Defense

ION seeks abstracts for Joint Navigation Conference

February 8, 2017By

The Institute of Navigation (ION) is seeking abstracts for its Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), which will be held June 5-7 in Dayton, Ohio. The abstracts are due Feb. 15. According to ION, JNC is the largest U.S. military positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event will focus on technical advances... read more

The changing face of defense PNT

February 8, 2017By

With a host of innovative technologies on the horizon, PNT is about so much more than GPS these days, and the military knows it. GPS is not going anywhere. But it’s not a complete solution either. read more

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Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 6, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc, provider of mobile network, application, services and device-test solutions, is warning of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on GNSS. The prediction of greater risk from hacking and location spoofing attacks by criminal, state-sponsored, and other adversaries is part of Spirent’s annual security forecast for 2017. The... read more

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

February 6, 2017By

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

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

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 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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