B-52 radar upgrades for U.S. Air Force begin - NewsJune 02, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma. The first B-52 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force has arrived at Boeing to begin the initial phase of the Radar Modernization Program (RMP), according to a company announcement.
Six Bell 407GXi aircraft to be delivered to Argentina - NewsJune 01, 2023
MIRABEL, Quebec. Bell Textron Canada has announced the sale of six Bell 407GXi helicopters to the government of Argenina in a government-to-government contract that was brokered between the Ministry of Defense of Argentina and the Canadian Commercial Corporation. The Argentinean Air Force and Army will use the Bell 407GXi helicopters for Search and Rescue Missions.
Magnetic anomaly detection systems deliviered to Japan for maritime aircraft - NewsJune 01, 2023
OTTAWA, Ontario. CAE has delivered its first Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) systems designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) for installation aboard P1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) operated by the Japanese Ministry of Defense and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the company announced in a statement.
Anti-IED robots to be provided to Australia by L3Harris - NewsMay 31, 2023
MELBOURNE, Florida. L3Harris Technologies has won a contract to supply up to 80 robotic explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) systems to the Australian Defence Force to combat improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to the company.
Space-enabled defense systems to be improved by Lockheed Martin and U.S. Army - NewsMay 31, 2023
LITTLETON, Colorado. Lockheed Martin has announced a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) to enhance Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) connectivity via space, according to the company.
3U vs 6U VPX: Understanding the differences and applications - StoryMay 31, 2023
In the defense industry, the right choice of technology can be a game changer, affecting everything from mission readiness to the tactical capabilities of our armed forces. One critical choice that often faces defense contractors is the selection between different standards for embedded systems.
Semiconductors for DoD platforms approved for manufacturing - NewsMay 30, 2023
MALTA, New York. The U.S. Department of Defense, through its Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO) and Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), has accredited the manufacturing facility of GlobalFoundries, allowing it to produce secure semiconductors for various aerospace and defense applications, according to a company statement. The facility has received a Category 1A Trusted Supplier status.
Autonomous space-based surveillance tech under development for DARPA - NewsMay 30, 2023
ARLINGTON, Virginia. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has given the green light to BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development organization to work on the Oversight autonomous space-based target custody program, the company announced in a statement.
Air defense systems delivered to Ukraine by Diehl Defence - NewsMay 26, 2023
NUREMBERG, Germany. Diehl Defence, in partnership with Hensoldt and Airbus, has delivered the second unit of the IRIS-T SLM air defense system to Ukraine, the company announced in a statement. This development comes within six months after the first unit delivery, which is intended to boost Ukraine's defense capabilities.
Air combat training upgrade for U.S. Navy to be supplied by Raytheon - NewsMay 26, 2023
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. The U.S. Navy will receive the Tactical Combat Training System - Increment II (TCTS II), Air Combat Training System (ACMI) from Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, according to a recent statement. The contract involves delivery of both airborne and ground subsystems, designed to meet fielding requirements at various U.S. Navy training ranges.
U.S. Space Force's early warning missile system hits milestone - NewsMay 25, 2023
REDONDO BEACH, California. Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command’s Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar (NGP) program, the company announced in a statement. This milestone moves the firm closer to starting production of the national defense-focused early-warning missile system.
Surface-to-air missile system approved for sale to Ukraine - NewsMay 25, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ukraine involving the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and associated equipment, according to a recent statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. DSCA has delivered the required certification to Congress, marking the next step in the sale process.
Ground-based surveillance radars to be supplied to UK by Elbit Systems - NewsMay 24, 2023
LONDON, England. Elbit Systems UK has won a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a series of Ground-Based Surveillance Radar (GBSR) systems to the British Armed Forces, the company announced in a statement. The GBSR systems, manufactured and developed in the UK and Europe, aim to bolster front line threat detection for a variety of end-users.
Upgraded Gray Eagle drone showcased in U.S. Army demonstration - NewsMay 24, 2023
SAN DIEGO, California. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is supporting a demonstration that features two U.S. Army-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the company announced in a statement.
Exosonic initiates testing for EX-3M 'Trident' autonomous aerial system - NewsMay 24, 2023
TORRANCE, California. The test program for Exosonic's autonomous unmanned aerial system (UAS), the EX-3M "Trident", has officially commenced and will include a series of ground and flight tests to validate its capabilities, the company announced in a statement.
Human mobility prediction technology to be developed for IARPA by L3Harris - NewsMay 23, 2023
MELBOURNE, Florida. L3Harris Technologies has won a contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop technology to help predict and characterize human mobility, the company announced in a statement.
U.S. Navy hypersonics R&D contract for strategic missions won by Amentum - NewsMay 23, 2023
CHANTILLY, Virginia. Amentum has won a five-year contract to aid the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) Strategic Systems Hardware Division in the modification and development of ground support equipment for managing and transporting Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs), flight vehicles, Common Support Equipment (CSE), and launch platforms, according to the company's announcement.
Automated remote sensing tech demonstrated for U.S. Army by Royce Geo - NewsMay 22, 2023
ARLINGTON, Virginia. Advanced analytics company Royce Geo demonstrated automated remote sensing, object detection, and commercial satellite tasking during the U.S. Army's Vanguard 2023 experiment, according to a company announcement. The demonstration was organized by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.
Surveillance ships to be built for the US Navy by Austal USA - NewsMay 22, 2023
MOBILE, Alabama. Austal USA has won a fixed-price incentive contract to design and potentially construct up to seven T-AGOS 25 class Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ships for the U.S. Navy, the company announced in a statement. The initial contract value is $113.9 million, but if all options are exercised, the overall contract could be worth up to $3.2 billion.
Understanding the Importance of OpenVPX in Military Computing - StoryMay 19, 2023
In the unique and demanding world of military computing, OpenVPX has emerged as a pivotal technology. Its origins lie in VPX (VITA 46), a groundbreaking open architecture computer standard designed to accelerate the flow of data in embedded systems.