Helmet-based displays for military helicopter pilots to improve with new image-processing techniques - NewsNovember 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.
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.
Tactical-communications platform from Draper Labs gets additional nod from U.S. Department of Defense - NewsNovember 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Open systems architecture benefits for avionics highlighted at recent FACE/SOSA Technical Interchange Meeting - NewsNovember 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.
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.
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.
Ground-based communications jammer contract for U.S. Space Force awarded to L3Harris Technologies - NewsOctober 29, 2021
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE--SPACE SYSTEMS COMMAND. The U.S. Space Systems Command, the U.S. Space Force acquisitions and development field command, has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract worth $120.7 million to upgrade a ground-based communications jammer used to block adversaries’ satellite transmissions.
Radar threat system simulator from Georgia Tech research arm nabs $770 million Air Force contract - NewsOctober 29, 2021
ATLANTA. Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. (GTARC), the nonprofit research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has won a $770 million sole-source award from the U.S. Air Force to build a radar threat system simulator for military aircrew training activities.
LONDON. The global military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is valued at $8.0 billion in 2021, according to a new study by GlobalData, "Global Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market to 2031."
SAN DIEGO. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that its Kratos Unmanned Systems Division (KUSD) has been awarded a contract worth $17.6 million to design and develop a jet-powered off-board sensing station (OBSS) unmanned aerial system (UAS) in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Autonomous Collaborative Platforms (ACP) technology maturation portfolio.
TYSONS, VA. Software company CORAS has won a prototype project agreement (PPA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic for the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) that aimes to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to improve and troubleshoot shipboard information technology (IT) systems.
Remote-sensing laser technology wins $2.6 million contract to detect vehicle-borne explosives - NewsOctober 26, 2021
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. Rugged-laser supplier Block MEMS has won a $2.6 million contract in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate's drive to detect vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).
ATLANTA & CHICAGO. A team consisting of personnel from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing has won a U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) contract to develop a 300 kW-class solid-state distributed gain high-energy laser weapon system (HELWS).
ARLINGTON, Vir. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has made eight awards through the Defense Production Act, Title III Program -- totaling approximately $14 million -- as part of the DIU's strategy to accelerate the adoption of capable and secure small unmanned aerial systems (sUASs) for national and economic security,
QUANTICO, Va. The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) reports that in September 2021 it began fielding an unmanned amphibious robot system to support littoral operations around the world.
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Air Combat Command announced the finalizing of an agreement with the USAF "Kessel Run" software factory, under which the software unit will support the larger command in the areas of fighters, reconnaissance and command and control aircraft.