Open architecture sensor sends threat data to command center during test - NewsJanuary 12, 2022
POWAY, Calif. In a recent test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that the company used two company-owned Avenger anmanned aircraft systems (UAS), each equipped with a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod, to send long-range air threat data captured passively and fused by an advanced sensor algorithm to a command center.
U.S. Army networks to undergo modernization with CACI - NewsJanuary 12, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. CACI International Inc. announced that it won a new five-year, single-award task order, with a potential value of $514 million, to provide network modernization of outside plant (OSP) infrastructure and facilities across major U.S. Army locations within the continental United States.
AI-powered cyber defense solution announced by Honeywell - NewsJanuary 12, 2022
PHOENIX, Ariz. Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies announced the launch of Honeywell Threat Defense Platform (HTDP), powered by Acalvio, that features autonomous deception tactics to outsmart attackers and provides threat detection.
HawkEye 360 RF and data analytics research funded by AFRL - NewsJanuary 11, 2022
HERNDON, Va. HawkEye 360 Inc., a commercial provider of space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced it has won a three year, $15.5 million Experimental Purpose Agreement (EPA) contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate.
B-52 bombers undergo modernization with electric power system - NewsJanuary 11, 2022
ROCKFORD, Ill. Boeing has selected Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, as part of the U.S. Air Force's ongoing modernization efforts to keep the B-52 bomber flying into the 2050s by upgrading the aircraft with a new electric power generation system (EPGS).
Caldius B-250 aircraft to be equipped with Intellisense Systems modular displays - NewsJanuary 11, 2022
TORRANCE, Calif. Intellisense Systems Inc., provider of avionics, including displays, for various aircraft, won a contract to supply the large format primary flight display (PFD) for the Calidus B-250, a light attack combat and training aircraft.
Egypt's Apache helicopter fleet to undergo sensor system upgrades - NewsJanuary 10, 2022
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian Air Force includes Lockheed Martin’s Gen III Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (Gen III TADS/PNVS) and the Gen III Day Sensor Assembly (Gen III DSA).
The current state of military hypersonic programs - PodcastJanuary 06, 2022
Hypersonic weapons and the role they will play in modern warfare are evolving rapidly. The U.S. Navy's Conventional Prompt Strike program and the U.S. Army's Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon program are leading the charge for hypersonic advancements, and adversarial hypersonic developments are inspiring embedded electronics manufacturers to build defense and detection systems designed to better protect the home front. In the fourth episode of On the Radar, Emma Helfrich and John McHale discuss the concept of the hypersonic weapon and its history with the Department of Defense as it stands entering the new year. Also mentioned are additionally notable programs on the forefront of hypersonic weapon and detection innovation including both Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Georgia Institute of Technology-led strategies. Helfrich and McHale go on to outline funding projections, explain China's hypersonic test launch that occurred in August 2021, and try and break down congressional critiques of these MACH 5 missiles.
Leidos to invest in RF data and analytics company HawkEye 360 - NewsJanuary 06, 2022
RESTON, Va. Leidos has announced it will make a strategic investment in HawkEye 360, a commercial provider of space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics. The companies claim that the two will share information and efforts to achieve substantial growth in data and analytical services.
SAIC to provide data and robotics services for GSA under new contracts - NewsJanuary 06, 2022
RESTON, Va. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) won a prime contract position on the General Services Administration (GSA) ASTRO multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity family of contracts.
BAE Systems awarded contract to cyber-harden and sustain C5ISR systems - NewsJanuary 06, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has won a five-year contract, worth up to $137 million, to provide lifecycle management and sustainment of the U.S. Navy’s command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems.
AI-powered voice and video tech to support NASA's Artemis 1 mission - NewsJanuary 05, 2022
DENVER, Colo. Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Cisco have teamed up to integrate human-machine interface technologies into NASA's Orion spacecraft aiming to provide an opportunity to learn how future astronauts could benefit from far-field voice technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and tablet-based video collaboration.
Next-gen optical sensor design in development for autonomous vehicles - NewsJanuary 04, 2022
PITTSBURGH, Pa. Innoviz Technologies announced that the company will be using Ansys simulation solutions to drive the technology behind their automotive-grade LiDAR sensor to achieve autonomy for their customers.
Airborne infrared self-protection systems to be supplied to UAE - NewsJanuary 03, 2022
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Elbit Systems Emirates Ltd., won a contract valued at approximately $53 million to supply Direct Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) and airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for the Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft.
Top 10 military AI stories of 2021 - NewsJanuary 03, 2022
The most popular military artificial intelligence (AI) stories on militaryembedded.com throughout 2021 highlighted AI and machine learning innovations for defense such as the exploitation of big data, intelligent sensors, AI-powered aircraft maintenance, and more. Check them out below.
Top 10 radar and electronic warfare stories of 2021 - NewsJanuary 03, 2022
The most popular radar and electronic warfare (EW) stories on militaryembedded.com throughout 2021 covered embedded electronics highlights such as 5G for military use, shipboard radar upgrades, hypersonic detection advancements, and more. Check them out below.
Thermal wrap for hypersonic weapons in development with Dynetics - NewsDecember 30, 2021
HUNSTVILLE, Ala. Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has won a contract to develop Hypersonic Thermal Protection System (TPS) prototypes for the U.S. Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).
Next-gen avionics computers launched by HENSOLDT - NewsDecember 29, 2021
GERMANY. Sensor and avionics solutions provider HENSOLDT announced it will be launching a family of avionics computers under the company's CAVION brand that are designed to expand the performance of existing computers for mission control on board various flying platforms.
NSA-led 5G cybersecurity guidance initiative publishes fourth installment - NewsDecember 29, 2021
FORT MEADE, Md. The fourth installment of the the National Security Agency's (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) literature on securing the integrity of 5G cloud infrastructures has been published.
Solar to radio frequency conversion demoed by AFRL, Northrop Grumman - NewsDecember 29, 2021
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. The first end-to-end demonstration of hardware for the Arachne flight experiment has been conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) and Northrop Grumman’s Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR) Project.