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C4I for Wed., January 10, 2018, Vol. #, Issue #.

Newsletter Army Cyber-Electromagnetic Spectrum Program Needs Industry Engagement, Training Center Testing The Army is seeking further engagement with industry and more opportunities to test new equipment at combat training centers as it moves ahead with its pilot program to integrate cyber and electromagnetic capabilities. The cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) initiative aims to improve training environments […]

Northrop Grumman $255 Million Contract For Three More MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The Naval Sir Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $255 million modification to produce three Lot 3 low-rate initial production (LRIP) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Dec. 28. The Triton is planned to be the Navy’s unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft. Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational Triton in November at the U.S. Navy’s […]

Northrop Focusing On Data Analytics To Improve Post Delivery Logistics For ISR Capabilities

With modernization and upgrades of military ISR capabilities receiving increased focus, Northrop Grumman [NOC] is placing an emphasis on data analytics to improve the post-delivery logistics process with its customers. Northrop Grumman officials are working with military partners to devise metrics aimed at better predicting the mission effectiveness of its software defined systems and unmanned aircraft, including […]

Air Force Nearing Completion Of ISR Plan

The U.S. Air Force, which is writing a report on how it hopes to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in the coming years, plans to finish the document in “early spring,” a key general said Jan. 4. The “Next Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan” will be “pretty comprehensive,” addressing “all things for ISR […]

Army Cyber-Electromagnetic Spectrum Program Needs Industry Engagement, Training Center Testing

The Army is seeking further engagement with industry and more opportunities to test new equipment at combat training centers as it moves ahead with its pilot program to integrate cyber and electromagnetic capabilities. The cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) initiative aims to improve training environments for offensive kits and cyber resilient capabilities to combat rapidly changing […]

SOCOM Chief: Offensive Cyber Hindered By Slow Acquisition, Outdated Policy

Offensive cyber operations could be a powerful weapon for U.S. Special Operations Command and the conventional services, but its potential is hindered by outdated policy and sluggish acquisition, according to SOCOM chief Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas. “We have the technology. We just have to embrace it as an essential weapon in our arsenal,” he said […]

C4I for Wed., December 13, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Newsletter Army Training Chief Calls For Expanded Use Of Virtual Reality Simulation and virtual training are critical to lowering the amount of funding spent on educating soldiers and to preparing soldiers for the complexity of future combat, according to the general in charge of training troops. Gen. David Perkins, chief of Training and Doctrine Command […]

U.S. Forces In Afghanistan To Get More ISR Support

American forces in Afghanistan expect to receive more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets as the winding down of combat in Iraq and Syria frees up those systems for other uses, a U.S. general said Dec. 12. “As those assets become available and come to us, we’ll, of course, be able to leverage them and […]

DoD Cyber Officials: Cyber Command Will Need Unified Leadership To Meet Future Objectives

Elevating U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command will be a first step for setting Department of Defense cyber warfare objectives, but establishing unified command leadership will be necessary for enacting effective operational strategies. Panelists at a Nov. 28 cyber conference discussed future cyber tactics finding success with a joint campaign approach receiving unified […]