Security

Aviation nations forge stronger security future

September 14, 2012 0

Ministers and senior security officials from 132 Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and 23 international organizations concluded a high-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS) today, agreeing on a number of measures […]

Security

ICAO seeks global security commitment

September 13, 2012 0

Stressing the need for effective and more sustainable security, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) brought together more than 700 officials today for the start of its High-level Conference on Aviation Security. Ministers and senior […]

Communications

Boeing patents location privacy method

August 28, 2012 0

US airframer Boeing has been assigned a patent which would allow it to protect the location privacy of air traffic communications. The abstract of the patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office states: […]

Avionics

US to study electronic gadget use on aircraft

August 28, 2012 1

The US is to take a fresh look at rules governing electronic devices passengers use during flights to help airlines decide if they should allow their wider use. Under current rules, airlines have to ensure […]

Contracts

NORAD taps Harris for IT expertise

August 22, 2012 0

Harris has been awarded a $46 million contract to provide enterprise IT support services for the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), primarily located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. […]

Military ATC

CACI to develop USAF cyber tech

August 16, 2012 0

CACI International has been selected as one of six prime contractors to support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in rapidly fielding mission-critical cybersecurity solutions on the Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) contract. With […]

Military ATC

USAF selects ITT Exelis for cyber solutions

July 31, 2012 0

ITT Exelis has been awarded the Agile Cyber Technologies (ACT) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The award has a potential value of up to $300 million over […]

Communications

USAF rapid deploy system on industry radar

July 30, 2012 0

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon-led teams have submitted rival proposals for a new, transportable air traffic control (ATC) radar system that will enable US Air Force and Air National Guard units to quickly establish tactical military […]

Innovation

SmartRadar revolution for airborne surveillance

July 27, 2012 0

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that, through use of the newest ultra-high-resolution radar technology, can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while at the same […]

Innovation

Cassidian’s ‘passive radar’ remains invisible

July 25, 2012 0

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed what is known as ‘passive radar’ that can locate even difficult-to-detect flying objects such as stealth aircraft and that itself is practically undetectable. In contrast […]