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Future Drones: Essential Changes Lead to Higher Autonomy

October 25, 2017 by · Comment
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Three significant changes are required to make such autonomy a reality. Trusted navigation Inherent to their unmanned operation UAVs are dependent on external input for navigation and positioning. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is the most common, but not the only navigational aid. Unfortunately, such services are vulnerable to interference and exploitation, rendering military operation […]

This IronVision Helmet Can See Through Armor

June 8, 2016 by · Comment
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IAI Develops an Advanced Counter-Mine & IED UGV

October 20, 2013 by · Comment
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Navy Halts Development of a Sense and Avoid Systems for Triton

August 20, 2013 by · Comment
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New Multi-Int System Tailored for Force Protection

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Airborne Sense and Avoid Radars for RPAs

June 27, 2013 by · Comment
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Airborne Sense and Avoid Radars for RPAs

June 27, 2013 by · Comment
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tritonsSierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully completed its second airborne demonstration for the Air Force Research Lab under its Multi Sensor Detect Sense and Avoid (MSDSA) program using a prototype radar sensor. This new Airborne Sense and Avoid...

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GA-ASI’s VideoSAR Turns Radar Images into Full-Motion Video

June 18, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News, United States 

20130619-123931.jpgGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has successful developped, integrated and operationally tested a system enabling the transfer of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data in in full, High-definition (HD) video format (1080p). This...

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SOCOM Wants Iron-Man Suits for A Teams

June 1, 2013 by · Comment
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future_combat_suitThe US Special Operations Command is looking for revolutionary new gear assisting troops in exceeding human performance in combat. The idea sounds similar to a science fiction tale, but if the command will be successful in its quest – this time...

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Streamlined Blue Force Tracking System Integrates Combat & Logistics Support

fbcb2_jcr300The US Army is finally integrating a blue-force tracking system common to manoeuvre and logistics elements. For the first time on the battlefield, maneuver and logistics forces will share situational awareness and messaging, forming a complete and...

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Smart IED-Jammer Provides Electronic Surveillance

March 11, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
Integrated into a light vehicle – to be seen here a "Wolf"-class car – Cassidian's multifunctional jammer can explore the electromagnetic spectrum and at the same time counter attacks with radio-controlled roadside bombs. Photo: CassidianCassidian has developed a new-generation multifunctional jamming system that combines the smart jamming functionality with signals intelligence, allowing detailed understanding of the threat, thus significantly improving mission planning and force protection.

Smart IED-Jammer Provides Electronic Surveillance

March 11, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Germany, Syndicated Industry News 
Integrated into a light vehicle – to be seen here a "Wolf"-class car – Cassidian's multifunctional jammer can explore the electromagnetic spectrum and at the same time counter attacks with radio-controlled roadside bombs. Photo: CassidianCassidian has developed a new-generation multifunctional jamming system that combines the smart jamming functionality with signals intelligence, allowing detailed understanding of the threat, thus significantly improving mission planning and force protection.

iDirect Government Technologies Named to Defense Systems Super 75 Ranking of Leading Military Contractors — Press Release

January 7, 2013 by · Comment
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Company Recognized for Leadership in Net-Centric Battlespace

Herndon, Va., January 7, 2013 – iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect (iDirect), today announced that it earned a spot on Defense Systems’ Super 75 list, which is the magazine’s ranking of the most successful and agile companies in the net-centric battlespace.

The Defense Systems’ Super 75 launched this year to recognize innovative and agile companies operating in the net-centric battlespace, including iGT, which serves the diverse and specialized needs of the Department of Defense and civilian government agencies by supporting such mission-critical applications as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, airborne, communications-on-the-move and maritime communications worldwide.

According to the Super 75 Defense Systems’ article, iGT’s position on the list “is where it really gets interesting because it’s populated with companies that are specialists in their fields, and provide key systems found few other places.”

“iGT’s secure satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land have made a difference in force protection, logistics, situational awareness, disaster recovery and emergency response in 2012,” said John Ratigan, President, iGT. “iGT’s broadband capabilities enable the connectivity to provide remote units with quick broadband IP network capability from the field.”

About iDirect Government Technologies (iGT)

iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc., delivers secure satellite-based voice, video and data applications with anytime and anywhere connectivity in the air, at sea and on land. iGT’s advanced satellite IP solutions are used for critical ISR, airborne, maritime and COTM communications to support force protection, logistics, situational awareness, disaster recovery and emergency response. Building on more than 15 years of global satellite communications experience, iGT provides the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly-secure platform to meet specialized applications of multiple federal, state and local government agencies, including the Department of Defense, both domestically and abroad. iGT is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

For more information, please visit http://www.idirectgt.com/.

