Sensors

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.

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.

DARPA invites next wave of EW, sensor tech

The Pentagon's research arm is looking for new way to manage the spectrum and tactical sensors that can analyze information as it comes in.

Air Force's Tech Warriors put new tools to the test

The annual simulated exercise puts scientists and engineers into the field to give them a better idea of what ground troops need.

Marines to get 'ground-breaking' radar under $376M deal

The G/ATOR system, made by Northrop Grumman, combines the functions of five previous systems while using air cooling and other features to cut costs.

Navy adds to digital imaging deal for submarines

A contract modification with Lockheed continues a program to give periscopes a sharable video capacity.

Navy taps Lockheed to develop LCS frigate's combat management system

The $68 million deal calls for hardware and software work as part of the Littoral Combat Ship program.

Services look for eyewear to protect against lasers

The Air Force awards a contract for protective glasses, while the Army seeks all-purpose goggles.

Widespread battle-ready wearables likely still far off

Despite technology improvements, an Air Force scientist says a majority of wearable devices aren’t ready for the field.

Army gets a move on 'pseudolites' and other non-GPS navigation

CERDEC works on providing positioning, navigation and timing when the usual signals aren't available.

NRL looks to make surveillance radar more motion-sensitive

The Navy is working with General Atomics to add inverse synthetic aperture radar to MQ-9 Reaper and Predator XP UAS.

DOD's Third Offset Strategy: what man and machine can do together

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work provides some context to the plan to make use of autonomy and artificial intelligence.

Army tests networked air defense system

The integrated system combines defensive weapons for use against UAS, cruise missiles and other threats.

DOD adds electronic attack aircraft to the fight against ISIS

The Defense Department has announced that EA-6B Prowler aircraft, specializing in tactical jamming capabilities, have deployed to support the anti-ISIS efforts.

Pentagon awards deal for non-GPS precision guidance

DARPA is funding a project that would leverage MEMS technology to develop small inertial sensors.

Army upgrading Apache's 40-year-old sensors

The service is adding a number of upgrades to the attack helicopters, including a more seamless transition from day-to-night views.

DARPA demos sense-and-avoid system

The drop-in ALIAS system, tested in a small drone, helps both manned and unmanned aircraft detect and evade incoming air traffic.