Military

VITEC To Showcase High-Quality, Low-Bandwidth Tactical Video Solutions At Eurosatory 2018

VITEC announced that it will showcase its latest high-performance video streaming solutions for military and defense applications at Eurosatory 2018. Scheduled for June 11-15 at Paris Nord Villepinte, Eurosatory is the premier international defense and security exhibition. VITEC Boosts Its ISR and Homeland Security Video Streaming and Dissemination Solutions With the World’s Smallest Quad-Channel Rugged HEVC Encoder and a New Military-Grade IPTV Portal.

Florida Threat Detection Startup Granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Trace Eye-D announced they have received ISO Certification 9001:2015 from BQC Certifications. ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard for specifying requirements for a quality management system (QMS) used by organizations to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, according to the American Society for Quality. Trace Eye-D underwent a stringent evaluation process that included quality management system development, documentation review, internal audits, and Internal Audit Training conducted by SpecAudit, a Florida-based ISO consulting company.

VITEC’s MGW Ace HEVC Encoder Receives U.S. DoD’s JITC Certification

VITEC announced that its MGW Ace Encoder —the industry-leading HEVC video streaming appliance engineered to deliver broadcast-grade, low-latency video streams— is the first HEVC encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). JITC also certified VITEC’s MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders. JITC is the DoD’s joint interoperability certifier and the only non-service operational test agency for information technology/national security systems, responsible for ensuring Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable.

StereoVision Imaging Acquires Digital Signal Corporation

StereoVision Imaging announced that it has closed on a financing package with a leading provider of structured debt products to technology and life science companies. This deal represents a major step in SVI’s effort to accelerate and diversify its current product slate, through a major acquisition and an injection of working capital. Through this acquisition SVI is acquiring a significant portfolio of U.S. and International patents related to the use of LIDAR technology for 3D facial recognition and other potential applications.

Northrop Grumman To Support DARPA OFFSET Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. As part of the program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform. Northrop Grumman is teamed with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster, directed by Dr. Joseph LaViola at the University of Central Florida.

Patriot One Strengthens Management For Efficiency And Growth

Patriot One Technologies Inc. announced several new appointments and a subsequent management realignment aimed at advancing its business policies, innovation management, and operational activities. Mr. Robert Lex is appointed as Vice President of Operations, Dr. Paul Rice, Ph.D. as Vice President of Research, Radar Systems and Mr. Martin Cronin, Company CEO will assume the role of President. These efforts are part of a phased strategy in response to a growing multi-national workforce and are aimed at streamlining enterprise focus on value delivery.

Canadian Defence To Procure VITEC MGW Diamond TOUGH Encoders

VITEC, has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to procure over 1,000 of the company’s MGW Diamond TOUGH encoders. The encoders will be used by the Canadian DND for its Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) project. Installed on each LAV, the MGW Diamond TOUGH appliances will encode video for situational awareness, patrolling information and intelligence gathering missions.

U.S. Army Bans DJI Drones

An August 2 memo cites ‘increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities’ with drones from China’s market-leading DJI. The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials. “Cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on direction,” reads the memo from Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Anderson, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for plans and operations. Why? The memo cited “increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products.” Service officials declined to elaborate.

X-Band RADAR Blimps Over Washington DC Tracks Aircraft, Cars, and Boats

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – After a protracted development program, The U.S. Army is planning to finally deploy by year’s end the first of its new airships designed to aid in air and missile threat detection for the Northeastern U.S. The deployment is highlighting what some in the nation’s defense establishment say is a vulnerability in U.S. homeland protection: the ability to detect a cruise missile targeting a U.S. city.

US Army Developing ‘Pocket-Sized’ Video Surveillance Drone

Miniature surveillance helicopters help protect frontline troops. The US Army has developed a "pocket-sized aerial surveillance device" for combat troops operating in "challenging ground environments." Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts are working on the "The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program," or CP-ISR, to develop a mobile […]