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DoT, Fearing China/Russia Threats, Tests GPS ‘Back-Ups’

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Transportation Department is working closely with DoD, DHS and other agencies “to address policy and technical issues including the security and resilience of GPS receivers,” says General Counsel Steven Bradbury.

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Second GPS III Launch Validates (At Long Last) Program Progress

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“GPS III SV02 is the newest generation of GPS satellites designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information with three times better accuracy, and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capability than its predecessor.”

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Israeli Election Politics Slowing IAF Acquisitions

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) ground forces command want an immediate replacement for the CH-53 . “It is natural that operational needs differ, but this is the task of the highest command to evaluate the needs and make a decision,” a senior Israeli defense official said.

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Milsatcom First Test For SMC 2, Systems Engineers LinQuest

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“Everybody is watching SMC right now,” says Chris Beres of LinQuest, which has secured a new contract to help the Air Force with its SMC 2.0 revamp.

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F-35 Canopy: New Glue, New Supplier May Boost Readiness

Posted by Colin Clark on


Newer A, B and C Variant aircraft are averaging greater than 60 percent mission capable rates, with some units consistently at or above 70 percent.

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Raytheon Designs Sensors For Blackjack — & OPIR

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“We work both sides” of DoD’s upstairs-downstairs approach to missile warning architectures in both high and low Earth orbits, says Wallis Laughrey, vice president of Raytheon Space Systems.

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Lockheed Joins Satellite ‘Sustainability’ Rating System

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“Let’s not practice ASAT technology in Low Earth Orbit,” says Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president for Space.

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Parts Problems Slow F-35 Production; CAPE Says Flying Costs Target Not Likely

Posted by Colin Clark on


F-35 Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter today told the HASC tactical air and land subcommittee that Lockheed was guilty of just that, adding that this had helped lead to a shortage of an average of 600 parts each month, causing production line slowdowns and cost increases.

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Lockheed Says It Can Fit 2 More Missiles In F-35 Bay

Posted by Colin Clark on


Adding extra firepower to the F-35 shows how loudly Lockheed hears the footsteps of Boeing’s F-15X approaching.

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DoDIG Completely Clears Shanahan Of Ethics Charges

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan did not abuse his office, the DoD Inspector General found.

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