Defense

USAF FY16 Budget Plus $10B More, Please!

February 11, 2015By

The long-anticipated 2016 President’s Budget (PB) was submitted to Congress in early February. The PB is the spark that ignites the lengthy and often contentious congressional budget process, including: adopting a budget resolution framework, developing numerous discretionary spending bills, reconciling legislation between the House and Senate, approving continuing resolution stop-gap measures and finally, hopefully, appropriating funds for various programs — including the... read more

Remote GeoSystems LineVision Software Maps Geospatial Video

February 10, 2015By

Art Kalinski, GeoIntelligence Insider editor, reports on Remote GeoSystems‘ geospatial DVR at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. LineVision Esri ArcGIS is a stand-alone desktop software that leverages Esri GIS technology to map, analyze and package geospatial full motion video, photos, annotations, documents, SHP files and raster imagery from the geospatial DVR. read more

Raytheon GPS Ground Program Passes Review

February 9, 2015By

The ground control system (OCX) that Raytheon is developing for the next-generation GPS program has passed a Pentagon review, reports Reuters. The program will be monitored to ensure it stays on track, a senior Air Force official said on Feb. 6 as reported by the news service. Major General Roger Teague, director of space programs for the Air Force acquisition chief, said a review... read more

Harris Corporation to Acquire Exelis for $4.75 Billion

February 6, 2015By
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Harris Corporation and Exelis Inc. today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject... read more

What Is a Brigadier? And as a GPS User, Why Do I Care?

January 22, 2015By
Col. William Cooley, Director, U.S.A.F. Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

This is the story we ran in GPS World magazine just moments after the announcement was made that Colonel William Cooley, Ph.D., director of the GPS Directorate, was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Senate for appointment to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force (USAF). Colonel William Cooley, director of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate, has... read more

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U.S. Army Interested in eLoran PNT for the Warfighter

January 15, 2015By

The United States Army is soliciting information for eLoran receivers for the warfighter, either stand-alone or integrated with GPS. The Jan. 14 Request for Information (RFI) provides an outline for the potential use of the receivers in Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) maritime, aviation, or vehicular platforms and for position and timing purposes. “As part of the Assured Positioning, Navigation... read more

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L-3 Communications Awarded $8.5M MGUE Contract Modification

January 15, 2015By

L-3 Communications has been awarded an $8.5 million modification to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract to accelerate the MGUE program. The goal is to speed delivery of upgraded, more powerful GPS receivers to warfighters. L-3 Communications has been providing hardware for the Air Force in related contracts since 2012 for the GPS user equipment program, reports Defense Systems. The next phase of L-3’s... read more

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Reflections and Hope for GNSS

December 10, 2014By

2014 marks 40 years of my long association with the positioning, navigation and timing gold standard we call GPS. There’s no question that GPS or GNSS should remain as the bedrock for all PNT solutions. Three technologies that can build on GNSS are eLoran, inertial systems, and all signals available. read more

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