SkyTracker Launched to Thwart Drone Threats in Protected Airspace

November 23, 2015By

CACI International has released SkyTracker, a precision system to protect high-value assets and support public safety against the escalating threat posed by the inadvertent or unlawful misuse of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). SkyTracker’s UAS detection, identification, and tracking system uses the drone’s radio links to precisely identify and locate UAS flying in banned or protected airspace, and has the unique capability to... read more

Bullray UAS designed for defense

November 17, 2015By

The Bullray UAS is a fully autonomous, amphibious, man-portable tricopter/quadcopter that makes vertical take-offs and landings. Rated IP-67, the rugged design is capable of performing in all weather conditions and doesn’t require a transit case. It can carry a significant sensor payload: GPS, FLIR cameras, lidar, metal detection systems and more. Rapid Composites ­­— builder of high-end UAVs for the... read more

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PNTAB and eLoran in the People’s Republic

November 11, 2015By
Boulder Colorado Flatirons. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

That is, in the People’s Republic of Boulder, Colorado. To those of us who live in Colorado, Boulder is known by this seemingly timeless but absolutely accurate appellation. This stunningly beautiful city located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, known as the Flatirons, is where the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board (PNTAB), which provides independent advice to... read more

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Lockheed Martin advances threat protection on GPS control segment

November 9, 2015By

Security upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin for the GPS ground control system are now fully operational to safeguard data and ensure satellite availability. The GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement (GIPR) technology refresh is part of the Air Force’s strategy to modernize the current GPS system and to ensure the availability of its services for more than one billion global military, civilian and... read more

KVH Awarded TACNAV and Field Service Support Contracts Totaling $2.7M

November 5, 2015By
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KVH Industries’ guidance and stabilization business has been awarded two contracts totaling $2.7 million: a $1.3 million contract to provide field service representative (FSR) support to an allied country in the Middle East related to KVH’s tactical navigation (TACNAV) systems installed on military vehicles; and a $1.4 million contract for the delivery of TACNAV systems for use by an international... read more

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Will Military Take the Autonomous Vehicle Lead?

November 2, 2015By
Jeff Smith, president and CEO of Riptide Autonomous Solutions, holds an unmanned undersea vehicle that has GPS sensors and antenna.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite shrinking defense budgets, existing and emerging worldwide threats will make robotic and autonomous systems’ development important for decades, said officials at the Unmanned Systems Defense 2015 conference held here Oct. 27-29. Because America has been at war for more than 14 years, unmanned technology has been developing at a rapid rate, perhaps even faster than emerging autonomous... read more

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Rockwell Demonstrates Next-Gen Military Test Range System

October 29, 2015By

During the first week in September, Rockwell Collins completed Contractor Test and Evaluation flights at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The demonstration included ground-to-air uplink of GPS correction messages and network services from multiple data-link towers. In cooperation with the CRIIS System Program Office (SPO), contractors and the University of Iowa Operator... read more

Aeryon Named UAV Partner for Microsoft Video Platform for Police Agencies

October 26, 2015By
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Aeryon Labs is partnering with Microsoft on its new Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP) vehicle. Microsoft has chosen Aeryon’s SkyRanger UAV to demonstrate aerial image and data capture for MAPP. Aeryon Labs is a provider of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial operators worldwide. “Law enforcement organizations throughout the world rely on Aeryon sUAS to collect aerial intelligence wherever and... read more