Air Force to allow enlisted airmen to fly Global Hawks

In another effort to ameliorate the stress on remotely piloted aircraft crews, the service announced that enlisted personnel will be permitted to fly the surveillance-only aircraft.

Army streamlines tactical network with virtualization

Upgrades to WIN-T Increment 1 increase capability while cutting back on the amount of equipment required on the battlefield.

US agrees to sell military comms equipment to Taiwan

The State Department has approved a military sale of shipboard communications equipment to help the country counter potential threats from China.

Mercury Systems buys anti-tamper developer

Lewis Innovative Technologies develops a range of secure hardware and software used in embedded defense electronics systems.

General Dynamics to provide communications support for AFCENT

DISA has awarded the company a contract worth up to $450 million to support the Air Force's Central Command.

DARPA awards 9 contracts for Squad X program

The program is beginning work on bringing an operational picture down to dismounted soldiers and Marines.

Starting up a network is getting easier for the Army

The Initialization Tool Suite gives commands a faster, streamlines way to start up a network and keep it up to date.

Air Force calls Raytheon's GPS control station 'a disaster'

The Space Command's head says GPS III’s operational control system is "embarrassing" to defend, as the service considers reopening parts of the program to competition.

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