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C4ISR Watch

September 22, 2017 |

The Air Force is standing up a multidomain command-and-control experimentation center, dubbed the "shadow operations center" at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, to turn ideas gleaned from this year's Enterprise Capabilities Collaboration Team into operational realities.

September 21, 2017 |

Early construction and shipping delays have pushed initial operational capability for the Air Force's new Space Fence radar from September 2018 to April 2019.

September 21, 2017 |

Textron's Scorpion jet holds "intriguing possibilities" for the Air Force's mix of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, the head of Air Combat Command said this week, suggesting the service may be in the market for a cheaper alternative or addition to legacy big-wing ISR platforms.

September 21, 2017 |

Air Mobility Command has completed a key study that could set the stage for a "cloaking technology" program of record to develop a next-generation system to provide stealth for large aircraft that operate at standoff rages but are easily identifiable on enemy radar.

September 21, 2017 |

A joint Air Force and Navy team is working to establish an organic F-35 Joint Strike Fighter software sustainment capability with an eye toward beginning to transition responsibility from the contractor to the government when the system development and demonstration phase ends.

September 20, 2017 |

The Senate version of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill contains nearly 15 amendments addressing a range of cyber issues including the use of "blockchain" technology, cyber workforce development, and critical infrastructure sector cybersecurity, in addition to a landmark cyber strategy and federal IT modernization measures.

September 20, 2017 |

The Army is increasingly focused on employing its networks and cyber capabilities as warfighting tools, according to two service officials.

September 20, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin anticipates later this month the Navy will award it a contract to begin producing engineering development models of electronic warfare pods for the service's fleet of MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, according to a company executive.

September 20, 2017 |

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has tasked a group of senior leaders from Defense Department innovation organizations with developing a plan to accelerate DOD's acquisition of cloud computing technologies.

September 18, 2017 |

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Materiel Command is overhauling its maintenance plan for the legacy E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System following service-life tests earlier this year.

September 17, 2017 |

KeyW was never going to be another forgettable Washington-area contractor.

September 15, 2017 |

KeyW was never going to be another forgettable Washington-area contractor.

September 14, 2017 |

The Navy has assembled a team of cyber experts to "look for and assess any anomalous activity that may exist on-board John S. McCain," a destroyer that collided with a commercial ship last month, according to a senior Navy official.

September 13, 2017 |

Pentagon leaders have tasked the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental with finding potential commercial technologies that could be used in a new version of the Defense Department’s cybersecurity scorecard.

September 12, 2017 |

The Air Force is considering new options for the next generation of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System capabilities that could mean ending the recapitalization effort, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense Tuesday.

September 12, 2017 |

The Navy and Marine Corps are analyzing how the respective services' sensors and systems can share information via a tactical grid, according to an official.

September 08, 2017 |

More than 30 light-attack aircraft that can capture full-motion video will add intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capacity for the Afghan Air Force, a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force's support effort in Afghanistan said this week.

September 08, 2017 |

Boeing and the Air Force are now studying the wings of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to determine how much service life remains, after the fuselage proved to be in better health than expected.

September 07, 2017 |

Before issuing a final request for proposals for the Leader Radio, the Army has released detailed information regarding its requirements and acquisition plan for the two-channel handheld.

September 06, 2017 |

With hurricane relief and budget issues pushing to the top of the agenda, the Senate has delayed debate on the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill, which includes a landmark cyber strategy and doctrine pushed by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), among other cyber provisions.

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