The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group this week, assembling experts from the private sector to advise on federal intelligence efforts.
Former senior intelligence officials, journalists, and human rights advocates join the assembly,... Read More »
Holloman Air Force Base received a new High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) item for testing this week from Bell Textron Inc., to begin testing its folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.
At the end of these sled test... Read More »
With the launch of the Rapid Experimental Missionized Autonomy (REMA) program this week, within the next 18 months DARPA intends to create ways for commercial drones to work autonomously on predefined tasks after connection with their operators is lost.
“REMA is focused on creating autonomous... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Defense announced two new agreements this week meant to shore up domestic manufacturing and mining operations for critical metals: lithium and nickel.
For lithium, that resulted in a $90 million agreement with Albemarle Corporation to support the expansion of domestic... Read More »
As part of a four-year effort under DARPA’s Glide Breaker program, Boeing will develop and test technologies for a hypersonic interceptor prototype.
“Hypersonic vehicles are among the most dangerous and rapidly evolving threats facing national security,” said Gil Griffin, executive... Read More »
Through the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) grant program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded 34 grants amounting to $20 million this week, providing significant financial aid to local communities’ security.
“As the recent racially-motivated shooting in... Read More »
With a $797 million contract from the U.S. Army newly in hand, BAE Systems will continue production of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) in the days ahead, entering into full-rate production.
As of this month, that made the AMPV the first newly-designed and built tracked vehicle to... Read More »
A total of 15 businesses will benefit from a new award of $14,994,521 doled out by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program this week, as the government pushes for supportive new technologies.
Specifically, DHS seeks... Read More »
Under a modified contract between the U.S. Army and BAE Systems, more than $190 million was awarded to the company to modernize and equip Armored Brigade Combat Teams with continued rollout of the Bradley A4.
The award covers more than 70 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, as well as Fire Support Team... Read More »
In order to fund operations throughout Fiscal Year 2024 and pursue network upgrades, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board last week approved a $451 million budget package.
This included $95 million for an operating budget, $95 million for reserves and $261 million for... Read More »
The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, a $2.7 billion contract to build 35 additional CH-53K King Stallion helicopters.
It’s the largest procurement for the aircraft to date, and will see deliveries begin in 2026, divided into three parts. Under the arrangement,... Read More »
While lab-based testing has advanced in many ways over the years, sample preservation still relies on refrigerated transport that can cause challenges in remote environments, and this month Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a new program to solicit alternatives.
At... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $14 million contract to BAE Systems this week for development of its Massive Cross Correlation (MAX) program.
That program is developing technology related to next-generation sensing, imaging and communications systems, and DARPA... Read More »
From its ground vehicles to weapon systems work, the combat missions systems (CMS) side of BAE Systems brought $1.9 billion to the United States economy last year, according to its newly published 2022 Economic Impact Report.
“Our vast network of sites and strong supplier base are important... Read More »
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has declared Initial Operational Capability for Lockheed Martin’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS).
The milestone represents a transformational capability for USSOCOM forces in Maritime and Undersea Systems.
"The Dry Combat Submersible has the potential... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has detailed a follow-on contract with Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Corporation to reduce risk for future air breathing hypersonic systems.
The scope of work calls for the Raytheon-led team to build and fly additional Hypersonic... Read More »
A Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) analysis maintains nuclear security conditions are regressing among the dozens of countries, as well as areas with weapons-usable nuclear materials and nuclear facilities.
“The bottom line is that the countries and areas with the greatest responsibility for... Read More »
Through a new, $37.5 million agreement with Graphite One, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is pushing expansion of domestic graphite mining and processing, in the hopes of building up American capabilities to produce large-capacity batteries.
While such batteries are proving critical to... Read More »
BAE Systems has outlined the nuances of its new FalconWorks initiative within the company's Air Sector platform. which targets advanced and agile research to deliver varied combat air capabilities.
"Defending our freedoms is becoming ever more unpredictable – the only constant is change," BAE... Read More »
Nations with the best capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with lower overall mortality rates than less prepared nations, according to a new study from partners at the Brown University School of Public Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and... Read More »
Looking to improve its lethality, survivability and situational awareness in harsh situations, the U.S. Army turned to RTX this week with a $117.5 million contract for a next-generation targeting and surveillance system meant to support its Abrams Tanks and other fighting vehicles.
"This... Read More »
Aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation is espousing the benefits of its Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS), noting it was delivered two years ahead of schedule.
Poland is the first U.S. ally to field IBCS and Polish soldiers will be trained to use the system,... Read More »
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are touting a new program they maintain addresses bloodstream infections (BSI)-causing fungal and bacterial pathogens.
The Synthetic Hemo-technologIEs that Locate & Disinfect (SHIELD) program seeks to develop broad, preventive... Read More »
At a test conducted at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska last month, RTX showed off advanced Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capabilities, displaying multi-level security networking.
"We're working across our company to mature and demonstrate... Read More »
Threat detection and security screening company Smiths Detection is slated to manufacture and deliver up to 1,050 Lightweight Chemical Detectors (LCD) to the Swiss Federal Department of Defense (DOD).
The action would aid in replacing the existing fleet of personal chemical... Read More »
As part of the United States Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Lockheed Martin recently won contracts to support three small businesses from the nation’s defense industrial base, and will help them to develop technical and business capabilities.
Run by the Missile Defense... Read More »
FirstNet Authority Board officials are commending a member of the inaugural Board for receiving a communications award for
contributions to advancement of public safety broadband communications.
Teri Takai received the Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award during... Read More »
Northrop Grumman Corporation has detailed the successful flight test of its advanced airborne navigation solution, Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) Modernization - known as EGI-M.
“This flight test is a major step forward in developing our next... Read More »
Global aerospace company Lockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Army to address the second phase of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) – Echelons Above Brigade (TLS-EAB) program.
“The U.S. Army’s Family of Systems concept is a proven model for developing and delivering converged... Read More »
Thanks to a partnership with George Mason University (GMU), the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Crime Center Vulnerability Disclosure Program has grown significantly and successfully on the heels of an award-winning pilot.
Utilizing the National Security Innovation Network Capstone... Read More »
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are espousing the benefits of its Intelligent Generation of Tools for Security (INGOTS) program, which they maintain would bolster cybersecurity efforts.
"In an attack paradigm where exploitability depends on the emergent behavior of... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded threat detection and screening technology firm Smiths Detection a contract for full-size checkpoint computed tomography (CT) systems and related services.
Smiths Detection President Inder Reddy said 2.9 million passengers fly in and... Read More »
The Department of Defense (DOD) has outlined a $13.8 million agreement with a Keene, N.H., firm, noting the pact would strengthen the supply chain.
The partnership with the Timken Company (Timken) would increase production of high-precision ball bearings in accordance with the DOD's Office of... Read More »
Through a new, $45.5 million agreement with Arconic Corporation, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced this week that it seeks to increase production of High Purity Aluminum (HPA) domestically, so as to strengthen production of missiles and munitions in the United States.
This... Read More »
As a means of tracking objects from the time they enter a location to when they exit, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently awarded $199,500 to a startup called Analytical AI for a new AI algorithm.
Under the Security Soft Targets... Read More »