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Tim Broderick

Tim Broderick is a freelance writer for Defense Systems.
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Army handheld targeting system enhances air-ground connectivity

The system transmits on-the-ground data and provides a secure digital connection for requesting call-for-fire.

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Air Force advances laser weapon simulation

Air Force advances laser weapon simulation Aircraft-launched laser weapons could be applied to a wide range of uses, including air-to-air combat, close air support, counter-UAS(drone), counter-boat, ground attack and even missile defense.

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Navy, Northrop accelerate Aegis phased-array radar upgrade

As a weapon system, Aegis can search, detect, target and kill at the same time.

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Navy Triton to get collision avoidance technology

The Airborne Collision Avoidance System X charts flight patterns that permit closer navigation to other aircraft while maintaining safety protocols.

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Navy sharpens AESA radar for F-18

Many Navy aircraft use AESA radars because of their superior ability to thwart jamming attempts.

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130,000 Navy sailors hacked

"Unknown individuals” accessed the data via a single laptop owned by an unnamed employee of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services.

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Air Force expands computer chip nanoelectronics

The Air Force wants to engineer the highly sophisticated sensing and imaging technology needed to build smaller chips with comparable precision and confidence.

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Kudu Dynamics to support Air Force cyber ops

Kudu’s website mission statement says the company promises to “to turn our proverbial swords into plowshares by raising the computer network defensive bar; and to maintain our national capabilities far in excess of said bar.”

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Iridium launches next-generation satcom communications

Iridium Satellite has been awarded a potential five-year, $8 million contract to support commercial satellite-based network services.

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Air Force, Harris advance electronic warfare

The Air Force has awarded Harris Corporation a potential three-year, $91 million contract to build electronic warfare suites.

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Q-53 Radar upgrade counters drone strikes

Lockheed Q-53 radar can be adjusted to locate attacking enemy drones.

Navy deal upgrades radar algorithms

Compass Systems will test new algorithms in support of Raytheon APY-10 and APG-79 radars.

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Air Force awards Network Centric Solutions comm contract

Technica earned a $224 million deal to secure Air Force information technology services.

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Pentagon advances image-sensor tech with Raytheon deal

Raytheon has been contracted to construct low noise infrared sensor chip assemblies capable of everything from missile defense to unmanned vehicle control.

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Air Force awards special operations military sensor deal

Micro weather sensors are designed to provide real-time weather data for military missions

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DISA preps $17 billion JIE contract proposal

A formal request for proposal has now been finished by DISA, paving the way for massive IT upgrades

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New surveillance technology helps take over drones

A data-gathering platform is designed to enhance offensive electronic warfare abilities.

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Air Force and Boeing upgrade F-15 electronic warfare

Electronic warfare advancements for the F-15 are aimed at improving the aircraft’s ability to launch and defend against EW attacks

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EW defense moves closer to reality

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing technologies to counter adaptive enemy radars in combat.