Defense

Launchpad: Time and frequency server accurate in all conditions

September 21, 2016By
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The VersaSync is a new generation time and frequency server from Spectracom. The high-performance GNSS master clock and network time server delivers accurate, software-configurable time and frequency signals in all circumstances, including GNSS-denied environments. It is based on a platform-approach to maximize versatility without restricting performance, which maintains or improves high-performance standards from larger form factors while reducing the footprint.... read more

DT Research delivers rugged tablets purpose-built for industry

September 19, 2016By

DT Research has released the DT395CR and DT395GS rugged tablets. While designed for field professionals, the tablets cost less than consumer-grade tablets over the lifetime of the product, DT Research said. Both DT395 tablets are highly durable to withstand extreme environments, designed with fully integrated options to eliminate easily broken attachments in mission-critical scenarios, and include security, privacy and productivity settings. The DT395GS tablet is designed... read more

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GPS III satellite delivery slips because of capacitor

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has pushed back the delivery of the first GPS III satellite by four months after discovering that a subcontractor failed to conduct testing on a ceramic capacitor, part of the navigation payload, according to Bloomberg. Delivery of the satellite was expected in August, but will now be delayed four more months and won’t be shipped until at least... read more

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September budgeting surprises: Scarcity or surplus?

September 14, 2016By
SV 01 in testing at Lockheed Martin's Denver facility. (Photo: LMCO)

Halloween may occur in October for the civil and commercial population, but for the U.S. government (USG) all the craziness of the spooky season starts in earnest in September. The end of the USG’s fiscal year (FY) ends the last day of September, and Oct. 1 is a whole new ballgame from a monetary and budgeting perspective. All the machinations... read more

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Report delves into military GPS/GNSS device market

September 13, 2016By

A new market report focuses military GPS and GNSS devices. The “Global and Chinese Military GPS/GNSS Devices Industry, 2011-2021 Market Research Report” is an in-depth study on the current state of the industry, with a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of device manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction... read more

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Lockheed, Warsaw U demonstrate UAV fleet command and control

September 6, 2016By
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Lockheed Martin and the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) successfully demonstrated their UAV optimization technologies using aerial command and control (C2) of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The demonstration marks a successful milestone in the joint WUT-Lockheed Martin advanced applied research program on optimization of diverse fleets of aircraft, and concepts associated with manned-unmanned command and control of airborne platform systems.... read more

Red Hen’s modular defense kits capture first-person views

September 1, 2016By
THISR modular kits provide the tools needed to capture the first-person view on the battlefield.
(Photo: Bruce Donaldson, THISR team leader, Red Hen Systems)

The Tactical Handheld Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (THISR) by Red Hen Systems is an advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) asset providing a real-time solution to operators and mission teams. The modular kits provide the tools needed to capture the first-person view on the battlefield. The THISR is a custom integration of cameras, a laser rangefinder, GPS unit and software linked through Red... read more

Public meeting set for Navstar GPS documents

August 29, 2016By

The U.S. Air Force is holding a 2016 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum for the Navstar GPS public documents Sept. 21-22 in El Segundo, California. The meeting is intended to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues and comments for analysis and possible integration into future Navstar revisions. The forum will be held for the following documents:... read more