Northrop Grumman will continue to support the system that lets Global Hawks act as all-purpose, around-the-clock communications nodes.
The tests of the One System Remote Video Terminal are part of a long-range plan to improve UAS interoperability.
The service has awarded Rockwell Collins another contract modification to speed development of the high-powered, jam-resistant devices.
By relaxing its usual requirements, the service is hoping to make UAS inexpensive enough so that their loss could be "tolerated."
The Pentagon’s research arm is looking for lightweight and low-power communications links for CubeSats.
Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical, being built by General Dynamics, will go into full-rate production.
The service has developed a method for improved communications without the need for satellites by using vehicle-mounted, high-bandwidth networking radios.
Northrop Grumman and its industry partners deliver the first of five UAS that will be part of a system-of-systems ISR capability.