General Atomics

Reaper's retrofits extend its range and endurance

General Atomics said the unmanned aircraft's longer wings and greater fuel capacity take its flight endurance from 27 to 40 hours.

BAE to demonstrate next-gen EW detection for the Navy

ONR wants the company to show continued proof-of-concept development in electromagnetic spectrum emitter detection and situational awareness.

Air Force steps up the competition for a new rocket engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services join two other companies in developing prototypes to replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

China's new radar installation raises the stakes in Pacific

The installation, along with other activities, changes the operational landscape in the South China Sea, the Navy and analysts warn.

Global Hawk takes another step toward replacing the U-2

Manufacturer Northrop Grumman said the unmanned aircraft successfully competed flight tests for the first time with the SYERS-2 sensor found on the U-2.

Marine Corps in the next phase of MCEITS IT transformation

The 2.0 stage of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services program is adding new applications and capabilities ahead of schedule, VMware’s Bill Rowan writes.

The Air Force wants to add sense and avoid technology to RPAs such as the Predator.

Air Force is looking for resilient autonomous systems

The service wants to develop systems that can operate contested spectrum environments and learn from prior experience.

Navy still has long way toward CANES installation

With installation aboard the USS Nimitz, the Navy has put another aircraft carrier on its new shipboard tactical network, and has plans for a total of 219 ships by 2023.

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