Reusable hypersonic testbed system in development for MDA - NewsDecember 28, 2021
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. Stratolaunch, company speacializing in hypersonic testing capabilities, has announced a feasibility study contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Officials claim that the company plans to examine and assess the applicability of a re-usable hypersonic testbed system for Missile Defense Systems (MDS) applications.
SFF jamming system to equip F-16s following demo flights - NewsDecember 28, 2021
EUROPE. The Leonardo Compact Jamming System (CJS) integrated in Terma’s ECIPS-pylon underwent a series of flight tests with the two companies in early October of 2021. Officials claim that both companies are now ready to provide the integrated solution to potential customers.
Annapolis Micro Systems 100GbE named a Top-5 winner in Army plugfest - NewsDecember 22, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, Md. Annapolis Micro Systems’ announced that its WILDSTAR 100GbE 3E10 3U OpenVPX Switch was named a Top-5 winner at U.S. Army’s xTech CMOSS Plugfest competition held November 8-19 at the Open Innovation Laboratory (OIL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Hypersonic tracking space sensor completes final design review - NewsDecember 21, 2021
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies completed the final major design milestone on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program Phase IIb On-orbit Prototype Demonstration and has begun building the demonstration satellite.
Sea Giraffe AMB radar antenna kits to be delivered to Royal Canadian Navy - NewsDecember 21, 2021
SWEDEN. Saab has signed a contract for multi-role Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars antenna kits, for the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. The contract also includes associated equipment and spare parts.
AI-powered image dataset generator goal of VISIMO Air Force contract - NewsDecember 21, 2021
PITTSBURGH, Pa. VISIMO, with Research Institute partner Colorado State University, has won an Air Force Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award to develop a generator capable of quickly creating synthetic, annotated image datasets.
Next Gen OPIR GEO missile warning payload completes environmental testing - NewsDecember 16, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The Northrop Grumman Corporation and Ball Aerospace team announced the achievement of three milestones on production of its Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Engineering Development Unit (EDU) payload.
High energy laser weapon system tested with the U.S. Navy - NewsDecember 16, 2021
MANAMA, Bahrain. Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden, according to an announcement by the U.S. Navy.
F-35 electronic warfare capabilities to undergo upgrades with BAE Systems - NewsDecember 15, 2021
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems received a $493 million contract modification from Lockheed Martin to upgrade and modernize the electronic warfare (EW) system for the F-35 Lightning II. The system is designed to enable the fifth-generation fighter to detect and address electromagnetic threats.
LEO satellite communications services in development with Airbus and OneWeb - NewsDecember 15, 2021
EUROPE. Airbus and OneWeb have signed a distribution partner agreement to provide low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication (SATCOM) services for military and governmental use.
Open architecture air defense system to support JADC2 initiative - NewsDecember 15, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation has won a contract from the U.S. Army in support of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) to provide Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) to Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia.
ASTRO contract awarded to KBR for unmanned and robotics services - NewsDecember 15, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas. KBR has won eight prime contracts as a part of the General Services Administration (GSA) ASTRO multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which encompasses services related to manned, unmanned, and optionally manned systems, robotics, and platforms.
AI and high-tech optics research to advance laser weapons systems - NewsDecember 14, 2021
MONTEREY, Calif. Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are currently researching ways to reduce atmosphere-induced aberrations with the intent to provide high-energy laser weapon systems with a chance to reach a target farther away in a deep turbulence environment.
Open standards software to enhance 5G.MIL interoperability - NewsDecember 14, 2021
BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin and Radisys have established an enterprise agreement that includes the development of 5G-enabled wireless relay and Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) for use of Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) software in Lockheed Martin 5G.MIL products.
SABER M200 VIGILANTE radar introduced for air surveillance - NewsDecember 13, 2021
BRAZIL. Embraer and the Brazilian Army (EB) presented the SABER M200 VIGILANTE radar during an event at Embraer’s Campinas unit. The radar was developed to support the country's anti-aircraft defense units, according to officials.
Remotely operated mine-hunting sensor system delivered to Royal Navy - NewsDecember 09, 2021
UNITED KINGDOM. Developed under the joint Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) program between the U.K. and France, the remotely-operated boat, controlled from either a ship or land, tows a highly sensitive detection device to combat sea mines and keep ships and personnel away from danger.
Smart avionics display by Intellisense designed with multi-core processing - NewsDecember 09, 2021
TORRANCE, Calif. Intellisense Systems, Inc., a provider of avionics and multi-function display systems, has introduced the Smart Video Display Terminal 6x8 (SVDT–0608). According to the company, this display integrates a single-board computer, graphics capabilities, I/O, and avionics interfaces.
Brazilian Army equipped with high frequency cellular comms system - NewsDecember 08, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace has been selected by the Brazilian Army to provide its high frequency (HF) cellular communications system as part of the Brazilian Army Border Surveillance and Monitoring Strategic Program (SISFRON) to improve communications capabilities for forces operating in the Amazon region.
AI to bolster data-driven supply chain operations for U.S. Air Force - NewsDecember 08, 2021
PALO ALTO, Calif. ThroughPut Inc, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) supply chain company, has announced it has won a contract to work with the U.S. Air Force to accelerate the Armed Forces' ability to manage and combat complex supply chain disruptions in real-time.
AI startup's situational tech for European defense funded by Spotify co-founder - NewsDecember 08, 2021
MUNICH. Co-founder of Spotify Daniel Ek has invested over $133 million into a Germany-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup called Helsing for the development of battlefield AI, according to a press release authored by YPOG, the advising legal team for the latest round of funding.