North Korea Launches Hypersonic Hwasong-8 Missile in Second Test of New Glide Vehicle

North Korea has announced that a ballistic missile test launched on January 5 was its new Hwasong-8 platform, which had first been launched in September 2021 and housed a hypersonic glide vehicle. State media outlet Rodong Sinmun announced that the test accelerated work on “modernising the national strategic force,” verified the ability of the fuel […]

Hawkeye 360, Leidos see synergy in ground target observation data analytics – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

Hawkeye Cluster 3 satellites (Hawkeye image) WASHINGTON: Analytics is the linchpin of the new agreement between defense giant Leidos and space-based radio frequency geolocation startup Hawkeye 360, according to both companies, with the planned partnership going well beyond Leidos’ financial investment of $5 million. “Leidos’ investment will contribute to the growth of our constellation and […]

SWAC ponders acquisition strategy, limits of user terminals in future SATCOM plan – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

The U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade’s Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Centers manage the payloads and provide critical communications, navigation and other space-based capabilities to warfighters. (U.S. Army photo by Carrie David Campbell) WASHINGTON: As Space Force’s new Space Warfighting Analysis Center works to develop a blueprint for a future military satellite communications macro-network that can […]

Raytheon, Leonardo to Provide Rifle Sights for German Military

Raytheon Elcan and Leonardo Germany will deliver 107,929 ELCAN SpecterDR 1-4x rifle sights to the German armed forces as their main combat sight. The combined reflex and telescopic sight allows a single sight view for close-up or far away targets, featuring “a bullet-drop compensator, etched reticle and a Picatinny/STANAG rail integrated into […]