Tactical Communications

DOD begins hunt for new radios

With the cost of the Joint Tactical Radio System rising, the military is looking for less expensive alternatives.

DRC's twin wins prop up Air Force unmanned aircraft program

Dynamics Research Corp. will continue to provide engineering and technology services to the Air Force, having won a pair of two-year delivery orders worth a combined $24.5 million.

Tech insights into the bin Laden mission

Editor Nick Wakeman offers a roundup of news reports covering the technology that brought bin Laden down.

ISS provides specialized software to Central Command

Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. will provide specialized software to the Defense Department under an Air Force task order worth $49.9 million.

Harris HF radios will warn Army of biological danger

Harris Corp. will assist the Army detect biological warfare agents as the result of a $9 million order for its high-frequency radios. They will be used by the Joint Biological Point Detection System, which detects and identifies biological warfare agents.

General Dynamics wins $2.8B contract for next phase of WIN-T

The Army has awarded the low-rate initial production of its next-generation tactical communications network to General Dynamics Corp. under a contract with a ceiling of $2.8 billion.

Army considers new command and control contract

The Army is collecting information that might lead to a contract to support tactical command and control systems.

Ericsson sells federal unit

Ericsson sells off federal business to create Oceus, an indpendent U.S. company that will meed broadband wireless demand.

Boeing to deliver Army airborne surveillance systems

The Army has selected Boeing Co. to build an airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data collection system to support battlefield missions under a contract worth $88.1 million.

Could WikiLeaks story put a damper on battlefield intell?

Maybe we need to rethink what secret and secure really means in this age of rapid communication.

Tactical radios lead Harris growth

Company tops $5.2 billion in annual revenue and expects 2011 to approach $6 billion as tactical communications offerings experience strong growth.

Beware of that bug: It could be following you

The U.S. Army sees miniature unmanned aerial vehicles the size of insects as a big part of future battlefield operations and intelligence gathering.

iPhones, commercial satellites prominent in joint DOD exercise

The Defense Department interoperability exercise stresses flexible networking and new uses for existing technology.

Communications work fuels Harris' growth

Harris braces for a market with fewer large contracts but expects to grow because of the range of its technology expertise.

L-3 consolidates IT units

L-3 Communications pulls its information technology businesses together as it moves to grow offerings.

Boeing pilots data-rich path

Boeing focuses its growth on areas that are rich in building and protecting systems that move mission-critical information and data for government customers.

Army gives battlefield networks high priority

The leader of the Army's tactical command and control efforts discusses initiatives involving network architecture, technology transmission and the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program.