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Major growth in military GNSS antijamming technologies to come by 2029, study says - News

December 06, 2021

AMSTERDAM. Massive demand for GNSS [global navigation satellite system] technologies to integrate into new CRPAs [controlled reception pattern antennas], M-code-enabled receivers, and Assured PNT [position, navigation, and timing] devices in various military platforms will mean that the market for global GNSS antijamming products will reach $7.55 billion through 2029, a large increase from the $2.00 billion market seen in 2021, according to a new study from Market Forecast, "Military GNSS Anti-Jamming Systems -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."

Radar/EW

Contract for multi-domain software and hardware signed between SRC and AFRL - News

December 06, 2021

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Defense R&D company SRC has garnered a contract worth $14 million with the for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to work on Multi-domain Agile Condor Enhancements (MDACE) software prototype and hardware.

Unmanned

Counter-UAS task order signed between CACI and U.S. Naval Warfare Center - News

December 03, 2021

RESTON, Va. Engineering firm CACI International announced that it has won a five-year, $80.5 million task order to support the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, under a U.S. Department of Defense Information Analysis Center (DOD IAC) multiple-award contract.

Radar/EW

Electromagnetic-spectrum superiority will depend on agency and technology partnerships, says DoD official - News

December 03, 2021

58th AOC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND CONVENTION, WASHINGTON, DC. The U.S. military must work with fellow government agencies, the commercial realm, and international groups to ensure electromagnetic-spectrum superiority over adversaries in all domains, said Kelly Fletcher, acting chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in a speech on Wednesday at the annual Association of Old Crows conference. 

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Veterans Coalition for Vaccination - Blog

December 01, 2021

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Comms

Microsatellite for deep-space sensing planned by Blue Canyon Technologies and AFRL - News

December 01, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. Blue Canyon Technologies has signed a contract worth $14.6 million with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build a small satellite bus for explorations beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit that can explore deep space, reaching past where most U.S. military satellites operate.

Radar/EW

Raytheon Intelligence & Space completes acquisition of SEAKR Engineering - News

November 30, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. Raytheon Technologies announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held space electronics firm SEAKR Engineering (Centennial, Colorado). SEAKR Engineering is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, reporting to Raytheon Intelligence & Space, one of four RTX businesses.

Radar/EW

Mercury Systems announces acquisition of Atlanta Micro - News

November 29, 2021

ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems announced that it has acquired Atlanta Micro, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance RF modules and components that is based in Norcross, Georgia. 

Comms

Space-based missile-warning system successfully tested by Lockheed Martin and U.S. Space Force - News

November 23, 2021

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Space Force report that they have conducted the system-level critical design review (CDR) for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (NGG) Block 0 space program, one more important step toward launching the first NGG satellite in 2025.

A.I.

Multisensor for autonomy contract signed by AFRL, Parallax Advanced Research - News

November 22, 2021

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio. Parallax Advanced Research -- a nonprofit technology accelorator -- garnered a contract worth $2 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Sensors Directorate to participate in the Multi-Sensor Exploitation for Tactical Autonomy (META) program under the AFRL Autonomy Capability Team 3, or ACT3, program.

Avionics

Helmet-based displays for military helicopter pilots to improve with new image-processing techniques - News

November 19, 2021

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. High-resolution microdisplay maker Kopin Corp. has begun delivering its new superhigh-brightness Brillian active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) for the Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) System used by U.S. Army helicopter pilots. 

Radar/EW

Radar engine for critical search, navigation applications chosen for U.S. Army consoles - News

November 18, 2021

OTTAWA, Ontario. Geospatial-software Kongsberg Geospatial announced that its TerraLens geospatial software development kit (SDK) was selected by Ultra Naval Systems and Sensors to provide the geospatial display and rendering engine for the next generation of U.S. Navy surface-search radars.

Comms

Tactical-communications platform from Draper Labs gets additional nod from U.S. Department of Defense - News

November 17, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Draper Laboratory will expand its role regarding the Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) -- a widely used mobile communications system for the military -- as it recently won a sole-source contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to operate and maintain the TAK.

Comms

Military EO/IR systems demand to be spurred by improvements in technology, study says - News

November 15, 2021

LONDON. The global market for military electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems -- valued at $9.2 billion in 2021 -- is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 3.43% to reach a total of $12.9 billion by 2031, according to new market research from GlobalData, "Global Military Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Market to 2031."

Comms

Surveillance, IFF capabilities from Raytheon Intelligence & Space contracted by U.S. Army - News

November 11, 2021

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S -- a Raytheon Technologies business) won a $17.5 million ID/IQ contract from the U.S. Army to provide improved Mode 5 and ADS-B surveillance capabilities for safe airspace engagement with its "Identification Friend or Foe" (IFF) transponders and cryptographic technologies.

Radar/EW

Electronic warfare suites from Elbit Systems to equip U.K. royal navy - News

November 09, 2021

LONDON. Elbit Systems U.K. (a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Haifa, Israel) has won a contract valued at approximately $100 million (approximately £73 million) to provide the U.K. royal navy with new electronic warfare (EW) capabilities under Increment 1 of the Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) program.

Cyber

Cybersecurity enhancements for U.S. intelligence agencies the aim of three-phase contract - News

November 04, 2021

CHELMSFORD, Mass. Technology R&D firm AiRANACULUS has won a contract with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to study and address the most difficult communications-security challenges within the U.S. intelligence community. 

Avionics

Open systems architecture benefits for avionics highlighted at recent FACE/SOSA Technical Interchange Meeting - News

November 04, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Collins Aerospace and several partners report a successful multi-domain operation (MDO) demonstration at September's The Open Group FACE and SOSA Consortia Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) to highlight the benefits of an open systems architecture for avionics.

Unmanned

Counter-small UAS accord signed between PAR Government Systems and AFRL - News

November 04, 2021

ROME, N.Y. Information-technology provider PAR Government Systems announced what company officials called the largest single-contract award in PAR’s history: A $490.4 million ID/IQ contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate.

A.I.

AI for pilot training aims to further human-machine teaming - News

November 01, 2021

DAYTON, Ohio. Mission-critical software provider Aptima has won a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build and develop a library of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled pilot agents that will match the AI with pilot trainees in scenarios that target the trainees' skill-building needs. 

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