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DOD’s Lloyd Austin, Canadian Counterpart Issue Joint Statement on NORAD Modernization

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, and Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s defense minister, have released a joint statement to guide collaborative efforts to advance the modernization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as part of a push to strengthen the defense and security of the U.S. and Canada against aerospace and maritime threats.

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Army OKs Document for Tactical Space Layer Rapid Development, Deployment; Lt. Col. Travis Tallman Quoted

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The U.S. Army has approved a document to facilitate the rapid development and fielding of the Tactical Space Layer. The TSL abbreviated capability development document approved by the service’s assured positioning, navigation and timing/space cross-functional team will help advance the rapid experimentation and prototyping of tactical space-based sensors with ground-based systems and other platforms to speed up the sensor-to-shooter timeline needed for multidomain operations.

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Army OKs Capability Development Document for Navigation Warfare, Situational Awareness Tech

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The U.S. Army approved a capability development document that aims to speed up the experimentation and development of navigation warfare and situational awareness technologies. The team aims to evaluate and demonstrate prototype NAVWAR-SA technologies during the PNT Assessment Exercise and the Project Convergence 21 event.

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BAE Systems Wins $58M Boeing Contract to Begin EPAWSS LRIP for USAF

BAE Systems

Boeing has awarded BAE Systems a $58 million contract to start Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the U.S. Air Force. “The start of EPAWSS production marks a critical milestone and is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our industry team,” said Jerry Wohletz, vice president and general manager of Electronic Combat Solutions at BAE Systems. 

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Army’s Gunsmoke-J Cubesat to Launch Aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron Vehicle in March

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A cubesat designed to help the U.S. Army demonstrate the collection of data from overhead satellites to support battlefield surveillance and combat operations will fly aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle in mid-March. The Gunsmoke-J spacecraft is one of the seven satellites that will take off from New Zealand as part of the 19th launch mission of the Electron rocket.

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MTEC to Develop Prototypes to Link Medical Networks for DoD

Medical Networks

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), composed of medical enterprise technology developers, will work to create prototypes that link medical data, software and situational awareness to create a unified network across different parts of the military, such as research labs and tactical responders. The DoD currently anticipates spending $5.8 million on a prototype, with potential funds for follow-on work.

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Shift5 Wins US Army OTA to Deliver Prototype Vehicle Security System; Josh Lospinoso Quoted

Army Ground Vehicle

Shift5 has been awarded a one-year, $2.6 million OTA by the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to deliver a prototype vehicle security system for a critical ground vehicle platform. Shift5 will provide unified cybersecurity prototype kits that will protect the operational technology of the Army’s Stryker combat vehicle platform.

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BAE Systems Launches HD Thermal Sensor to Support Reconnaissance; Robyn Decker Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has released a new high-definition thermal camera core, Athena 1920, integrating infrared image clarity with a wide field of view, to provide greater situational awareness and monitoring. “Our thermal core enables a new class of sensing systems for everything from aerial reconnaissance to perimeter security to asset monitoring,” said Robyn Decker.

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Everbridge Partners with Planet to Advance Satellite Imagery; Dina Kazzaz, Annie Asrari Quoted

Annie Asrari

Everbridge has entered a partnership with Planet, a provider of global satellite imagery data and insights, to advance satellite imagery for Everbridge’s Visual Command Center. Everbridge’s command center has provided a platform for organizations to manage their operations, supply chain, IoT footprint and resiliency as part of the company’s CEM Platform.

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