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Cyber

AI and machine learning platform contracted by U.S. Air Force - News

July 10, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. Geospatial analytics company Descartes Labs has won a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Direct to Phase II contract through AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate and Information Directorate that will provide the Descartes Labs Platform to enable the Air Force to conduct optimized data discovery of collected sensor data and the automation of multimodal analytical processes through machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

Comms

SDRs from Elbit Systems to be delivered to Swedish army - News

July 10, 2020

HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems will supply more than 1,000 additional E-LynX software-defined radio (SDR) systems to Sweden's army, in an expansion of Elbit's involvement in Sweden’s tactical radio upgrade program.

Unmanned

Unmanned aerial system aboard USV gets sea trial to test intel, EW capabilities - News

July 09, 2020

HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems and the Israeli navy report recent trials using Elbit’s Skylark C mini unmanned aerial system (UAS) onboard the Seagull unmanned surface vessel (USV) to test the Seagull's anti-submarine warfare (ASW), mine countermeasure (MCM) surveillance, electronic warfare (EW), maritime security, and hydrography capabilities.

A.I.

AI technology development for combat wins DARPA contract - News

July 08, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. Aviation research firm Calspan has won a four-year, $14.1 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop full-scale air combat experimentation infrastructure for its Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program.  

Cyber

Cyber research and development contract with Carnegie Mellon extended by DoD, has $2.7 billion value - News

July 07, 2020

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  Carnegie Mellon University has extended its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regarding operation of its Software Engineering Institute -- for an additional term of five years with a value of up to $2.7 billion -- thereby ensuring that the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) will continue to support national security by advancing and transitioning the science, technologies, and practices needed to make software a strategic advantage for the DoD.

Comms

Modular communications contract for expeditionary units awarded to PacStar by DoD - News

July 07, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. PacStar has garnered a contract to support the U.S. Army’s Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced (ESB-E) program with its PacStar 400-Series modular communications platform that is aimed at enhancing agile and reliable tactical communications for the Army's expeditionary-style warfare units.

Radar/EW

Military IoT and sensor market expansion driven by lower costs, boosted production - News

July 06, 2020

AMSTERDAM. IoT [Internet of things] technologies have the ability to support the military to effect substantial efficiencies, improve security and communication networks, and generate significant cost savings, according to a recent study by Market Forecast, "Global Military IoT & Sensors -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2028."

Radar/EW

Optronic sensor tech for U.S. Navy subs to be supplied by L3 KEO - News

July 06, 2020

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. L3 KEO, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, will develop and test an optronic sensor technology for U.S. Navy submarines under the terms of a potential five-year, $135.8 million contract.

Cyber

Cyberhardened mission-command systems for Army vehicles to be supplied by Leonardo DRS - News

July 01, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. Leonardo DRS has won a contract worth $104 million to deliver the next generation of U.S. Army mission command computing systems -- the modular Mounted Family of Computer Systems II (MFoCS II) -- that support the Army’s current modernization strategy for ground combat vehicles, combat support vehicles, and command posts. 

Unmanned

Counter-UAS system from Ascent Vision Technologies chosen by Thailand defense agency - News

June 30, 2020

BOZEMAN, Mont. Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) has won a contract with Thailand's Defence Technology Institute (DTI) to supply the AVT eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS), which is a portable system intended to protect critical assets against hostile small unmanned aerial systems (UASs).

Comms

Counterspace security market to reach $8.95 billion globally by 2025, study says - News

June 30, 2020

FREMONT, Calif. The counterspace security market -- defined by the U.S. Air Force as those missions that integrate defensive and offensive operations to attain and maintain the desired control and protection in and through space -- is anticipated to reach $8.95 billion by 2025, according to a recent report by BIS Research, "Global Counterspace Security Market, 2020-2025."

Comms

High-performance photonics for defense takes a giant step forward, study says - News

June 26, 2020

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. A new result published in the journal Nature by a team of academic researchers led by University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) demonstrates stable, turnkey operation of chipscale optical frequency combs, which means that component makers are a giant step closer toward enabling broader manufacture and use of high-performance photonics for defense and other use.

Radar/EW

Radar SiP contract announced by Mercury - News

June 26, 2020

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has signed a $3.9 million multiphase contract award with a leading defense prime contractor for the development of a high-density system-in-package (SiP) solution for radar systems using its 2.5D chipscale integration technology. 

Unmanned

UAS enhancements demonstrated by GA-ASI - News

June 26, 2020

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently demonstrated several expanded automatic takeoff and landing capability (ATLC) enhancements on the MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial system (UAS) as part of the ongoing U.S. Air Force contract for MQ-9A modernization.

Cyber

Critical USAF cyber infrastructure situational-awareness contract signed with SAIC for $630 million - News

June 25, 2020

RESTON, Va. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has won a contract from the U.S. Air Force 557th Weather Wing to manage and modernize the critical hardware and software for its Technology Application Development and Sustainment (TADS) system to support the development of accurate and timely weather reports, which are critical for warfighters in the field.

Comms

Next-gen OPIR for missile defense completes preliminary design review - News

June 25, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman reports that it and partner Ball Aerospace (Boulder, Colorado) have successfully completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous (GEO) Block 0 mission payload for the U.S. Air Force.

Radar/EW

Radar-processor retrofits for E-2D Hawkeye aircraft awarded to Lockheed Martin - News

June 24, 2020

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. Lockheed Martin has won a firm-fixed-price order from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) -- worth $22.43 million -- to acquire and retrofit 12 advanced radar-processor systems for the Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early-warning and control aircraft. 

Avionics

Digital night-vision aid contract for U.S. Navy, Marines awarded to Collins Aerospace - News

June 24, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace Systems (a unit of Raytheon Technologies) has won a contract with the U.S. government to further develop and build digital night-vision systems for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps rotary-wing and tiltrotor aircrews, the first of its kind, that will enable advanced night vision and display technology and help increase flight safety and mission effectiveness. 

Cyber

Cybersupport for major U.S. Navy command to come from Alion Science & Technology - News

June 24, 2020

MCLEAN, Va. Alion Science and Technology has won a contract worth $59 million to support the enhancement of computer-based weapons systems for the U.S. Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC).

Comms

U.S. defense budget to remain steady for now, forecast says, with added caveats - News

June 24, 2020

NEWTOWN, Conn. Market research firm Forecast International has warned in the past that the impending end of sequestration budget caps would not result in a new spending surge for the Department of Defense (DoD), and this prediction seems to be coming true, according to a statement from the company. 

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