In partnership with the U.S. Space Force and Space Development Agency, DARPA’s Blackjack program is targeting flights to low-Earth orbit (LEO) later this year and 2021. Using a series of small risk reduction satellites, the program aims to demonstrate advanced technology for satellite constellation autonomy and space mesh networks. Continue reading “Blackjack Focuses on Risk Reduction Flights and Simulations to Prepare for Full Demonstration”
Electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domain capabilities are converging to provide advanced combat weapon systems for warfighters. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin Cyber & Electronic Warfare System Moves into Next Phase of Development”
DARPA has awarded Lockheed Martin a $5.8 million contract for the first phase of satellite integration on the Blackjack program. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s New DARPA Contract Could Disrupt the Future of Space”
A new era of space-based computing is now being tested in-orbit that will enable artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud networking and advanced satellite communications in a robust new software-defined architecture. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin Launches First Smart Satellite Enabling Space Mesh Networking”
Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated its laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones. Continue reading “Lockheed Martin’s ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat”
To give military commanders that early warning ability, Lockheed Martin turned to Raytheon as one of two contractors selected to design the payload for its Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared, or Next Gen OPIR, Block 0 resilient missile warning satellite. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Payload for a More Resilient Missile Warning System”
The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Lockheed Martin develops satellite imagery recognition system using open-source deep learning libraries to quickly identify and classify objects or targets in large areas across the world, potentially saving image analysts countless hours manually categorizing and labeling items within an image.