CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace reports that it has successfully demonstrated advanced communication, mission computing, and sensor technologies to support CJADC2 [Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control] and ABMS [Advanced Battle Management] technologies for the Utah Air National Guard at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021--ATLANTA. Unmanned-vehicle company Drone Nerds is showing its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology at AUVSI Xponential -- held August 16-19 in Atlanta -- which includes the Parrot ANAFI Ai; Drone Nerds states that the UAV is the first 4G LTE-connected robotic drone.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. The deployment of small, reliable, and sophisticated C4ISR [command, control, communications, computers, intelliegence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] systems in a wide range of applications has increased their demand across the globe, a trend that will continue for at least the next few years, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets, "C4ISR Market - Forecast to 2026."
Small UAV satellite communications system shown by Honeywell and Pipistrel at Xponential show - NewsAugust 16, 2021
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021--ATLANTA. Honeywell's Small UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] satellite communications (SATCOM) system has been selected by small aircraft designer and manufacturer Pipistrel, as part of the new outfitting for three of Pipistrel'snew aircraft, including the fixed-wing Surveyor and both unmanned Nuuva platforms, the V300 and smaller V20.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021--ATLANTA. MKS Instruments, has announced the availability of the Ophir LightIR 16-180mm MWIR f/3.6 continuous zoom lens, the newest member of the LightIR family of lightweight, long-range, motorized continuous zoom lenses that can be optimized for use on small unmanned aerial systems (UASs), at the AUVSI Xponential event, held August 16-19 in Atlanta.
Rugged and secure data- and video-recorder contract signed between U.S. Navy and Mercury Systems - NewsAugust 13, 2021
ANDOVER, Mass. Mercury Systems has garnered an order worth $17 million order from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center’s Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) for Advanced Data Transfer Systems (ADTS) intended for deployment across the Navy's multiple rotary-wing and tilt-rotor platforms.
Sonar and unmanned tech to propel underwater warfare systems during the next decade, study says - NewsAugust 13, 2021
LONDON. Adoption of integrated sonar suites on technologically advanced surface ships and submarines is expected to propel the sonar segment to garner the largest share (49%) of global spending on underwater warfare systems (UWS) over the next decade, according to a recent study from GlobalData.
Sensors that "see everything" should be the goal of DoD missile-defense strategy, general says - NewsAugust 12, 2021
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Sensors placed in space that are able to track and detect advanced cruise missiles -- particularly hypersonic missiles -- should be a priority for the U.S. Department of Defense, stated Gen John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an August 11 speech at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium held in Hunstville, Alabama.
VENTURA, Calif. JetPack Aviation announced that its Speeder VTOL [vertical takeoff and landing] platform was chosen by the AFWERX High Speed VTOL (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge -- launched in partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) -- which is aimed at fielding research, development, and testing, and procurement contracts to produce aircraft for the USAF.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. Research and development organization Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract valued at up to $34 million over five years to support the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in the area of R&D of autonomous and robotic vehicles.
BOSTON, Mass. Northeastern University has been designated as a "Spectrum Innovation Zone" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a status that will give researchers there new opportunities to build and test the next generation of 5G, 6G, and other wireless technologies. Northeastern is only the fourth such spectrum center in the U.S.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. and BOULDER, Colo. A new sensor payload developed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace that is intended to equip satellites that detect missile launches has passed a critical design review.
AMSTERDAM. The number of advanced targeting pod (TGP) systems has increased over the last decade as defense departments around the globe aim to build their armed forces lighter, faster, and ready to deploy, according to a new report from Market Forecast, "Global Targeting Pods -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2028."
SYRACUSE, New York. Saab has won a $32.24 million contract with the U.S. Navy to implement its MK 9 Tracker Illuminator System Replacement Continuous Wave Tracking Illuminator that is aimed at upgrading the Raytheon MK 57 NATO Seasparrow surface-to-air missile system on board aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.
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UNIVERSITY UPDATE: Defense-related research and innovation links Texas A&M and U.S. Department of Defense - StoryAugust 04, 2021
The Texas A&M University – founded in 1876 in Brazos County, Texas, to concentrate on the teaching of agriculture and mechanical arts (the “A” and “M” in the university’s name) – continues its push for innovation with recent program launches in tandem with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Military- and international standards-compliant video encoder launched by Crystal Group and Matrox Video - NewsAugust 02, 2021
SEA-AIR-SPACE MARITIME EXPOSITION. Crystal Group, together with collaboration partner Matrox Video, has announced it will offer the industry’s first ruggedized video appliances (RVA) that combine critical, real-time 4K video streaming, recording, extension, and storage that hew to strict military and industrial standards.
SEA-AIR-SPACE MARITIME EXPOSITION. BAE Systems accounced that it has developed an advanced version of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) guidance kit that it says enables enhanced strike distance and precision strike lethality.
ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Army conducted trials with the Textron "Ripsaw" M5 Robotic Combat Vehicle, one of the candidates the service is considering for its RCV-M [Robotic Combat Vehicle -- Medium] program, according to photos recently released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
NASHUA, N.H. BAE Systems has won a $117 million contract with Lockheed Martin to produce next-generation missile seekers for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).