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April 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team joins members of the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg in a board, search and seizure operation of a suspected pirate vessel.

April 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Staff Sgt. Andre Murnane, ARNG, became the first National Guard Special Forces soldier to jump with a prosthesis on August 1, 2010.

Future prostheses could open new doors for injured soldiers, including an option to return to their units.

March 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

March 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Platoon Sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Frank Reddish, USA, of 1st Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment (1-27 IN), leads his platoon in clearing a known enemy mortar position prior to the change of command ceremony between the 3rd and 4th infantry divisions.

March 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The space shuttle Discovery blasts off in a rare night launch last year. With the end of the shuttle program this year, NASA is hoping to build a commercial capability for launching people into low earth orbit.

NASA is betting that industry can build a space transportation infrastructure.

March 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

March 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Sgt. Sean Cain, USMC, with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, performs a radio check during a security patrol in Afghanistan.

Top information technology officer tackles network challenges for the Corps.

February 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A Swedish air force JAS-39 Gripen taxis on a neighborhood road during a dispersed operation. The multirole fighter, which is designed to operate from local streets and highways in wartime, is being upgraded with new avionics and other electronic systems as part of a steady military modernization that is taking place amid a significant Swedish force transformation.

February 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Cyber Command is taking the point in protecting military networks—including active defense—in cyberspace.

What needs protecting is changing almost as quickly as what it needs protection from.

February 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Master Sgt. Robert Bean, USAF, inspects the wireless pulse oximetry sensor, which is part of the Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor (BALSM) headband in his helmet. In addition to measuring the amount of oxygen in the blood, the BALSM headband estimates heart rate and respiration.

February 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A mock plane engulfed in flames is part of a simulated homeland defense exercise, which included the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) bomb disposal teams. The simulated scenario included a plane that had been flown into a nuclear, biological and chemical research laboratory.

January 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

January 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Engineers work on a Cisco IRIS payload. Many in the commercial satellite industry and other fields are calling for reform to current export regulations. Concerns that the United States is losing business to foreign companies and disadvantaging allies have prompted the U.S. government to make changes to current rules in an effort to improve trade.

January 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

MONAX is one of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s latest innovations. Based on mobile network access, the MONAX Lynx handset transforms a smart phone into a tactical communications device connected through a persistent, dedicated, secure broadband network.

January 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

Specialist Newton Carlicci, USA, travels dismounted while returning to his outpost from the village of Paspajak, Charkh District, Logar province, Afghanistan. The complexities of coalition communication in Afghanistan are leading military forces to change existing paradigms.

December 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

December 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

A sailor aboard the USS Essex tests a radar display in the ship’s combat information center. The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or SPAWAR, is striving to ensure that the Navy’s sensors and systems operate seamlessly across the network.

December 2010
By Daniel P. Taylor, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The Next Generation Enterprise Network—the successor to the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet—will give the Navy more direct control of its network.

The transition to NMCI’s successor will take longer but eventually will give the sea service more control.

December 2010
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

 

December 2010
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

This concept of a solar power satellite provided by NASA shows the assembly of a microwave transmission antenna.

Industry dares to go where governments will not.

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