.

Cyber

C5ISR and control systems in development with Northrop Grumman - News

June 09, 2021

FALLS CHURH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a newly expanded role as systems integrator for command, control, computers, communications, cyber-defense, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) and control systems on the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), the prime contractor for the OPC program.

Unmanned

Robot autonomy in space to be supplemented with MoveIt Studio - News

June 09, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. PickNik Robotics announced that it has been awarded a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop its technology for advanced planning capabilities for robots in microgravity environments.

Unmanned

Autonomous capability in development for transport catamarans - News

June 09, 2021

AUSTRALIA. Austal Limited has announced that Austal USA has won a $44 million fixed-price, undefinitized contract modification for the design, procurement, production implementation, and demonstration of autonomous capability on Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13, USNS Apalachicola.

Comms

Radiation-hardened semiconductor qualified for military satellites - News

June 08, 2021

CHANDLER, Ariz. Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the qualification of its M6 MRH25N12U3 radiation-hardened, metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) for commercial aerospace and defense space applications.

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