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  1. Participants at the C4ISR PM round table at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Clockwise from left: LTC Joseph Roberts, PdM Increment 3; LTC Lamont Hall, PdM Increment 2; COL Edward Swanson, PM WIN-T; C4ISR & Networks Editor Barry Rosenberg; LTC Leonard Newman, PdM SATCOM; and LTC Joel Babbitt, PdM Increment 1. Gannett Government Media / Alan Lessig

    As demand evolves, Army simplifies WIN-T

    After more than a decade of development, the Army warfighter network's first increment is fully fielded. Now attention turns to modernizing the system.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  2. Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-MAX, an unmanned cargo helicopter, has come home from Afghanistan. Chad Slattery

    Unmanned helicopter comes home from Afghanistan

    K-MAX, made by Lockheed Martin and Kaman, completes mission in combat theater.

    • Jul 25, 2014
    SES will provide satellite transponders for U.S. forces in Africa. MC1 Jennifer A. Villalovos

    SES takes USAFRICOM satellite contract

    Company will provide on-orbit transponders.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  3. Gen. Joseph Dunford has been confirmed as the new commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Dunford confirmed as 36th commandant of the Marine Corps

    The Senate approved the nomination without objection.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  4. US Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell was confirmed July 24 as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and US Forces in Afghanistan. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Army vice chief Campbell to take ISAF post, Votel goes to SOCOM

    Campbell to replace 'Fighting Joe' Dunford, who becomes commandant.

    • Jul 25, 2014
    James Clapper: A 'perfect storm' is making the U.S more vulnerable to terrorists. File

    Clapper: Terror threat is growing

    A 'perfect storm' or factors is making the nation more vulnerable, 10 years after the 9/11 Commission's report.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  5. India's military uses the Nishant tactical UAV, but the next devices to join the fleet might be much different. DRDO

    India expects UAV swarm

    The next generation of unmanned vehicles for India's defense forces is likely to be made up small craft in large numbers.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  6. Air Force wants radio frequency research

    Pre-solicitation lays out the systems of interest.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  7. Harris will provide its RF-7850M-HH Multiband Combat Net Radio to an unidentified Middle East country under a new contract. Harris

    Harris gets Middle East radio contract

    Customer remains unspecified; deal is for $15 million.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  8. An Air National Guardsman, uses a handheld portable transceiver device to view targeting data during a training exercise. SSgt Jorge Intriago / U.S. Army

    NGA's online exchange facilitates fast acquisition

    GSM seeks to shortcut conventional procurement.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  9. Lockheed Martin takes Air Force ISR contract

    11 competed for the'Emitter Collection Exploitation Collaboration' program.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  10. Northrop Grumman has signed a contract with the Navy to provide technology improving the anti-air capabilities of Navy ships. MC3 Nicholas Hall / Navy

    Navy shoots for better shipboard anti-air defenses

    Northrop Grumman will deliver COTS open-architecture components.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  11. The SW-4 Solo rotorcraft has had a successful demonstration for Italy's Defense Ministry. AgustaWestland

    Italy's defense ministry sees UAV demo

    AgustaWestland puts optionally-piloted helicopter through its paces.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  12. Robert Gates, Principal at RiceHadleyGates and former Secretary of Defense, delivers the keynote address at the Federal Innovation Summit 2014. Rob Curtis/Staff / Staff

    Gates: Agencies must break bad habits to modernize IT systems

    'Sclerotic' contracting system and hidebound leaders lead to failure.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  13. The Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee has proposed sizable cuts to the Pentagon's IT spending plan in an effort to trim duplicate programs. AFP/Getty Images

    Cost savings from IT reform are ... nil?

    Do it for the new capabilities, not the savings, says former SecDef.

    • Jul 25, 2014
  14. French Republic E3-F AWACS K64868. Boeing photo

    Boeing upgrades French AWACS

    Three more upgrades set to finish in 2016

    • Jul 23, 2014
  15. A British Soldier holds Prox Dynamics' PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability. Sgt Rupert Frere RLC

    Army has big plans for pocket-sized device

    The goal is a tiny aerial surveillance tool to give soldiers more intel about their immediate surroundings.

