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With robots like these, who needs humans?

Mar 25, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 March 2014. U.S. military researchers have been reasonably successful over the past several years at designing robotic technology that enables unmanned aircraft, ships, and land vehicles to operate autonomously.

Building trust between man and machine

Air Force asks for industry's help to enable autonomous vehicles to work together with humans

Mar 25, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 25 March 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for help from industry to develop formal procedures for designing systems that enable humans to work together with several different autonomous unmanned vehicles to plan and carry out military missions.

Boeing eyes satellite launches from aircraft

Boeing to help DARPA find ways to launch satellites inexpensively from aircraft in $30.7 million contract

Mar 24, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 March 2014. Rocket scientists at the Boeing Co. Advanced Network & Space Systems segment in Huntington Beach, Calif., will help U.S. military researchers develop rapid and inexpensive launch capability to place small satellites in orbit at a cost of less than $10,000 per pound.

Raytheon gets another multispectral sensor win

Raytheon wins another contract for Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Navy helicopters

Mar 24, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 24 March 2014. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, won another contract Friday to provide multispectral sensors for U.S. Navy helicopters.

CSCI to network warplanes with ground control centers

Navy taps CSCI for secure video networking of Marine combat aircraft and ground centers

Mar 23, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 23 March 2014. U.S. Navy aerial warfare experts needed special network-security software to enable combat aircraft to exchange video and imagery data securely with tactical control centers. They found their solution from Computer Systems Center Inc. (CSCI) in Springfield, Va.

DARPA eyes drones that share data, work together

DARPA readies program to enable unmanned aircraft to share information and work together

Mar 21, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 21 March 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry in April on an upcoming project to enable surveillance and attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to work together on missions involving electronic jamming, degraded communications, and other difficult operating conditions.

Pilots ready to control UAVs over the Internet

Air Force asks General Atomics to upgrade UAV ground-control stations for use with the Internet

Mar 20, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 20 March 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) experts at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., are performing major software upgrades on U.S. Air Force UAV ground control stations to enhance UAV ground control over the Internet.

Airborne networking when forces are outgunned

Air Force eyes layered airborne networking for degraded, outmanned, and outgunned conditions

Mar 20, 2014

ROME, N.Y., 20 March 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas to improve military airborne networking that involves mid-altitude aerial layered voice and data communications in contested and operationally limited conditions.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade EW on Egyptian F-16s

Lockheed Martin to upgrade airborne electronic warfare systems aboard Egyptian F-16 jet fighters

Mar 19, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 March 2014. Lockheed Martin Corp., maker of the F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighter, will upgrade airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems aboard Egyptian F-16 jet fighters under terms of a $6.9 million contract modification announced Tuesday.

<p><B>NASHUA, N.H., 18 March 2014.</B> Potentially dangerous cuts in military research, a software upgrade for NASA mission control, and the end in sight for development of the next-generation anti-ship missile highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.</p>  <p>Each week the Military & Aerospace Electronics exclusive Rapid Fire interview at Google Hangouts highlights and discusses the top three stories of this week, chosen by John Keller, chief editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics.</p>

Research cuts, a new anti-ship missile, and NASA software upgrades this week on Rapid fire

Mar 19, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 19 March 2014. Potentially dangerous cuts in military research, a software upgrade for NASA mission control, and the end in sight for development of the next-generation anti-ship missile highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Military research spending continues to trend down; when do we risk a budget cut too far?

Mar 18, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 18 March 2014. Cutting-edge U.S. military technology relies increasingly on innovations in commercial industry. We know this because the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) budget earmarked for military technology research and development is on a long downward slide.

Demonstration of new anti-ship missile nears end with $175 million contract to Lockheed Martin

Mar 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 March 2014. A U.S. military research program to develop an advanced anti-ship missile to replace the ageing Harpoon missile is nearing the end of its demonstration phase, and the program to develop and deploy the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) should switch over to the U.S. Navy by early 2016.

