Defense

Everest Summit Beckons 2SOPS Captain

May 10, 2013By
Everest-Merrin

An unofficial group of airmen from the United States Air Force (USAF) is climbing the world’s mountains to spread patriotism and pride in the military, and raise funds for military charities. The team has already achieved six of the famed “seven summits” of the world as part of the USAF Seven Summits Challenge. At this moment, they’re pushing toward the... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013 Program and Registration Available Online

May 10, 2013By
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Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ 2013 to be held September 16-20 (tutorials September 16 and 17) at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ION GNSS+ 2013 is the 26th International Technical Meeting of the ION Satellite Division and the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. ION GNSS+... read more

Raytheon Completes International Delivery of Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50

May 9, 2013By

Raytheon Company has completed delivery of more than 200 Paveway GBU-50 guidance kits to a European partner. The GBU-50 provides the 2,000-pound MK-84 or the BLU-109 penetrator with all-weather GPS navigation combined with precision terminal laser guidance. A full range of selectable terminal impact angles combined with a mature combat-proven, height-of-burst maximizes the capabilities of both the MK-84 and BLU-109.... read more

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GPS Block IIF-4 Launch Set for Today

May 7, 2013By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listerv. Update: The launch window for the liftoff has been adjusted slightly to  21:38-21:56 UTC. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket’s rollout to the pad  took place Tuesday. Weather forecasters have predicted an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch. Updates on the mission and live video coverage of the launch is available.... read more

NovAtel SPAN-CPT Receiver Supports OEM6 GNSS Platform

May 6, 2013By
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NovAtel’s single-box SPAN-CPT GNSS/INS receiver now supports the company’s next-generation OEM6 GNSS technology platform. The OEM6 GNSS engine significantly improves positioning performance through its support of GPS and GLONASS, all-in-view satellite tracking and intelligent measurement selection, the company said. “We kept the design of the enhanced SPAN-CPT identical to our legacy product to ensure a seamless upgrade process for our... read more

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Riegl and Applanix Take Flight on UAV

April 18, 2013By
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Riegl Laser Measurement Systems and Applanix Corporation announced today that the Applanix AP50 GNSS-inertial sensor system was successfully integrated with Riegl’s VQ-820-GU topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanner on board the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAV. The Riegl VQ-820-GU is specifically designed to survey sea beds and the grounds of rivers or lakes, and is well suited for combined land and hydrographic airborne... read more

DeLorme Launches Next Generation inReach Satellite Communicator with GPS

April 12, 2013By

DeLorme has announced the launch of its newest product, the inReach SE (Screen Edition) satellite communication device. With 90 percent of the world’s surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach SE is designed  for the traveler or outdoor adventurer to keep them connected and safe anywhere in the world. The expanded standalone capabilities of inReach SE include a color screen, virtual... read more

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Extreme Miniaturization: Seven Devices, One Chip to Navigate without GPS

April 11, 2013By
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The U.S. Military relies on GPS to aid air, land and sea navigation. Like the GPS units in many automobiles today, a simple receiver and some processing power is all that is needed for accurate navigation. But, what if the GPS satellites suddenly became unavailable due to malfunction, enemy action or simple interference, such as driving into a tunnel? Unavailability... read more

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