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Sensors for military use to grow 5.9% annually to 2026, study says - News

July 21, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The military sensors market, esimated to be $9.9 billion in 2021, is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2026, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% during the study period, according to a new market study from MarketsandMarkets, "Military Sensors Market - Global Forecast to 2026."

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Nonkinetic effector from Raytheon successfully defeats UAS swarm during U.S. Army test - News

July 21, 2021

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. During a U.S. Army test, the Raytheon Missiles & Defense reusable Coyote Block 3 nonkinetic effector successfully defeated a swarm of unmanned aerial systems (UASs), according to a report from Raytheon.

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Counter-UAS weapon from VTG ordered by U.S. Navy - News

July 21, 2021

CHANTILLY, Va. Defense/national-security company VTG has been chosen by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Port Hueneme Division, to outfit additional ships in the U.S. fleet with an innovative laser designed to counter threats from unmanned aerial systems (UASs). 

Unmanned

Counter-unmanned systems maker wins possible $950 million contract with U.S. Air Force - News

July 20, 2021

BOISE, Idaho. Counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) company Black Sage has won a $950 million ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the U.S. Air Force for the maturation, demonstration, and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains.

Unmanned

Counter-unmanned aerial system support contract signed by Liteye Systems, DoD - News

July 16, 2021

CENTENNIAL, Colo. Counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) provider Liteye Systems has entered into a follow-on contract worth $2 million with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide service and support for deployed CUASs.

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Radar jammer from Raytheon gets $171.6 million contract nod from U.S. Navy - News

July 06, 2021

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Space has won a $171.6 million contract to begin Low- Rate Initial Production for its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) program, an advanced electronic attack system that is intended to give military pilots the ability to deny, disrupt, and degrade hostile technology, including communications tools and air-defense systems.

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F-35 Lightning II contract: Switzerland intends to purchase 36 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin - News

July 01, 2021

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin announced that Switzerland's Federal Council signed a contract to buy 36 F-35A advanced fighter jets, at a cost of $5.5 billion.

Comms

Radiation-tolerant FPGA for space applications launched by Microchip Technology - News

June 29, 2021

CHANDLER, Ariz. Microchip Technology announced the availability of the first radiation-tolerant FPGA [field-programmable gate array] that has been qualified to JEDEC standards in a plastic package, which the company says is aimed at developers of small-satellite constellations and other space systems that call for high reliability and radiation protection. 

Comms

Military-communications market may reach $39.72 billion by the year 2029, study predicts - News

June 29, 2021

AMSTERDAM. Market revenue for the global military-communications market -- which accounted for $28.50 billion in 2020 -- is expected to reach a value of around $39.72 billion by the year 2029, with market growth marking a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 3.38% over the forecast period, according to a new study by Market Forecast, "Global Military Communications Systems -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."

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EW and retrofit kit contract for F-35 from BAE Systems signed with Lockheed Martin - News

June 28, 2021

NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has agreed to a contract under which it will provide Lockheed Martin with additional electronic warfare (EW) systems, retrofit kits, and spares for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

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Radar-guided MK-15 systems to get upgrade with $344 million Raytheon contract - News

June 24, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missiles & Defense has signed a contract with the U.S. Navy worth a potential $344.4 million to update the radar-guided systems for the MK-15 close-in weapons systems (CIWS) for both the Navy and the government of South Korea. 

Comms

Big data, satellite comms increases are driving in-orbit satellite capacity, study reveals - News

June 23, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Key sectors of the satellite industry are coming back strong as the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 downturn, according to market-research firm NSR’s latest report, "Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 18th Edition." 

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Wearable batteries for U.S. Army rounds up four-company, $1.25 billion contract - News

June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON. Four companies -- Bren-Tronics, Inventus Power, Navitas Systems‘ government solutions group, and Ultralife -- recently won spots on a potential nine-year, $1.25 billion contract for a lightweight wearable battery under development by the U.S. Army’s Tactical Power Generation Program.

Cyber

Knowledge-management search launched by DARPA aims to avoid continuity gaps - News

June 22, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a project it calls the Knowledge Management at Scale and Speed (KMASS) program, which is intended to research, develop, integrate, evaluate, and demonstrate underlying technology that enables effective use of documented knowledge, acquisition of new knowledge as part of regular workflows, and application of useful knowledge when and where it is required.  

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Hypersonic-weapon piece of DARPA project tested by Aerojet Rocketdyne - News

June 21, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Missile-propulsion company Aerojet Rocketdyne reports a successful test of a full-scale advanced solid rocket motor as part of an ongoing series of trials to support Phase 2 of the Operational Fires (OpFires) program, an effort mounted by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a ground-launched tactical hypersonic weapon.

Cyber

Cyber contract for U.S. DoD worth $495 million signed by Verizon - News

June 21, 2021

NEW YORK. Verizon's Public Sector unit won a $495 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to set up and deliver the network for the agency that connects 200 research labs and supercomputer locations.

Unmanned

Unmanned underwater vehicle demand grows as navies convert special projects to military programs - News

June 18, 2021

LONDON. A growing number of experiments by national navies with unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) have actually transitioned into procurement/manufacture programs, according to a recent report from GlobalData, "Thematic Research: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles."

A.I.

Intelligent sensor program for DARPA garners Raytheon $8.8 million contract - News

June 17, 2021

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon won an award worth $8.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a research project for the agency's Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program. 

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Intelligence-system contract for Army aircraft signed with L3 Harris and Raytheon - News

June 17, 2021

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND -- U.S. ARMY FACILITY. The U.S. Army Project Director for Sensors – Aerial Intelligence (PD SAI) has signed agreements with L3 Harris and Raytheon business units to work on the next phase of the Army's High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system that is intended to fly on an Army fixed-wing platform to be named later. 

A.I.

Artificial intelligence task force launched by White House, National Science Foundation - News

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have formed the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Resource Task Force, which is intended to craft the roadmap for expanding access to critical resources and educational tools that aim to spur AI innovation and economic prosperity across the U.S. 

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