    • Jul 23, 2014
  16. Babcock International will supply an Automated Control and Management System to Norwegian Joint Headquarters. Jonas Christie/Luftforsvaret/Forsvarets Mediesente

    Babcock gets Norwegian defense contract

    Company will supply an Automated Control and Management System for Norwegian Joint Headquarters.

    • Jul 22, 2014
  17. Air Force seeks new waveforms

    The Air Force is looking for new radio waveforms.

    • Jul 23, 2014
  18. This artist's rendering depicts a Sikorsky-Boeing JMR-FVL concept aircraft with counter-rotating co-axial main rotors and a pusher propeller based on Sikorsky's X2¨ Technology rotorcraft design. The future rotorcraft will deliver significant improvements in speed, combat radius and hover performance for the Army's next-generation utility and attack helicopter fleets. Yu Ka Wing / Sikorsky and Boeing image

    Boeing, Sikorsky to develop JCA for Army

    The Joint Common Architecture standard will pave the way to next-generation helicopters.

    • Jul 22, 2014
  19. The top 20 UAS makers: A story in pictures

    Unmanned aerial systems are big business around the world, and even groups such as Hamas are able to obtain and use them. ASDReports has compiled a list of the 20 manufacturers with what the market research firm considers the greatest potential for success and growth in coming years.

    • Jul 23, 2014
  20. Soldiers in combat need, and soon will have, faster mobile communications capabilities. Army

    Army rolling 4G out to theater

    WIN-T responsible for fielding the new equipment that will enable high-speed wireless.

    • Jul 22, 2014
  21. COL Patrick Burden will be leaving his post as General Fund Enterprise Business System Project Manager. Rob Curtis/Staff / Military Times

    Army gets new GFEBS manager

    COL Patrick Burden reassigned to a new PEO position

    • Jul 21, 2014
  22. Schafer to assist DARPA innovation office with cyber, analytics and computing

    Contractor will dedicate more than 70 people to the three-year engagement

    • Jul 21, 2014
  23. The DubaiSat-2 satellite was designed and developed by South Korea's Satrec satellite manufacturing company and was launched in 2012 Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Tech

    UAE plans Mars launch

    The United Arab Emirates has established a space agency and is planning planetary missions

    • Jul 21, 2014
  24. The Watchkeeper UAV could become part of Thales' plan to lease sensor capabilities. Thales

    Want to lease a Watchkeeper UAV? Call Thales

    As part of a plan to lease and rent sensor capabilities to military and civilian customers, Thales has said it would consider leasing out the Watchkeeper UAV.

    • Jul 18, 2014
  25. The US State Department is eyeing changes to trade export laws that would ease rules on sales of unmanned systems like the Predator. US Air Force

    Changes to UAS export rules slow to materialize

    A system for controlling missile technology has 'unintended consequences' for UAVs

    • Jul 18, 2014
  26. Air Force ISR agency to become numbered Air Force

    Maj. Gen. John Shanahan will remain in charge of the Texas-based unit as three new wings join.

    • Jul 21, 2014
  27. The Micro INS is an advanced INS/GPS with an integrated air data system and magnetometer that offers complete and accurate platform state data. Weighing around 100 grams, the Micro INS incorporates an internal disk-on-chip for extended data logging, and meets demanding environmental requirements for shock, vibration, temperature and humidity. Rockwell Collins

    Rockwell Collins sensor platform will guide Brazilian UAV

    Rockwell Collins has been selected by FT Sistemas S/A to provide its Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for an unmanned aerial system.

    • Jul 18, 2014
  28. Lycoming Engines supplies engines for the Aerosonde Mk. 4.7 UAV. Aerosonde

    Lycoming: Use aircraft engines to improve UAV reliability

    There is no reason UAVs must use different engines than other aircraft, manufacturing exec argues.

    • Jul 18, 2014
  29. A Patriot surface-to-air missile battery is positioned in the Mediterranean coastal city of Haifa north of Israel. It has been recently revealed that Hamas has used unammed aerial vehicles in its recent skirmishes with Israel. JACK GUEZ / AFP

    Hamas flies UAV against Israel

    The development is an example of the spread of the technology to irregular armies and terrorist groups.

