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Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Science
Finnish space start-up Iceye has once again given an impressive demonstration of its novel technology's capabilities.The company's radar satellites are now returning sub-1m resolution images of the Earth's surface.This level of performance is expected from traditional spacecraft that weigh a tonne or more and cost in excess of one hundred million euros.But Iceye's breakthrough satellites are the size of a suitcase and cost only a couple of million to build.The Helsinki-based outfit is leading a group of "New Space" companies that aim to fly constellations of such radar imagers.This is something that would have seemed technically very challenging and prohibitively expensive just a few years ago. ...
First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

Business
July 11 (UPI) -- Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico this year became the first military location with a refurbished weather radar system. Next Generation Weather Radar is a Doppler system that measures motion of clear air and atmospheric phenomena within storms. They are used as part of forecasts for the U.S. Army, Air Force and National Weather Service. The non-military data are transmitted to local news outlets and the Federal Aviation Administration. The announcement Wednesday on the first refurbished by the Air Force in February came as Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit land between Mississippi and eastern Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday. The U.S. Air Force is building a replacement system at its 25 locations in a U.S. government effor...
Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

Raytheon awarded $28M for AN/SPY-6(V) radar integration, production

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April 22 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a $ 28 million contract for integration and production support of the AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar for the U.S. Navy. The contract will include support for continued combat system integration and testing, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance as well as field engineering services, the Defense Department announced Friday. Work is expected to be completed by this December. The work will be performed at various locations, including 64 percent in Raytheon's plant in Marlborough, Mass.; as well as 18 percent in Kauai, Hawaii; 8 percent in Portsmouth, R.I.; 7 percent in San Diego; 2 percent in Fair Lakes, Va., and 1 percent in Moorestown, N.J. Naval fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funds in the amo...
Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

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March 20 (UPI) -- The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced. The rotating array of radar components was mounted on a 100-foot tower at the Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Va., and will undergo systems-level tracking of aircraft through the end of the year. The EASR system, a collection of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform and an element in the SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system, is the Navy's next generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The system provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities, Raytheon said. It can be used on a variety of ships, planes, ...
Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

Northrop Grumman to support U.S. Army's Starlite radar system

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was awarded an $ 86.2 million contract by the U.S. Army in support of the Starlite radar system. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is a hybrid fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement. The AN/ZPY-1 STARLite radar system is a small radar unit used on tactical aerial reconnaissance missions that include moving target detection, maritime searches, battlefield intelligence and through-the-weather surveillance. The system can be used on both manned and unmanned aerial system platforms, according to Northrop Grumman. An estimated completion date for the contract is Jan. 31, 2023, with work locations yet to be determined. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting agent. [...