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Radar/EW

Mercury wins contract for electronic warfare training for U.S. Navy - News

March 01, 2024

ANDOVER, Massachusetts. Mercury Systems won a five-year, $243.8 million contract with the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to provide electronic warfare combat training subsystems that are reprogrammable, the company announced in a statement.

Comms

COTS power converter comes on line at VPT Inc. for "New Space" market - News

March 01, 2024

 

BLACKSBURG, Va. High-reliability power conversion provider VPT Inc. (a Heico company) launched its new VSC100-2800S DC-DC converter, a new entrant in its VSC Series of space COTS [commercial off-the-shelf] DC-DC converters designed for use in the so-called New Space market.  

Comms

Hughes wins contract with SES in support of AFRL satellite internet trial - News

March 01, 2024

GERMANTOWN, Md. Hughes Network Systems (an EchoStar company) announced that it won a contract with SES Space & Defense to provide a flexible, software-defined, multi-orbit, auto-PACE [primary, alternate, contingency and emergency] solution and associated modems in support of SES Space & Defense's and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet (DEUCSI) program.

Unmanned

Uncrewed vehicle to be developed for U.S. Army by Anduril, Hanwha partnership - News

February 29, 2024

IRVINE, California. Anduril Industries and Hanwha Defense USA have partnered up to develop an offering for the U.S. Army’s Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport (S-MET) Increment II program, Anduril announced in a statement.

Cyber

U.S. cyber office calls for use of safer programming languages - News

February 29, 2024

WASHINGTON. The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) urged developers to reduce the risk of cyberattacks by using programming languages that are not vulnerable to memory safety vulnerabilities and stop using less-secure languages, calling out C and C++ as examples of vulnerable ones.

Radar/EW

Skyranger 30 air defense system to be provided to Germany by Rheinmetall - News

February 28, 2024

DÜSSELDORF, Germany. The German armed forces have chosen Rheinmetall to supply the Skyranger 30 mobile air defense system in a €595 million contract that includes the delivery of a prototype and 18 series production vehicles, with an option for an additional 30 systems, Rheinmetall announced in a statement.

Radar/EW

Missile-warning ground systems prototype contract goes to BAE Systems - News

February 28, 2024

BROOMFIELD, Colo. BAE Systems won a contract with the Space Systems Command (SSC) Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) to provide a prototype ground system for the U.S. Space Force's SSC Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Command and Control (FORGE C2) project.

Unmanned

Autonomous flight termination unit tested in live hypersonic flight - News

February 27, 2024

ARLINGTON, Virginia. CAES conducted a live flight test of its Autonomous Flight Termination Unit (AFTU) on a hypersonic test platform, the company announced in a statement.

Cyber

GDIT wins USSOCOM technical support task order - News

February 27, 2024

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Technology and mission-services company General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT, a business unit of General Dynamics) won a $493 million task order to provide technical support services for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Avionics

4 Gripen fighters to be provided to Hungary by Saab - News

February 26, 2024

BUDAPEST, Hungary. Saab won a contract from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to supply four additional Gripen C fighter aircraft to Hungary, the company announced in a statement.

Avionics

Test flight of hypersonic vehicle completed by Stratolaunch - News

February 26, 2024

MOJAVE, California. Stratolaunch completed the second captive carry flight of its Talon-A hypersonic vehicle, TA-1, marking a significant step toward its first powered flight, the company announced in a statement. This recent flight, involving the company's launch platform Roc, is the 13th flight for Roc and the second time it carried a Talon vehicle loaded with live propellant.

Avionics

Avionics system from Astronautics chosen for C4ISR install on mission systems - News

February 26, 2024

ANAHEIM, Calif. Avionics equipment systems company Astronautics Corporation of America reports that its AeroSync Max, a wireless air-ground communications system (AGCS), was chosen by engineering systems and technology provider Nova Systems for more than 20 additional installations on its airborne C4ISR [command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] mission systems solution for Leonardo AW139/189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters deployed in a search-and-rescue (SAR) role with customers in Europe.

Radar/EW

Armored vehicle air defense system to be provided to Austria by Rheinmetall - News

February 23, 2024

DÜSSELDORF, Germany. Rheinmetall won a contract to provide its Skyranger air defense system to Austria's military, with the value of the contract in the mid-three-digit million-euro range and deliveries set to begin in 2026, the company announced in a statement.

Unmanned

UK to invest £4.5 billion in drones for armed forces - News

February 23, 2024

LONDON, England. The UK Ministry of Defence launched the UK Defence Drone Strategy, a new initiative backed by a £4.5 billion investment over the next decade, aimed at rapidly equipping the UK Armed Forces with advanced uncrewed systems, the MoD announced in a statement.

Avionics

Video systems for MH-60S helicopters to be supported by Cubic - News

February 22, 2024

SAN DIEGO, California. Cubic Defense won a contract from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the ongoing maintenance, upgrade, and support of the Full Motion Video (FMV) System, dubbed KnightLink, for the MH-60 Sierra (MH-60S) helicopter fleet, the company announced in a statement.