United States and allied military forces are set to upgrade key missile defense capabilities under a new $1.5 billion contract for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles.
For all its troubles, Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint stealth fighter remains a very popular warplane -- both here and abroad.
Over the next 60 years, Lockheed Martin aims to sell as many as 5,100 F-35s to customers around the globe. And as we just learned from DoDBuzz, one single Pentagon contract could bring Lockheed 10 percent of the way toward scoring that goal.
Strategy Analytics defense research has just completed a comprehensive analysis of the military communications sector, looking at radios, communications satellites, VSAT terminals, datalinks, networks and other systems. Trends driving spending on the military communications sector will be underpinned by network-centric IP-based communications that will translate to spending on global military communications systems growing to over $35.3 billion in 2024, representing a CAGR of 3.4%.
The SICRAL 2 military telecommunications satellite was successfully launched on April 26 with an Arianespace launch vehicle from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. SICRAL 2 is a joint program between the Ministry of Defense in Italy and Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) in France for the benefit of Italian and French armed forces, with stakes of 62 percent and 38 percent respectively. It is conducted by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the two companies in the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales.
Gowanda Electronics, a US-based designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for power and radio frequency applications will launch five new RF inductor series for military applications at the upcoming Space Tech Expo being held May 19-21, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. Visit Booth #2118 for more information.
DARPA released "Breakthrough Technologies for National Security", a biennial report summarizing the agency’s historical mission, current and evolving focus areas and recent transitions of DARPA-developed technologies to the military services and other sectors.
Rockwell Collins has cracked that code with its TruNet networked communications solution – offering a one-stop, integrated ground-air network. TruNet will be launched this week at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exhibition in Huntsville, Ala. TruNet will make its international debut April 14 at LAAD Defence & Security 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
Pole/Zero released their new line of NANO-ERF™ tunable bandpass filters covering the entire military tactical radio band of 30 to 520 MHz while fitting in a low-profile package measuring 1.1” x 1.1”x 0.216” (28 x 28 x 5.5 mm).