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  1. BAE has been awarded a $3.2 million DARPA contract to develop jam-resistant communications. BAE

    BAE wins DARPA anti-jamming contract

    BAE will develop a new open system architecture for the first phase of the project.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  2. Mark Norton (left), DoD senior systems engineer, said derived credentials won't replace CAC but will simplify sending secure emails on mobile devices. Thomas Brown/Gannett Government Media Corp

    Derived credentials to roll out across DoD by July 2015

    Office of the CIO is currently piloting a program to make sending secure emails on mobile easier for users.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  3. Global electro-optical and infrared systems market to reach $16 billion

    The global military electro-optical and infrared systems market will reach $16.4 billion by 2020, according to a forecast by market research firm MarketsandMarkets. This reflects a compound annual growth rate of 7.71 percent.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  4. DISA is preparing to play a key role in a new joint force headquarters dedicated to Defense Department network defenses. Caleb Barrieau/ / Army

    DISA's biggest IT initiatives focus on securing DoD networks

    2014 in review: DISA's busy year results in changes to cloud and cyber, and institutional shifts.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  5. Who is flying UAVs above France's nuclear power plants?

    More than a dozen locations have been buzzed by the craft.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  6. Eurofighter Typhoons will be fitted with an active electronically scanned array radar. Eurofighter

    Eurofighter nations team for AESA radar development

    The Typhoon will be the last of the major Western fighter jets to get the radar upgrade.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  7. An unmanned Fire Scout, seen in this file photo, deployed for the first time with an MH-60R Seahawk aboard a littoral combat ship, the Fort Worth. MC2 Tim D. Godbee/Navy

    Fire Scout and Seahawk deploy together for first time

    An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and MQ-8B Fire Scout are deploying together on the same ship — a first for manned and unmanned integration aboard a surface combatant.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  8. Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting pod (identifiable by the blue circle on the tip) in action. Northrop Grumman

    Northrop Grumman to help Air Force upgrade targeting pods

    The IDIQ also serves the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and Marine Corps.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  9. New Boeing satellites will carry hyperspectral sensors

    The sensors, made by Raytheon, will provide much more detailed detection of phenomena such as the mineral content of soil or the identification of air pollutants.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  10. Geospatial intel is a key component of the Army's intelligence strategy. Getty Images/NASA

    Webcast illuminates Army geospatial intelligence plans

    Catch up with Army's Terry Mitchell and C4ISR & Networks' Barry Rosenberg in an event recorded Nov. 19.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  11. Data center equipment at Eglin Air Force Base. Powerful big data technologies are necessary to turn massive amounts of stored data into shareable intelligence. Samuel King Jr. / U.S. Air Force

    Big data takes a strategic turn at DoD

    The military and intelligence communities are sharpening tools to make raw data useful and shareable.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  12. Missile strikes by British Reapers against Islamic State targets in Iraq are increasing in intensity, the Royal Air Force reported Tuesday. Wikipedia

    UK reapers up the intensity against IS in Iraq

    Unmanned planes launch missile strikes at Islamic State targets.

    • Nov 20, 2014
  13. Can big data prevent soldier suicides?

    Large Army study shows life factors analysis can help predict suicide risk in hospitalized troops.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  14. Navy wants littoral warship IR sensors

    The new system should have a high-definition color imager, laser rangefinders and pointers, and zoom optics

    • Nov 18, 2014
  15. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks Nov. 15 at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. Mark Ralston / Getty Images

    Hagel launches plan to maintain high-tech military

    Plan will push Pentagon to prepare for the latest threats, not just to adapt policies that already exist.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  16. The ELSAT 2100 Satellite-on-the-Move brings connection to the field. Elbit

    Elbit wins Canada satellite contract

    Elbit has been awarded a contract by Rheinmetall Canada to provide ELSAT 2100 Satellite-on-the-Move (SOTM) systems for use by the military.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  17. SOCOM wants to find a device that can extract files, compare data to a watch list and find personally identifying information on target devices. Telos Corporation

    SOCOM wants to probe mobile devices

    RFI asks for a device that can extract files, compare data to a watch list and find personally identifying information on target devices.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  18. Rockwell Collins wins $101 million radio contract

    The IDIQ covers procurement of the AN/ARC-210 electronic protection radio equipment.

