Communications


Lockheed Martin begins layoffs at NORAD

Pink slips come in advance of GAO ruling on contract protest.

Dell releases family of secure, fast wireless firewalls

The SonicWALL TZ series taps the speed of 802.11ac wireless to add deep packet inspection at line speed.

Satellite-launching drone program enters next phase

DARPA awards Boeing $6.6 million to continue developing the reusable, hypersonic Experimental Spaceplane.

With new night-vision goggles, soldiers don't need a scope to aim

The system wirelessly connects the goggles with a weapon-mounted sight, allowing soldiers to shoot from the hip or around corners without exposing themselves.

Army's new command-posts-to-go support expeditionary maneuvers

Engineers design three mobile command posts that get forces up and running quickly.

GAO warns DOD of 'fragmented' approach to commercial satellites

A scattered procurement process leaves the military without a good accounting of its resources, and could be leaving money on the table, the report says.

Launch failure delays SpaceX's shot at military launches

Elon Musk said the June 28 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket would delay the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy booster ticketed to compete for launches of U.S. military satellites.

Air Force, Northrop demo an open system for manned, unmanned aircraft

The tests show how a B-2 stealth bomber, Global Hawk and other nodes can work together.