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Raytheon tapped to provide radar system for DDG-127

Raytheon tapped to provide radar system for DDG-127

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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense has tapped Raytheon for provide one Army, Navy Joint Electronic Type Designation System, or AN/SPY-1, Radar for the unnamed Arleigh Burke DDG-127 U.S. Navy destroyer.The deal, announced Friday, is worth more than $ 48.6 million under an undefinitized contract action that modifies the terms of a previous award contract.Almost 80 percent of the work on the contract will be performed in Andover, Mass., and the rest in other locations across the United States, and is expected to be completed by January 2020.The AN/SPY-1 Radar supports the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System at sea and on land. The U.S. Navy employs the radar system in both cruisers and destroyers, due to the system being capable of continuously provide radar surveillance while autom...
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system

Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system

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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force.The program office achieved its initial operational goals in September by completing field tests for four upgraded LAV-ATs with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, which is based out of Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, Calif.The new anti-tank weapon system fires tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided BGM-71 anti-tank missiles, or TOW missiles, that are produced by defense contracting company Raytheon and have been in service since the Vietnam War.TOW missiles provide long-range stand-off distance for LAV crews engaging enemy up-armored vehicles such as troop transports an...
Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Science
A colourful, shimmering spectacle detected by weather radar over the US state of Colorado has been identified as swarms of migrating butterflies.Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) first mistook the orange radar blob for birds and had asked the public to help identifying the species.They later established that the 70-mile wide (110km) mass was a kaleidoscope of Painted Lady butterflies.Forecasters say it is uncommon for flying insects to be detected by radar."We hadn't seen a signature like that in a while," said NWS meteorologist Paul Schlatter, who first spotted the radar blip."We detect migrating birds all the time, but they were flying north to south," he told CBS News, explaining that this direction of travel would be unusual for migratory birds for the time of year.So he...
Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Technology
Nest is expanding its range of smart home products, ending a lull in which it improved existing kit, but did not expand into fresh categories.The items include an internet-connected intruder alarm, a video-streaming doorbell and a door lock system developed in collaboration with Yale.In addition, the firm - which is part of the Google empire - announced an outdoor version of its IQ facial recognition camera.The tech is priced at a premium.The Nest Secure alarm starter pack, for example, will cost $ 499 (£367) when it goes on sale in November.And if owners want to add a cellular back-up service to ensure it still works if the wi-fi connection goes down, there is an additional $ 50 per year charge.By contrast, the Era Vault smartphone alarm system starts at about £150, Yale's SR-320 smart al
AUD counter-drone system upgraded by Blighter

AUD counter-drone system upgraded by Blighter

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Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The AUDS counter-drone system has been enhanced for deployment on vehicles and features new technology to defeat swarm attacks.The AUDS system was first deployed in 2015 by a consortium of British companies -- Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems. It uses an intuitive interface to detect, track, identify and defeat a drone in about 15 seconds at a range of up to six miles."We have continued to refine our advanced RF inhibition capabilities to meet identified changes in the threat, enabling additional attributes designed to engage with some of the longer range fixed-winged drones that have appeared over the last 12 months," Colin Bullock, chief executive officer of Enterprise Control Systems, said in a press release. "Our specialist R...