    • Nov 17, 2014
  19. China's NORINCO shows off its Sharp Eyes III rotary UAV at Airshow China in Zhuhai this week. Wendell Minnick/ / Staff

    China's NORINCO gets into UAV biz

    Company debuts an unmanned helicopter at Airshow China.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  20. The first tweet from the first tweeting Marine Corps commandant. Staff

    New Marine Corps commandant joins Twitter

    Gen. Joe Dunford is the first acting commandant to send a tweet.

    • Nov 18, 2014
  21. Stronger Defense: A missile launched by Israel's Iron Dome intercepts an incoming short-range rocket from Gaza on Aug. 22. Israel wants to strengthen the system in anticipation of harsher threats. JACK GUEZ/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Israel fortifies Iron Dome for future war

    The nation credits US support in its race to outrun surging threats.

    • Nov 17, 2014
  22. Thales unveils new surveillance radar

    Called the Searchmaster, the product can be installed in various air platforms.

    • Nov 14, 2014
  23. Canada awards LAV surveillance contract to General Dynamics

    The deal is worth $252M in US dollars

    • Nov 14, 2014
  24. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sits next to the captured US RQ-170, with Iran's copy nearby. AFP

    Iran heralds UAV copied from US model

    Iranian forces captured a downed Sentinel UAV in 2011 and have created their own version by reverse-engineering it, they claim.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  25. NGA Director Robert Cardillo praised the growing geospatial industry in Huntsville, Alabama. Sheila Vemmer/Staff

    Huntsville becoming geospatial center

    The home of Redstone Arsenal and Space Camp is gaining a new reputation in the GEOINT world.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  26. A new strategy to protect the US technological edge is coming this week, says Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. Sgt. Aaron Hostutler/US Defense Department

    New Pentagon innovation strategy coming soon

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work promises the document this week.

    • Nov 14, 2014
  27. On display is a model of the FT-1 solid launch vehicle for emergency satellite launches. Wendell Minnick/Staff

    Who needs China's emergency satellite launch vehicle?

    A trailer and a 20-meter rocket can be deployed for fast launches.

    • Nov 14, 2014
  28. Altavian gets Army nod for UAV sensors

    Lockheed Martin's Procerus Technologies Perceptor gimbaled imaging sensor is part of the contract-winning package.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  29. Raytheon wins $175 million DCGS-A contract

    A Raytheon-led team will provide global field services.

    • Nov 14, 2014
  30. The holographic ground control system allows a controller to experience the entire UAV mission through a human-machine interface. Wendell Minnick / Staff

    Chinese firm developing holographic UAV control center

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China unveiled the new system at Airshow China.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  31. The image released by the European Space Agency ESA on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, shows an artist rendering by the ATG medialab depicting lander Philae separating from Rosetta mother spaceship and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Associated Press

    European spacecraft lands on comet 300M miles from Earth

    The spacecraft, named Philae, will give scientists unprecedented insights into the 4-billion year-old comet, which holds secrets to the origins of the solar system.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  32. Navy's RaDER UGV succeeds in demonstration

    The vehicle is designed for explosive hazard defeat and counter-tactical surveillance and targeting missions.

    • Nov 12, 2014
  33. DISA plans to expand its spectrum services across three contracts. File

    DISA plans three spectrum contracts in 2016

    As part of a plan to expand its range of electromagnetic spectrum support services, the agency will divide the current contract's functions across three new vehicles.

    • Nov 21, 2014
  34. Europe moves forward on satellite 'space highway'

    Relay system will consist of two geostationary nodes collecting satellite data.

