C4ISR


High anxiety: US needs resilient satellites, nets to avoid a space crisis

A new assessment highlights the potential for an instability crisis in space as the United States and China vie for the high ground.

Air Force moves ahead with GPS III preparations

The service gives Lockheed Martin a $395 million contract modification for work on the ninth and tenth of the 32-satellite constellation.

Pentagon wants an imaging sensor that can think

Under the ReImagine program, researchers seek to develop a programmable array of pixels that can use machine learning to react to what they’re seeing, as a way to improve situational awareness.

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.

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 $108M deal for more Fire Scout unmanned helicopters

Northrop Grumman will deliver 10 MQ-8C systems, which can operate from land or sea, providing a wide range of ISR.

The Design Knowledge Co. brought its 4D-COP tool planning to further mature it.

Air Force exercise lets small businesses test battlefield tech

During the recent Tech Warrior exercise, technologies developed under AFRL’s SBIR program took the field in combat scenarios.

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