C4ISR


John Ratigan iDirect Technologies

Next-gen man portables swap out size and weight, add performance

New satellite router boards for field use are about the size of an iPad, more battery-efficient and can handle high data rates.

UAS training to be basic training for Marine officers

The Basic School for new officers is adding a course on the RQ-11B Raven, a small, lightweight system that can provide ISR in the field.

Army, Marines get new blue force tracking system a step closer

The user friendly, mobile battlefield command and control tool gets a workout during NIE exercises at Fort Bliss.

Army boosts bandwidth with new suitcase-sized satellite terminals

T2C2, now a program of record, takes portable battlefield communications from kilobits to megabits per second.

Russia to restrict military use of GPS stations in its territory

The retaliatory move comes in the wake of U.S. rejection of Russian GLONASS monitoring stations, but will have little effect on GPS users.

Air Force switches contractors with $298M award for FAB-T satellite terminals

Raytheon snags contract from Boeing to provide terminals for “nuclear survivable” satcom.

Air Force awards deal for Space Fence to track orbital debris

Lockheed Martin wins the $914.7 million contract to build a system to track even small bits of space junk.

Cardillo to replace Letitia Long as head of NGA

Long is retiring after heading geospatial-intelligence agency since 2010.