    • Nov 19, 2014
  35. CAPT James Fanell, the director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been removed from that position. Navy

    Senior intel officer removed after controversial comments on China

    CAPT James Fanell has been reassigned within the command.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  36. The C-130 transport plane is one possible platform for air-based UAVs. Air Force

    Pentagon plans aircraft-based UAVs

    A DARPA solicitation outlines the plan to launch unmanned craft from a larger 'mothership.'

    • Nov 13, 2014
  37. Airbus partners with Hughes for X-Band terminal

    The terminal weighs less than 12 pounds and can connect with Airbus's Skynet satellites.

    • Nov 11, 2014
  38. In 2012 AAI won a $600 million contract to provide its Aerosonde UAV under the Medium Endurance Unmanned Air System II. Aerosonde

    SOCOM wants new UAV

    Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is preparing to search for a medium-range UAV.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  39. DoD is considering replacing large satellites with multiple small ones to save costs. Lockheed Martin

    Can satellite disaggregation save money?

    A GAO report questions the wisdom of shifting DoD's satellite system to a new strategy, as the department is considering.

    • Nov 13, 2014
  40. Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen said the department will be releasing a new cloud computing policy in two weeks. Navy photo

    DoD's new cloud policy coming in two weeks

    An update to the 2012 policy will decentralize contracting responsibilities to the agencies.

    • Nov 7, 2014
  41. An F-35 Lightning II heads for Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Air Force

    Booz Allen wins $53 million C4ISR contract

    The company will support the 96th Test Wing, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    • Nov 14, 2014
  42. The Army is installing new radar systems to help UAVs avoid collisions. Textron

    Army radar installations to help UAVs avoid collisions

    The ground-based sense and avoid radar is being installed at five bases.

    • Nov 10, 2014
  43. Amy Sun, an advanced program lead for Lockheed-Martin, adjusts a UHF antenna aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy as part of a test of MUOS's capabilities in the Arctic. Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert / U.S. Coast

    Third MUOS satellite to launch in January

    Satellite is 'important step' in enabling calls and data transfer in battle zones.

    • Nov 10, 2014
  44. Susan Gordon, a 34-year veteran of the intelligence community, will be the next NGA deputy director. NGA

    NGA picks CIA vet as next deputy director

    Mike Rodrigue will retire in December, and his replacement is already in the wings.

    • Nov 12, 2014
  45. A relic of the Cold War at the Aviation Museum in Finowfurt, near Berlin, Germany.

    VIDEO: Ghost planes of the Cold War

    A foggy morning, an old Soviet airbase now used as a museum and a camera-equipped UAV produce some haunting images.

    • Nov 11, 2014
  46. Airmen check a launch control center panel during missile launch procedures training at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Air Force Global Strike Command announced today that the service's 45 missile alert facilities will now feature wireless Internet. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder / Air Force

    Air Force missile sites to get wi-fi

    Internet service at remote locations will provide airmen access for morale and recreational purposes, officials say.

    • Nov 10, 2014
  47. The Taranis, made by BAE, is an example of an unmanned combat aerial vehicle. Ray Troll / BAE Systems

    Anglo-French UCAS project gets underway with contract

    Six companies will collaborate on the project to develop two different designs.

    • Nov 7, 2014
  48. Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon, similar to the one pictured here in Texas, to boost its maritime and air security. John Moore / Getty Images

    Air defense systems take flight in Asia

    Easily transportable laser systems and tethered balloons are reinforcing security in China and Singapore.

    • Nov 6, 2014
  49. First deliveries of the Bayraktar unmanned vehicle could begin this year. Baykar

    Turkish tactical UAV ready for delivery

    The first Bayraktar could be delivered before the end of the year.

    • Nov 6, 2014
  50. Lockheed Martin develops turret sensor

    INFIRNO is a 15-inch high-definition modular unit equipped with optical sensors to track multiple long-range targets.

    • Nov 6, 2014

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