Communications


AF secretary: Deadline to replace Russian rocket engine could be too soon

Deborah Lee James tells lawmakers that a domestic rocket engine might not be ready by 2019, because "this is rocket science."

DARPA awards contract for development of new radio chip

The agency gives Exelis a $10.7 million deal to provide improvements in security and jam-resistant airborne communication as part of the Communications in Contested Environments program.

MDA adds to Lockheed contract for missile defense system

The modification covers continued support for integrated control of missile systems, sensors and operators.

US lends comm equipment to fight against Boko Haram

U.S. AFRICOM will provide African partners with communications and intelligence platforms to better enable their forces.

Air Force closing in on more powerful satellite comm system

Six months of testing have concluded on the first three satellites in the AEHF constellation, which could soon reach initial operating capability.

Navy seeking players to go up against its SIGINT team

The service is looking for specialized personnel to assist and train special operators in signals intelligence for a real-life training scenario.

Researchers add more core technologies to Squad X program

DARPA has announced plans to explore additional interest areas as part of a program to take tactical communications to the squad level.

DOD puts emphasis on Navigation Warfare, accurate GPS signals

A new instruction directs all military branches and components to incorporate Navwar and ensure that Positioning, Navigation, and Timing tools are reliable.