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Comms

BCS, Allegient Defense merge to strengthen position in defense, energy markets - News

May 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. BCS and Allegient Defense will merge to create a new entity, BCS Allegient, which will be operational under Alain Williams, the current CEO of BCS, the companies announced in a statement.

Comms

Sea-based space launch infrastructure agreement signed with DIU - News

May 28, 2024

WASHINGTON. Launch-infrastructure company The Spaceport Company (TSC) won a contract with the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to deliver cargo and enable greater access to space by leveraging a unique type of sea-based mobile space launch complex. 

Avionics

Avionics system from Collins Aerospace gets EASA nod for Europe upgrades - News

May 28, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace (an RTX business) has been granted certification approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for upgrading the avionics in the Cessna Citation CJ1+/2+ aircraft registered in Europe.  

Avionics

Night vision devices for Finnish military to be developed by Senop - News

May 24, 2024

HELSINKI, Finland. Senop Oy will develop advanced night vision devices for the Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command, the company announced in a statement.

Avionics

Systems development for E-4B aircraft to be provided by Collins Aerospace - News

May 24, 2024

RICHARDSON, Texas. Collins Aerospace won a contract to contribute to a new aircraft design under the U.S. Air Force's Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) program, the company announced in a statement.

Unmanned

Rotor blown wing drone undergoes flight tests for DARPA - News

May 23, 2024

STRATFORD, Connecticut. Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky is conducting a series of flight tests for a new vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aerial system (UAS) on behalf of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the company announced in a statement.

Cyber

DoD's top infosys officer says battlespace awareness is most important cyber issue - News

May 23, 2024

WASHINGTON. Protecting the joint force by being vigilant within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) cyber battlespace is the top issue facing the DoD and the wider defense community, stated Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, who serves as both the director of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and commander of the joint headquarters for DoD's Information Network (DODIN).

Radar/EW

RF & microwave components to be showcased by Quantic Electronics at IMS 2024 show - News

May 23, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 2024 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Quantic Electronics (East Providence, Rhode Island) and its business units will be showing new products for mission-critical electronics applications at the IMS 2024 conference, to be held June 16-21, 2024. 

Unmanned

Directed energy prototypes to be developed for U.S. Army by BlueHalo - News

May 22, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama. BlueHalo won a $95.4 million contract to continue developing directed energy prototypes for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) through the Laser technology Research Development and Optimization (LARDO) program, the company announced in a statement.

A.I.

AI analytics for satellite imagery garners Preligens new contract with Asia-Pacific customer - News

May 22, 2024

PARIS. Geospatial artificial intelligence (AI) provider Preligens (formerly called Earthcube) won a contract with an unnamed customer in the Asia-Pacific region to provide AI analytics software on high-volume government satellite imagery.

Radar/EW

DoD experts talk accelerating MOSA adoption at MOSA Summit - News

May 22, 2024

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) experts on open architectures and modular open system approach (MOSA) strategies from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) PMA-209, Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center, PEO Aviation, and the Air Force ACC will gather on the "You Had Me at Title 10 (MOSA) – Leading Open Standards (FACE, HOST, CMOSS, SOSA) Charge Forward" panel at the MOSA Industry and Government Summit and Expo on June 17 at 1 pm EDT at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Unmanned

High-speed vertical lift X-plane hits milestone - News

May 21, 2024

MANASSAS, Virginia. Aurora Flight Sciences and Boeing reached the preliminary design review stage for their vertical lift X-plane design as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative known as Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT), Aurora announced in a statement.

Unmanned

Uncrewed military vehicle to be developed by Textron, Kodiak - News

May 21, 2024

HUNT VALLEY, Maryland and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California. Textron Systems and Kodiak Robotics will jointly develop a new uncrewed military vehicle, the companies announced in a statement.

Unmanned

Hypersonic missile systems to be enhanced for the U.S. Army by Lockheed Martin - News

May 21, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama. Lockheed Martin won a contract from the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities of the ground-based Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system, the company announced in a statement.

Radar/EW

Direct RF extension to SCi Blocks family announced by Spectrum Control - News

May 20, 2024

FAIRVIEW, Penn. Spectrum Control Inc. officials announced a new Direct RF extension to the company's SCi Blocks family of miniature, modular, and intelligent RF+Digital system building blocks. This 3U VPX SOSA aligned module enables users to rapidly deploy configurable mission-ready RF front ends and high-speed digital signal conversion.