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Could small satellite usage double by 2020?

Small satellites offer opportunity for innovation, on-orbit upgrades, and more secure communication, according to experts.


New BAE Systems software now both tracks and interprets ISR data

New movement tracking software that interprets data patterns is now part of BAE Systems’ GXP suite.


Sea-based X-band radar program enhanced with new contract

The sea-based X-band radar system will receive data communication upgrades for its role in missile defense.


Wave-relay radio tech connects soldiers for underground combat

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is developing and testing a wave relay system to connect underground forces with above ground commanders.


DARPA proposes new urban combat virtual battlespace software for smartphones

DARPA seeks a software prototype combining human and domain assets for better battlefield decision-making.


Navy integrates new F-18 infrared sensor

Navy moves ahead with upgrades to fighter jet infrared sensor Summary: Boeing will develop the Super Hornet’s Block II infrared sensor, capable of operating in radar-denied environments


Air Force launches new space war effort

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has established a new deputy chief of staff for space operations to sharpen the focus on being prepared for enemy attacks in space.


New drone laser weapon could stop enemy missiles in boost phase

Proposals are being sought for a new high-altitude drone able to field a high energy laser for missile defense.

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