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Comms

DARPA spectrum challenge chooses teams to expand spectrum access - News

February 01, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] has selected 30 teams for Phase 1 of its Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), a three-phase competition designed to greatly expand the amount of radio traffic that the electromagnetic spectrum can accommodate.
Radar/EW

MACOM completes acquisition of Applied Micro - News

February 01, 2017
LOWELL, Mass. MACOM Technology Solutions has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Applied Micro Circuits, a manufacturer of connectivity chips for cloud data centers. The deal was previously valued at $770 million.
Radar/EW

Weapon-system intercept testing completed, says Israel's defense dept. - News

January 31, 2017
PALMACHIM AIR BASE, Israel. The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) report successful completion of a series of tests on the "David?s Sling" weapons system, a missile-defense system central to Israel?s multilayer antimissile array.
Comms

Ball Aerospace, Infoscitex to continue Air Force cognitive tech R & D - News

January 27, 2017
BOULDER, Colo. and LITTLETON, Mass. Ball Aerospace and Infoscitex have received contract modifications worth $75 million to continue to provide research and development support in the areas of human perception and cognitive technologies for the U.S. Air Force.
Comms

Scalable garners contract to enhance battlefield tactical networks - News

January 26, 2017
CULVER CITY, Calif. Scalable Network Technologies has been awarded a three-year, $3 million contract to support the Test &Evaluation/Science & Technology Program at the Department of Defense (DoD) Test Resource Management Center. Scalable is slated to support the Integrated Planning of Tactical, Test Support, and Tactical Engagement Networks (IPT3N).
Radar/EW

Navy awards Raytheon $235 million for missiles, spares - News

January 25, 2017
WALTHAM, Mass. The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company $235 million for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) all-up round production missiles and spares, thereby funding the fourth year of full-rate production for the multimission missile. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations.
Avionics

Carbon nanotube technology licensed for aircraft deicing - News

January 25, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. UTC Aerospace Systems has obtained an exclusive license from engineering design firm Metis Design to use a carbon nanotube (CNT) heater based technology for aircraft electrothermal ice protection. This technology -- codeveloped by Metis Design and the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- responds to the military, aviation, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) markets' need for low-power, lightweight ice protection.
Comms

USAF missile-warning satellite launches, on its way to final orbit - News

January 24, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Following a successful launch on January 20, the third U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO satellite acquired the correct signals and is responding to commands as planned; signal acquisition occurred approximately 37 minutes after liftoff.
Radar/EW

Thales Group contracted to upgrade Swiss Air Force master radars - News

January 23, 2017
LA DEFENSE, Paris, France. The procurement organization for Switzerland's armaments, known as armasuisse, has awarded Thales Group the contract to upgrade the master radars for the Swiss Air Force. The agreement, which amounts to 74 million euros (approx. $79.5 million) is intended to extend the lifespan of the radars and ensure the systems' continued operation until 2030.
Comms

Raytheon logs next step in GPS modernization effort - News

January 23, 2017
AURORA, Col. Raytheon reports that it has reached a milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX is aimed at dramatically increasing the performance and security of the GPS system used by millions of military and civilian users every day.
Unmanned

Counter-drone system reaches TRL-9 status - News

January 20, 2017
LONDON. The AUDS [Anti-UAV Defence System] has been named the first fully integrated counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipment worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status. TRL-9 -- the highest technology readiness level or maturity that a technology system can attain -- signifies that a technology system or product is in its final form and has been real-world proven through successful mission operations, according to the definition from the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA.
Unmanned

Shaw AFB selected to host new Reaper UAV unit - News

January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON. U.S. Air Force officials have selected Shaw Air Force Base (just outside of Sumter, North Carolina) as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) group, including mission-control elements.
Comms

Northrop Grumman/Lufthansa partnership aids Australian air force - News

January 19, 2017
SYDNEY, Australia. Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS), a fully-owned Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp. (Falls Church, Va.) has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik to support the Royal Australian Air Force?s fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. Northrop Grumman IDS is the prime contractor for MRTT Through-Life Support (TLS).
Radar/EW

ONR embarks on sensors project to diagnose brain injuries - News

January 18, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced that it will sponsor the development of a portable, three-part system that can measure blast pressure, establish injury thresholds for the brain, and analyze potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms in warfighters, who may be injured despite wearing protective body armor.
Comms

Marine F-35B squadron relocates to Japan - News

January 18, 2017
YUMA, Arizona. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 ?Green Knights,? an F-35B squadron with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, recently left Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and has transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Avionics

NATO country buys $17 million multispectral vision system from Elbit - News

January 18, 2017
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has been awarded a $17 million/30-month contract to supply its BrightNite multispectral helicopter-pilot vision systems to an air force in a NATO country; the company did not specify the country in the announcement.
Unmanned

Sparton/Ultra Electronics USSI joint venture wins $30.3 million U.S. Navy sonobuoy contract - News

January 17, 2017
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. Sparton Corp. and Ultra Electronics Holdings -- working together in their ERAPSCO joint venture -- have been awarded subcontracts valued at $30.3 million for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. The award is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract release for sonobuoy requirements under ERAPSCO?s five-year contract.
Cyber

CAE signs training services contracts with U.S. Army and Royal Canadian Air Force worth more than C$1 billion - News

January 17, 2017
MONTREAL. CAE -- a provider of aviation training and maker of military flight-simulation equipment -- announced that it has signed two long-term training services contracts with the United States Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) with a combined value of more than C$1 billion ($766 million), including options to extend.
Radar/EW

Raytheon and U.S. Navy run Tomahawk missiles through real-time tests - News

January 13, 2017
SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, Calif. The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, in a demonstration of how service personnel can plan missions in real time to strike time-sensitive enemy targets.
Unmanned

Textron starts on-water testing of unmanned maritime vehicle - News

January 12, 2017
HUNT VALLEY, Md. Textron System Unmanned Systems has begun on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) -- a multimission unmanned surface vehicle with a large, configurable payload bay -- that is supporting the U.S. Navy?s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) mine-countermeasure program.
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