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Giving Back -- Purple Heart Homes - Blog

February 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. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every group we showcase on this page.

Comms

General Atomics bolsters space, avionics, CubeSat business with Tiger Innovations acquisition - News

February 02, 2021

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics announced the acquisition of Tiger Innovations (Herndon, Virginia), a company focused mainly on satellite systems plus related hardware and software. 

Comms

GPS Innovation Alliance adds L3 Harris Technologies - News

February 02, 2021

MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies is the newest member of the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA), a group of companies committed to furthering Global Positioning System (GPS) innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Avionics

Open-architecture air-combat training system for U.S. military passes crucial milestone - News

February 01, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace and project teammate Leonardo DRS announce the successful initial flight of the TCTS Inc. II Air Combat Training program on an operational F/A-18E/F Hornet by pilots in the U.S. Navy. The initial flight took place out of Naval Air Station Patunxet River (Maryland).

Comms

Communications, IT, cyber services contract with U.S. DoD signed with Envistacom - News

January 29, 2021

ATLANTA. Communications company Envistacom has won a three-year, $235 million contract to supply communications and IT infrastructure support services for services under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Radar/EW

Batteries for defense applications will reach approximately $3.36 billion by 2029, study finds - News

January 29, 2021

AMSTERDAM. The global defense battery market -- totaling $1.87 billion in 2020 -- is anticipated to reach a value of around $3.36 billion by 2029, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 6.47% over the forecast period, according to a new study from Market Forecast, "Global Military Batteries -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."

Comms

Sensor-driven 5G technology pilot program installed at Air Station Miramar - News

January 28, 2021

SAN DIEGO. A new technology pilot program -- called the 5G Living Lab -- is now operational at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, part of a $4 million initiative funded through the Office of Naval Research and Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific and run by nonprofit concern US Ignite.

Comms

RF-sensing satellites successfully in orbit, will feed unclassified data to analysts, HawkEye 360 reports - News

January 27, 2021

HERNDON, Va. Satellite company HawkEye 360 announced that its second cluster of satellites has successfully been deployed into orbit and will soon be detecting, characterizing, and geolocating different kinds of radio frequency (RF) signals; the satellites were launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 on January 24. 

Unmanned

Unmanned ground vehicle contract add-on with U.S. Army nets FLIR Systems an additional $30.1 million - News

January 26, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. FLIR Systems has won an additional $30.1 million contract from the U.S. Army for sustainment efforts connected to the service’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc. II) and Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) programs.

Cyber

Real-world defense challenges are the focus of DoD, Army, and academic hacking program at WSU - News

January 26, 2021

WICHITA, Kansas. Students at Wichita State University (WSU) have become the first in Kansas with the opportunity to learn how to solve real-world national defense challenges as part of the Hacking for Defense (H4D) program, as WSU joins the FirePoint Innovations Center and WSU’s Masters of Innovation Design program.

Radar/EW

RF/Bluetooth COVID-19 contract-tracing tool gets nod from U.S. Navy - News

January 21, 2021

U.S. NAVY NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CRANE DIVISION, CRANE, Ind. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, has partnered with VOS Systems to promulgate U.S. Navy use of VOS Systems' product AlertTrace, a COVID-19 contact-tracing solution with user-friendly software, encrypted and secured anonymous data for maximum privacy protection, and no tracking or GPS capabilities.

A.I.

AI-powered battlefield tools from Elbit Systems will supply British armed services - News

January 21, 2021

HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems UK, the UK subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has won a contract worth approximately $137 million (approximately 100 million pounds) with Britain's Defense Ministry to provide the British armed forces with the future target-acquisition solution for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Fire Support Teams under the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrators (D-JFI) program. 

Unmanned

Dept. of Defense autonomous vessel hits milestones in crucial transit test - News

January 18, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. A U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) unmanned surface vessel (USV) -- part of the Ghost Fleet Overlord autonomous-vessel partnership between the DoD's Strategic Capabilities Office and the U.S. Navy -- recently traveled a distance of more than 4,700 nautical miles (5,409 miles), almost entirely autonomously. After this transit the ship participated in an exercise called "Dawn Blitz," where it again spent nearly all of its time operating autonomously. 

Cyber

Cyber pact between TT Electronics and Thales strives for security now plus product development - News

January 15, 2021

WOKING, U.K. TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance-critical applications, announced a collaboration agreement with defense and aerospace company Thales aimed at boosting cybersecurity now as well as future development of operational technology (OT)-based cybersecurity initiatives and research. 

Comms

Hardware win for Abaco Systems to support Space Force tactical satellite communication program - News

January 13, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won an initial award of $900,000 for a design -- with a lifetime potential win of several million dollars -- for a ground control interface that will support the U.S. Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program. 

Cyber

Cybersecurity market for defense will reach $51.59 billion by 2025, study projects - News

January 13, 2021

FREMONT, Calif. The global defense electronics security and cybersecurity market value is projected to reach $51.59 billion by 2025, according to a new study by BIS Research, "Defense Electronic Security and Cybersecurity Market, 2020-2025."

Radar/EW

EW suite for USAF F-16 fighter aircraft fleet leverages open-system approach - News

January 12, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare (EW) suite for its F-16 V (Viper) fighter aircraft fleet; the suite of tools, say Northrop Grumman officials, will protect pilots from the growing danger of radio frequency-guided weapons by detecting, identifying, and defeating advanced threat systems. 

Unmanned

Counter-small UAS strategy released by U.S. Department of Defense - News

January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) approved and released a new strategy to lead and direct counter-small unmanned aircraft systems (C-sUAS) activities across the military services, which is intended to provide the framework for addressing sUAS hazards and threats in operating environments including the United States, host nations, and contingency locations.

Unmanned

Unmanned-deployed countermine system from Saab ordered by Thales for Royal navy, French navy - News

January 08, 2021

LINKÖPING, Sweden. Saab AB will act as system integrator for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS), part of the Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) program, under an initial order worth 300 million kronor ($36.4 million) signed with prime contractor Thales. 

Radar/EW

EW pod for Next-Generation Jammer gets $34 million U.S. Navy nod - News

January 07, 2021

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has won a $34.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and test support services for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), currently in development for the Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft. 

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