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DARPA goes to next phase of Squad X

The research agency awards Lockheed a contract to continue work on bringing a command-and-control view to the squad level.

Defense R&D takes a turn toward smaller vendors

As large weapon programs enter production or are cancelled, R&D has declined and contracts are going to smaller vendors, a budget analysis finds.

Navy awards deals potentially worth $1B for cybersecurity

Seven companies will compete for work under three-year contracts for a variety of work; each deal has a two-year option.

DARPA wants air traffic control for low-flying drones

The Aerial Dragnet program calls for identifying and tracking UAS flying below 1,000 feet in urban areas where line-of-sight is not available.

NGA joins SpaceNet satellite imagery initiative

The geospatial agency will take part in the effort to provide a huge trove of commercial satellite imagery to the public for free.

Navy awards deal for installation of new EW tools

Three small businesses will share in a $49 million contract to install systems on a variety of ships, including a few foreign vessels.

Army, Korean engineers find a way for allies to share spectrum

The system, which would replace what is still a paper process, would give coalition partners a clear view of available spectrum, allowing them to better work together.

Quadcopter resupply drone could give soldiers 'Amazon on the battlefield'

The JTARV, now in prototype, could let soldiers call for supplies and have them delivered in 30 minutes.

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