TAG: defense

Israel defence to fly BlueBird UAVs

January 11, 2017By
BlueBird Aero Systems' Thunderbird-B UAV.

BlueBird Aero Systems has won a contract to supply a target variant of an unmanned air vehicle to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), to enable it to train its air defense units. The IAF selected BlueBird’s ThunderB after it completed a series of test flights in which it reached a speed of 150 kilometers per hour and a ceiling of... read more

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DT Research provides rugged tablets to US Army

January 10, 2017By

The U.S. Army continues to expand the use of DT Research’s DT311 series of ultra-rugged tablets into additional army facilities to support training missions and other logistics. In 2016, the U.S. Army awarded DT Research three rugged tablet contracts. DT Research is a designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California,... read more

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LizardTech certified by US Army for GeoExpress and Express Server

January 10, 2017By

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has received Certificates of Networthiness (CoN) for GeoExpress 9.x and Express Server 9.x from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN signifies that GeoExpress and Express Server are configured to the current Army Golden Master (AGM) baseline and comply with all U.S. Army and Department... read more

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New defense signals offered, new defense editor sought

December 20, 2016By
Iridium satellite, courtesy of Iridium.

Two important new signals — or rather, one signal and one group of signals — became available for military users worldwide last week. Satelles made an exciting announcement of what amounts to a new dimension in satnav: a whole new constellation in low-Earth orbit, bringing global coverage and most critically, a signal strength hitherto unknown to GNSS users. The satellite... read more

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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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Insitu ScanEagle completes maritime search at Unmanned Warrior

November 28, 2016By
ScanEagle with ViDAR. (PRNewsFoto/Insitu)

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
The Army's squad mission support transport robot (SMET).

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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Spectratime launches Force 2020 atomic clock for defense

November 7, 2016By
The Spectratime Force 2020 Rubidium clock is designed for the defense market.

Spectratime, a provider of high precision atomic clocks and a business of the Orolia Group, has launched the Force 2020. The Force 2020 is a rugged, anti-vibration, GPS/GNSS-lockable, ultra-low-noise Rubidium atomic clock for highly dynamic defense platform applications. According to Pascal Rochat, managing director of Spectratime, “Next-generation defense airborne radars, drones, helicopters, secure shipboard and radio communications systems use high... read more

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