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Integrating AI into military operations discussed at Time Machine 2020 - News

September 04, 2020

TIME MACHINE 2020 AI SESSIONS. Fighter pilot shortages, operation security concerns, and the need for rapid experimentation in the military have acted as driving forces behind the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Department of Defense (DoD). These themes were discussed by military industry AI leaders and data scientists to highlight how AI can bolster mission readiness at SparkCognition Government Systems’ (SGS) virtual Time Machine 2020 AI Sessions event, held this week.


EW, cyber elements for warfare benefit under USAF and Johns Hopkins accord - News

August 21, 2020

LAUREL, Md. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has signed a contract worth $49.9 million with the U.S. Air Force to develop air warfare systems that will include munitions, cyberwarfare, and electronic warfare (EW) components, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). 


FPGA systems for U.S. Air Force to be supplied by Abaco Systems - News

August 19, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won orders from a major systems integrator -- which specializes in providing advanced technologies for the defense and aerospace markets -- for a quantity of Abaco’s PC821 FPGA Cards and FMC120 FPGA mezzanine cards, which will be deployed in a subsystem to provide FPGA [field-programmable gate array] processing capability needed to scan, analyze, and act on satellite-communications data for the U.S. Air Force.


Are satellites a cyberwarfare target? - Story

August 07, 2020

Spoiler alert: Yes, they are – as militaries increasingly rely on satellites, especially in the age of guided munitions and hypersonic weapons, it’s becoming critical to protect space assets from cyberattacks.


Open architecture radio terminal under development for USAF - News

August 03, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems (a unit of Raytheon Technologies) has revealed that it is developing a software-programmable Open Mission Systems (OMS)-Compliant (SPOC) radio for the U.S. Air Force as part of a previously awarded $18.9 million contract. 


Cybersecurity support for USAF weapons systems gets $75 million task order - News

July 31, 2020

MCLEAN, Va. Engineering firm Alion Science and Technology has won a $75 million task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (AFLCMC) Fighters & Advanced Aircraft Directorate and Bombers Directorate (AFLCMC/WA and AFLCMC/WB, respectively), which provide state-of-the-art technical support for every U.S. Air Force (USAF) fighter and bomber weapon system currently in the USAF inventory supporting U.S. joint services and several foreign military partners. 


Cybersecurity contract with Corsha signed by USAF to secure mission-critical data-in-motion - News

July 28, 2020

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force's Digital Engineering Enterprise Office (DEEO) has awarded cybersecurity firm Corsha (Tyson's Corner, Virginia) a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for an initiative to deploy the Corsha cloud-native, scalable API Security Platform to secure mission-critical data-in-motion across U.S Air Force platforms.