The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a key to network-centric battle groups.
DARPA’s Phoenix program also is developing new designs for satellites that would cut their costs.
Aircraft-mounted pods extend voice, data, images and video to front-line troops.
An update to DOD’s policy calls for incorporating EW into the full range of military operations.
The small, portable kit can be set up in less than five minutes and provides a secure satellite connection from anywhere in the world.
DARPA’s program could let unmanned aircraft work around the contested airspace and spectrum likely in future conflicts.
The X-37B spacecraft’s secret mission could involve testing new space surveillance technology.
Companies are eligible for individual awards under the $5.8 billion contract.