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Military & Aerospace Electronics

08/01/2000
Volume 11, Issue 8
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  • Departments

    • Report from Washington and Elsewhere

      • One and a half cheers for National Missile Defense
        Designers of the proposed $14 billion National Missile Defense (NMD) system face a fundamental problem. There is growing concern whether the infrared sensors on the NMD's kinetic kill vehicles can discriminate between incoming nuclear warheads and the decoys that are likely to accompany them. They must if NMD is to succeed.
    • COTS Watch

      • Northrop Grumman uses Mercury RACE technology for F-16 radar
        BALTIMORE — The U.S. Air Force F-16 jet fighter is getting a radar facelift with RACE multiprocessor technology from Mercury Computer Systems in Chelmsford, Mass.
      • Cubic wins two Joint STARS contracts
        SAN DIEGO - Engineers at Cubic Defense Systems Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp., are providing additional data links for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, and are demonstrating the High Capacity Data Link (HCDL).
    • Product Application Design Systems

      • Product Application Design Systems
        Primagraphics helps BAE Systems with Eurofighter test and recording systemAircraft designers at BAE Systems in Warton, England, needed equipment to record real-time video to help them evaluate the Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighter aircraft during flight tests.
    • Letters to the Editor

      • Letters to the Editor
        Is a new reliability standard really necessary?; and Avionics designers are in need of a comprehensive open-systems policy
      • Finding good technical people
        Re your recent Editor's Desk column (Laser Focus World, June 2000, "Where have all the [technical] people gone?"): I see the shortage of scientists and engineers as a good thing that the market will correct in due time.
  • News

  • Features

    • Special Report

      • Military services look to advanced electronics
        "Turning dumb bombs into smart bombs" is the way program personnel at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Munitions Directorate describe their efforts to create a new family of small, low-cost, precision-guided weapons.
    • Technology Focus

      • Making it through the heat
        Single-board computer vendors are looking to solve the challenge of managing the heat from high-power processors, while keeping the costs of their products as low as possible, and building them rugged enough for even the harshest of operating environments.

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