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Pentagon plans to boost drone flights by 50 percent

DOD will supplement Air Force crews with Army, Special Forces and contractor teams to cover more territory, a Wall Street Journal reports says.

The Internet of Arms will be slow to emerge

While the Internet of Things is growing, security and other risks will slow its growth in the military, a market watcher predicts.

Navy awards $1.7B in C4ISR installation contracts

M.C. Dean and Honeywell will install and certify systems on ships and subs and at shore stations around the world over the next four years.

Stratcom expands space surveillance with Israel agreement

U.S. Strategic Command recently entered into a Space Situational Awareness data sharing agreement with Israel, adding to a growing list of partners.

The key to stronger communications? Vacuum tubes.

DARPA is looking for ways to make a new generation of vacuum electronics devices that will open up a new area of the electromagnetic spectrum and be harder to jam.

Tactical data link puts Marine units on the same page

Replacing a paper-based process, Marines use Link 16 to integrate field radios and tablets to connect helicopters, UAVs and ground forces.

Air Force puts 25 companies on $20.9B training contract

The companies will compete for work under the 10-year deal, which consolidates Air Force simulation and training programs under one roof.

Northrop demonstrates multiple-UAS control with Global Hawk

The company's Control Mission Management System is another step toward standardizing command and control systems.