Military Embedded Systems

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Military Embedded Systems

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Radar/EW

F-35 flight services in U.K. garners $102 million contract modification for Lockheed Martin - News

December 29, 2020

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.

Comms

Defense Dept. awards IBM a spot on project to develop trusted, resilient microelectronics for U.S. defense use - News

December 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.

Comms

SATCOM networks from Raytheon get $48 million add-on order from U.S. Navy and allies - News

December 22, 2020

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.  

Unmanned

UAS dubbed "Loyal Wingman" gets first high-speed taxi test by Boeing, Royal Australian air force - News

December 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.

Radar/EW

Tactical-radar components from Mercury Systems get $14 million order - News

December 21, 2020

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. 

Radar/EW

RF networking across diverse technologies for contested environments tested and validated by DARPA - News

December 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.  

Radar/EW

Lockheed Martin to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne, seeks growth in hypersonics and space - News

December 21, 2020

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.

A.I.

AI in government calls for more coordinated approach and leveraging partnerships, forum attendees assert - News

December 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.

Cyber

Cyber offense the best defense for military organizations, study says - News

December 18, 2020

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."

Radar/EW

ISR- and EW-equipped aircraft approved by U.S. DoD for sale to Italian government - News

December 17, 2020

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. 

Avionics

Avionics systems for U.S. Navy and Army to get IFF transponders from BAE Systems - News

December 17, 2020

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.

Comms

Digital soldier and vehicular systems from Elbit Systems ordered by Dutch army - News

December 16, 2020

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.

Unmanned

AI-powered autonomous navigation for unmanned systems gets exploratory contract from USAF - News

December 16, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio. Real-time location system (RTLS) provider Ubihere reports that it won a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-powered autonomous navigation for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and electric vertical takeoff and landing (EVTOL) vehicles.

Radar/EW

Open-architecture comms testing by USAF, Marines brings "military Internet of Things" a step closer - News

December 15, 2020

U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. U.S. military forces "took another step toward achieving a military Internet of Things" -- according to a news release from the U.S. Air Force -- when tests run with fifth-generation aircraft overcame longstanding connectivity issues to share actionable operational data in their native secure digital “languages” with and through multiple sources for the first time. This early-December 2020 test was the latest demonstration run with the open architecture underpinning the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).

Unmanned

DARPA's Gremlin UAS-recovery tests "within inches" of success, will continue in 2021 - News

December 15, 2020

U.S. ARMY DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that in recent tests, a number of X-61A Gremlins unmanned aerial systems (UASs) failed to link up in flight with a recovery system installed on a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, but that they were actually close to success on multiple occasions.

Unmanned

Automated UAS is first to provide perimeter security at Travis Air Force Base - News

December 14, 2020

TRAVIS AFB, Calif. The 60th Air Mobility Wing, 60th Security Forces Squadron, has teamed with Easy Aerial (Brooklyn, New York), a commercial provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions, to develop and deploy the first first automated drone-based monitoring and perimeter security system to be used at a U.S. Air Force (USAF) installation.

Comms

Logistics-tracking contract for U.S. Army assets won by ORBCOMM - News

December 11, 2020

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. Internet of Things (IoT) provider ORBCOMM has won a single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract totaling as much as $45.6 million with the U.S. Army for its Next Generation Tag (NGT) program, which will implement a common, integrated structure for logistics tracking, location, and monitoring of government assets.

Comms

Communications and cyber challenges persist in military and defense realms, study finds - News

December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CARLSBAD, Calif. Even as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) makes changes to improve its communications technologies, a new study -- conducted by the Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive Media Group and communications company Viasat -- reveals that a number of challenges remain in the military's quest to deploy a successful military communications technology strategy for the multidomain battlefield. 

Unmanned

UAS maker Aerovironment acquires ground-robot company Telerob - News

December 11, 2020

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) maker AeroVironment has agreed to acquire Telerob (Ostfildern, Germany), a maker of ground robotic solutions or unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), for approximately $45.4 million (37.5 million euros) in cash and a payoff of about $9.4 million (7.8 million euros) of Telerob’s debt at closing.

Avionics

Military simulators' focus on training and safety to propel market by 55% by 2030, study says - News

December 10, 2020

LONDON. The global military-simulator systems market is anticipated to grow by 55% in 2030, as compared to the current year’s market value, according to a new study from GlobalData, "The Global Military Simulator Systems Market 2020-2030."

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