Acquisition assessment also finds major defense contractors maintain profit margins despite cost overruns and schedule growth.
After delays with Lockheed Martin Space Systems’ production of the first satellite, the service is looking for alternatives.
Under political pressure to stop using the RD-180 first-stage engine, the joint venture is studying concepts for a U.S.-made replacement.
The Tern program plans to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS that doesn’t need an aircraft carrier for take-off.
All-optical systems potentially offer increased data transfer rates and better security while avoiding the crowded electromagnetic spectrum.
The company will produce pre-production units of its advances radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system for aircraft.
New satellite router boards for field use are about the size of an iPad, more battery-efficient and can handle high data rates.
The Basic School for new officers is adding a course on the RQ-11B Raven, a small, lightweight system that can provide ISR in the field.