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Comms

USAF missile-warning satellite launches, on its way to final orbit - News

January 24, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Following a successful launch on January 20, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite acquired the correct signals and is responding to commands as planned; signal acquisition occurred approximately 37 minutes after liftoff.
Radar/EW

Thales Group contracted to upgrade Swiss Air Force master radars - News

January 23, 2017
LA DEFENSE, Paris, France. The procurement organization for Switzerland's armaments, known as armasuisse, has awarded Thales Group the contract to upgrade the master radars for the Swiss Air Force. The agreement, which amounts to 74 million euros (approx. $79.5 million) is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and ensure the systems' continued operation until 2030.
Comms

Raytheon logs next step in GPS modernization effort - News

January 23, 2017
AURORA, Col. Raytheon reports that it has reached a milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX is aimed at dramatically increasing the performance and security of the GPS system used by millions of military and civilian users every day.
Unmanned

Counter-drone system reaches TRL-9 status - News

January 20, 2017
LONDON. The AUDS [Anti-UAV Defence System] has been named the first fully integrated counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipment worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status. TRL-9 -- the highest technology readiness level or maturity that a technology system can attain -- signifies that a technology system or product is in its final form and has been real-world proven through successful mission operations, according to the definition from the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA.
Unmanned

Shaw AFB selected to host new Reaper UAV unit - News

January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON. U.S. Air Force officials have selected Shaw Air Force Base (just outside of Sumter, North Carolina) as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) group, including mission-control elements.
Comms

Northrop Grumman/Lufthansa partnership aids Australian air force - News

January 19, 2017
SYDNEY, Australia. Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS), a fully-owned Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, Va.) has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik to support the Royal Australian Air Force?s fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Northrop Grumman IDS is the prime contractor for MRTT Through-Life Support (TLS).
Radar/EW

ONR embarks on sensors project to diagnose brain injuries - News

January 18, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced that it will sponsor the development of a portable, three-part system that can measure blast pressure, establish injury thresholds for the brain, and analyze potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms in warfighters, who may be injured despite wearing protective body armor.
Comms

Marine F-35B squadron relocates to Japan - News

January 18, 2017
YUMA, Arizona. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 ?Green Knights,? an F-35B squadron with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, recently left Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and has transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Avionics

NATO country buys $17 million multispectral vision system from Elbit - News

January 18, 2017
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has been awarded a $17 million/30-month contract to supply its BrightNite multispectral helicopter-pilot vision systems to an air force in a NATO country; the company did not specify the country in the announcement.
Unmanned

Sparton/Ultra Electronics USSI joint venture wins $30.3 million U.S. Navy sonobuoy contract - News

January 17, 2017
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. Sparton Corp. and Ultra Electronics Holdings -- working together in their ERAPSCO joint venture -- have been awarded subcontracts valued at $30.3 million for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. The award is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract release for sonobuoy requirements under ERAPSCO?s five-year contract.
Cyber

CAE signs training services contracts with U.S. Army and Royal Canadian Air Force worth more than C$1 billion - News

January 17, 2017
MONTREAL. CAE -- a provider of aviation training and maker of military flight-simulation equipment -- announced that it has signed two long-term training services contracts with the United States Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) with a combined value of more than C$1 billion ($766 million), including options to extend.
Radar/EW

Raytheon and U.S. Navy run Tomahawk missiles through real-time tests - News

January 13, 2017
SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, Calif. The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, in a demonstration of how service personnel can plan missions in real time to strike time-sensitive enemy targets.
Unmanned

Textron starts on-water testing of unmanned maritime vehicle - News

January 12, 2017
HUNT VALLEY, Md. Textron System Unmanned Systems has begun on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) -- a multimission unmanned surface vehicle with a large, configurable payload bay -- that is supporting the U.S. Navy?s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) mine-countermeasure program.
Avionics

DARPA awards Sikorsky with Phase 3 of ALIAS program - News

January 12, 2017
STRATFORD, Conn. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin company) with Phase 3 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, a package of hardware, software, and sensors that is aimed at capitalizing on advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability.
Cyber

Rohde & Schwarz cyber unit acquires security firm DenyAll - News

January 11, 2017
MUNICH. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity has announced its acquisition of DenyAll, a Paris-based web application security and vulnerability management vendor. The DenyAll deal is intended to expand Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity's current stable of network and endpoint security and management products.
Radar/EW

Harris Corp. tapped for $91 million in EW systems on RMAF fleet - News

January 11, 2017
MELBOURNE, Fla. Harris Corporation has won a $91 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide its AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems to the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) for installation on the RMAF's fleet of F-16 aircraft.
Unmanned

DoD signs underwater drone contract with Teledyne SeaBotix - News

January 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO. Teledyne SeaBotix has won a multimillion dollar U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) operational capability upgrade contract for underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The observation-class ROVs are used by mobile explosive ordnance disposal units around the world.
Unmanned

DoD demonstrates large autonomous microdrone swarm - News

January 10, 2017
WASHINGTON. The Department of Defense (DoD), in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office (SOC) and Naval Air Systems Command, has successfully demonstrated one of the world?s largest microdrone swarms, which showed advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decisionmaking, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.
Radar/EW

Naval Surface Warfare Center awards ManTech $87 million task order for combat weapons systems support - News

January 09, 2017
HERNDON, Va. ManTech International has been granted a prime contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) to provide test and evaluation (T&E) support to its weapons and combat systems. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month option periods, with a potential total value to ManTech of $87 million.
Radar/EW

U.S. missile manufacturers experience surge in demand - News

January 09, 2017
WASHINGTON. Makers of precision-guided missiles and bombs -- including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems -- are hastening to keep up with demand as the U.S. military continues its aerial assault on Islamic State targets, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
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