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The Coyote drone of Sensintel Inc., now acquired by Raytheon

Raytheon acquires remote sensing, UAS tech company

Raytheon reports it has enhanced the prospects of growing its unmanned aerial systems business through the acquisition of Sensintel Inc.  Sensintel, headquartered in Arizona, was a privately held company specializing in expendable remote sensing and UAS engineering for intelligence and special operations communities. The Tucson company was created in 2013 when Britain's BAE Systems sold its Unmanned Aircraft Programs. Among Sensintel's customers: U.S. Special Operations Command, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. (UPI)

Importance of Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teams to Grow as Army Divests Kiowa Warriors

Lockheed Martin's revenue and profits soar

SO/LIC Official: Government Has Lost its Technological Edge Over Opponents

SOCOM Iron Man Suit Faces Major Technological Hurdles

Hurdles ahead as Lockheed works to meet full-rate F-35 production

Sub-Hunting Poseidon Gets a Pentagon Budget Boost

Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

New Budget Will Feature 6th Generation Fighter

DoD To Request $585 billion for FY16

Boeing Tapped for Air Force One Replacement

Strategic Cruise Missile Defined As USAF Seeks Minuteman Replacement

Polish defence ministry seeks bids for UAV projects


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Confirmation hearings set for SECDEF nominee Ash Carter 
Defense News reports that Ashton Carter will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his nomination for US defense secretary Feb. 4, then return a month later to testify about the next defense spending plan.  SASC Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., revealed the date to reporters Thursday morning. He also confirmed Carter will appear on Capitol Hill to defend the White House's coming 2016 defense budget request — not outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  

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Digital Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cloud-Based Geo-Analytics & Geo-Data Exploitation for Defence & Homeland Security
Phenomenal advances in technologies like cloud and 3D modelling, together with increased availability of high-quality, high-accuracy geospatial data especially from space-based remote sensing satellites, are propelling the market for governmental GEOINT solutions forward into a very exciting future.

  Grounded in a comprehensive analysis of the aspects described above, this new report's examination of the global governmental spending on GEOINT Solutions for defence and homeland security reveals a market worth $9.7 billion in 2014. The coming decade will see governments around the world scrambling to acquire GEOINT capabilities on increasingly higher scales, to ensure they stay on top in the ‘information superiority’ race. At the moment, outside the US this is a relatively young market, at the very beginning of a period of large international expansion over the next ten years.  For more details, click here...

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Speaking before an audience at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC on 7 January 2014, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley elucidated the principal reason why the CVN-78 has experienced cost growth (its large number of high risk components developed in parallel) and explained how the Sea Service is closely monitoring program costs with a view to holding the line on the CVN-78's 2011 cost cap and on reducing the cost of the emerging CVN-79 and CVN-80.  His comments in this regard are here and his overall presenatation can be accessed here....