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.

Army adding gigabit wireless to its tactical network

Aruba's Command Post Wi-Fi brings NSA-approved wireless to WIN-T at the battalion level.

Palm-sized atomic clock could reduce reliance on GPS

A DARPA program is calling for a small, low-power but extremely accurate clock that could maintain location data when GPS goes out.

NRL tests low-power, long-endurance sail drone

The Naval Research Lab, in partnership with Penn State, tested algorithms designed to increase the endurance of unmanned sailplanes that ride thermals the way some large birds do.

Northrop wins contract for GPS upgrades

The company will support modernization efforts for the embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System.

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