Carrier Strike Groups and Littoral Strike Groups will need a new kind of early warning capability beyond 2029, the UK MoD believes.
USAF selects builder for second phase of F-35 reprogramming lab
The USAF has selected Speegle Construction to build a second phase of the Australia, Canada and UK Reprogramming Laboratory (ACURL) facility at Eglin AFB, Florida.
The deal from the US Army Corps of Engineers is worth $22.15 million, with an estimated completion date of 27 June 2023.
ACURL opened in February 2020 (although it is worth noting that Canada is not a partner or customer on the F-35 programme).
The facility develops essential Mission Data Loads (MDLs) for the F-35 to assist the array of optical, electromagnetic and other sensors in identifying threats.
MDL files are loaded onto the F-35 before flight using a portable hard drive.
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An orbital platform was used for a tactical maritime experiment by DARPA.
A constellation of six LEO satellites should support the intelligence-gathering requirements of joint forces conducting multi-domain operations around the world.
MANET devices from Persistent Solutions will provide payload data link and C2 for the newest unmanned ISR platform in the USN.
Recently released prototype proposals would improve how the DoD manages its use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
CIRCM uses a laser transmitting modulated pulses to confuse an incoming IR-guided missile.