Space awareness, persistence emerge as priorities

Experts urge space council to shift from expensive strategic platforms to agile tactical sensor networks.

Command and Control

Raytheon bets on open-architecture in its new DCGS intelligence analysis platform

Raytheon unveiled its commercial replacement for the services’ distributed common ground system.

Army upgrades ruggedized vehicle-mounted computers, force tracking software

The Army is preparing to select a vendor to build a new Mounted Family of Computer Systems with faster processing speed and an improved user interface.

Air Forcce B-52

New radar technology lets aircraft sensors penetrate clouds, dust

DARPA has tested synthetic aperture radar technology, letting aircraft sensors operate under almost any weather conditions.


Air Force launches GPS terminal upgrade

New ground stations will leverage jam-resistance signal dubbed M-Code.


Air Force, Navy team up to acquire new counter radio-controlled explosive technology

A new Joint Counter-Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare technology will perform a range of different jamming functions on a single device.


Army tests helicopter-based, tube-launched UAVs

The service hopes to field autonomous drones from its rotor-wing aircraft.


Soldiers get upgraded, cloud-centered AKO platform

The Army is modernizing its Army Knowledge Online portal to consolidate data centers, move to the cloud and increase the range of soldier driven functions on the system.

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