ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND/U.S. ARMY FACILITY, Md. The U.S. Army is now delivering its flexible expeditionary networking capability, the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN), to its Stryker armored vehicle brigade combat teams; the Army recently finished integrating ITN capabilities into dismounted units.
ANDOVER, Mass. Vicor is supporting the Boeing-manufactured O3b mPOWER satellite with the first radiation-fault-tolerant DC-DC converter power modules, housed in the new Vicor SM-ChiP package.
ARLINGTON, Va. The U. S. Marine Corps announced that its Marine Corps Systems Command will field an upgraded maintenance system that enables repair of circuit cards within electronics, communications, and other systems used by Marine personnel.
LINKOPING, Sweden and SYRACUSE, N.Y. Saab has signed a follow-on contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding the sale of two GlobalEye advanced airborne surveillance systems; the value of the latest contract is $1.01 billion.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems announced on December 30, 2020 that it had completed its acquisition of mission-critical technology company Physical Optics Corporation (POC).
AMSTERDAM. Growth in modular technologies like electronic warfare (EW) and stealth capabilities will pace the expansion of the global surveillance radar market, according to a new study from Market Forecast, "Global Surveillance Radars -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2028."
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Boeing has won a contract modification to a previous contract -- worth $198 million -- providing for the integration of a ground-control station providing command-and-control capability in support of the MQ-25 aerial refueling unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy.
Digital communications terminals from BAE Systems nets $86.9 million contract for naval and allied jets - NewsDecember 29, 2020
WAYNE, N.J. BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. -- Electronic Solutions has won an award from the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command worth $86.9 million to perform systems engineering and integration of Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs).
BETHESDA, Md. The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a two-year contract modification worth $101.5 million to perform F-35 Lightning II aircraft sustainment and day-to-day flight support work for the British defense ministry.
Defense Dept. awards IBM a spot on project to develop trusted, resilient microelectronics for U.S. defense use - NewsDecember 23, 2020
ARMONK, N.Y. IBM has entered into a Phase 1 Other Transactions Agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support advancing U.S. microelectronics technology.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has received a $48.77 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to produce, test, and deliver fully integrated Navy multiband terminals (NMT), which are multiband capable satellite communications terminals that enable protected and wideband communications.
UAS dubbed "Loyal Wingman" gets first high-speed taxi test by Boeing, Royal Australian air force - NewsDecember 22, 2020
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) report completion of the first high-speed taxi test of its Loyal Wingman unmanned aerial system (UAS) in preparation for its first flight; Boeing says that the company's test personnel monitored the uncrewed aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground-control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has received a $14 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for digital-signal-processing modules that are intended for deployment in a multimode tactical radar application.
RF networking across diverse technologies for contested environments tested and validated by DARPA - NewsDecember 21, 2020
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently finished field testing of a network-technology program that demonstrated successful use of new software that can bridge multiple disparate radio networks to enable communication between incompatible tactical radio data links, even if an adversary is trying to jam them.
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire aerospace and defense engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $56 per share in cash, expected to be reduced to $51 per share after the payment of a preclosing special dividend; the deal will operate on a postdividend equity value of $4.6 billion and a total transaction value of $4.4 billion, including the assumption of net cash.
AI in government calls for more coordinated approach and leveraging partnerships, forum attendees assert - NewsDecember 18, 2020
WASHINGTON. The Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) and the Homeland Security and Defense Forum (HSDF) -- which held a virtual symposium in October 2020 it called "Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the Government Mission" -- released its report on the symposium, in which the participants conclude that the most critical aspect of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the U.S. federal government is creating a secure supply chain and ensuring that security is built in from the beginning into the government’s IT infrastructure, including in agencies' hardware, software, and cloud services.
LONDON. The best way for countries to secure their military and civilian cyber capabilities is through cooperation with other states: This is one of the findings of a recent market study from GlobalData, "Cybersecurity in Defense -- Thematic Research."
WASHINGTON. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) -- a department within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) -- has notified the U.S. Congress that it has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the government of Italy regarding two Gulfstream G550 aircraft with airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare (AISREW) mission systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $500 million.
FARNBOROUGH, U.K. The BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration facility (Greenlawn, New York) has won an $18 milion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command for the production, test, and delivery of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders for military aircraft.
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has won a follow-on contract worth approximately $50 million ffrom the Dutch Ministry of Defense (MOD) to supply the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) with additional digital soldier and vehicular systems, as the RNLA expands its soldier-modernization program.