MATRIX Laser Successfully Downs Small UAVs

Boeing has recently announced successful, intercepts of multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by high power mobile laser weapon system. The tests, conducted back in May 2009 demonstrated the ability of mobile laser weapon systems to locate, track and destroy small aerial targets in flight. The test was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force and conducted at the Naval Air...

U.S. Navy Selects Integrators to Evaluate Four Competitive Cyber-Warfare Concepts

Four system integrators were selected by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) to develop cyberspace operations systems for the U.S. Navy, supporting the tactical, operational and strategic levels. The four include General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, (GD-AIS) Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. At its preliminary phase, the...

Warship Plan: When Does A Split Buy Make Sense?

The Navy is proposing a change in its plan to acquire a new class of warship called the Littoral Combat Ship. Until this week, the plan of record was to select a winning design from one of two competing teams, with the victorious team producing ten ships and then another source being selected in 2012 to produce five more....

Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a division of the Boeing Company focused on the military market. Its activities combine manned and unmanned airborne capabilities, intelligence and security systems, communications architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise across several diverse business areas. As of 2010 Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business employing 68,000 personnel worldwide.

Unmanned Assets Could Save 75% of Cost of Anti-Piracy Operations

As unmanned systems technologies mature, modern armies are realizing that the integration of autonomous systems could gain considerable saving over time, particularly important are the saving in personnel costs, as the military is finding it harder to find and maintain quality personnel. According to Gene Fraser, vice president and deputy, Strike and Surveillance Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems,...