Defense Programs, Spending Cuts and Future Budgets Plans are all now in play, as Congressional confrontations are brewing over DOD Funding in the midst of the country's fiscal crisis. Military Leaders are unified in their dire predictions over the devastating effects of Sequestration and its impact on Military Readiness. Are defense electronics programs using RF and Microwave technology going to be Survivors or become Bill Payers in the upcoming budget Battle? What should Microwave Companies be aware of and be prepared for in this all out battle for the future of our Country's Fiscal Health? The only thing for certain now, is the uncertainty we all face.
Strategy Analytics has released a series of reports, that bring together strategic analysis and commentary on twenty of the world’s major defense industry focused companies. The reports outline financial performance covering 2007-2012 and discuss activities within the defense sector, highlighting core strengths, perceived weaknesses and overall competitive positioning in the market.
Thales and Vinghøg AS signed a contract for the delivery of 44 Squire battlefield surveillance radars, to be deployed by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The first 10 systems will be delivered in the second half of 2013. The last delivery is scheduled for beginning of 2017.
The Navy's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System scored another hit for the Missile Defense Agency on the Pacific Missile Range, marking the first live-fire intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile using space-based sensors.
Raytheon Co. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) are working together to develop a highly autonomous, unmanned electronic warfare capability based on equipping GA-ASI's Predator®B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD®).
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation network.
Raytheon Co. has released a mobile app for first responders that provides reliable and secure real-time communications, situational awareness and a suite of robust collaboration capabilities for groups of users on smartphones, tablets and mobile data computers. One Force® Mobile Collaboration is a complete end-to-end system.
Mercury Systems Inc., a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and big data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that it has been awarded a three-year indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Tactical Electronic Warfare Division (TEWD).