Defense

Orolia fortifies resilient PNT with Satelles satellite time and location signal

December 15, 2016By

A strategic alliance announced on Dec. 15 between Orolia and Satelles includes product development and go-to-market activities of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions provided by the Iridium satellite constellation, independent of GPS/GNSS signals. The companies intend to provide PNT solutions to military, defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. Orolia, the parent of GNSS-active companies Spectracom and Spectratime, among others,... read more

GPS World remembers defense columnist Don Jewell

December 13, 2016By

Don Jewell passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 12. For more than nine years, Don wrote the Defense PNT monthly e-newsletter column for GPS World, after a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Deputy Chief Scientist for Air Force Space Command with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. A celebration of his life was held Oct. 20 in... read more

New report covers global military GPS device market

December 8, 2016By

GPS-enabled devices render large amount of assistance to a country’s armed forces on battlefields. In the modern-day scenario of combat, the need to be technically advanced and the ability to achieve precision strike with minimum self-loss are taking center stage. This has resulted in greater use of GPS-guided devices and weapons by soldiers, which are considered in a new report... read more

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Raytheon, DARPA developing tech to protect power grid against cyber attack

December 5, 2016By

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, has awarded Raytheon multiple contracts to research and develop technologies that will detect and respond to cyber attacks on the U.S. power grid infrastructure. The contracts, which total $9 million, were awarded under DARPA’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program. “During the last two decades, industrial control... read more

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Lockheed completes COTS upgrade of ground control system

December 1, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational Control Segment — known as the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) — into a modern, high-performance... read more

In memoriam Don Jewell, 1949–2016

December 1, 2016By

Friends and colleagues of Don Jewell have sent these messages on learning of his unexpected passing in October. Below is a collection of memories and appreciation from readers and friends of Don. To add your tribute, send to editor@gpsworld.com. His is truly a loss for the entire GPS community. He will be greatly missed. Like a Brother. With great sadness... read more

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Insitu ScanEagle completes maritime search at Unmanned Warrior

November 28, 2016By

At the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior demonstration, Insitu showcased its newest wide-area maritime surface search and identification technology for representatives from the Royal Navy as well as military and industry officials from across the globe. During the event, held in Benbecula, Scotland, the Insitu team was tasked to perform a range of maritime missions using ScanEagle equipped with the ViDAR... read more

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US military plans autonomous cargo-hauling and combat vehicles, drone swarms

November 9, 2016By

Soldier-borne sensors, leader-follower cargo-hauling technology and tiny, handheld unmanned aircraft are in the forefront of new technologies planned for U.S. warfighters, according to Maj. Gen. Robert M. “Bo” Dyess. The deputy director of the U.S. Army Capability Integration Center told AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Defense keynote audience that developing tools and systems demanded by soldiers is key. He cited a recent... read more

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