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With today’s launch of the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force continue to expand the advanced WGS communications network that serves the U.S. Department of Defense and its international partners, including the Australian Defence Force.
Indrahas won a contract to install its satellite communication systems in the T-404 logistical support ships of the Elbe class of the German Navy. The contract, which runs for three years, includes the manufacture, installation, testing and training of the ships' crews.
UAVs have proved to be remarkably useful during peacekeeping missions and the on-going global war on terror
According to ASDReports, with surveillance taking an increasingly important role both on and off the battlefield, a new report forecasts robust spending in the global UAV market to 2023, with the market expanding from US$7.3B in 2013 to US$14.0B by 2023.
Raytheon Co. successfully completed a customer demonstration of a new
Astrium has been selected by the European Space Agency to supply the MicroWave Sounder instruments for the MetOp Second Generation series of satellites.
They tracked targets in the desert, practiced battening down the hatches for storms and reviewed every switch, button and computer system. Now, after a six-week-long “test-drive” in the Utah wilderness, U.S. Army soldiers are ready to take full control of Raytheon's enormous JLENS airships. Next stop: Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where the twin-radar system will begin a long-term trial watching over Washington, D.C.
Exelis airport ground vehicle surveillance solution to enhance surface safety at Denver and St. Louis airports
SRCTec has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground to begin full-rate production of the AN-TPQ-50 counterfire radar system, commonly referred to as the LCMR (V)3. The FRP ceiling is $221M and the initial award is for $58M.
The U.S. Navy got its first look at the upgraded MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned system when Northrop Grumman Corp. delivered its first MQ-8C system this month.
Thales Alenia Space announced an important milestone regarding the satellite integration and test center built in Turkey. The building is air and water tight, and installation of the main test systems is well under way.