TAG: security

New players trigger new space race, GPS III update

April 26, 2017By
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From the Space Symposium: new players in space race, new capabilities afforded by 3D printing and virtual reality, and insights into the GPS III program from Lockheed Martin's VP for navigation systems. read more

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Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 6, 2017By
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Spirent Communications plc, provider of mobile network, application, services and device-test solutions, is warning of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on GNSS. The prediction of greater risk from hacking and location spoofing attacks by criminal, state-sponsored, and other adversaries is part of Spirent’s annual security forecast for 2017. The... read more

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AF Space Command holds wargame focused on resilience

May 24, 2016By

Air Force Space Command began its 10th Schriever Wargame May 19 at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala. The Schriever Wargame (SW 16), set in the year 2026, explores critical space issues and investigates the integration activities of multiple agencies associated with space systems and services. The objectives of SW 16 center on identifying ways to increase the resilience of space that includes our intelligence community, civil, commercial... read more

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Microsemi offers security-hardened NTP timing platform

January 12, 2016By
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Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its SyncServer S6xx series of Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers. The new SyncServers provide a highly secure, accurate and flexible timing and frequency platform for synchronizing network elements and mission-critical electronics systems in enterprise information technology (IT) applications such as Internet protocol telephony and physical... read more

Lockheed Unveils ICARUS to Counter UAS Threats

October 13, 2015By
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At this year’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting, Lockheed Martin unveiled a new capability that will allow users to detect and counter emerging threats from unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The solution, ICARUS, was designed to operate defensively in various threat environments. The AUSA meeting was held Oct. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. “The U.S. government is seeing... read more

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New Spirent Test Framework Evaluates Threats to GPS, GNSS

September 14, 2015By
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Spirent Communications has announced a Robust PNT Test Framework that evaluates GPS and GNSS security vulnerabilities for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems. Threats to GNSS and related PNT applications are more orchestrated and coordinated, with the motivation to disrupt or cause financial loss. The technology to disrupt GPS has also become much more accessible, resulting in GPS vulnerability gaining attention... read more

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TCS Makes Strong Play in Indoor Location Market with Loctronix Acquisition

September 11, 2015By
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With market share second only to Ericsson, TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS) is investing in location-based services (LBS), particularly those used for indoor location. One key investment was the July acquisition of Loctronix, a small Seattle-based provider of positioning systems for GNSS-challenged environments. TCS senior vice president and commercial software group president Jay Whitehurst spoke exclusively to GPS World at CTIA... read more

Drones Could Assist Lifeguards in Rescues, Shark Sighting

July 9, 2015By
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Lifeguards in the United States are testing how drones may help save lives in coastal waters. Cameras on drones can spot sharks from above, and drones are able to reach struggling swimmers faster than lifeguards to deliver life preservers. In Seal Beach, Calif., lifeguards are using the flying device to monitor sharks. “It’s an extremely valuable tool for our water observation,” said... read more