CHANTILLY, Va. Defense/national-security company VTG has been chosen by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Port Hueneme Division, to outfit additional ships in the U.S. fleet with an innovative laser designed to counter threats from unmanned aerial systems (UASs).
BOISE, Idaho. Counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) company Black Sage has won a $950 million ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the U.S. Air Force for the maturation, demonstration, and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. Counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) provider Liteye Systems has entered into a follow-on contract worth $2 million with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide service and support for deployed CUASs.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon Intelligence & Space has won a $171.6 million contract to begin Low- Rate Initial Production for its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) program, an advanced electronic attack system that is intended to give military pilots the ability to deny, disrupt, and degrade hostile technology, including communications tools and air-defense systems.
F-35 Lightning II contract: Switzerland intends to purchase 36 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin - NewsJuly 01, 2021
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin announced that Switzerland's Federal Council signed a contract to buy 36 F-35A advanced fighter jets, at a cost of $5.5 billion.
CHANDLER, Ariz. Microchip Technology announced the availability of the first radiation-tolerant FPGA [field-programmable gate array] that has been qualified to JEDEC standards in a plastic package, which the company says is aimed at developers of small-satellite constellations and other space systems that call for high reliability and radiation protection.
AMSTERDAM. Market revenue for the global military-communications market -- which accounted for $28.50 billion in 2020 -- is expected to reach a value of around $39.72 billion by the year 2029, with market growth marking a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 3.38% over the forecast period, according to a new study by Market Forecast, "Global Military Communications Systems -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has agreed to a contract under which it will provide Lockheed Martin with additional electronic warfare (EW) systems, retrofit kits, and spares for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missiles & Defense has signed a contract with the U.S. Navy worth a potential $344.4 million to update the radar-guided systems for the MK-15 close-in weapons systems (CIWS) for both the Navy and the government of South Korea.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Key sectors of the satellite industry are coming back strong as the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 downturn, according to market-research firm NSR’s latest report, "Global Satellite Capacity Supply and Demand, 18th Edition."
WASHINGTON. Four companies -- Bren-Tronics, Inventus Power, Navitas Systems‘ government solutions group, and Ultralife -- recently won spots on a potential nine-year, $1.25 billion contract for a lightweight wearable battery under development by the U.S. Army’s Tactical Power Generation Program.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a project it calls the Knowledge Management at Scale and Speed (KMASS) program, which is intended to research, develop, integrate, evaluate, and demonstrate underlying technology that enables effective use of documented knowledge, acquisition of new knowledge as part of regular workflows, and application of useful knowledge when and where it is required.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Missile-propulsion company Aerojet Rocketdyne reports a successful test of a full-scale advanced solid rocket motor as part of an ongoing series of trials to support Phase 2 of the Operational Fires (OpFires) program, an effort mounted by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a ground-launched tactical hypersonic weapon.
NEW YORK. Verizon's Public Sector unit won a $495 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to set up and deliver the network for the agency that connects 200 research labs and supercomputer locations.
Unmanned underwater vehicle demand grows as navies convert special projects to military programs - NewsJune 18, 2021
LONDON. A growing number of experiments by national navies with unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) have actually transitioned into procurement/manufacture programs, according to a recent report from GlobalData, "Thematic Research: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles."
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon won an award worth $8.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a research project for the agency's Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND -- U.S. ARMY FACILITY. The U.S. Army Project Director for Sensors – Aerial Intelligence (PD SAI) has signed agreements with L3 Harris and Raytheon business units to work on the next phase of the Army's High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system that is intended to fly on an Army fixed-wing platform to be named later.
WASHINGTON. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have formed the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Resource Task Force, which is intended to craft the roadmap for expanding access to critical resources and educational tools that aim to spur AI innovation and economic prosperity across the U.S.
San Diego, Calif. Blue Sky Network has launched SkyLink, a dual-mode data-management configuration that can be used across land, air, sea, and IoT realms to capture and disseminate mission-critical information from any location and display it in a secure online portal.
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