Sentinel-1 satellite Copernicus Masters Launches Annual Competition for Best Apps Employing EO Data

The annual Copernicus Masters competition seeks participants to submit ideas, applications and business concepts using Earth observation data that could lead to significant changes to the status quo in a number of fields. The international competition, with a deadline of July 13, offers cash prizes and support valued at more than 300,000 euros.

The MV-22 Osprey used in a recent test of the PCAS system was modified with a PCAS-Air module and mounted test missile. Marines, DARPA Sharpen Real-Time Close Air Support

U.S. Marines are working with new technology that seeks to improve close air support operations, minimize friendly fire incidents and mitigate collateral damage, particularly in urban environments.

A U.S. Marine staff sergeant radios pilots during an exercise in South Korea. Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEFs) often must tap assets of other services when deployed—a situation the Corps is trying to eliminate. Marines Bring the Cloud to the Tactical Edge

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking toward its major information technology support projects to serve its tactical command, control, communications and computers needs.

Lt. Col. Speros C. Koumparakis, USMC, commanding officer of the communication training battalion (CTB) in the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School (MCCES), addresses the audience during the CTB’s activation ceremony in March. The CTB, along with the air control training squadron (ACTS), have been consolidated under the MCCES at a single facility in Twentynine Palms, California. Marine Corps Communicators Consolidate Training

The U.S. Marine Corps has consolidated its communications and command and control training under a single organization at its major base in Twentynine Palms, California.

Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, test the new augmented reality glasses prototype in an urban combat training scenario. Smart Glasses To Augment Battlefield Reality For U.S. Marines

U.S. Navy researchers recently wrapped up development of prototypical augmented reality glasses designed to display situational awareness data for combat Marines.

A network operations battle noncommissioned officer with the DHHB, 1st Infantry Division, monitors the CJFLCC-I network near the command’s operations center in Iraq. The network employs both Iraqi and U.S. communications capabilities to link diverse forces, along with surveillance and reconnaissance assets, over the country’s rugged terrain. A New Network Emerges On an Ancient Battleground

A group of communicators working within the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command–Iraq has used Iraq as a laboratory of sorts, experimenting with new ways of supporting the network and finding unexpected successes in the process.