Defense

UAV solutions to be showcased at Intergeo

July 19, 2017By

Legal issues, international market analyses and best practices take center stage at the Interaerial Solutions Expo (IASEXPO). Plus: Drone use in surveillance. read more

Communication matters with spatial data

July 12, 2017By

International Cartographic Conference much more than just cartography I’ve always been a strong proponent of good cartography since my early days in geographic information systems (GIS) when I saw countless examples of very poor GIS map products. Regrettably, many early practitioners of GIS understood the software but lacked an appreciation and understanding of the good cartographic principals that are absolutely necessary... read more

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Northrop Grumman wins US Air Force contract to modernize GPS/INS systems

June 29, 2017By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force for technology maturation and risk reduction in support of next-generation navigation systems. Under the $49 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Northrop Grumman will provide the preliminary hardware and software architecture design for the Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Modernization, or EGI-M, technology. The... read more

Spirent Federal developing MNSA-capable simulators

June 28, 2017By

Spirent Federal Systems, a provider of GPS and GNSS simulators, has begun developing MNSA-capable GNSS simulators for the Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm. Spirent Federal is developing software that will support M-code using MNSA. M-code is an updated GPS military signal that is being rolled out as part of the modernization of the current GPS constellation. GPS modernization began in 2000 when the GPS... read more

Cobham launches next-generation GPS anti-jam system at Paris Air Show

June 19, 2017By

Cobham Antenna Systems has launched its next-generation anti-jam GPS system. The system provides significant immunity to jamming compared with a conventional GPS antenna, allowing the platform to operate over 100 times closer to the jammer whilst maintaining its GPS reception, the company said. The system will be available to view on Cobham’s stand, hall 2b, stand E156, at the International Paris... read more

Anti-jam systems: Which one works for you?

June 14, 2017By

In my April column, I introduced the basic concepts behind GPS anti-jam technology, along with a bit of history around its evolution. I knew this was a popular topic, but I didn’t anticipate the enormous amount of positive correspondence I’ve received since, including many inquiries about where to buy this technology and who is entitled to have it. So this... read more

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ join on next-generation GNSS receivers

May 25, 2017By

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ have signed a global alliance agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation, multi-constellation open-service and secure GNSS receivers. The effort will support the mission needs of military, government and critical national infrastructure. The family of receivers being developed will provide military, government and professional users the flexibility of selecting relevant GNSS capability to meet operational,... read more

Lockheed continues flight demonstrations of expeditionary UAS

May 15, 2017By

Lockheed Martin’s advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS) Fury is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. In flight tests since May 2016, Fury has flown more than 200 hours and reliably demonstrated more than 12-hour endurance, while simultaneously operating 100 pounds of payloads, including electro-optical/infrared surveillance systems, voice communications relays, SATCOM links... read more