Defense IT


ULA launches Air Force's 'space neighborhood watch' satellites

ULA launched the first two satellites in the Air Force’s formerly secret Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program on July 28, after several days of delays.

'System on a chip' a boost for next-gen RF communications

DARPA researchers demonstrate an all-silicon SoC transmitter that could make RF systems smaller, lighter, cheaper and better.

Army building a marketplace for tactical comm equipment

The program will set technical standards for hardware in support of the Common Operating Environment and provide a contract vehicle for vendors to work with.

An ISR drone in your pocket

Natick researchers are adapting a 16-gram, remotely operated helicopter that could send real-time video to soldiers and squads, indoors or out.

Squad X aims to 'organically' integrate sensors, comm, data for small units

DARPA's program wants to bring a full, near-real-time operational picture to the infantry squad.

Senate bill would cut $500M from Defense IT budget

But cyber and R&D would get a boost under bill approved by the appropriations committee.

NERO jams aboard a drone in Army test

Flights show that a Gray Eagle can carry out electronic attacks currently handled by C-12 aircraft.

Air Force certifies SpaceX launches for future contracts

The private space launch company is now qualified to compete for the Air Force’s EELV program.