In this Q&A with Anthony Jordan, Vice President, Product Marketing and Applications Engineering at Cobham Semiconductor in Colorado Springs, Colo., he discusses the market for radiation-hardened (rad-hard) electronics in military and civil satellite systems and explains how the proliferation of small satellites will encourage more COTS usage in satellite payloads. MCHALE REPORT: Cobham acquired your [...]
Military UAS procurement outlook strong, counter-terrorism and communication relays highlight future missions
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been a game changer for the U.S military, providing persistent surveillance and lethality in the Gulf wars and the war on terrorism as such is their mission. In this Q&A with Chris Pehrson, Director of Strategic Development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), he discusses his outlook for unmanned aircraft procurement, the use of COTS in UAS payloads, UAS pilot training, and the potential for laser weapon capability in UAS platforms. Edited excerpts follow.
Budget cuts and sequestration have reduced funding for new aircraft platforms, but there are still pockets of funding for avionics and flight decks in existing military aircraft. In this Q&A with Troy Brunk, Vice President and General Manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins Government Systems, he discusses his outlook for military avionics technology, what [...]