Tag C4ISTAR

A Tiny Piece of Pi

A couple of weeks ago, I asked if there were any military applications for a hugely powerful quantum computer. How about something at the other end of the scale, a $5 computer. Yes, $5. And tiny The original, and…

Maps v2.0

Thought I would write a quick update to an older post on map boards. In the 2014 post I described a number of technologies that might one day replace the paper map in headquarters locations. I said; Maps need to…

SDSR Leak Engine Revving Up

There have been relatively few pre-SDSR leaks this time around but as we get into the vinegar strokes, expect a few more. As the review work has nearly completed and various options presented to ministers the decision-making process gets into…

CROWSNEST Contract

The Demonstration and Manufacture contract for CROWSNEST has been confirmed. Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Merlin MK 2 Helicopter — Crowsnest Demonstration and Manufacture. Anti submarine warfare helicopters. Merlin Crowsnest — Modification and provision of Airborne Surveillance and Control role fit…

A Collection of GEOINT Videos from Textron

No particular reason for these, I just liked that they were in a series and show the capabilities of modern Geographic Intelligence software applications. [tabs] [tab title=”VTRAC”] [/tab] [tab title=”RV Cloud”] [/tab] [tab title=”3D Pro”] [/tab] [tab title=”Feature Analyst”] [/tab]…

How much for a Triton

In our recent discussion on maritime patrol the subject of Australia’s purchase of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft came up. The subject of its cost came up and there was some confusion as to what exactly was the…

Underwater Pit Stops

Autonomous underwater vehicles and surface vessels are currently the subject of a great deal of research effort. It is widely predicted that future anti-submarine operations will include surface and sub-surface unmanned systems, some deployed from submarines, some from surface ships. In…