5G and the military: A new era of connectivity - StoryOctober 19, 2021
Fifth-generation wireless technology, or 5G, is poised to emerge in a big way into the defense market. While the buzz surrounding the 5G technology standard has been growing in the general public in recent years, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been trailing behind commercial entities on adopting 5G due in part to both the slower pace of the DoD’s acquisition process and the hard-to-keep-up-with pace of consumer-technology refresh. However, officials at several defense communications companies agree that it’s just a matter of time before 5G-enabled military solutions are deployed and forever change the way in which the armed forces communicate.
Open architecture EW and SIGINT suite in development for tactical vehicles - NewsOctober 19, 2021
BETHESDA, Md. The U.S. Army through the Consortium Management Group (CMG)/ Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5), awarded Lockheed Martin a Project Agreement to continue development of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) program, which will provide situational awareness capabilities to the U.S. Army.
Supersonic UAV concept to aid in USAF pilot training - NewsOctober 18, 2021
SAN JOSE, Calif. Low boom supersonic transport company Exosonic, Inc. has announced a Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The contract will fund the development of a low boom supersonic uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator.
Sensor development goal of Hensoldt and QinetiQ partnership - NewsOctober 18, 2021
WALTHAM, Mass. Hensoldt Inc., the United States affiliate of global defense company Hensoldt AG, and QinetiQ Inc., the United States affiliate of global integrated defense company QinetiQ PLC, have entered into a new agreement establishing a framework for a strategic partnership.
Ground radar unveiled by Thales designed to provide full-spectrum coverage - NewsOctober 08, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. Thales has unveiled its Ground Observer 20 Multi-Mission radar (GO 20 MM) radar designed to combine ground and low-level air surveillance in a single surveillance asset. The radar is also engineered to offer early unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detection and automatic classification.
Multifunctional jammer designed with AI, digitization, and 3D printing - NewsOctober 08, 2021
GERMANY. Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has combined artificial intelligence (AI), digitization, Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA), and 3D printing technologies to develop a multi-function jamming system called Kalaetron Attack that can jam enemy radars and also be used passively as a reconnaissance sensor.
MOSA approach to be incorporated into Gray Eagle ER UAS - NewsOctober 08, 2021
POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is working with the U.S. Army to develop a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for the multi-domain operations (MDO)-capable Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Hypersonic weapon ground system delivered to U.S. Army - NewsOctober 08, 2021
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin has delivered to the U.S. Army critical ground equipment for its Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system, which is part of a rapid, multi-year hypersonic weapons development program intended to support the service’s focus on long-range precision fires.
General Dynamics to demo multi-domain enabling tech at AUSA 2021 - NewsOctober 07, 2021
RESTON, Va. Four business units of General Dynamics will participate in the Association of the U.S. Army's (AUSA) 2021 Annual Meeting & Exposition to showcase technologies that are designed to enable multi-domain operations for the U.S. Army, including the ability to interoperate with key allies around the world.
Rugged military displays to be exhibited by IEE at AUSA 2021 - NewsOctober 07, 2021
VAN NUYS, Calif. IEE, a manufacturer of enhanced displays for military applications, will be exhibiting its line of rugged military displays at the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 11-13.
Open standards-based SIGINT sensor in development for USAF - NewsOctober 06, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to complete the design of a next-generation, open standards-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) sensor for high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.
Helmet displays for AH-64 Apaches to be delivered to Army - NewsOctober 06, 2021
FORT WORTH, Texas. Elbit Systems of America has received a firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contract from the U.S. Army to provide Integrated Helmet And Display Sight System (IHADSS) equipment needed to support the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet.
SOSA aligned graphics card for AI applications released by EIZO - NewsOctober 06, 2021
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc., provider of ruggedized graphics and video products, has introduced the Condor GR5S-RTX5000 – a rugged OpenVPX 3U form factor graphics and general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) card that hosts the discrete NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU (TU104) and is aligned with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standard.
Night vision sensors in development for CV9030 infantry fighting vehicles - NewsOctober 05, 2021
FINLAND. Senop Oy, a part of Patria group who specializes in defense, security, and aviation life cycle support services, has won an order for the development of night vision sensors for the Finnish CV9030 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
Data analysis task order won by CGI for DIA intelligence processing - NewsOctober 05, 2021
FAIRFAX, Va. CGI has won a $100 million Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Data Transformation of Foundational Military Intelligence (DTMI) task order to evolve the way the DIA processes its intelligence, military, and infrastructure data.
Tactical communication systems task order won by DataPath for U.S. Army - NewsOctober 05, 2021
DULUTH, Ga. DataPath, Inc., provider of communications solutions and technical support services, announced they have won a Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems II (GTACS II) Task Order (TO) by U.S. Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC) C3T Directorate.
Intelligent and digitally powered hypersonic facility opened by Lockheed Martin - NewsOctober 04, 2021
COURTLAND, Ala. Lockheed Martin is adding to its portfolio with the opening of an advanced production facility in Courtland, Alabama, focused on hypersonic strike production. Capitalizing on critical digital factory capabilities, the corporation is working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver next-generation warfare capabilities.
Enhanced Vision System test for C-130J moves system closer to military applications - NewsOctober 01, 2021
WILSONVILLE, Ore. Collins Aerospace announced that the company has completed a test flight intended to prove the effectiveness of its Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a C130J aircraft. EVS is designed to increase situational awareness on commercial and business aircraft, and this test brings the system closer to military use.
Unmanned and robotic systems development goal of Otokar and Milrem Robotics team - NewsOctober 01, 2021
EUROPE. Turkey’s land systems manufacturer Otokar and the European robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics signed a teaming agreement during the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London to merge resources for autonomy development and application for unmanned and robotic operations of military vehicles.
Technical Standard for SOSA Reference Architecture, Edition 1.0 released - NewsSeptember 30, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium published the new Technical Standard for SOSA Reference Architecture, Edition 1.0.