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ITT unveils new line of next generation goggles at AUSA — Press Release

ITT unveils new line of next generation goggles at AUSA

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 10, 2011- ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) unveils a new line of night vision goggles called i-Aware at the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The new i-Aware goggles offer a spectrum of multipurpose night vision goggles and innovative visioning solutions for the U.S. military, first responders, homeland security, and international customers.

The i-Aware family of products are equipped with the capability to transmit and receive imagery from the soldier’s point of view, and also display live video feeds and geospatial intelligence information. In addition to the newer goggles, i-Aware products also offer an upgrade capability to the standard AN/PVS-14 goggle. This upgrade permits the goggle to be retro fitted with a clip-on display that can import colored imagery and video from the battlefield.

“ITT understands the challenges of not only conquering darkness, but also sharing timely imagery and information to protect and save lives,” said Bruce A. Wald, vice president and general manager of ITT’s Night Vision & Imaging business area. “The i-Aware product line allows the soldier or first responder the best light secure, night and visioning capability, along with the ability to view or share additional information on the same unit for enhanced situational awareness.”

The i-Aware product line uses standard interfaces to provide flexibility, expanded situational awareness and interoperability with other fielded systems. ITT has transformed the traditional night vision goggle into a multifunctional visualization device that can move battlefield information across different nodes.

About ITT Geospatial Systems

ITT Geospatial Systems (www.geospatial.itt.com) headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., is a global supplier of innovative night vision, remote sensing and navigation solutions that provide sight and situational awareness at the space, airborne, ground and soldier levels. ITT Geospatial Systems solutions range from image, and data capture through processing and dissemination. Key applications include image intensification and thermal imaging; advanced power supplies; multi-spectral image systems; weather and climate monitoring; space science; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; GPS-based positioning, navigation and timing systems; and image exploitation software. Using our technologies, customers can move beyond mere image acquisition to image interchange and true knowledge sharing.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion. www.itt.com.

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iRobot Develops 110 FirstLook, a Small, Light, Throwable Robot

April 5, 2011 by · Comment
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BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has unveiled pre-production prototypes of the iRobot® 110 FirstLook™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). A small, light and throwable robot, 110 FirstLook provides hasty situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates confined spaces. The robot weighs less than five pounds and is 10 inches long, making it ideal for building clearing, raids and other close-in



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BAE Systems to Modernize Bradley Vehicles Through $47 Million Contract

February 2, 2011 by · Comment
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YORK, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems recently received a $47 million contract modification to enhance 95 of its most survivable vehicle – Bradley – by replacing old and damaged components with updated equipment and technology. “As the mission and combat environments for our soldiers are changing, we are working to provide a modernized Bradley Fighting Vehicle that continues to perform at an optimal level, providing increased survivability and enhanced situational awareness components,” said J



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BAE Systems to Provide Thermal Weapon Sights to Canadian Army

January 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems will provide Canadian soldiers with thermal weapon sights that improve their situational awareness and survivability. Rheinmetall Canada Inc., a provider of the Rheinmetall Defence Group’s range of products in Canada, will integrate BAE Systems’ uncooled thermal weapon sights with the 40mm grenade launcher’s fire control system as part of the Canadian Army’s Close Area Suppression Weapon. BAE Systems’ thermal sights will enhance weapon functionality



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SolutionPoint Launches Global Intelligence, Security, Identity and Compliance Platform  

December 2, 2010 by · Comment
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SolutionPoint International, Inc., announced today that it has formally initiated operations to provide an integrated array of business intelligence, security and compliance, identity assurance and situational awareness solutions. SolutionPoint’s launch follows the completion of its acquisition of Bode Technology Group from GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLOI). Bode Technology joins NSM Surveillance and Guidepost Solutions as the principal operating units of an eme



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Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Not Happy with FCS Decisions

In yet another story of Congressional reaction to the decisions by Secretary Gates in next year’s budget. The one recommending cancellation of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) manned vehicles had the Oklahoma Senators and Representatives expressing strong reservations. The Oklahoman writes that Senator Inhofe who has been a strong supporter of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS) system blames President Obama for this plan. The system would be assembled at a BAE plant in Elgin, OK. This is yet another example of how even though the Pentagon may propose cuts or ending programs Congress will have the ability to keep them going through adding funding in the Appropriations bill. Inhofe has always supported the system which was planned to enter into limited production in the near future. The FCS vehicles are planned to be lighter, faster and more fuel efficient then the current suite of heavy, tracked vehicles used by the U.S. Army. They would make up for there lack of armor through speed and reaction time. The FCS envisioned a heavily networked system that would allow greater situational awareness that would help U.S. troops engage faster. This decision by Gates is just one of several that will end up being decided in Congress.

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