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

February 6, 2017By
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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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ION announces executive committee and council for 2017-19

February 6, 2017By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has announced its Executive Committee and Council for 2017-19. The ION Executive Committee and Council consists of a wide range of professionals in the field of positioning, navigation and timing. “ION is excited with the talented and distinguished group of professionals that hail from all segments of the PNT community who are giving their time... read more

Wildwood eLoran transmitter starts broadcasting Feb. 6

February 2, 2017By

Update (2/9/17): The Wildwood transmitter is back on the air after a presumed lightning strike affected transmissions. The transmitter stopped broadcasting at 5:35 a.m. EST on Feb. 9. Testing took place 5:35 a.m. to  8:19 EST, after which it came back on the air, reports Steve Bartlett, vice president of operations for UrsaNav Inc. The transmitter will be taken off... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz protects Europe air show from drones

February 1, 2017By
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Rohde & Schwarz safeguarded Austria’s AirPower 2016 air show against the security risk of commercial drones encroaching on the show’s airspace. This was accomplished using the R&S Ardronis radiomonitoring solution that enables users to identify drone control signals early on, to locate and even stop the drone. Remote-control drones are constantly invading the privacy of individuals and violating the boundaries of... read more

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EndRun delivers atomic frequency standard performance in compact module

January 31, 2017By
The RTM3205 precision timing module by EndRun Technologies.

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, announced at the Precision Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting the release of the RTM3205 precision timing module for portable time and frequency applications. The PTTI meeting is being held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Monterey, California. The second-generation RTM3205 is optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP),... read more

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Bye Aerospace, SolAero collaborate on medium-altitude UAV

January 31, 2017By
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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
Anti-GPS jamming system (ADA) by Israel Aerospace Industries.

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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Spireon unveils connected car solution for dealerships

January 31, 2017By
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Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution, Kahu. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service, Spireon said. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with... read more

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