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May 2002 Intelligence News

  • Northrop Grumman Receives DARPA Award to Study Army Unmanned Rotorcraft Program Northrop Grumman 29 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will study an unmanned combat armed rotorcraft (UCAR) program that will provide enhanced reconnaissance and attack capabilities for U.S. Army aviation. The study constitutes a significant milestone to develop unmanned systems for the Army.
  • Prototype of Fire Scout Autonomous Unmanned System Successfully Completes First Flights Northrop Grumman 21 May 2002 -- The third prototype of the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle system successfully completed its first two flights May 19, at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif.
  • European data link for aerial reconnaissance Thales 16 May 2002 -- Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen-System AG (OHB) and Thales Communications SA (TCF) join their forces to offer the next generation of STANAG 7085 imagery data links.
  • Lockheed Martin Proposes Flexible Approach for Watchkeeper Project Lockheed Martin 14 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems today announced that it has submitted its Project Watchkeeper bid to the UK Defence Procurement Agency. Project Watchkeeper will use unmanned air vehicles, equipped with powerful, all weather sensors, to gather real-time imagery from behind enemy lines, and relay it to ground stations where critical intelligence will be extracted and disseminated.
  • TIPS Team Meets with NATO AGS Industrial Working Group for Transatlantic Discussions Northrop Grumman 10 May 2002 -- The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Galileo Avionica and Northrop Grumman ISS International, Inc., the three major defence companies forming the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) team, met with the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Industrial Working Group in Berlin on Tuesday during ILA '02 to discuss details of the TIPS approach presented to NATO last month. The proposal is in the form of a white paper outlining an industrial initiative for a NATO minimum essential core capability.
  • Thales introduces first CAPS approved, AES-ready encryptor Thales 10 May 2002 -- Thales, a leading network security provider for UK government applications, has introduced a new version of its Datacryptor 2000 to meet the demands of the UK government for very high levels of security. Supporting the Rijndael Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm, this latest addition to the Datacryptor family is approved under the CESG Approved Products Scheme (CAPS) programme to secure information protectively marked 'restricted', 'confidential' and in certain circumstances 'secret'.

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