FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman announced the integration of its electronic warfare (EW) suite for the global F-16 fleet. Known as the ALQ-131C, the company claims that this fully modernized, digital system is ready to defend against current and future threats.
GERMANY. Sensor specialist HENSOLDT announced it will modernize the test equipment of the artillery location radar COBRA, which is in service with several NATO armies. Under the contract, HENSOLDT claims it will replace the COBRA Radar Environment Simulator (CRES), which is designed for determining optimum deployment and testing system performance.
AUSTRALIA. BAE Systems Australia announced that the company will introduce technologies to enable strategic data-driven decision making in real time across the Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it has launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) payload into orbit for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), using the company’s Pegasus XL rocket. TacRL-2 was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a Request for Prototype Proposal (RPP) to the members of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) in support of 5G Telemedicine and Medical Training research and technology development.
Space exploration, observation, and communication systems are entering a renaissance. The advent of launch juggernauts like SpaceX, OneWeb, and even the U.S. Space Force are systematically redefining the way that technology is developed and acquired for use beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Small satellites (small sats) will be among the many platforms that will continue to be affected by recent pushes for modernization.
UNITED KINGDOM. QinetiQ, a global integrated defense and security company, and Adarga, a U.K.-based artificial intelligence (AI) software developer, have entered into a strategic partnership to use AI to harness the power of data for the defense and security markets.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. Kopin Corporation, a provider of high resolution microdisplays for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), announced it has received an approximately $1.6 million follow-on order of its high-brightness liquid crystal display for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it is providing next-generation joint-service situational awareness radio systems for U.S. military customers and allied nations. The next-generation Joint Tactical Terminal (JTT-NG) will aim to upgrade legacy systems currently in operation on air, land, and sea platforms across all Joint Forces.
MELBOURNE, Fla. Tomahawk Robotics has announced the award of the Radio Agile Integrated Device (RAID) Program through the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL). Program activities and deliveries will take place over the course of 2021 and 2022.
FALLS CHURH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a newly expanded role as systems integrator for command, control, computers, communications, cyber-defense, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) and control systems on the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), the prime contractor for the OPC program.
BOULDER, Colo. PickNik Robotics announced that it has been awarded a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop its technology for advanced planning capabilities for robots in microgravity environments.
AUSTRALIA. Austal Limited has announced that Austal USA has won a $44 million fixed-price, undefinitized contract modification for the design, procurement, production implementation, and demonstration of autonomous capability on Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13, USNS Apalachicola.
CHANDLER, Ariz. Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the qualification of its M6 MRH25N12U3 radiation-hardened, metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) for commercial aerospace and defense space applications.
CHICAGO, Il. The U.S. Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft, the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset, to refuel another aircraft.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. A recent study about hypersonic technology development within the United States by market analysis company Frost & Sullivan finds that the ownership of hypersonic missiles by U.S. adversaries is accelerating the nation's expansion efforts of advanced hypersonic defense weapons.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Honeywell announced that Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) will combine to form a standalone quantum computing company, aiming to set the pace for what is projected to become a $1 trillion quantum computing industry over the next three decades.
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it won a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide its Modular Open-Systems Approach (MOSA) computers and video processing modules to upgrade the Mission Computer and Flight Management Computer (MC/FMC) on the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. During the Northern Edge 2021 joint exercise, Northrop Grumman Corporation demonstrated advanced communications and networking systems technology to connect warfighters in contested environments.
HERNDON, Va. HawkEye 360 Inc. announced that its Cluster 3 satellites have arrived at their Cape Canaveral launch site. The trio of HawkEye 360 second-generation satellites, each containing a radio frequency (RF) payload developed by HawkEye 360, is scheduled to launch as early as June aboard Spaceflight Inc.'s SXRS-5 mission.