Defense IT

Army units' new Raven cameras see better than a hawk

Selected units recently received and tested 360-degree cameras with built-in infrared capabilities for their small UAS.

Navy's Fire Scout drone copter sets endurance record

The MQ-8C Fire Scout recently showed extended endurance and range for ISR, rescue and other missions.

Joel Dolisy Solar Winds

Traditional security is dead; long live traditional security!

Don’t throw out established practices, just make them part of a larger, more sophisticated strategy, Joel Dolisy writes.

DARPA hires SRI to spearhead data privacy program

The company gets an $8.5 million contract to find a better way to protect data while sharing it.

Navy makes largest federal purchase of solar power

A new 210-megawatt facility will provide up to a third of the power for 14 installations in California.

Navy awards two huge deals for tactical radios

ViaSat and Data Link get contracts worth up to total of more then $880 million for MIDS Low Volume Terminals.

Researchers take high-bandwidth communications to the South Pole

With MUOS, developed by AFRL, the Navy and Lockheed Martin, researchers send the first voice-and-data communications from Antarctica.

Air Force puts 22 companies on $490M Agile Acquisition contract

The five-year deal covers work at Eglin Air Force Base to develop new systems and modify existing ones.