Communications


The Air Force brings the B-52 into the digital age

With Boeing's CONECT communications system, the venerable bomber goes from 'a rotary-dial phone to a smartphone.'

Navy awards two huge deals for tactical radios

ViaSat and Data Link get contracts worth up to total of more then $880 million for MIDS Low Volume Terminals.

Researchers take high-bandwidth communications to the South Pole

With MUOS, developed by AFRL, the Navy and Lockheed Martin, researchers send the first voice-and-data communications from Antarctica.

Computer designs deliver innovative radio solution for SOCOM

Engineers using a 3D CAD program developed an innovative way to create a two-in-one radio mount while adhering to strict weight requirements.

Navy, Army teams to take home GCN Awards

A Navy mobile app and the Army's consolidated logistics support system are among the projects honored in this year's awards.

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.

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.

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.