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  1. Versailles, seen from space via satellite. DigitalGlobe

    BAE wins contract for Map of the World

    The company will provide support to the NGA's massive GEOINT project.

    • 11:39 AM
  2. MG LaWarren V. Patterson

    Army turning Signal Center of Excellence into Cyber CoE

    MG LaWarren Patterson is leading an intricate transformation while maintaining warfighter support.

    • 10:57 AM
  3. An investigator combs through a drug tunnel found in a warehouse Nov. 30, 2011, in Otay Mesa, Calif. The tunnel, which led from the United States to a small business building in Tijuana, was the most sophisticated tunnel ever found in California and included an elevator, wood flooring and lighting. Sandy Huffaker/ Getty Images

    DHS peers underground to unearth tunnels

    The surface of the earth has been mapped and mastered, but go just a bit deeper, and you reach one of the last frontiers of ISR.

    • Jul 31, 2014
  4. Crew and pilots from the Royal Air Force's XI Squadron prepare to launch their Typhoon FGR4's from Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia. A European effort is underway to design the next generation combat UAV to come after the Typhoon. Mike Morones/Staff

    Thales, Finmeccanica to collaborate on Anglo-French UCAV

    The companies will work on sensor suite, communication sub-system.

    • 10:13 AM
  5. Unisys to continue DISA data center work

    Task order pertains to Utah facility.

    • Jul 31, 2014
  6. ISR asset? The head of Air Combat Command says fighters, which could include the F-16 Fighting Falcon, are playing a role in Iraq surveillance missions. Staff Sgt. Chad Warren/Air Force

    General: Unmanned craft cannot do it all in Iraq

    ISR mission still requires pilots who can 'look out the window and see something coming,' ACC commander says.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  7. Jack Wilmer, DISA's deputy CTO for enterprise services, speaks during the Federal Innovation Summit. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DISA applies Big Data analytics to better secure DoD networks

    As DISA moves toward the JIE, monitoring the relentless analytics data flow remains a top priority.

    • Jul 31, 2014
  8. The Royal Air Force's 10 MQ-9 Reapers will be incorporated into the core equipment program after combat operations end in Afghanistan. Sergeant Corrine Buxton/RAF

    Reapers to join UK's core equipment program

    Royal Air Force has 10 of the UAVs

    • Jul 31, 2014
  9. DARPA picks Rockwell Collins for optical fiber program

    The Mesodynamic Architectures program converts light to sound for communications.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  10. The RQ-21A Integrator is designed to switch operations from ships to Marines on shore. Navy

    Integrator completes 24-hour flight

    UAV is designed for land and maritime missions.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  11. An RT SkyStar 300 system operates along the Gaza border, but is not involved in the current Protective Edge operation. RT LTA Systems

    Israeli firm provides power-by-the-hour intel in Gaza

    About a dozen SkyStar aerostats are providing surveillance.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  12. U.S. Army Capt. Edwin Churchill, left, the commander of Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, makes a radio call while Cpl. Gary Coleman sets up communication equipment on a hilltop during Operation Oqab Behar VI, in Paktika province, Afghanistan. Spc. George Hunt / U.S. Army

    DARPA's wireless defense project moves ahead

    Solicitation lays out goals for second phase.

    • Jul 31, 2014
  13. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launches the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force. ULA

    Air Force launches satellite-watching satellites

    The craft will provide a 'neighborhood watch' of other countries' satellites.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  14. The Micro Tactical Ground Robot, built by Roboteam, is the latest tool to be fielded by Israel Defense Force units targeting Gaza's elaborate and often explosives-rigged network of tunnels. Roboteam

    Micro robot aids Israel's anti-tunnel campaign

    Locally-developed device spares soldiers from high-risk surveillance and mapping missions.

    • Jul 30, 2014
  15. CACI releases portable RF detector

    STC Portable Spectrum Analyzer is designed for law enforcement, intel.

    • Jul 29, 2014
    The Air Force is seeking a command-and-control module to coordinate its 'moving target' cyberdefense technologies. Air Force

    Air Force seeks moving-target cyber defense

    A command and control structure to coordinate cyber agility will lessen the risk of 'cyber fratricide.'

    • Jul 29, 2014
  16. Poland's TELDAT is teaming with Raytheon to pursue contracts on Poland's air defense architecture. TELDAT specializes in network hardware and equipment, such as the tactical terminal shown here. TELDAT

    Raytheon teams with Poland's TELDAT

    The companies will collaborate to seek C4ISR work for Poland's air defense architecture.

    • Jul 29, 2014
  17. An MQ-9 Reaper UAV taxies after landing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. US, Iranian and Iraqi unmanned vehicles share airspace over Iraqi skies. Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson / US Air Force

    US, Iranian unmanned systems crowd Iraqi skies

    As missions increase, the chance for hostile encounters is on the rise.

    • Jul 29, 2014
  18. 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 29, 2014
  19. In the theater, the K-MAX unmanned helicopter replaced supply convoys vulnerable to roadside ambush and IEDs.

    Unmanned helicopter comes home from Afghanistan

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

    • Jul 28, 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
  20. 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
  21. 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 28, 2014
  22. 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
  23. Air Force wants radio frequency research

    Pre-solicitation lays out the systems of interest.

    • Jul 24, 2014
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Lockheed Martin takes Air Force ISR contract

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

    • Jul 25, 2014
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. French Republic E3-F AWACS K64868. Boeing photo

    Boeing upgrades French AWACS

    Three more upgrades set to finish in 2016

    • Jul 23, 2014
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Air Force seeks new waveforms

    The Air Force is looking for new radio waveforms.

    • Jul 23, 2014
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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