FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to proceed with its ongoing Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) Rapid Prototype program, with a flight demonstration of the company’s PTS payload set to occur in 2024.
POWAY, Calif. The U.S. Air Force, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), and L3Harris Technologies have collaborated to further expand the mission capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).
CHANTILLY, Va. Perspecta Inc. announced that its applied research arm, Perspecta Labs, received a prime award for work on low-cost, resilient tactical radio communications under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Resilient Networked Distributed Mosaic Communications (RN DMC) program. The contract has a potential total value of $18.5 million over a 45-month period of performance if all options are exercised.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems, Inc. has launched the Rappid spectrum processing platform, a modular open system architecture designed to accelerate the development of electronic warfare (EW), signal intelligence, and software-defined radio applications.
PHOENIX, Ariz. Honeywell has launched a new series of miniature inertial measurement units that are ruggedized to offer accuracy along with the durability to survive high-shock environments. The new HG1125 and HG1126 inertial measurement units (IMUs) are designed to serve both commercial and military applications.
NEW YORK, N.Y. Intelligent Artifacts announced that it has been selected for a Phase I SBIR contract award by the US Air Force to conduct research and development (R&D) in pursuit of a "Blue Sky" opportunity for airborne Machine Learning (ML) that meets strict technical standards for safety in aviation.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc., company specializing in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced the U.S. Army has exercised an option on its Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) contract for additional Switchblade 300 tactical missile systems for the Army and for export to an allied nation.
FAIRVIEW, Pa. API Technologies Corp. (APITech), a provider of high-performance radio frequency (RF) and microwave signal conditioning and electromagnetic spectrum management solutions, announced they have added an integrated surface mount filtering package to their electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters product line.
ASHBURN, Va. SteelCloud LLC, a Security Technical Implementation Guide and Center for Internet Security compliance automation software developer, announced that they now have a sixth contractor who has chosen to leverage its ConfigOS compliance software to automate the cyber hygiene requirements of the Department of Defense's (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative.
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. Army researchers, as part of a national security team, are observing the evolution of new, low-cost threat emitters intended to improve the Army’s ability to represent the adversary’s equipment and actions. Threat emitters aim to provide a current, simulated battlespace environment designed to train allied warfighters to identify and defeat evolving adversaries.
GERMANY. Raytheon Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, has developed a digital, passive electronic intelligence (ELINT) sensor called Advanced Radar Detection System (ARDS), that is designed to detect radar emissions on the ground without emitting any signal itself.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. Skydweller Aero Inc., a U.S.-Spanish aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft for defense and commercial industries, announced the flight demonstration of the company's initial aircraft control, actuation, and sensor technology systems, after software design, installation, and ground testing.
CHANTILLY, Va. Hexagon US Federal has been selected to partner with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide geospatial solutions from Hexagon's Luciad Portfolio in support of cutting-edge intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) projects.
CHATSWORTH, Calif. Aitech, provider of rugged board and system level solutions for military, aerospace, and space applications, announced it has joined The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium.
ITALY. Leonardo has been contracted by Boeing to provide its new software-defined radio (SDR), the SWave Airborne SDR SRT-800 for NATO’s fleet of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The AWACS fleet is being modernized by Boeing to maintain its operational viability through 2035 under the Final Lifetime Extension Program (FLEP).
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin has announced a new line of tactical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. These satellites, based on Lockheed Martin’s LM 400 mid-size bus, are intended to enable tactical warfighters to track moving targets at long ranges and operate in contested and denied environments.
SEATTLE, Wash. Taqtile and Booz Allen Hamilton are working together to demonstrate the capabilities of 5G and the Manifest augmented reality (AR) platform at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state. The JBLM project is designed to test the security, scalability, and resilience of 5G networks and the advanced capabilities of augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR).
DALLAS, Texas. COMSovereign Holding Corp., a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, announced that it is acquiring Innovation Digital, LLC, developer of mixed analog/digital signal processing solutions, intellectual property (IP) licensing, design, and consulting services.
FRANCE. NATO has awarded Thales a contract for the delivery of Increment 2 for the NATO Common Operational Picture (NCOP) program, which will aim to provide joint forces under NATO command with enhanced situational awareness and decision support in the theater.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Navy recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $115 million production contract for U.S. Department of the Navy’s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) systems. Northrop Grumman was also awarded additional contracts recently including integration, sustainment, and support of the DoN LAIRCM systems.