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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. 

Radar/EW

Ground-based communications jammer contract for U.S. Space Force awarded to L3Harris Technologies - News

October 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/EW

Radar threat system simulator from Georgia Tech research arm nabs $770 million Air Force contract - News

October 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.

Unmanned

Global UAV market to be driven by global turmoil, territorial unrest, new study says - News

October 28, 2021

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."

Unmanned

UAS powered by jets for manned-unmanned teaming garners $17.6 million USAF award for Kratos - News

October 27, 2021

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. 

A.I.

AI and machine learning software to support U.S. Navy shipboard IT - News

October 27, 2021

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.   

Radar/EW

Remote-sensing laser technology wins $2.6 million contract to detect vehicle-borne explosives - News

October 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).

Radar/EW

Laser weapon from GA-EMS and Boeing garners U.S. Army contract for prototype - News

October 26, 2021

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). 

Unmanned

U.S. small unmanned systems industrial base gets $14 million DoD boost - News

October 25, 2021

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,

Unmanned

Unmanned amphibious vehicle fielded by U.S. Marine Corps - News

October 25, 2021

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.

Cyber

Cyber agility for U.S. Air Force the aim of Kessel Run agreement - News

October 22, 2021

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.

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