ULA's Air Force launch contract under scrutiny

The Air Force is considering early termination of a launch support contract option, as Sen. John McCain renews a push to ban use of the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

Army adds $97M to Shadow drone deal

The service is acquiring more of the catapult-launched ISR unmanned aircraft, which has also been used in concert with Apache helicopters.

Tactical mobility coming into the picture for on-ground soldiers

Officials discuss what's next for mobile devices in the military — from real-time video to head-up displays.

Ultra-high-speed chip could make the spectrum feel less crowded

DARPA's analog-to-digital converter can analyze large swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, keeping systems alter to jamming and other interference.

Army building an airfield for drone training

The site next to the National Training Center in California will accommodate training on the Gray Eagle ISR aircraft.

Orbital ATK, SpaceX to develop prototype rocket engines

The Air Force shores up its effort to get a next-generation booster off the ground.

Air Force looks to 're-define' ISR sensor suites

In a solicitation, the service said it is looking for ISR sensors that are capable of detecting targets obscured by natural or man-made means.

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

Air Force wants sense and avoid technology for large drones

The service is looking for sense and avoid technology for aircraft such as the Predator and Global Hawk that could also be transitioned to smaller drones.

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