KVH Receives $1.5M Order for TACNAV Systems

May 1, 2015By
Credit: U.S. Armed Services.

KVH Industries Inc. has received a $1.5 million contract for the delivery of tactical navigation systems for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH’s TACNAV TLS and TACNAV Light, the system is designed to help military vehicle crews maintain 100% situational awareness. The hardware shipments for this order are expected to be... read more

VectorNav Unveils Updates to VN-300 GPS/INS at AUVSI Show

April 30, 2015By

VectorNav Technologies has released a surface mount version of its VN-300 dual-antenna GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS). It will be on display at booth 942 at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems show, held May 5-7 in Atlanta. Surface Mount Device The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing capabilities, which... read more

GPS Glitch Two Years Older than First Stated

April 15, 2015By

On Wednesday, the GPS Directorate said further data analysis shows that a technical error affecting some Boeing GPS IIF satellites first appeared in 2011, two years earlier than originally stated, according to a Reuters report. The error first appeared one year after the GPS IIF satellites became operational. The error affects the way the ground control system builds and uploads messages transmitted by the satellites, but... read more

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Air Force to Award Additional GPS III Satellite Contracts

April 15, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force plans to award multiple contracts for companies to demonstrate their ability to build GPS III satellites, according to a report by Mike Gruss of Space News. The Air Force expects to award the contracts — worth up to $6 million — during this calendar year. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver is the current GPS III satellite contractor, building the first eight GPS III satellites. The... read more

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U.S. Navy to Deploy Underwater Drones from Submarines

April 15, 2015By

The U.S. Navy plans to deploy its first underwater drones from submarines later this year, according to a report by The website quoted Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, the Navy’s director of undersea warfare, who said the deployment will include the use of the Remus 600 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to perform undersea missions around the globe. “Now you are talking about a submarine... read more

AUVSI Unmanned Systems Offers Demonstrations, Exhibits

April 15, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host Unmanned Systems 2015, which will run from May 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta. With 8,000 attendees from around the world, Unmanned Systems 2015 is the largest expo and trade show in the industry, according to AUVSI. The event will include three days of interactive exhibits and exciting... read more

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GPS III Update: First Satellite Ready for Testing

April 14, 2015By

Report from the 31st Space Symposium COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — I had the pleasure of having an early breakfast on this beautiful Colorado morning with Mark Stewart, VP and program manager at Lockheed Martin in Denver for the GPS III program. Mark was very upbeat, a normal state for him actually, and stated that GPS III SV1 was fully integrated — payload, bus... read more

DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015By

DARPA is looking for technology communities that can team to provide expertise and innovation for small sensors, expendable and small unmanned systems, and distributed communications and navigation technology. read more