SAN DIEGO, Calif. Shield AI, a defense technology company developing artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving technologies for aircraft, announced it has raised $210 million in equity financing as part of a Series D fundraising round, increasing its valuation past the billion-dollar mark.
UNITED KINGDOM. Leonardo has signed a long-term pricing agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide pointer/trackers for the U.S. Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) program as it enters full-rate production.
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin announced that the company has invented a new type of satellite dish technology with a wide range of use on satellites and ground terminals, including space-based 5G.
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has announced that its radiation-hardened RAD510 System on Chip (SoC) for space-based computing is entering fabrication. Manufactured by GlobalFoundries (GF), the RAD510 SoC will be the core of a single board computer (SBC) designed with twice the performance capability of the RAD750 microprocessor.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk, with imagery and signals intelligence collection capabilities, was utilized by the U.S. Air Force during Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) exercises for the U.S. European Command.
ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS announced today it has completed formal interoperability testing of its Link-22 Signal Processing Controller (SPC) within the NATO Improved Link Eleven (NILE) Link-22 Network.
MELBOURNE, Fla. The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded L3Harris Technologies a five-year, $96 million IDIQ contract to procure WESCAM MX-electro-optical, infrared and laser designator sensor suites and services.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are designing a simulator to train Navy ROTC students, or midshipmen, in how to identify cybersecurity threats. In order to do so, officials at the university are leveraging virtual reality (VR) expertise found on the Daytona Beach Campus.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has validated the open architecture nature of its advanced gateway system offering by integrating and demonstrating a new High Capacity Backbone (HCB) capability provided by L3Harris Technologies with one of Northrop Grumman’s platform agnostic gateway systems.
ISRAEL. Spacecom and Get SAT have announced the testing of Get SAT's next generation Micro Sling Blade Ka-Band Satcom-On-The-Move terminal on AMOS-17's advanced, digital Ka-Band. The test was hosted at the SMS Teleport in Rugby, U.K.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Redwire has announced initial operational capability for its investment in a digital engineering environment, the Hyperion Operational Space Simulation Laboratory (HOSS).
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Sarcos Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics, and BAE Systems, announced that the companies are partnering to develop advanced perception and sensing capabilities for autonomous platforms for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), to benefit Department of Defense (DoD) operations.
WASHINGTON. Alion Science and Technology has won a $18 million task order with a 60-month period of performance for Spectrum Management Research and Analysis for Air Force (AF) Spectrum Management Office (AFSMO).
RESTON, Va. CACI International Inc. announced the launch of its AVT CM62 Micro Gimbal in line with the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit the company at booth #2910 at AUVSI XPONENTIAL.
The Department of Defense has released the official budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and it’s a big one. Among its hundreds of pages and multiple chapters, those interested can find information and statistics regarding where defense spending and funding may be headed come next year. However, looking through all of the dense material can be an arduous process, so Military Embedded Systems will help filter it a little. In the second episode of On the Radar, Emma Helfrich and John McHale discuss the first three of six total highlights pulled from the Innovation and Modernization chapter of the FY 2022 budget request and explain how they may influence the trajectory of military electronics. Topics covered include funding for science and technology research, advanced capability enablers, and space-based systems. With an overall goal of maintaining technological superiority over adversaries, Helfrich and McHale chat about how the DoD is preparing to innovate.
WASHINGTON. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is focusing on more efficiently utilizing the vast amounts on data generated during missile testing conducted by the United States military through the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation integrated avionics suite, has entered service with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s unit at Fort Indiantown Gap.
MELVILLE, N.Y. Micross Components, Inc., a global provider of mission-critical microelectronic components and services for high-reliability aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications, announced an exclusive partnership with Avalanche Technology, provider of next-generation MRAM Technology.
BETHESDA, Md. The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $157 million contract to augment the Command, Control, Battle Management & Communications' (C2BMC) engagement support capability for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that protects the U.S. from long-range ballistic missile attacks.
UNITED KINGDOM. BAE Systems has won a contract valued at approximately $187.2 million (135 million pounds), to drive forward the next phase of capability enhancements for Typhoon; an advanced combat aircraft.