DARPA renews efforts to deal with a crowded, contested spectrum

New amendment seeks proposals for RadioMap and SSPARC programs.

SpaceX launches protest of Air Force rocket contract

The commercial space company says the Air Force's sole-source award to United Launch Services should have been competed.

Partnership wants ‘non-traditional performers’ for national security work

Tandem NSI’s Deal Day event looks to match defense agencies with entrepreneurs and small businesses in areas such as robotics, 3D printing and cybersecurity.

Navy advancing carrier-based drone program

NAVAIR issues a draft RFP to the four companies already working on designs for the UCLASS system, which the Navy expects to be operational by 2020.

Marine Corps helicopters to get next-gen mission computer

Northrop Grumman’s open-architecture FlightPro will have advanced multi-core processors, graphics and video capabilities.

Small drones to get more autonomous capabilities

Lockheed Martin demonstrates ground control software and flight control systems for small UAVs.

Self-healing paint could save Navy billions

Polyfibroblast, developed by Johns Hopkins and ONR, lets vehicle surfaces heal the way skin does and prevents corrosion to the metal underneath.

Critical military satellite systems are vulnerable to hacking

Military operations, navigation systems and flight safety controls could be at risk, according to analysis by IOActive.