Communications Equipment

Army still catching flak for tactical intell system

Despite the Army's recent efforts to make improvements, a former DIA chief says the service should move away from the current version of DCGS-A.

Navy orders more radar jammers to protect Hornet fighters

An $88.3 million contract modification with Exelis will provide more electronic warfare systems to defend against radar-guided missiles.

As the Arctic heats up, military targets cold-weather tech

DOD is looking for C4ISR, power supplies and other technologies that can function at 60 below zero.

Army to create a marketplace for Manpack Radios

The service wants multiple vendors to compete for orders for the two-channel radios under a potential 10-year contract.

Harvest time: Wearable gear generates its own power

The Army is testing technologies that could take batteries out of the equation for soldiers in the field.

L-3, Intelsat demonstrate anti-jam technology for military satellites

The demonstration is part of an Air Force effort to leverage commercial technologies to provide anti-jam satellite communications.

A ‘powerful antenna in a soldier’s pocket,’ thanks to origami

Collapsible antennas being developed at FIU and Georgia Tech may have military and commercial applications.

Tactical radio testing gets ULTRA streamlined

New facility combines three organizations, helping to ensure interoperability and integration for new systems.

Lawmakers assert Army will broaden next-gen radio competition

New York lawmakers say they successfully pressed the Army to shift from sole- to multiple-source contracts for JTRS radios.

Army net initiative gains momentum despite shutdown

The latest version of the services Network Integration Evaluation was slowed by the government shutdown but is expected to wrap up on schedule.

Army pushes capability sets for tactical nets

Battlefield-tested tactical networks are being gradually upgraded as the Army seeks to push more data back and forth across its mobile networks.

Check out begins on third AEHF military satellite

Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite communications will increase data rates five-fold.

Air Force awards satellite support contract to Harris

Contract modification provides maintenance, logistics support of the Air Force Satellite Control Network.

Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellite on track for launch

First of three satellites completes key system life test.

Toshiba claims new encryption technique

Quantum cryptography said to provide more secure, less expensive alternative to traditional communication channels.

The gateway to DoD applications on personal mobile devices could be a "container"

The ultimate goal of using personal mobile devices to secure access to DoD applications begins with keeping the two interests completely separate, according to a major network provider.