Defense

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

September 1, 2016By

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

GPS anti-jam increasingly big business

August 29, 2016By

It’s getting bigger all the time, GPS/GNSS business. And coming along in its wake, starting to grow like a sproutly little brother, is GPS anti-jamming, to safeguard the signal in various scenarios. The anti-jamming market for GPS is expected to reach US$4.8 billion in value and 309.2 thousand units in volume by 2022, according to a newly released report by... read more

Lockheed precision-guided munitions tests successful

August 26, 2016By

Lockheed Martin’s new Dual Mode Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) successfully completed two recent flight tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California. The tests demonstrated operation of the new linear optics, GPS/inertial navigation system (INS) guidance subsystem and the control actuation system, meeting all mission objectives. Released from an F/A-18 Super Hornet, the two... read more

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Considering GPS III in light of a PNT wager

August 10, 2016By

It was not a big wager as wagers go, but the underlying premise spoke volumes. It all began innocently enough in 2005 when the first test, or proof of concept, Galileo satellite known as GIOVE-A was launched. Who won the wager, and what can that tell us about GPS III? read more

Vulcano weapon system to fire with Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS

August 8, 2016By

Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Vulcano family for naval and artillery applications. Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) integrations. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular caliber of the ammunition, and... read more

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US Air Force releases GPS III-3 launch services RFP

August 4, 2016By

The Air Force has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for launch services for the GPS III-3 mission, scheduled to launch in 2019. Proposals are due Sept. 19; the contract will be a standalone contract for a single GPS III launch. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX are expected to compete for the contract. In April, SpaceX was chosen to launch the... read more

Spectracom adds resiliency for military communications system

July 25, 2016By

Secondary receiver uses eLoran to back up GPS time Spectracom has been selected to provide Interference, Detection and Mitigation (IDM) capability to its SecureSync precision time and frequency reference system to support Rohde & Schwarz Benelux B.V. and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for secure long-range military communications systems. The upgrade, which is based on a secondary receiver that extracts... read more

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