AMSTERDAM. Swarm technology -- groups of uncrewed aerial systems (UASs) leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) that employ algorithms to augment the overall functioning of the system or group in real time-- is increasingly finding uses in military applications, according to a study by Market Forecast, "Swarm Technology -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2030."
LONDON. The global market for targeting pods -- valued at $3.87 billion in 2020 -- is expected to reach $6.02 billion by 2027, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% CAGR, according to a recent study by Brandessence Market Research & Consulting, "Global Targeting Pods Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2021-2027."
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems announced its new Avionics Modular Mission Platform (AMMP), what it calls the industry's first and only SOSA aligned, DAL-certifiable, 3U OpenVPX mission computer that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous capabilities.
SALT LAKE CITY. Sarcos Defense has won a new contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a collaborative sensing platform for the detection, tracking, and classification of time-critical objects in dynamic adversarial environments to benefit the Department of Defense (DoD).
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The U.S. Navy is developing a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter that will enable the unmanned aerial system (UAS) to find and localize mines and obstacles on land and at sea.
ANDOVER, Mass. High-performance power module maker Vicor held an official opening and ribbon-cutting on May 18 for its new 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Andover, Massachusetts.
MELVILLE, N.Y. High-reliability microelectronics provider Micross Components has announced that it acquired PAAL Technologies (Sunrise, Florida), in a deal that Micross officials say will expand the company's high-rel portfolio.
NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY--PASADENA, Calif. Rad-hard board maker Space Micro (San Diego, California, a Voyager Space company) delivered seven flight-level single-board computers (SBCs) to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to be used for NASA's Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE).
LAS CRUCES, N.M. A team led by Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) and KBR subsidiary Kord recently held four weeks of continuous live-fire exercises at White Sands Missile Range as part of operational assessments of the 50 kW-class high-energy laser weapon.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. Liteye Systems has won a $12.1 million multiyear contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide the Defense department with its entire portfolio of integrated multidomain, multimission air base surface and ground defense systems, including counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solutions.
LONDON. The global market for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment used for military purposes will be driven over the next decade by increased investments in countries' air and missile-defense capabilities plus an increase in terrorist activities around the globe. according to a new study from Visiongain, "Military Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Technologies Market Report 2022-2032."
Deep-space exploration, technology market will benefit from government/private cooperation, study finds - NewsMay 13, 2022
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada. The global market for deep-space exploration and technology is expected to total $630.23 billion in 2028, registering a combined annual growth rate between 2022 and the end of the study period, according to a recent report from Emergen Research, "Deep Space Exploration and Technology Market By Technology Mode (Rockets, Landers, Robots, Satellites, Orbiters), By Application, By Subsystem, By Mission Type, By End Use, By Region Forecast to 2028."
PARIS. Defense and aerospace contractor Thales has received an initial order to supply U.S. Air National Guard F-16 pilots with Scorpion helmet-mounted displays (HMD), under an agreement that will subsequently make the system available to NATO forces.
Open-architecture ground system used by USAF subject of new contract with Raytheon Intelligence & Space - NewsMay 12, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) has won a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to continue geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) system mission support and training for the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) and Air National Guard locations around the world.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. The U.S. Navy recently conducted the initial in-water test of the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Test Asset System off Huntington Beach, California.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. IT provider Crown Point Systems has garnered a contract worth $33.27 million to supply the joint U.S. services with as many as 4,465 LED displays for audiovisual (AV) equipment.
YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, Ariz. Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) report that they recently jointly tested a universal messaging standard for Joint-All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) communications during the “Purple Guardian” field demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.
SPARKS, Nev. Sierra Nevada has won a $34 million contract modification from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to outfit special operations versions of the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine aircraft with mission-critical secure data communications avionics systems.
ROME. Defense and security firm Leonardo has won a five-year contract to provide cybersecurity services for IT infrastructure and offices at eu-LISA, the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. Space and unmanned-vehicle engineering firm BlueHalo has won a $4 million contract from the U.S. Army to purchase its Titan counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS).