Combat UAVs, upgrades to AWACS, and software-defined radio for SINCGARS this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 16 April 2014. Competition to build a carrier-based combat UAV, software-defined radio upgrades to a venerable military communications system, and attention turning to potential major upgrades to the AWACS surveillance aircraft highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Combat UAV, AWACS, radio upgrades on Rapid Fire
Combat UAV, AWACS, radio upgrades on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 16 April 2014. Competition to build a carrier-based combat UAV, software-defined radio upgrades to a venerable military communications system, and attention turning to potential major upgrades to the AWACS surveillance aircraft highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

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.

Readers can see the top three stories for Rapid Fire this week online. Click on the headlines below for details and complete stories.

Navy gets wheels in motion to start official competition to build carrier-based combat UAV

Army chooses four companies to provide radios in SRW Appliqué Radio Systems program

Air Force considers major electronic upgrades to AWACS aircraft computers and sensors

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