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Unmanned

UAS project at DoD's Defense Innovation Unit chooses intelligent vision provider - News

November 24, 2020

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. The U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has chosen intelligent-vision maker Immervision (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to develop and supply a wide-angle computer vision camera for small unmanned aerial systems (sUASs) as part of the DoD's Blue UAS Framework effort. 

Radar/EW

EW suite upgrade on F-15E Strike Eagle is put through its paces in major test - News

November 23, 2020

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. The Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), the updated new radar warning and electronic warfare (EW) suite for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15E Strike Eagle, is one step closer to becoming operational in the F-15E fleet after a recent large force test event, dubbed the Large Force Test Event (LFTE) 20.03.

Radar/EW

Precision-weapons instrument market to see 7% CAGR by 2028, study says - News

November 20, 2020

AMSTERDAM. The market revenue for global targeting pods -- reported to be $3.54 billion in 2020 -- is predicted to reach a value of approximately $6.22 billion by the year 2028, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 7.06% during the forecast period, according to a new study from Market Forecast, "Global Targeting Pods -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2028."

Unmanned

Unmanned ground vehicles from FLIR get additional U.S. military orders - News

November 20, 2020

WILSONVIILLE, Ore. FLIR Systems announced that the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy have collectively ordered more than 250 additional FLIR Centaur unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), in agreements worth $32 million combined. The contracts are being sourced through the Army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc. II) program.

Unmanned

Layered ICBM defense demonstrated by U.S. Navy in Pacific test - News

November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reported that the U.S. Navy shot down a target meant to mimic an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean with an SM-3 Block IIA missile, in a demonstration of a possible plan to defend Hawaii. 

Unmanned

Market for military robots will swell to $24.2 billion by 2025, study says - News

November 16, 2020

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The global market for military robots is projected to grow from $14.5 billion in 2020 to $24.2 billion by 2025, at a CAGR [combined annual growth rate] of 10.7% over the study period, according to market research from MarketsandMarkets, "Military Robots Market - Global Forecast to 2025."

Comms

5G in defense market will be worth $1.3 billion by 2025, study says - News

November 16, 2020

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The global market for 5G in defense, measured at $64 million in 2020, will grow to $1.3 billion by at a CAGR [combined annual growth rate] of 57.9%, according to a new study from MarketsandMarkets, "5G in Defense Market -- Global Forecast to 2025."

 

From The Editor

Populating the field (with engineers) - Story

November 16, 2020

We’ve all heard the phrase “the graying of the workforce,” especially when it refers to the engineering and defense industries. It’s a fact that the average age for electrical and electronics engineers – many of whom are engaged in the defense industry – is older compared to the median age of other American workers. The median age of employed electrical and electronics engineers in 2019 was 44 years old, according to the most recent information from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Unmanned

UAS contract with U.S. Navy secured by BAE Systems - News

November 13, 2020

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. BAE Systems has won a contract with the U.S. Navy worth as much as $94 million to develop and supply engineering, test, and evaluation support for sensors that will reside on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) plus communication, control, and weapons systems for a number of manned and unmanned airborne platforms.

Radar/EW

Laser research contract for USAF awarded to Leidos - News

November 12, 2020

RESTON, Va. Engineering research company Leidos has won a contract worth $10.3 million from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for what the AFRL calls the Pulsed and Continuous Wave Innovation for Integration and Effects Research (PACIFIER) project. 

A.I.

AI algorithm project for autonomous dogfights gets DARPA green light - News

November 12, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded contracts to five entities to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms enabling teams of manned and unmanned combat aircraft to conduct aerial dogfighting autonomously.

Radar/EW

U.K. radar firm Cambridge Pixel moves to employee-ownership business model - News

November 10, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. Radar-technology firm Cambridge Pixel has set up an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) in a move to put the award-winning radar technology firm into the hands of the team of people who work for it, thereby making them the direct beneficiaries of the company’s future success.

Cyber

Network-management tools for troops from PacStar garner five-year U.S. Army contract - News

November 10, 2020

ASHBURN, Va. PacStar, a division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, announced that it has won a five-year contract to support U.S. Army network-modernization efforts that are being undertaken by Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN).

Radar/EW

RF semiconductor packaging contract awarded to Qorvo by U.S. DoD program - News

November 05, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. Radio-frequency (RF) semiconductor maker Qorvo has won a contract from the U.S. government -- worth as much as $75 million -- to create a state-of-the-art heterogeneous integrated packaging (SHIP) RF production and prototyping center.

Radar/EW

Sensor purported to be 100,000 times more sensitive than currently available under study by Army team - News

November 05, 2020

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. A team headed by the U.S. Army Research Lab  (ARL) announced that it has made a new microwave-radiation sensor with 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently available commercial sensors, a development that could enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.

Comms

TE Connectivity acquires DRI Relays in power-segment move - News

November 02, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. TE Connectivity -- a $13 billion maker of sensors and connectors used in defense, data communications, medical, and other applications -- has acquired DRI Relays, which has operations in the U.S. and India.

Comms

EW and spectrum goals detailed in new DoD document - News

October 30, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a report called "2020 Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy," which is basically a road map for the U.S. military to maintain freedom of action in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) at the time, place, and parameters of its choosing.

Cyber

Cybersecurity contract worth $761.6 million for DoD Southern Command won by General Dynamics Information Technology - News

October 27, 2020

RESTON, Va. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT -- a business unit of General Dynamics) has won the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract by the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The single award -- consisting of a seven-month base period with six one-year options -- holds a total estimated value of $761.6 million.

Radar/EW

Hypersonics R&D institute to be situated at Texas A&M University - News

October 27, 2020

COLLEGE STATION, Texas. Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has been granted a $20 million per year contract to found and run what it will call the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH).

Unmanned

UAS for combat gets $400 million nod for BAE Systems from U.S. Air Force Skyborg program - News

October 23, 2020

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. BAE Systems has won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) -- worth as much as $400 million -- to compete to develop a digital design for a low-cost combat unmanned aerial system (UAS) that can team with piloted warplanes under the USAF's Skyborg program.

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