Defense

Boeing, US Air Force extend partnership to sustain GPS IIA, IIF

February 6, 2017By
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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have signed a GPS sustainment agreement to ensure the health of current satellites on orbit. The agreement enables persistent GPS capability for civilians and the military as Boeing works on next-generation GPS satellites. Under the agreement, Boeing will support GPS IIA and IIF satellites on orbit for the next five years. Boeing, which has been... read more

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Bye Aerospace, SolAero collaborate on medium-altitude UAV

January 31, 2017By
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Bye Aerospace has announced an engineering, development and production collaboration with SolAero Technologies Corp. to put SolAero’s solar cell technology on Bye’s solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), StratoAirNet. The StratoAirNet family of UAVs is intended to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to support commercial and government security requirements. The initial medium-altitude StratoAirNet 15 proof-of-concept prototype is nearing completion and... read more

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New system designed to protect avionics from GPS jamming

January 31, 2017By
Anti-GPS jamming system (ADA) by Israel Aerospace Industries.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled ADA — an advanced system that protects avionic systems from GPS jamming. ADA has already been integrated into several systems and platforms operating both in Israel and abroad. The system recently won a tender from Israel’s Ministry of Defense for integration into one of the main platforms of the Israel Air Force. ADA was developed... read more

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US Coast Guard adds security to website

January 31, 2017By

The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address. It is now https://www.navcen.uscg.gov, instead of http://www.navcen.uscg.gov. The change provides a secure, encrypted connection between browsers or other tools connecting to the Navigation Center website. It also provides authentication that you are unquestionably connecting to the Navigation Center website. This change is a result... read more

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Israel defence to fly BlueBird UAVs

January 11, 2017By
BlueBird Aero Systems' Thunderbird-B UAV.

BlueBird Aero Systems has won a contract to supply a target variant of an unmanned air vehicle to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), to enable it to train its air defense units. The IAF selected BlueBird’s ThunderB after it completed a series of test flights in which it reached a speed of 150 kilometers per hour and a ceiling of... read more

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Webinar to explore signal interference detection and mitigation

January 11, 2017By

The next GPS World webinar will discuss signal interference in product development and integration, from board-level GNSS receivers to system-level GNSS receivers in different application platforms. Register at no-cost for “Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation,” which will be held at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. CET) on Feb. 2. As the number of GNSS signals being tracked increases,... read more

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DT Research provides rugged tablets to US Army

January 10, 2017By

The U.S. Army continues to expand the use of DT Research’s DT311 series of ultra-rugged tablets into additional army facilities to support training missions and other logistics. In 2016, the U.S. Army awarded DT Research three rugged tablet contracts. DT Research is a designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California,... read more

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LizardTech certified by US Army for GeoExpress and Express Server

January 10, 2017By

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has received Certificates of Networthiness (CoN) for GeoExpress 9.x and Express Server 9.x from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN signifies that GeoExpress and Express Server are configured to the current Army Golden Master (AGM) baseline and comply with all U.S. Army and Department... read more

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