    • Jul 18, 2014
  30. A sailor assigned to the Center for Information Dominance Learning Site, San Diego, discusses domain name server functions with students at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego. Rick Naystatt / US Navy

    Senate bill proposes $61.6M in cuts to Pentagon IT programs

    US senators want to slash the Pentagon's information technology (IT) spending plan by tens of millions, calling on the military to trim duplicative programs.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  31. The open architecture design of MAGR 2000-S24 allows modernization and upgrade of GPS functional capabilities through the simple replacement of a single electronics module.

    Raytheon GPS passes Air Force jamming test

    The MAGR2K thwarts attempts to block its satellite reception.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  32. Philip Hammond, the new British foreign secretary, says other nations eventually could join an Anglo-French future combat air system program. Oli Scarff/ / Getty Images

    Anglo-French UCAV program could add partners

    A bilateral effort for now, but perhaps not forever.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  33. Raytheon's ARC-231 Radio. A related model, the new RT-1987, has just proven its compatability with Army helicopters.

    Raytheon demonstrates radio compatibility with helicopters

    Army's fleet will benefit from technology upgrade.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  34. Air Force hires United Technologies to upgrade sensors

    UTC's Aerospace Systems unit will replace airborne imaging with latest SYERS-2C model.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  35. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) located at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii. is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system intended to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces. Navy

    Third MUOS passes environmental test

    The satellite is slated for a January launch.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  36. The Atlas V launch vehicle currently handles most national security missions. Lockheed Martin

    Air Force seeks space launch proposals

    For the first time in a decade, companies may compete for a national security space launch.

    • Jul 18, 2014
  37. The NETCENTS logo Air Force

    Air Force selects 10 for NETCENTS-2

    Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and IBM are among the IDIQ winners

    • Jul 25, 2014
  38. Deborah Lee James

    Air Force to cut jobs, create new surveillance command

    More than 3,000 positions will be affected by restructuring

    • Jul 18, 2014
  39. The Predator XP features several upgrades from the Predator. General Atomics

    Predator XP makes first flight

    Predator upgrade features improved avionics and other new features

    • Jul 15, 2014
  40. Dover Air Force Base will benefit from a new fiber optic cable contract. Air Force

    Windstream wins DISA fiber contract

    Two bases will benefit from $3 million deal.

    • Jul 25, 2014
    DISA has closed a computing center in Alabama as part of an ongoing plan to centralize IT operations. tompics / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    DISA shutters Alabama DECC

    Huntsville data center closure projected to save $4.2 million per year

    • Jul 22, 2014
  41. A Turksat-4A communications satellite blasts off at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on Feb. 15. Turksat 6A will be Turkey's first indigenous communications satellite. STRINGER/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Official: Turkey's indigenous SATCOM capability on schedule

    Turksat 6A will be X-band, geostationary communications satellite.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  42. Global Debut: The Scorpion is billed primarily as an ISR platform, but company officials expect to find a wide market for the plane. Textron AirLand

    UK to feel Scorpion's sting

    Textron brings UAV to international markets.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  43. Building Technology Base: Taranis, an unmanned combat aerial vehicle technology demonstrator made by BAE Systems, taxis in Warton, Lancashire, in February. Ray Troll/ / BAE Systems

    UK, France to work jointly toward combat UAV

    Two-year feasibility study could bring countries closer to an advanced fighter program.

    • Jul 17, 2014
  44. A Royal Australian Air Force Heron lands at Kandahar Airfield. CPL Raymond Vance

    Australian UAVs not leaving Afghanistan quite yet

    Royal Australian Air Force Herons will continue flying missions in Afghanistan through the end of the year.

    • Jul 16, 2014
  45. Missile Defense C2 could connect to Army system

    The Pentagon is studying the possibility of linking the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense to Missile Defense Agency.

    • Jul 15, 2014
  46. 14 companies are eligible to compete for satellite payload work under a new Air Force IDIQ. MC1 Jennifer A. Villalovos

    Air Force picks 14 winners for Hosted Payload IDIQ

    The contract is worth nearly $500 million over five-year ordering period.

    • Jul 15, 2014
  47. The Defense Department's path to cloud computing is evolving with some significant movement this year. STAFF / AFP/Getty Images

    Halvorsen shakes up DoD cloud trajectory

    Pilot program, new milCloud services shape the cloud's path.

    • Jul 14, 2014

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