Defense News

How U.S. Air Force 19 SOPS Puts GPS Satellites in Orbit

November 21, 2014By
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It's been a busy year for members of the 19th Space Operations Squadron. As operators of the GPS launch and early orbit, anomaly-resolution and disposal system, 19 SOPS members executed a historically high number of satellite launches (four), and disposed of a legacy GPS vehicle, all within the past 10 months. read more

Spectracom Offers Master Clock/GPS/Inertial Module for Intelligence

November 20, 2014By
Spectracom's Geo-PNT

A new combination master clock and GPS-aided inertial navigation system is now available to reduce redundant subsystems in mobile applications. The Geo-PNT integrates precision references for position, attitude, and timing all in one box. Applications include radar, optoelectronic sensing, electronic warfare, satcom on the move, and mobile test platforms. Geo-PNT benefits any mobile intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, because signal/electronic intelligence... read more

Russia and China Agree on SatNav Joint Venture

November 14, 2014By

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) and the Russian GLONASS nonprofit partnership agreed to establish a joint venture to promote worldwide services based on GLONASS and BeiDou, according to a report in the Russian daily newspaper izvestia.  The two parties met November 11 in the Chinese city of Zhuhai. Under the agreement, the parties will identify existing technological competence that will be the foundation... read more

Airbus Defence & Space Wins ESNC Competition

November 3, 2014By
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The winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is Airbus Defence & Space, which won over the jury of experts from around the world with its ground-breaking and cost-effective receiver for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS). The award winners were announced October 23 at an awards ceremony held at the Berlin headquarters of Deutsche Telekom. The awards recognize innovations in the... read more

KVH Receives $4.3M Order for Military Navigation Systems

November 3, 2014By
The KVH TACNAV II.

KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $4.3 million order for its TACNAV tactical navigation systems from a new customer who is a major defense contractor providing armored vehicles for an international military client. With a short delivery requirement, shipments for this order are expected to be substantially completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. “KVH is extremely pleased to be... read more

iXBlue Launches Marins M Series Inertial Nav System

October 27, 2014By
The MARINS M series INS by iXBlue.

iXBlue unveiled its Marins M series inertial navigation system (INS) at EURONAVAL 2014, held October 27-31 in Paris, France. The series includes the Marins M3, M5 and M7 systems and is designed to address the needs of the world’s most advanced navies for surface-vessel and submarine operations close to shore and in open-sea environments. Accurate and reliable navigation, including missile alignment, is critical to... read more

Abstracts Deadline for First RIN Conference Is October 24

October 15, 2014By

There is still time to submit abstracts for the Royal Institute of Navigation’s new conference. The deadline for abstracts is October 24. The RIN International Navigation Conference is set for February 24-26 in Manchester, England. To submit an abstract and view the full call for papers, visit this link. In this first event in a brand-new series of world-class conferences, the... read more

KVH Receives $19 Million Order for FOG-Based Navigation Systems

October 15, 2014By

KVH Industries, Inc., has received a $19 million contract for the delivery of a new fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based tactical navigation system for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH’s TACNAV FOG product and KVH’s new TACNAV 3D, the system provides continuous high-accuracy position and orientation even when GPS is lost or jammed. Work... read more