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GPS devices for remote, contested environments get test with U.S. Army - News

October 14, 2021

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. U.S. Army soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division tested the Army’s next-generation assured positioning, navigation, and timing (APNT) equipment recently; the Mounted Assured Position Navigation and Timing (MAPS) system enables soldiers to maintain integrity of position and timing in GPS-contested environments.

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Military EO/IR systems market to reach $12.9 billion by 2031, study says - News

October 13, 2021

LONDON. The global military market for electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems, valued at $9.2 billion in 2021, is expected to increase at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.43% to reach a value of $12.9 billion by 2031, according to a study by GlobalData, "Global Military Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Market to 2031."

Unmanned

Teleoperated robotic system from Sarcos Defense wins additional testing contract from U.S. Navy - News

October 12, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY. Sarcos Defense (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp.) announced that the U.S. Navy has exercised a contractual option to expand testing, evaluation, and demonstrations of the Sarcos Guardian DX teleoperated dexterous robotic system, a defense-specific variation on the Sarcos Guardian XT mobile robotic system, to handle Navy-specific tasks.

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Software-defined multimission radar from Echodyne gets AUSA launch - News

October 12, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C. Radar platform provider Echodyne announced its new EchoShield line of midrange radars aimed at a wide variety of defense, government, and commercial use cases.

A.I.

AI-assisted communications technology debuts from Invisio at AUSA - News

October 12, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C. Mission-critical communications company Invisio debuted its V-Series Gen II tactical communications platform at the AUSA trade show.

 

INVISIO’s Gen II platform sets a new standard for audio performance and hearing protection within the defense and public safety markets. The Artificial Intelligence-powered platform significantly improves life-preserving speech quality and intelligibility.

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Radar for medium-range air and missile defense unveiled by Raytheon Missiles & Defense at AUSA - News

October 11, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C. Raytheon Missiles & Defense (a Raytheon Technologies business) introduced GhostEye MR, a new medium-range AESA [active electronically scanned array] radar for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, or NASAMS, at the AUSA trade show. 

Avionics

Kontron announces availability of COBALT S1901 integrated mission computer - News

October 11, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C.  Kontron has announced that its newest integrated mission computing platform, the COBALT S1901, is now available for customer shipments and will be showcased at the AUSA show this week.

Avionics

Abaco Systems launches new compact LRUs at AUSA - News

October 11, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C. Abaco Systems announced the DAGRX and SAYBRX small form factor (SFF) line replaceable unit (LRU) computers -- featuring Intel processors and flexible I/O in a small package -- at the AUSA show. 

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GMS joins SOSA and FACE consortia, readies MOSA server architectures for market - News

October 11, 2021

AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION -- WASHINGTON, D.C. General Micro Systems (GMS) has announced that it has joined The Open Group's Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) consortia. 

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Defense-optimization problems using mixed-signal logic the focus of QuICC program from DARPA - News

October 05, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an initiative called the Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) program, which seeks to leverage lessons learned from benchmarking quantum algorithms to develop QI [quantum-inspired] solvers for a range of complex U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) problems and demonstrate the feasibility of reducing the required computational energy by at least two orders of magnitude over existing techniques.

Comms

GEOINT contract signed between HawkEye 360 and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - News

October 04, 2021

Herndon, Va.  Satellite company HawkEye 360 has won a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to help the agency discover, characterize, and map activities that are found to emit energy in the radio frequency (RF) bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Comms

Networking on-the-move pilot program announced by U.S. Army, GDMS - News

October 01, 2021

TAUNTON, Mass. The General Dynamics facility in southeastern Massachusetts hosted a mid-September gathering of leaders from the “Spartan Brigade,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and 3rd ID headquarters for a "distinguished visitors day" for the U.S. Army’s high-profile mobile network communication pilot effort -- known as ABCT On-the-Move, or OTM.

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Military-aircraft segment of airborne countermeasures market to drive growth to 2026, study says - News

September 28, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The market for airborne countermeasures is forecast to grow from an estimated $11.6 billion in 2021 to $14.9 billion by 2026, at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%, according to a new study from MarketsandMarkets, "Airborne Countermeasure System Market -- Global Forecast to 2026."

in terms of value during the forecasted period.

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Hypersonic vehicle concept notches successful test flight by DARPA and U.S. Air Force - News

September 27, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) teamed up recently with the U.S. Air Force to complete a free flight test of the DARPA Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). The missile -- built for DARPA by Raytheon Technologies -- was released from an aircraft seconds before its Northrop Grumman scramjet [supersonic combustion ramjet] engine kicked on. 

A.I.

Amphibious version of C-130J aircraft in the works for the U.S. Air Force, built using VR and AI modeling - News

September 27, 2021

U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND -- HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) -- together with the Air Force Research Lab's Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (AFRL-SDPE) directorate -- is currently developing a variant of the venerable C-130J "Super Hercules" aircraft: an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability (MAC) to improve the platform's support of seaborne special operations. 

Avionics

Mercury Systems agrees to acquire Avalex Technologies - News

September 27, 2021

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems reports that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mission-critical avionics provider Avalex Technologies, which is based in Gulf Breeze, Florida.  

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Autonomous weapons, multirole vehicles to drive market for ground defense systems to 2030, study says - News

September 22, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. Increased investments in autonomous weapons and a boost in demand for multirole armored vehicles will drive the growth of the global ground defense system market over the next decade, according to a new study by Allied Market Research, "Ground Defense System Market Report."  

Comms

Global market for microsatellites and nanosatellites to experience 20.4% CAGR to 2026, study says - News

September 21, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The global market for microsatellites and nanosatellites -- totaling $2.3 billion in 2021 -- is expected to grow to $5.7 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4%, according to a recent study by MarketsandMarkets, "Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market -- Global Forecast to 2026."

 

Comms

Autonomous space-mission networking contract with NASA won by Rebel Space Technologies - News

September 21, 2021

LONG BEACH, Calif. Software firm Rebel Space Technologies has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for its proposal titled "SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications," which posits that the company use its proprietary Rebel Cognitive Communications & Control software (Rebel-C3) to accomplish autonomous network management during space missions in tandem with its partner Prewitt Ridge's VerifAI capability.

Unmanned

Sensor from Collins Aerospace flies initial operational mission on RQ-4B Global Hawk UAS - News

September 20, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace reports that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) recently completed its first RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) operational mission carrying the Collins Aerospace MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor.

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