C4ISR


12 battlefield tools of the future Marine

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory this week is testing a variety of new technologies and gear at its Advanced Warfighting Experiment. Here’s a rundown on a dozen of them.

Autonomous vessel for tracking silent subs is under construction

Expected to be launched in 2015, DARPA’s unmanned ACTUV would track diesel submarines for months at a time.

Air Force asks court to dismiss SpaceX lawsuit

SpaceX shouldn’t be allowed to challenge the core rocket contract because the company didn’t respond to original RFP, the Air Force says.

Even in communications exercises, the cyberattacks are real

The Army-run JUICE, in which military, civilian and international components test joint emergency response, also draws the attention of hackers.

DARPA wants more efficient, jam-resistant RF communications

The HERMES program is looking to develop new technologies to deal with malicious jamming and an increasingly congested electromagnetic spectrum.

Navy awards $35M contract to boost C4ISR info sharing

Lockheed Martin is to improve the way Navy sensors will collect, share and display data.

Air Force awards $1.86B contract for next two SBIRS satellites

Lockheed Martin gets the go-ahead to finish the fifth and sixth satellites in the early missile warning and infrared surveillance system.

Navy wants to take big data into battle

ONR calls for ideas on a framework and analytics tools to help with warfighting efforts.