DENVER, Colo. Lockheed Martin and NEC Corporation announced that they have signed a joint collaboration agreement to extend their partnership utilizing NEC's System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT). The companies are also finalizing a licensing agreement with a multi-year option.
AUSTRALIA. Boeing Australia announced that the company, along with the Australian government, will co-develop an additional three Loyal Wingman aircraft to advance the air-teaming vehicle, payloads, and associated support and training capabilities.
BRUSSELS, Belgium. Terma has announced that the company's SCANTER 6000 radar has been selected for the Belgian/Netherlands replacement MCMV program led by the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group.
WASHINGTON. Officials announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has identified hypersonics as one of the highest priority modernization areas in response to adversaries like Russia and China developing their own capable systems.
UNITED KINGDOM. Rolls-Royce has been awarded funding by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to further develop and demonstrate the Artificial Chief Engineer technology — an autonomous machinery control system which allows Naval vessels to undertake long-endurance missions with less human interaction.
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it has flown a company-owned MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) equipped with a newly developed Centerline Avionics Bay (CAB). The CAB is intended to provide space to incorporate critical new capabilities for GA-ASI customers.
TOKYO. Renesas Electronics Corporation, supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its radiation-hardened (rad-hard) integrated circuits (ICs) were onboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft that returned asteroid samples to Earth in an armored re-entry capsule on December 6, 2020. Operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hayabusa2 launched onboard the H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center on December 3, 2014.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) has been authorized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) to offer a new cybersecurity assessment to companies from the aerospace and defense, technology, and software provider industries within the Department of Defense (DoD) supply base.
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies has received contracts totaling $137 million for four navigation payload Mission Data Units (MDU) for future GPS III Follow-on (GPS IIIF) satellites.
CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing has announced that the first U.S. portion of the T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer has entered the Boeing jet’s state-of-the-art production line.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc., company specializing in unmanned aircraft systems, announced it had completed its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of high-performance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The transaction totaled to be approximately $405 million.
FRANCE. Tawazun and MBDA announced that the companies have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent to cooperate in the field of smart guided weapon systems. The aim is to create a long-term partnership between Tawazun and MBDA, enabling the development of the SmartGlider weapon systems from design to production phase.
UNITED KINGDOM. Following its testing and entry into service with the UK’s Royal Air Force, Leonardo announced that its BriteCloud capability is now being evaluated for use by U.S. Armed Forces.
HERNDON, Va. DTC, a wireless communications company, announced that it has launched a Robust High Power (RH) variant of the NETNode Phase 5 IP Mesh Radio. Phase 5 is the latest generation of DTC's NETNode Mesh family, offering built-in dual HD video encoders and Multi-In Multi-Out (MIMO) capability to deliver high data throughput and power output. According to the company, the NETNode is available in 4W, 10W, and now 30W total power output variants.
FRANCE. Thales has announced that with the launch of full-scale development of France's third generation of nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SNLE 3G), the company is developing a new sonar suite based on disruptive technologies.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a National Security Solutions provider, announced that it has recently received an approximate $55 million, Single Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) C5ISR product related contract from a National Security Customer.
SAN MARCOS, Texas. Berry Aviation, Inc., a manned aircraft operator, has announced the opening of a new Autonomous and Unmanned Aviation Division located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The new research facility conducts Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in the areas of specialized navigation, propulsion, and acoustic improvements.
ADELPHI, Md. Army researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) have developed a new quantum sensor capable of analyzing the full spectrum of radio frequency (RF) and real-world signals, creating new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.
EAST AURORA, N.Y. Astronics Corporation, provider of technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, has won contracts by Boeing to supply CorePower aircraft power distribution units and custom-engineered exterior lighting for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.
FRANCE. Thales has been chosen by the French defense procurement agency (DGA) to lead a second part of the ground segment of the Syracuse IV satellite communications (SATCOM) system for the French armed forces.