Amphibious version of C-130J aircraft in the works for the U.S. Air Force, built using VR and AI modeling - NewsSeptember 27, 2021
U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND -- HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) -- together with the Air Force Research Lab's Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (AFRL-SDPE) directorate -- is currently developing a variant of the venerable C-130J "Super Hercules" aircraft: an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability (MAC) to improve the platform's support of seaborne special operations.
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems reports that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mission-critical avionics provider Avalex Technologies, which is based in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Autonomous weapons, multirole vehicles to drive market for ground defense systems to 2030, study says - NewsSeptember 22, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore. Increased investments in autonomous weapons and a boost in demand for multirole armored vehicles will drive the growth of the global ground defense system market over the next decade, according to a new study by Allied Market Research, "Ground Defense System Market Report."
Global market for microsatellites and nanosatellites to experience 20.4% CAGR to 2026, study says - NewsSeptember 21, 2021
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The global market for microsatellites and nanosatellites -- totaling $2.3 billion in 2021 -- is expected to grow to $5.7 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4%, according to a recent study by MarketsandMarkets, "Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market -- Global Forecast to 2026."
LONG BEACH, Calif. Software firm Rebel Space Technologies has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for its proposal titled "SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications," which posits that the company use its proprietary Rebel Cognitive Communications & Control software (Rebel-C3) to accomplish autonomous network management during space missions in tandem with its partner Prewitt Ridge's VerifAI capability.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace reports that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) recently completed its first RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) operational mission carrying the Collins Aerospace MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor.
LONDON. The global military electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems market, valued at $9.2 billion in 2021, is anticipated to reach a value of $12.9 billion by 2031, a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.43%, according to a new study from GlobalData, "Global Military Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Market to 2031."
FREMONT Calif. Penguin Computing (a division of SMART Global Holdings) has won two contracts totaling $68 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) to supply its TrueHPC supercomputing platform, plus managed services and high-performance storage, to the Navy and Air Force Research Laboratory DSRC [DoD Supercomputing Resource Center] sites.
Cyberspace and IT support pact worth $600 million signed between USAF Central Command and Trace Systems - NewsSeptember 16, 2021
VIENNA, Va. Cybersecurity and communications firm Trace Systems won a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth $600 million to provide the United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) deployed missions in the continental U.S. and Southwest Asia with communications and information technology systems, integration, installation, and operations and maintenance support.
PORTLAND, Ore. The global market for defense IT spending, which saw $79.68 billion in 2020, is estimated to generate $137.65 billion by 2030, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% during the covered period, according to a study from Allied Market Research, "Defense IT Spending Market."
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a new push to create a novel optical communications terminal to interconnect diverse constellations of small low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites into a resilient space layer, or what DARPA officials are calling an "internet of small satellites."
SOSA aligned sensor processing platform from Mercury Systems runs successful demo at Open Group TIM - NewsSeptember 14, 2021
U.S. ARMY FACE and SOSA TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE MEETING -- HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Mercury Systems reports a successful demonstration of its Model 8256 Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) aligned development platform at the U.S. Army FACE and SOSA Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), held today (September 14) in Huntsville, Alabama.
Military technology has long looked to the natural world for its cues, taking a page from a field called biomimetics, in which principles from chemistry, biology, and engineering are applied to human-fabricated materials, systems, or machines that function similarly to biological processes.
AMSTERDAM. Global markets for signals intelligence (SIGINT) markets will reach $23.42 billion by 2029, up from $15.75 billion in 2021, with the major growth expected to occur from 2023 to 2027 when the majority of deployments of SIGINT will take place in ground-based SIGINT, space and unmanned aerial systems, and maritime SIGINT, according to a stufy from Market Forecast, "Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029."
Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business - NewsSeptember 10, 2021
MADISON, Miss. Vertex Aerospace announced that it has agreed to acquire the Raytheon Technologies Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission-Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines, a major provider of training and sustainment services and products to the defense and commercial aerospace industries.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace has won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) sustainment contract for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) U-2 reconnaissance aircraft program with a ceiling value of $493 million to support the USAF’s installed U-2 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors.
ARLINGTON, Va. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected eight industry and university research teams to support its newly developed Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT) program.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) made progress on the joint U.S.-Australia effort to develop an air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile, with the USAF issuing round-two contract options to Boeing and Lockheed Martin as the next step of the so-called Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), and an additional separate contract with Raytheon.
UAS that satisfies U.S. Army specs for Future Vertical Lift runs successful test with Raytheon Missiles & Defense - NewsSeptember 02, 2021
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. Raytheon Missiles & Defense reports that it successfully ran its first flight test of an air-launched effects (ALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) -- based on the Raytheon Coyote uncrewed aircraft system design -- that it says satisfies the U.S. Army’s defined specifications for size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements for the Future Vertical Lift program.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT, a business unit of General Dynamics) announces a four-year, $136.5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to modernize and consolidate existing IT help desks for the U.S. Navy.