Navy orders two Burke-class destroyer warships

Navy orders two Burke-class destroyer warships from two manufacturers in deals worth $1.24 billion

Mar 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, 17 March 2014. U.S. Navy shipbuilding authorities are ordering two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers packed with a wide variety of anti-aircraft and anti-submarine sensors and weapons under terms of two contracts announced Friday worth a collective one and a quarter billion dollars.

L3 picked for fast battlefield data networking

L3 researchers to develop technology to extend Internet connectivity to the front lines

Mar 16, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 March 2014. Military communications experts at L-3 Communication Systems-West in Salt Lake City will develop technology to extend high-speed Internet services to U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantrymen operating on the front lines beyond the reach even of forward-operating bases (FOBs) and tactical operations centers (TOCs).

Exelis wins $91.7 million Navy jet EW contract

Exelis to provide 42 airborne electronic warfare systems to U.S. Navy in $91.7 million contract

Mar 14, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 14 March 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Exelis Electronic Systems segment in Clifton, N.J., will provide the U.S. Navy with 42 sophisticated EW systems designed to protect Navy combat aircraft from incoming radar-guided missiles.

Tietronix to advance NASA mission software

NASA chooses Tietronix to perform software research and maintenance at mission control

Mar 13, 2014

HOUSTON, 13 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

Covert laser designators keep weapons on target

Northrop Grumman to supply Special Forces with lightweight laser target designators

Mar 12, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 12 March 2014. Laser targeting experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Laser Systems segment in Apoka, Fla., will provide U.S. Special Forces with specialized laser target designator viewing devices under terms of a $12.3 million U.S. Navy contract announced Monday.

Vanished Malaysia 370: anybody know what happened to that plane?

Mar 11, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 11 March 2014. So where's that airplane?

I'd like to say I'm no conspiracy theorist, but the longer there's no hard evidence -- ANY evidence -- of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the more likely it is that I'll succumb.

Is AESA radar in the future of B-1 and B-52?

Air Force considering AESA radar upgrades for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

Mar 11, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 11 March 2014. U.S. Air Force bomber experts are considering upgrading the Air Force fleet of B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress long-range jet bombers with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems to improve bomber surveillance and targeting capability.

Intelligence tries to reason with uncertainty

Intelligence researchers try to focus on the big picture as significant events unfold

Mar 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, 11 March 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are asking industry for ideas on how to identify and track unfolding events and the people involved that could have significant influence on national security.

Artificial intelligence to counter adaptive EW

Lockheed Martin to field-test artificial intelligence to counter adaptive electronic warfare

Mar 10, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 March 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will field-test a prototype artificial intelligence system designed to counter adaptive wireless communications threats under terms of an upcoming sole-source contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.

Pentagon drone spending to reach $2.45 billion

Pentagon plans to spend $2.45 billion next year on UAVs for surveillance and attack

Mar 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, 9 March 2014. U.S. military leaders plan to spend $2.45 billion next year on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement and research, with the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and the experimental U.S. Navy Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance And Strike (UCLASS) system expected to be the biggest winners.

Raytheon tapped for airborne multispectral sensors

Raytheon wins two contracts to provide multispectral sensors for search helicopters and turboprops

Mar 7, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 7 March 2014. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, won two contracts late Thursday worth a collective $22.9 million to provide multispectral sensors for U.S. military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Military spending for electronics and communications stable after steep decline

Mar 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, 7 March 2014. Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) propose spending $10.67 billion in federal fiscal year 2015 for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies.

Pentagon to spend $6 billion on C4I in 2015

Pentagon plans to spend $6 billion on C4I next year to support radio networking to the edge

Mar 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, 6 March 2014. U.S. military leaders plan to spend $6 billion next year for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems in efforts to network sensors, shooters, command, control, and intelligence activities, Pentagon officials announced this week.

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