Communications


Lawmakers grill Clapper over U.S.-Russia space arrangement

During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. McCain and others expressed exasperation with the U.S. reliance on a Russian-made rocket engine to send payloads into space.

Final GPS II satellite goes into orbit as Air Force gets ready for GPS III

With ULA launching the last of the second generation, the service awards Lockheed a contract to help the transition to the next generation.

ULA's Air Force launch contract under scrutiny

The Air Force is considering early termination of a launch support contract option, as Sen. John McCain renews a push to ban use of the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

Ultra-high-speed chip could make the spectrum feel less crowded

DARPA's analog-to-digital converter can analyze large swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, keeping systems alter to jamming and other interference.

Orbital ATK, SpaceX to develop prototype rocket engines

The Air Force shores up its effort to get a next-generation booster off the ground.

Service leaders call for more focus on electronic warfare training

EW division chiefs from the military services tell a congressional panel the U.S. needs to keep up with nations such as Russia and China.

Army adding gigabit wireless to its tactical network

Aruba's Command Post Wi-Fi brings NSA-approved wireless to WIN-T at the battalion level.

Palm-sized atomic clock could reduce reliance on GPS

A DARPA program is calling for a small, low-power but extremely accurate clock that could maintain location data when GPS goes out.