Report: Lockheed’s Skunk Works Aims to Build Payload Carrying Drone

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is building an unmanned aerial system for carrying military payloads, vehicles and supplies, Yahoo News Canada reported Friday. Scott Sutherland writes Lockheed’s Skunk Works unit derived the idea for the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System from its Transformer TX program in 2009. The company is building the multi-purpose, vertical take-offOffice Forms Facilitator...

BAE, Boeing, IBM to Help Air Force Develop Cooling Technology

BAE Systems, Boeing (NYSE: BA) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are working with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to integrate electronic cooling systems into embedded computing devices and radio frequency power amplifiers, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the AFRL gave 30-month contracts to BAE and Boeing, with BAE awarded $2.4 million and Boeing for $2.1 million. IBM...

DARPA Adds University to Spectrum Sharing Program Which Already Includes Lockheed, SAIC

The Michigan Technological University has won a $681,050 contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s program to build a radio frequency spectrum sharing technology for military and commercial usage, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. John Keller writes Michigan Tech researchers will work to consolidate spectrum resource manager technology and to integrate...

DARPA Picks 5 Contractors to Develop Long-Range Drone for Small Ships

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Five companies have won contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help design unmanned aircraft that can launch from small ships, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the agency’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program envisions smaller vessels as mobile launch and recovery platforms for medium-altitude long-endurance drones. DARPA...

Lockheed, SAIC Join DARPA Shared Spectrum Tech Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Science Application International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) have respectively won $2.6 million and $2.1 million in contracts to engineer a radio frequency spectrum sharing technology for military and commercial use, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a technology that limits radar and...

Northrop, L-3 to Build Aircraft Radar Sensors Under DARPA Program

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $5.6 million contract to develop a radar system intended to help the U.S. Air Force find targets in harsh environments, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes Northrop and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will engineer prototype imaging radar sensors under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Video Synthetic Aperture...

DARPA to Develop Unmanned Submersible Mothership

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency announcement for a five-year unmanned submersible project, Military and Aerospace Engineering reported Tuesday. John Keller’s post indicated the submersible will function as a mothership that can launch unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles undetected. The report said DARPA has set an Oct. 22 deadline for industry proposals. The...

DARPA Selects 6 Companies for $74M Cyberwarfare Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed picking the six companies that will participate in the agency’s approximately $74 million cyber offense program, Military Aerospace reports. John Keller writes that the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Intific Inc., Aptima Inc., Apogee Research LLC, joins Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Data Tactics, which won contracts for the program...

Battelle to Make Sepsis Treatment Device for DARPA

Battelle has won a $7,057,206 contract modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a portable device that works to treat sepsis. DARPA intends for the device to remove dirty blood from the body, separate harmful agents and return clean blood to the body, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The agency’s Dialysis-Like Therapeutics program aims to treat sepsis in...

Northrop to Demo DARPA Navigation System on Android; Charles Volk Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won an 18-month contract to demonstrate an open architecture navigation system on an Android mobile device for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Under the follow-on contract, the company will aim to present the system’s scalability across different types of systems and its plug-and-play features, Northrop said Monday. Charles Volk, a vice president...

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