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Unmanned

Counter-EW weapon for antidrone defense garners AFRL contract for Leidos - News

February 25, 2022

RESTON, Va. Leidos Inc. has won a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to produce a next-generation counter-electronic weapon (EW) system to defend against adversarial unmanned aerial system (UAS) activity.

Radar/EW

SOSA aligned DSP engine from Curtiss-Wright debuts with newly introduced Intel "Ice Lake" processor - News

February 24, 2022

ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions introduced the CHAMP-XD3, a Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA)-aligned 3U OpenVPX digital signal processing (DSP) processing module based on the just-announced Intel Xeon D-1700 (known as "Ice Lake") processor.

Radar/EW

Rugged NAS from Phoenix International Systems debuts at WEST 2022 show - News

February 16, 2022

WEST 2022 CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION--SAN DIEGO. Phoenix International Systems (Orange, California) debuted its RPC6 rugged network attached storage (NAS) server at the AFCEA/USNI WEST 2022 Conference and Exposition. 

Unmanned

Counter-UAV market to grow to $5.02 billion by 2028, study says - News

February 15, 2022

NEW YORK. The market for counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, valued at $1.9 billion in 2021, is expected to grow at a CAGR [combined annual growth rate] of 14.7% over the next seven years, to be worth $5.02 billion by 2028, according to a new study from The Insight Partners, “Counter UAV Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis." 

Radar/EW

Security IP module aligned with SOSA and CMOSS from Curtiss-Wright chosen for sensor programs - News

February 15, 2022

ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions reports that it has been chosen by a defense system integrator to provide its XMC-528 mezzanine card for use in a number of sensor system programs. 

Radar/EW

Directed- and kinetic-energy experiments by AFRL aim to derive synergies and educate users - News

February 14, 2022

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. The Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) recently held a collaborative wargame with its sister AFRL unit -- the Munitions Directorate -- in a set of experiments designed to explore synergies between directed energy (DE) and kinetic energy (KE) in the battlespace of the future. 

Unmanned

Lockheed Martin won't proceed with deal to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne - News

February 14, 2022

BETHESDA, Md. Lockheed Martin has terminated its agreement to acquire aerospace and defense company Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, following the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit filed during January seeking a preliminary injunction to block the acquisition on antitrust grounds.

Radar/EW

Ground-surveillance radar for Egypt's forces ordered from SRC - News

February 14, 2022

Syracuse, NY.  SRC, Inc. has won a contract from technology contractor Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC -- McLean, Virginia) to manufacture and deliver the SRC SR Hawk ground-surveillance radar system to support the mobile surveillance sensor security aystem (MS3) for the country of Egypt. 

Unmanned

First production IFC-4 Triton UAS delivered to U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman - News

February 11, 2022

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The U.S. Navy reported that Northrop Grumman has delivered the first production example of the IFC-4 Triton, an upgraded MQ-4C unmanned aerial system (UAS) that uses sensors to intercept, detect, and decipher signals-intelligence information from an adversary. 

Comms

AMD obtains all necessary approvals for its acquisition of Xilinx - News

February 10, 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif. AMD announced that it has received approval from all necessary authorities to proceed with the acquisition of Xilinx. AMD initially announced that it intended to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction on October 27, 2020.

Unmanned

DARPA program flies first-ever uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter trial - News

February 08, 2022

U.S. ARMY FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program reported its first-ever flight of a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter without no one onboard. 

From The Editor

GIVING BACK: Military Family Advisory Network - Blog

February 04, 2022

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day.

Cyber

Army 365 cyber upgrade continues for armed forces - Story

February 04, 2022

The summer of 2021 saw the U.S. Army embark on a service-wide migration to Army 365, which provides soldiers and Army civilians with a cloud-based collaboration capability; final email and platforms integration is expected sometime later in 2022.

Comms

C4ISR contract signed between Leidos and U.S. Navy - News

February 01, 2022

RESTON, Va. Leidos has won a $22.62 million contract (cost-plus-fixed-fee) with the U.S. Navy for the C4ISR [command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] Mission Planning Aids Rev. A for Navy carrier-strike groups and assigned/attached units.

Radar/EW

SOSA aligned chassis from Pixus features advanced cooling - News

January 31, 2022

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada. Pixus Technologies offers a new 6U tall 19-inch rackmount chassis for 3U OpenVPX and SOSA aligned boards; the chassis is designed specifically to meet the high-power requirements of solutions that are aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard.

Unmanned

Unmanned-systems software market to grow by 5% yearly to 2029, study says - News

January 24, 2022

AMSTERDAM. The global market for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) software -- which had a market value of $3.48 billion in the year 2021 -- is projected to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% in the next several years, according to a new market study by Market Forecast, "UAV Software -- Market and Technology Forecast to 2029." 

Comms

Software-defined radio with spiral modulation aims to ease satcom congestion - News

January 24, 2022

DALLAS. Communications company Astrapi Corp. has won a second Phase II SBIR [Small Business Innovation Research] contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) AFWERX program: This contract calls for Astrapi to deliver a software-defined radio (SDR) prototype that will leverage Astrapi's "spiral modulation" communications capability to ease congested or contested communications channels by using less signal power.

Comms

DARPA program seeks to enable timing accuracy without GPS - News

January 20, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced its new Robust Optical Clock Network (ROCkN) program, which seeks to create low size, weight, and power (SWaP) optical atomic clocks that yield timing accuracy and holdover better than GPS atomic clocks and that can be used outside a laboratory.

Radar/EW

Military night-vision goggles the focus of new DARPA, industry, university drive - News

January 18, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected 10 industry and university research teams for its Enhanced Night Vision in Eyeglass Form (ENVision) program, which will endeavor to develop night vision systems for the military that take advantage of recent advances in planar optics and transduction materials.

A.I.

AI and data analytics top of agenda for U.S. Air Force, official says - News

January 17, 2022

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris, the commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), told listeners during the recent annual “State of the Center” address about the Center's digital transformation efforts, emphasizing that the Center must incorporate artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data analytics into daily operations in order to use “speed with discipline” to respond to evolving threats from near-peer adversaries.

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