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 »
In direct support of the CHIPS and Science Act, Lockheed Martin and GlobalFoundries (GF) announced a new collaboration this week, focused on advancing semiconductor ideas, manufacturing processes, security, and resiliency of domestic supply chains.
The CHIPS and Science Act was passed last year,... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an initiative that targets safe, battlefield-ready anesthetics.
The Anesthetics for Battlefield Care (ABC) program is a fundamental research effort seeking the production of anesthetics reducing trauma associated with injury... Read More »
Aerospace company Northrop Grumman is touting the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system's air and missile defense interoperability among Baltic states, NATO, and U.S. forces.
“FAAD C2 will enable the Baltic region forces to make faster, better-informed decisions to... Read More »
Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Lockheed Martin and the United States Army, the pair will work to develop and demonstrate defense systems that link ground-based platforms to space.
On the U.S. Army’s side, efforts will be led by the Army Combat... Read More »
Northrop Grumman Corporation officials have noted the aerospace company has completed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and is on track to begin production on the nation’s early-defense warning missile system.
The PDR is in accordance with the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command’s Next... Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently outlined plans to develop microelectronic sensor technologies capable of withstanding extreme temperatures through its High Operational Temperature Sensors (HOTS) program.
“Many of the defense and industrial systems that rely on... Read More »
Under the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) this week awarded $18 million to 28 collaborative academic teams, encouraging their research capabilities to enhance U.S. science and engineering.
“DEPSCoR allows us to tap... Read More »
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported the results of its year-long Operation Last Mile this week, touting millions of fentanyl pills and pounds of fentanyl power, methamphetamine, firearms and cash seized, alongside thousands of arrests made.
Operation Last Mile was a targeted... Read More »
In the fifth consecutive test of the U.S. Navy’s AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) this week, Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully detected, identified, located, and engaged a land-based emitter target.
“AARGM-ER provides the Navy with a... Read More »
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials are espousing the benefits of the 2023 Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) Summit, noting the effort would address noteworthy microelectronics innovation advances.
The theme of the event is Reinventing Domestic Microelectronics... Read More »
Security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has secured a U.S. Army Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) production contract for the Javelin weapon system and associated equipment and services.
Authorities indicated the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) production contract possessed a... Read More »
Citing recent polling that placed Republican and Democrat voters in support of strengthened border security policies and easier paths for immigration, the United States Chamber of Commerce and more than 430 business groups this week formed the LIBERTY Campaign to push for reform at the national... Read More »
The U.S. Army awarded a max of $4.79 billion production contract to Lockheed Martin for two full-rate production lots of GMLRS Unitary and Alternative Warhead rockets and associated equipment, along with integrated logistics support.
These rockets would be used by both the U.S. Army and its... Read More »
Through an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this week awarded an agreement worth up to $128 million to Idemia Identity and Security USA, LLC to create and maintain next-generation Credential Authentication Technology... Read More »
Textron Systems Corporation subsidiary Howe & Howe, Inc. will introduce its Thermite EV1 firefighting robot during the FDIC International conference on April 24-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.
“Our EV1 is a powerful force multiplier for our heroes in fire response,” Howe & Howe Senior Vice... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has detailed a $215.6 million agreement with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) the agency maintains will bolster the solid rocket motors supply chain.
DoD's Office of Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) initiated the pact to expand... Read More »
As a means to improve performance or substantially reduce the size, weight, power, and cost of current antennas, DARPA announced last week that it is soliciting novel designs, materials, manufacturing or processing concepts under its Bringing Classified Innovation to Defense and Government Systems... Read More »
In the first LIVE test of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s AN/ALQ-257 Integrated Viper Electronic Warfare Suite (IVEWS) last week, the system proved capable of countering modern radio frequency (RF) attacks, effectively blocking certain hacking attempts.
During testing, simulated air defense... Read More »
Aerospace company Boeing is touting the enhanced battlefield communication capabilities of its newly unveiled Protected Wideband Satellite (PWS) design.
Boeing said the PWS features the company's Protected Tactical SATCOM Prototype (PTS-P) payload hosted aboard the U.S. Space Force’s Wideband... Read More »