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SpaceX gets closer to launching military, spy satellites

The Elon Musk-led company is nearing certification that would put it into competition with Lockheed/Boeing’s ULA.

New Army manual combines cyber, electromagnetic operations

The field manual maps out a plan for unifying cyber operations, electronic warfare and spectrum management.

Army steps up search for anti-drone technology

As UAVs proliferate, the military tries to prepare to defend against those of other forces.

Hyperspectral sensor lets drones see through camouflage, spot explosives

The Air Force plans to flight-test the ACES-HY aboard a Predator UAV.

Army’s move to Samsung reflects a flexible mobile strategy

The service is adding 7,000 Galaxy Note II smartphones to the Nett Warrior system, but they won’t work like typical smartphones.

Air Force unveils secret space surveillance satellites

Two will be launched into geosynchronous orbit this year, to keep a close eye on other countries’ satellites and space debris.

Air Force launches first GPS satellite of the year

GPS Block IIF satellites continue to replace aging satellites, while the Air Force prepares for the next-generation GPS III.

Rick Lober Harris

Why DOD needs to consider commercial SATCOM

Budget pressures, bandwidth demand and technical innovations in the private sector should lead the military to commercial options.