WASHINGTON. Two companies -- Shield AI, a U.S. defense technology company and Sentient Vision Systems (Sentient), an Australia-based company that makes artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled real-time situational-awareness tools -- agreed to a long-term agreement to deliver Sentient’s ViDAR AI system for use on the Sentient V-BAT vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aerial system (UAS).
SAN DIEGO, California. Huneed Technologies will produce a flat panel array for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)'s Lynx and Eagle-Eye multi-mode radar systems, as per a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX), General Atomics announced in a statement.
BRUSSELS, Belgium. The European Commission has selected the FEDERATES consortium, led by Rheinmetall, to receive €30 million in funding for the development of a distributed synthetic simulation environment for military training and decision support, the company announced in a statement.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Military shipbuilding company HII won a $134 million contract to provide readiness and training software development support for the U.S. Navy. The Navy will use the live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training systems to prepare troops for combat readiness.
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies signed two contracts worth as much as $134 million to update portions of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) space domain awareness mission.
SAN DIEGO, California. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won a contract to supply three aviation trainers for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the company announced.
BOULDER, Colorado. Northrop Grumman Corporation has finalized a Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Relay Ground Station-Asia (RGS-A), the company announced in a statement.
PORTLAND, Ore. The global market for directed-energy weapons, which stood at $4.9 billion in 2022, is anticipated to generate $22.2 billion by 2032, for a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%, according to a new study from Allied Market Research, "Directed Energy Weapons Market by Technology (High Energy Laser, High Powered Microwave, Others), by Platform (Land, Airborne, Naval), by Product (Lethal, Non-lethal): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032."
NEW YORK. The global market for airborne ISR [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] reached $7.8 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% during the period to 2028, according to a new sturdy from TechSci Research, "Global Airborne ISR Market -- Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Opportunity, and Forecast, 2018-2028."
DUNEDIN, New Zealand. Physicists at the University of Otago in New Zealand demonstrated a new type of antenna for radio waves that they believe could enable simplified communications for soldiers on the battlefield as the sensors used in the radios could cover the full spectrum of radio frequencies, rather than needing multiple antennas to cover different frequency bands.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida. The C-130H Hercules fleet used by the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command has begun transitioning from analog to digital, as the service embarks on the Avionics Modernization Program Increment 2 (AMP Inc 2), a move the Air Force calls a "significant improvement" to the almost 60-year-old aircraft’s avionics and navigation systems.
WASHINGTON. Cybersecurity firm SpiderOak signed an agreement with the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) to research SDA using SpiderOak's software to protect ground systems that control military satellites.
SEOUL, South Korea. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has opted for the Thales Scorpion Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to augment the FA-50 fighters destined for Poland, as announced by manufacturer Thales.
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland. The U.S. Army has selected Textron Systems Corporation for the next phase of the Future Tactical Uncrewed Aircraft System (FTUAS) Program of Record, Option 2, the company announced in a statement.
MELBOURNE, Florida. Northrop Grumman Corporation has secured a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KAI) for the provision of Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) solutions to South Korean helicopters, the company announced in a statement.
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