C4ISR


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.

When GPS falters, where will the military turn?

The potential for spoofing and jamming is prompting a look at old and new technologies.

Army wants to mine social media in Europe

Analysis of social media and open-source information would help monitor extremist activities.

DARPA ARES detail

Next up for drones: Transformer-style helicopters

DARPA’s ARES would have modules for cargo transport, medical evacuation and ISR.

Memex: The next generation of deep-Web search?

DARPA wants to develop a broader, deeper search engine to support DOD missions, starting with the fight against human trafficking.

GPS III Satellite

Air Force expects delay in GPS III satellite delivery

Exelis and Lockheed Martin continue to deal with navigational payload problems.