Category Archives: Military ATC

Saab to provide USN ATC radar systems 

Saab Defense and Security USA has received an order from the US Navy to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 Shipboard Air Traffic Radar. The first award … More ››

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DARPA’s Dragnet to monitor drones over cities

DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, is developing technology to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of all unmanned aerial systems operating below 1,000 feet in crowded urban areas. … More ››

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Cambridge Pixel tapped for £44m RN upgrade

Cambridge Pixel has been selected by Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK to supply software modules for radar scan conversion, target tracking and radar fusion, for … More ››

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Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

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In The Navy

US Navy air traffic controllers now have a state-of-the-art tower simulator which will allow them to conduct realistic training in control tower operations and procedures … More ››

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Russia concedes on military transponders

Russian authorities have agreed to fly military jets over the Baltic region with their transponders engaged, an apparent concession to NATO powers who accuse Russia’s … More ››

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In Denial

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working now to develop a backup system to be used by service members in the event … More ››

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Swedish Nov 4 outage due to cyber attack?

Sweden suspects a hacker group linked to Russian intelligence attacked its air traffic control systems on November 4, prompting the widespread cancellation of domestic and … More ››

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GPS OCX passes first qualification test

Raytheon last week passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System. Known simply … More ››

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Osprey CSL wins military gap analysis study

Osprey CSL has secured a new contract by the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) for the development and provision of technical support to the MAA’s … More ››

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