Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy have completed the first arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carrier demonstration aircraft on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
Thales Alenia Space has signed a study contract with French defense Procurement Agency (DGA) to enhance communications between ground and military mission aircraft through a telecommunication satellite without interruption during extreme flying conditions.
ITT Exelis has received a $3.2 million contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to design an advanced receiver chain for the U.S. Air Force Weather Satellite Follow-on (WSF) program. The new design will improve measurements of ocean surface winds used for severe weather forecasting.
According to a new market research report "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market (2013-2018)", authored by MarketsandMarkets, the total global UAV market (2013-2018) is expected to reach $8,351.1 million by 2018 with a CAGR of 3.30%.
ITT Exelis received National Security Agency (NSA) certifications for its SideHat and the Soldier Radio-Rifleman (SR-R) radios. Certification allows the radios to operate up to the "SECRET" level and be fully integrated into the U.S. Army's tactical communications network.
Raytheon Co. has initiated an internally funded program to enhance its combat-proven 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided projectile with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) with a semi-active laser (SAL) end-game targeting capability. Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the impact point to avoid casualties and collateral damage.
Cassidian has launched the Sagitta project that will conduct basic research into future Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), based on ‘open innovation’, under which research will be conducted in cooperation with German universities and institutes.