ANCHORAGE, Alaska. Tyonek Native Corp. has been tapped by the U.S. Air Force Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate to install avionics modifications -- worth as much as $92.8 million -- on the Air Force's C-5 Galaxy aircraft fleet, under an Alternate Modification Installation (AMI) contract.
U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GOUND -- YUMA, Ariz. The U.S. Air Force reported that during a late-March 2021 test, the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platform successfully launched an even smaller unmanned aircraft from inside its the Valkyrie's internal weapons bay.
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. Cambridge Pixel reports that it it supplying its supplying its HPx-250 PMC radar interface cards and SPx radar and IFF [identification friend or foe] plot extraction software to the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center for use with the Navy's AN/SYY-1 shipboard air traffic control (ATC) processing and display system.
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has acquired BAE Systems Rokar (Jerusalem, Israel) from BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S. headquartered subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, for approximately $31 million net of any cash in Rokar.
U.S. ARMY COMBAT CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (DEVCOM) -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army reports approval of a capability-development document that aims to speed up the experimentation and development of navigation-warfare and situational-awareness technologies.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is loaning allied and partner nations the use of M-Code precise positioning service receiver cards for use in military GPS capability testing as part of a three-year multinational initiative established by USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center.
BOULDER, Colo. Robotics/autonomous-vehicle maker Stratom has won a contract with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) to develop an autonomous ground vehicle refueling (AGVR) prototype system to integrate onto a palletized load system (PLS) flat rack for autonomous convoy operations.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The global antenna, transducer, and radome (ATR) market will grow from $9.1 billion in 2020 to $16.0 billion by 2025, at a combined annual growth rate of 11.9% during the study period, according to market research from MarketsandMarkets, "Antenna, Transducer, and Radome Market -- Global Forecast to 2025."
LONDON. The worldwide market for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), currently worth $2.1 billion (in 2021), is projected to be worth $3.1 billion by 2031, according to a new market study by GlobalData, "Thematic Research -- Defense: Unmanned Surface Vehicles."
Missile Defense Agency selects Northrop Grumman-Raytheon team for missile-interceptor program - NewsMarch 24, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. and TUCSON, Ariz. Northrop Grumman and strategic partner Raytheon Missiles & Defense (a business unit of Raytheon Technologies) have won a contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, under which the companies will embark on rapid development and flight test of an interceptor designed to defend the U.S. against the most complex long-range threats.
FAIRFAX, Va. IT engineering firm Salient CRGT has been awarded the first of four expected options on its $482 million contract supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) cyber, networking, and engineering services.
SYDNEY, Australia. Counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) company DroneShield and partner Trakka Systems report a successful recent demonstration of the TIPS-C [Trakka Interceptor Package Solution] at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
WASHINGTON. The first array of a massive update of the Navy’s surface electronic warfare (EW) systems is set to undergo ground testing later in 2021, part of the U.S. Navy's AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) under Northrop Grumman Block 3 SEWIP effort.
LOS ANGELES. Silvus Technologies has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) worth as much as $13.1 million as part of the DARPA Resilient Networked Distributed Mosaic Communications (RN DMC) program.
Albuquerque, N. M. Verus Research has won a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, the center for space technology research and development, as part of the AFRL's $9.7 million, five-year Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET) project, which focuses on future space communications.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio. The U.S. Air Force officially accepted the first F-15EX fighter aircraft from manufacturer Boeing on March 10.
MIAMI. Heico Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group acquired the business, assets, and certain liabilities of Pyramid Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, California), a maker of specialty semiconductors used in military, space, and medical applications.
CHANTILLY, Va. Digital-engineering firm VTG has begun work on a three-year, $13 million contract to support the U.S. Navy Digital Integration Support Cell (DISC) in its effort to integrate data and technology into all areas of naval operations.
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