In a first-of-its-kind test for Raytheon Co.'s Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative system, AI3 destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS) in flight. The intercept was part of the second guided test flights for the AI3 program and follows its first in-flight defeat of a 107mm rocket earlier in the test series.
L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced that it is working with Avanti Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and Africa.
NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.
Exelis has been awarded a foreign military sale contract valued at $115 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts, ancillary devices and operator training.
It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been optimized for Ka-Band uplink and downlink satellite applications. Gore will be featuring the new Type 5G Series assemblies at Space Passive Component Days, September 24-26, 2013, at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
On the modern battlefield, the use of electronic warfare (EW) is essential to deceiving and jamming enemy radar. As part of a program known as Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC), BAE Systems will develop technology for a next-generation EW algorithm suite that will enable existing EW systems to operate against emerging radar threats, providing an essential capability to achieve air dominance. The company was awarded phases 1A and 1B of a three-phase, $34.9 million five-year effort.
Rockwell Collins has received a $2 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and demonstrate a secure software defined radio (SDR) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver capability.