ARLINGTON, Va. FLIR Systems has acquired Altavian (Gainsville, Florida), a privately-held manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for defense and public-safety customers.
LINKÖPING, Sweden. Saab reports signing a contract with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration to provide an integrated sensor and command-and-control system for use with ground-based air defense.
Ruggedized, small-form-factor WAN modules from PacStar chosen to upgrade U.S. Marine Corps data networks - NewsDecember 08, 2020
ASHBURN, Va. PacStar, a division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, has won a $25 million contract to upgrade a portion of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Data Network (CDN) that the company says will enable the Marine Corps to extend the benefits of advanced network communications to tactical environments.
Advanced seeker production continues at BAE Systems for next-generation precision-guided missile - NewsDecember 08, 2020
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems announced that it received a $60 million contract from Lockheed Martin to make and deliver additional advanced missile seekers for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) used by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, EL SEGUNDO, Calif. The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Production Corps reports the successful transfer of satellite-control authority of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Space Vehicle 6 to the Space Operations Command, under whose auspices operational acceptance of the AEHF-6 is expected to occur before the end of 2020 once operational testing has successfully concluded.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Physical Optics Corp. of Torrance, California, a company that designs, develops, and integrates advanced technologies that are focused mainly on avionics and mission subsystems for the defense market.
CAMARILLO, Calif. and BELLEVUE, Wash. Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor maker Semtech has joined forces with internet protocol (IP) networking company Ripl Networks to deploy an IP mesh, 3D tracking solution for foreign guest and fleet assets at naval ports under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
ARLINGTON, Va and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (a Raytheon Technologies business unit) and enterprise AI [artificial intelligence] software provider C3.ai have joined forces to develop AI solutions for defense and aerospace missions for government customers, including the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. intelligence community.
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) enacted on December 1, 2020 what it calls the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a series of requirements that will become part of all DoD Requests for Information; the ability of contractors to bid on certain types of work with the DoD will depend on their CMMC status going forward.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The military satellite communications (SATCOM) systems segment is expected to hold the largest share of the military communications market between 2020 and 2025, according to a new study by MarketsandMarkets, "Military Communications Market -- Global Forecast to 2025."
AI and computer-vision software capable of deployment in safety-critical environments launched by CoreAVI - NewsDecember 01, 2020
TAMPA, Fla. Core Avionics & Industrial (CoreAVI) has launched what it calls its "Safe AI and Computer Vision solution" that uses its newest product, VkCoreVX SC, a safety-critical implementation of the Khronos Group's OpenVX1.3 API.
Open-architecture visual display system from Collins Aerospace gets nod from several training programs - NewsDecember 01, 2020
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems (a unit of Raytheon Technologies) has received several orders for its updated visual display system (VDS), the Griffin-2, from two undisclosed fast-jet programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Australian defense department have announced a bilateral effort to advance the development of air-breathing hypersonic technologies.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."