Cryptographic key loader in development for secure data transfer - NewsFebruary 08, 2022
FAIRFAX, Va. General Dynamics Mission Systems announced that it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to develop and produce a certified hand-held device to manage and transfer cryptographic key material and mission planning data.
Electronic warfare systems demand multifunctionality and integration in RF and microwave designs - StoryFebruary 07, 2022
Radio frequency (RF) and microwave technology used in the military is ever-evolving and necessarily acclimating to the congested digital battlefield. These solutions need to be fluent in the language of electronic warfare (EW). Demands for multifunctionality, digitization, and increased sensitivity are pushing designers to add these capabilities that warfighters require when translating electronic noise into actionable information.
Space Force ATLAS project selects L3Harris to combat anti-satellite threats - NewsFebruary 04, 2022
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies announced that the company has been selected by the U.S. Space Force to continue efforts to upgrade and modernize its space domain awareness, which is used to help combat anti-satellite threats.
Gray Eagle UAS undergoes datalink and avionics enhancements - NewsFebruary 04, 2022
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has tested advanced datalink capability as part of a U.S. Army-funded development effort to upgrade the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
CAE-led team to develop mission training system for RAAF - NewsFebruary 04, 2022
CHANTILLY, Va. CAE announced that CAE Australia Pty Ltd. has signed a teaming agreement with Nova Systems to join Team AUStringer, which will respond to the Project AIR 5428 Phase 3 Aviation Mission Training System solicitation for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Software-defined ground systems to leverage antenna tech - NewsFebruary 03, 2022
REDMOND, Wash. and SAN DIEGO, Calif. Kymeta and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop products and solutions that will aim to enable modern, virtualized ground systems to better leverage the capabilities of next generation mobile satellite antennas.
SPARTE 700 telemetry antenna delivered to the U.S. Air Force - NewsFebruary 03, 2022
ATLANTA, Ga. Safran Data Systems Inc. has won an award for the supply of two tracking telemetry antennas to be installed starting in the second quarter of 2023, at Eglin Air Force Base, a U.S. Air Force Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) in Florida.
AI-enabled assistant prototype in development with Northrop Grumman - NewsFebruary 02, 2022
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman has won a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance (PTG) program to develop a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) assistant.
Hypersonic rocket test equipped with GAEMS autonomous flight tech - NewsFebruary 02, 2022
SAN DIEGO, Calif. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that its Autonomous Flight Termination Units (AFTUs) carried onboard two sounding rockets were demonstrated during a High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics test flight campaign sponsored by the Navy Strategic Systems Programs and Army Hypersonic Program Office.
AI and machine learning to enable data security with BAE Systems - NewsFebruary 02, 2022
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has won a $14 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop tools to decipher a number of radio frequency (RF) signals in order to help secure mission-critical information.
Counter-mortar radar to undergo support services with SRC - NewsFebruary 01, 2022
Syracuse, N.Y. SRC, Inc has won a contract, initially valued at $8.79 million, from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), Artillery Systems Delivery Team for the provision of In-Service Support services for the AN/TPQ-49 Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR).
Ruggedized RF microelectronics in development with Mercury Systems - NewsJanuary 28, 2022
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it has won a $17 million contract to provide radio frequency (RF) microelectronics to support missile capabilities of the United States and its allies to better ensure air dominance.
Lockheed Martin to support Japan defense with Aegis and SPY-7 integration - NewsJanuary 28, 2022
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin demonstrated the integration of the AN/SPY-7(v)1 radar into the Aegis Weapon System, completing the processing required to detect, track, and discriminate ballistic missile threats to then guide interceptors to those threats.
Software-defined radios to enable multi-domain ops for USMC - NewsJanuary 28, 2022
MELBOURNE, Fla. The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded L3Harris Technologies a competitive 10-year, $750 million single-award indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity contract for multi-channel handheld and vehicular radio systems.
Autonomous Wolfhound military vehicle demoed with ABD Solutions - NewsJanuary 27, 2022
UNITED KINGDOM. ABD Solutions has created the first autonomous Wolfhound Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) using retrofittable autonomous driving system. The systems was developed in partnership with NP Aerospace, engineering authority for the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) protected mobility fleet.
USAF F-16 fleet to undergo brake control system redesign - NewsJanuary 27, 2022
LYNNWOOD, Wash. Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., has been selected by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation to provide a brake control system redesign for the U.S. Air Force fleet of F-16 aircraft.
Ground-based C-UAS radars acquired by Thales - NewsJanuary 26, 2022
EUROPE. Thales and Weibel Scientific, a Danish advanced doppler radar manufacturer, signed a contract for the acquisition of 12 Weibel Xenta short-range ground mission radars for a ground-based aerial defense (GBAD) solution within the Thales radar portfolio.
Hypersonic flight test research goal of Stratolaunch contract with AFRL - NewsJanuary 26, 2022
MOJAVE, Calif. Stratolaunch, an aerospace company that provides high-speed flight test services, has announced a research contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) involving hypersonic flight tests.
German Navy's NH90 helicopter to be equipped with secure radios - NewsJanuary 26, 2022
COLUMBIA, Md. Rohde & Schwarz announced that the company will equip the German Navy's NH90 Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH), with SOVERON family airborne radios that include embedded communications security. Each aircraft is fitted with three VHF/UHF transceivers plus spares.
E-LynX airborne SDR demonstrates connectivity in test flight aboard F-5M - NewsJanuary 25, 2022
BRAZIL. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and AEL Sistemas, Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, the prime contractor of the Brazilian Link-BR2 strategic program, concluded a series of flight tests for the integration of E-LynXTM airborne software-defined radio (SDR) onboard two F-5M aircraft.