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September 01, 2017
82nd Airborne tests in-flight communication system for paratroopers
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
The U.S. Army's Global Response Force composed of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division successfully conducted an airborne exercise using the En route Mission Command tactical networking system. The system, mounted on C-17 cargo planes, provided plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground audio, video, and data communications to the 1st Brigade's commander and subordinate commanders. The EMC is operated by communications specialists from the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. Part ... read more

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have played an important role in the U.S. military's operations in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia in recent years, using ever-more-sophisticated on-board ... more
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Industry team demonstrates Low Cost Terminal for AEHF satellites
An industry team led by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated their Low Cost Terminal with an orbiting communications satellite. ... more
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New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivity
Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise dete ... more
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Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract
The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide communications and operations support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ... more
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The Radio Frequency Spectrum plus Machine Learning = equal A New Wave in Radio Technology
The current wave of artificial intelligence, driven by machine learning (ML) techniques, is all the rage, and for good reason. With sufficient training on digitized writing, spoken words, images, vi ... more
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ViaSat, Data Link receive $123.4M for MIDS JRTS radios
ViaSat and Data Link Solutions have each received a $123.4 million modification to an existing contract for development and production of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System terminals, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more
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Joint Stars aircraft getting communications upgrade
E-8C Joint Stars aircraft of the U.S. Air Force are to receive a radio terminal upgrade from Northrop Grumman, the company announced on Tuesday. ... more
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Army orders Falcon III HMS radios from Harris
The U.S. Army has issued a delivery order to the Harris Corporation for multi-channel Falcon III HMS manpack radios to support two major test events. ... more

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SES Government Solutions lands additional MEO Beam task order with DoD
SES Government Solutions has signed a five-year task order with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Under the agreement, an additional satellite beam will enable access to real-time information fo ... more
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Rockwell Collins to support avionics for 160th 'Night Stalkers' aviation regiment
Rockwell Collins has received a $30.7 million contract for avionics repair and maintenance work in support of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment operations. ... more
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New combat survival radio by General Dynamics
A new combat survival radio for downed military pilots, air crew and isolated personnel, has been introduced by General Dynamics Mission Systems. ... more
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Northrop Grumman receives Australian satellite ground station contract
Northrop Grumman has received a $170 million contract from the Australian Defense Force for a ground station for it's military satellite communications program, the company announced on Monday. ... more
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First UAVs, Now Ships - Connectivity for the next generation of remote naval operations
No military operation is as remote as a single destroyer operating on the open ocean, hundreds if not thousands of miles from the nearest port. Forty years ago, a U.S. Navy ship crossing the Pacific ... more
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DISA extends Comtech satellite services to Marines
A Comtech Telecommunications business unit is to continue to provide the U.S. Marines with Ku satellite bandwidth and support services. ... more
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Harris Corp. awarded Special Forces radio contract
Harris Corp. RF Communications was awarded a $255 million maximum-ceiling contract for the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, or STC NGMP, radio, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
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Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled "Connect-D", Airbus now supplies telephon ... more

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Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
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Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. ... more
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Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
High-performance Link-11/Link-22 data terminal sets and related communications equipment are to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Leonardo DRS. ... more
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Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
Israel's Ministry of Defense has contracted with Elbit Systems Ltd to provide its satellite-on-the-move systems for land vehicles, the company announced Monday. ... more
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European country orders Harris tactical radios
An undisclosed European country has ordered tactical radio systems for its communications readiness program from Harris Corporation. ... more
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Boeing demonstrates integrated aircraft communications system
U.S. Air Force F-15Cs have demonstrated the ability to securely communicate with other aircraft and ground stations using a Boeing-developed networking system, the company announced Monday. ... more
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Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
Elbit Systems has received a $40 million contract for the advanced C4ISR electronic warfare and communications system for the Brazilian marine corps, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more
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Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
General Dynamics Mission Systems has successfully streamed video more than 62 miles between tactical antennas as part of the Marine Corp-backed Ship-to-Shore Maneuver, Exploration, and Experimentation exercise on April 20. ... more
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