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General Atomics bolsters space, avionics, CubeSat business with Tiger Innovations acquisition - NewsFebruary 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.
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.
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).
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).
Batteries for defense applications will reach approximately $3.36 billion by 2029, study finds - NewsJanuary 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."
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.
RF-sensing satellites successfully in orbit, will feed unclassified data to analysts, HawkEye 360 reports - NewsJanuary 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 ground vehicle contract add-on with U.S. Army nets FLIR Systems an additional $30.1 million - NewsJanuary 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.
Real-world defense challenges are the focus of DoD, Army, and academic hacking program at WSU - NewsJanuary 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.
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.
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.
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 pact between TT Electronics and Thales strives for security now plus product development - NewsJanuary 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.
Hardware win for Abaco Systems to support Space Force tactical satellite communication program - NewsJanuary 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.