WINNERSH, U.K. Draken Europe and Collins Aerospace have signed an agreement that will introduce Collins Aerospace’s Joint Secure Air combat training System (JSAS) for use with Draken’s Falcon 20 fleet in support of operational readiness training for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
ELKTON, Md. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the emergence of a Hypersonics Center of Excellence to support the U.S. military and its allies in the fight against evolving threats.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc. has announced it won a competitive task order valued at approximately $22 million from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR) services using JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS) at an undisclosed customer location.
WASHINGTON. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) deployed two tiny satellites to space June 30 that officials claim has begun communicating with ground stations. This is intended to be the first step on the way to an experiment that will eventually see them communicate with each other.
SUGAR LAND, Texas. Systel, Inc., company specializing in rugged computer hardware solutions, demonstrated Aided Target Recognition (AiTR) artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities with multiple rugged embedded computer solutions, including Raven-Strike and Kite-Strike, to the U.S. Army at a recent Project Convergence 21 (PC21) event.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has partnered with North American Wave Engine Corporation to develop the Versatile Air-Launched Platform (VALP), an air-launched vehicle designed to leverage and demonstrate low-cost, high-impact technologies for future aerial systems.
WASHINGTON. DARPA has deployed two satellites as part of the SpaceX Transporter 2 launch. According to DARPA, both Mandrake 2 spacecraft, Able and Baker, are functioning and progressing through checkout and commissioning.
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Station (GCS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, has won a $171.6 million contract for Low-Rate Initial Production Lot I, or LRIP I, of the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band. The award advances the program from the development stage into production and deployment.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc. introduced Crysalis, the company’s next-generation ground control solution. Crysalis is an integrated hardware and software-based ground control system (GCS) that is designed to provide command and control of compatible AeroVironment unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their payloads, through an intuitive user experience (UX).
UNITED KINGDOM. HENSOLDT U.K. announced it will be supplying Kelvin Hughes Mk11 SharpEye surface search radars with combined HENSOLDT MSSR 2000 IFF systems to the French Navy Patrouilleur d’Outre-Mer or POM program being built by Socarenam Shipyard in France. The POM program provides six offshore patrol vessels for the French overseas territories.
WICHITA, Kan. Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and Fiber Materials, Inc., subsidiaries of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., and Albany Engineered Composites, a subsidiary of Albany International Corp., have formally entered a technical collaboration agreement to deliver a suite of differentiated technical and industrialized solutions to support hypersonic program developments.
UNITED KINGDOM. Officials from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that soldiers from the 20th Armored Infantry Brigade used an artificial intelligence (AI) engine designed to provide information on the surrounding environment and terrain during a recent exercise.
WASHINGTON. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that three teams of researchers led by Raytheon, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman have been selected to develop event-based infrared (IR) camera technologies under the Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program.
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems received a contract from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Production Corps to deliver M-Code Military GPS technology to Germany.
EUROPE. The consortium behind iMUGS (integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System), a project with the goal of developing the European standard for unmanned ground system (UGS), demonstrated the results of the first phase of the project: deploying unmanned systems to the battlefield and teaming them with manned units and vehicles. The demonstration was spearheaded by Milrem Robotics.
HELSINKI. ICEYE announced the successful launch of four ICEYE SAR satellites. They were launched into orbit on SpaceX's Falcon 9 small satellite rideshare mission via EXOLAUNCH.
NETHERLANDS. Airbus will place a dedicated Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military communications hosted payload on board the EUTELSAT 36D telecommunications satellite. As a provider of military satellite communications (milsatcom) services in Europe, Airbus will aim to offer a new UHF communications service to the armed forces, particularly those of European countries and NATO allies.
JESSUP, Md. UAV Solutions, Inc. (UAVS) announced the company delivered and trained Special Operations Forces Operators on its AsUAS Ghost 60 Multi-Rotor system. The Ghost 60 system was selected by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), formerly the Counter Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), for their Affordable small UAS (AsUAS) program in January 2020.
NEW YORK, N.Y. Persistent Systems has announced that it has completed work on its $5.4 million contract with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center to develop protected communications for Manned-Unmanned Teams (MUM-T).