C4ISR


Pentagon awards deal for non-GPS precision guidance

DARPA is funding a project that would leverage MEMS technology to develop small inertial sensors.

One key to protecting networks: cut bandwidth requirements

A DOD official told Congress that reducing use of bandwidth could help shrink the attack surface for network-enabled systems.

Unmanned plane for launching satellites goes to Phase 2

Plans call for the Experimental Spaceplane to be able fly 10 times in 10 days, at a fraction of the cost of current launches.

Plan for cheap, reusable 'Gremlin' drones moves forward

DARPA has awarded contracts to four companies for the project, which seeks to launch inexpensive UAS from other aircraft and retrieve them mid-air after their missions.

New software opens the door to real-time data sharing for Marines

The Tactical Service Orientated Architecture lets Marines on the battlefield get mission-critical information via mobile device.

Plan for satellite-repairing robots takes the next step

DARPA's program calls for a public-private effort to develop a robotic vehicle that can inspect, repair and upgrade GEO satellites that are otherwise out of reach.

Air Force adds to deal for upgrading Global Hawk UAS

The award adds to the retrofit work for the unmanned aircraft, which is slated to entirely replace the manned U-2 spy plane.

Army still catching flak for tactical intell system

Despite the Army's recent efforts to make improvements, a former DIA chief says the service should move away from the current version of DCGS-A.

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