C4ISR


Air Force gives Lockheed $735M deal for satellite support

The contract calls for continued support of three generations of satellite communications.

NRL patents a small, orbital space junk sensor

The low-power, low-cost Optical Orbital Debris Spotter will allow for greater monitoring of the space debris threatening critical satellite infrastructure.

Air Force takes steps to fix drone pilot shortage

The service is boosting pay and retention bonuses, training more pilots and reducing the number of missions.

Air Force plans to spend $4B on Global Hawk drone program

Northrop Grumman will maintain and modernize the long-range ISR aircraft over the next five years.

Nanosatellites could provide future battlefield communications

The Space and Missile Defense Command is testing small satellites that could deliver over-the-horizon voice, data and imagery.

Air Force to certify SpaceX for launches by June

The Space and Missile Command has amended a research agreement streamlining EELV certification.

UAS-at-sea program produces a couple of practical spinoffs

Offshoots from the DARPA/ONR Tern program could speed up launch and recovery, and boots ships' ISR and communications range.

Next-generation GPS satellite ready for testing

GPS III is maneuverable, more resistant to jamming and can be upgraded.