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C4ISR market is growing across the world, study finds - News

August 17, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The deployment of small, reliable, and sophisticated C4ISR [command, control, communications, computers, intelliegence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] systems in a wide range of applications has increased their demand across the globe, a trend that will continue for at least the next few years, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets, "C4ISR Market - Forecast to 2026."

Unmanned

Small UAV satellite communications system shown by Honeywell and Pipistrel at Xponential show - News

August 16, 2021

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021--ATLANTA. Honeywell's Small UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] satellite communications (SATCOM) system has been selected by small aircraft designer and manufacturer Pipistrel, as part of the new outfitting for three of Pipistrel'snew aircraft, including the fixed-wing Surveyor and both unmanned Nuuva platforms, the V300 and smaller V20.    

Unmanned

MKS Instruments unveils new UAS-capable miniaturized zoom lens at AUVSI Xponential 2021 - News

August 16, 2021

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021--ATLANTA. MKS Instruments, has announced the availability of the Ophir LightIR 16-180mm MWIR f/3.6 continuous zoom lens, the newest member of the LightIR family of lightweight, long-range, motorized continuous zoom lenses that can be optimized for use on small unmanned aerial systems (UASs), at the AUVSI Xponential event, held August 16-19 in Atlanta. 

Avionics

Rugged and secure data- and video-recorder contract signed between U.S. Navy and Mercury Systems - News

August 13, 2021

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has garnered an order worth $17 million order from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center’s Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) for Advanced Data Transfer Systems (ADTS) intended for deployment across the Navy's multiple rotary-wing and tilt-rotor platforms.

Radar/EW

Sonar and unmanned tech to propel underwater warfare systems during the next decade, study says - News

August 13, 2021

LONDON. Adoption of integrated sonar suites on technologically advanced surface ships and submarines is expected to propel the sonar segment to garner the largest share (49%) of global spending on underwater warfare systems (UWS) over the next decade, according to a recent study from GlobalData.

Radar/EW

Sensors that "see everything" should be the goal of DoD missile-defense strategy, general says - News

August 12, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Sensors placed in space that are able to track and detect advanced cruise missiles -- particularly hypersonic missiles -- should be a priority for the U.S. Department of Defense, stated Gen John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an August 11 speech at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium held in Hunstville, Alabama. 

Unmanned

Air Force, Special Forces competition chooses JetPack Aviation to compete in VTOL challenge - News

August 11, 2021

VENTURA, Calif. JetPack Aviation announced that its Speeder VTOL [vertical takeoff and landing] platform was chosen by the AFWERX High Speed VTOL (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge -- launched in partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) -- which is aimed at fielding research, development, and testing, and procurement contracts to produce aircraft for the USAF.

Unmanned

Autonomous-vehicle contract signed between U.S. Army and Southwest Research Institute - News

August 09, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. Research and development organization Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract valued at up to $34 million over five years to support the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in the area of R&D of autonomous and robotic vehicles.

Comms

"Spectrum Innovation Zone" designation accorded to Northeastern University by the FCC - News

August 06, 2021

BOSTON, Mass. Northeastern University has been designated as a "Spectrum Innovation Zone" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a status that will give researchers there new opportunities to build and test the next generation of 5G, 6G, and other wireless technologies. Northeastern is only the fourth such spectrum center in the U.S. 

Radar/EW

Sensor payload for next-gen missile-defense satellites completes design review - News

August 06, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. and BOULDER, Colo. A new sensor payload developed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace that is intended to equip satellites that detect missile launches has passed a critical design review.

Radar/EW

Digital battlefield-focused targeting pods reshaping world military approach, study finds - News

August 05, 2021

AMSTERDAM. The number of advanced targeting pod (TGP) systems has increased over the last decade as defense departments around the globe aim to build their armed forces lighter, faster, and ready to deploy, according to a new report from Market Forecast, "Global Targeting Pods -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2028."

Unmanned

Fire-control system from Saab gets nod from U.S. Navy to upgrade Raytheon shipboard missiles - News

August 05, 2021

SYRACUSE, New York. Saab has won a $32.24 million contract with the U.S. Navy to implement its MK 9 Tracker Illuminator System Replacement Continuous Wave Tracking Illuminator that is aimed at upgrading the Raytheon MK 57 NATO Seasparrow surface-to-air missile system on board aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. 

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Honor Everywhere - Blog

August 04, 2021

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Comms

UNIVERSITY UPDATE: Defense-related research and innovation links Texas A&M and U.S. Department of Defense - Story

August 04, 2021

The Texas A&M University – founded in 1876 in Brazos County, Texas, to concentrate on the teaching of agriculture and mechanical arts (the “A” and “M” in the university’s name) – continues its push for innovation with recent program launches in tandem with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Comms

Military- and international standards-compliant video encoder launched by Crystal Group and Matrox Video - News

August 02, 2021

SEA-AIR-SPACE MARITIME EXPOSITION. Crystal Group, together with collaboration partner Matrox Video, has announced it will offer the industry’s first ruggedized video appliances (RVA) that combine critical, real-time 4K video streaming, recording, extension, and storage that hew to strict military and industrial standards.

Radar/EW

BAE Systems announces upgrade to APKWS guidance kits for laser-guided rockets - News

August 02, 2021

SEA-AIR-SPACE MARITIME EXPOSITION. BAE Systems accounced that it has developed an advanced version of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) guidance kit that it says enables enhanced strike distance and precision strike lethality.

Unmanned

Unmanned combat vehicle prototype put through its paces by U.S. Army - News

July 29, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Army conducted trials with the Textron "Ripsaw" M5 Robotic Combat Vehicle, one of the candidates the service is considering for its RCV-M [Robotic Combat Vehicle -- Medium] program, according to photos recently released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). 

Radar/EW

BAE Systems missile seekers chosen by Lockheed Martin to equip next-gen antiship systems - News

July 26, 2021

NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has won a $117 million contract with Lockheed Martin to produce next-generation missile seekers for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).

Radar/EW

Sensors for military use to grow 5.9% annually to 2026, study says - News

July 21, 2021

NORTHBROOK, Ill. The military sensors market, esimated to be $9.9 billion in 2021, is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2026, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% during the study period, according to a new market study from MarketsandMarkets, "Military Sensors Market - Global Forecast to 2026."

Radar/EW

Nonkinetic effector from Raytheon successfully defeats UAS swarm during U.S. Army test - News

July 21, 2021

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. During a U.S. Army test, the Raytheon Missiles & Defense reusable Coyote Block 3 nonkinetic effector successfully defeated a swarm of unmanned aerial systems (UASs), according to a report from Raytheon.

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