ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chose 11 teams for the first phase of what it's calling the "Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node" or Space-BACN program, which intends to build a low-cost, reconfigurable optical communications terminal that adapts to most optical intersatellite link standards, translating between diverse satellite constellations and creating what the agency dubbed an "internet" of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites.
VAPI, India. The global market for military aircraft communication avionics market is predicted to grow at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 6% from 2022 to 2032, according to a new report from Evolve Business Intelligence, "Global Military Aircraft Communication Avionics Market by Aircraft Type, Component, Sales Channel, Solution, and Geography -- COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Post COVID Analysis, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast from 2022 to 2030."
AMSTERDAM. Development of next-generation information warfare systems will continue to be a growth area for the electronic warfare (EW) market over the next eight years, according to a new market study from Market Forecast, "Electronic Warfare -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2030."
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The market for military wearables -- defined as smart electronic devices and equipment incorporated into a soldier’s clothing or worn on the body as implants or accessories -- is projected to grow from $3.1 billion in 2022 to $3.4 billion by 2027, at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8%, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, "Military Wearables Market."
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) Program recently launched three new projects as it attempts to advance DoD collaborative partnerships with industry and academia for 5G-to-NextG wireless technologies.
MCLEAN, Va. Communications company SpaceLink has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC -- Redstone Arsenal, Alabama) under which the partners will cooperate to explore alternative space communications pathways to ensure resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency.
LONDON. The global market for directed-energy weapons -- valued at $3.94 billion in 2021 -- is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19.07% during the time period 2022 to 2032, according to a study from Visiongain, "Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Market Report 2022-2032."
CHANTILLY, Va. Flight-training company Veraxx Engineering won a contract worth $40.84 million with the U.S. Navy for the upgrade, integration, and fielding of a completed baseline version of the Marine Corps Tactical Environment (TEn), its simulated and semi-automated aviation training system.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Navy asked six companies that specialize in autonomous marine vessels to come up with different concepts for a large unmanned surface vessel (LUSV) that would carry cargo, sensors, and weapons and travel the ocean in addition to the Navy’s manned surface force.
DUBLIN. The global market for autonomous military weapons is projected to grow from $13.30 billion in 2022 to $19.75 billion in 2026, at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4%, according to a report from Research and Markets, "The Autonomous Military Weapons Global Market Report 2022, By Type, Product, Platform."
MCLEAN, Va. Defense-technology contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) won a contract potentially worth as much as $826 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that will cover integrated technology needs across the national-security arena.
U.S. ARMY/WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. Aerospace contractor X-Bow Systems (Albuquerque, New Mexico) reports a succcessful initial launch of its Bolt Rocket -- the first vehicle in X-Bow's new suite of modular boost rockets -- at the White Sands Missile Range.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a program called "Muons for Science & Security" (MuS2) with the aim of discovering a compact source of muons, which are deeply penetrating subatomic particles -- similar to electrons but about 200 times heavier -- that can be used in a variety of defense and scientific applications because they travel easily through dozens to hundreds of meters of water, solid rock, or soil.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Green Hills Software announced that its INTEGRITY-178 tuMP safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used in the replacement multifunction controls and displays (RMCD) on the U.S. Air Force's C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman and aviation designer Boom Supersonic (Denver, Colorado) agreed to collaborate on a new supersonic aircraft aimed at enabling quick-reaction aviation capabilities to the U.S. military and its allies.
LEWES, Delaware. The global market for low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites -- valued at $9.6 billion in 2021 -- is expected to grow to $34.2 billion by 2030, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6%, according to a new market study from Verified Market Research, "Global LEO Satellite Market Size By Type, By Application, By End-Use, By Geographic Scope And Forecast."
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) will use the Collins Aerospace/Leonardo DRS P6CTS as its official air-combat training program and selected the Collins Aerospace Tactical Combat Training System – Increment II (TCTS II) as its preferred solution.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The market for airborne satellite communications (SATCOM) is projected to grow from $5.4 billion in 2022 to $7.3 billion by 2027, according to a study from MarketsandMarkets, "Airborne SATCOM Market by Installation Type, Application, Platform, Frequency, Component, and Region -- Global Forecast to 2027."
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace will be the Mission System solutions provider for the next phase of the U.S. Army Air Launched Effects (ALE) small program for Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet.
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