TAG: defense

Cellphone towers in the sky? Fenix thinks so

May 3, 2017By

Virginia-based Fenix Group has partnered with Martin UAV, a Texas-based manufacturer of rugged utility drones, to launch an under-55-pound drone capable of providing fully functional 4G cellphone service. While Fenix Group plans to issue its first production units to the U.S. Department of Defense and first responders, it anticipates demand from telecommunications providers, oil and gas companies, and crisis response... read more

Anti-jam technology: Demystifying the CRPA

April 12, 2017By

Controlled reception pattern antennas (CRPAs, pronounced “serpers”), adaptive antennas, null-steering antennas, beamforming antennas… You’ve probably heard of at least one of those terms in any discussion around GPS anti-jam technology for defense. Because they are all terms that describe essentially the same thing: a specialized antenna that helps protect GPS receivers from interference and jamming. But what exactly are they? Where... read more

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Report: UAV sector on the upsurge

April 5, 2017By

Where It’s At, Where It’s Heading Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. My inquiries have led to discussions with General Atomics, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Aeryon Labs and SensoFusion. Further viewpoints welcome; see the conclusion of... read more

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OriginGPS launches ultra-compact GNSS module

March 14, 2017By

OriginGPS has released its new ORG 4500 series, which is a fully-integrated product that supports ultra-compact applications for both GPS and GLONASS. The ORG 4500, kin to the ORG 4400 series introduced in 2016, addresses the increasing demand for high precision with the smallest possible footprint, and takes the company’s ultra-small form factor to a new level. “The newest GNSS product... read more

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The changing face of defense PNT

February 8, 2017By

With a host of innovative technologies on the horizon, PNT is about so much more than GPS these days, and the military knows it. GPS is not going anywhere. But it’s not a complete solution either. read more

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New system designed to protect avionics from GPS jamming

January 31, 2017By

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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Israel defence to fly BlueBird UAVs

January 11, 2017By

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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