DARPA’s Phoenix program also is developing new designs for satellites that would cut their costs.
An update to DOD’s policy calls for incorporating EW into the full range of military operations.
The Pacific Command is sending the highly sensitive Towed Pinger Locator 25 system to the Indian Ocean.
Long-lasting legacy GPS systems allow leeway for slower development.
The Air Force plans to flight-test the ACES-HY aboard a Predator UAV.
The service is adding 7,000 Galaxy Note II smartphones to the Nett Warrior system, but they won’t work like typical smartphones.
Two will be launched into geosynchronous orbit this year, to keep a close eye on other countries’ satellites and space debris.
GPS Block IIF satellites continue to replace aging satellites, while the Air Force prepares for the next-generation GPS III.