BAE Systems’s JetEye infrared missile-beating countermeasure system, which takes advantage of military-derived technologies, has entered the third phase of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) counter-man-portable air defense systems (C-MANPADS) program.
The U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center’s 350th Electronic Systems Group at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded a $589 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to serve as the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Weapon System Integrator (WSI), aiding the government’s management, integration, fielding, and sustainment of the AOC weapon system.
Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are launching a helicopter avionics program called Sandblaster to help pilots fly safely in zero-visibility conditions such as dust, fog, rain, and snow.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector in San Francisco and other military agencies are investigating technologies to build ad-hoc emergency communications systems quickly in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Katrina that bring down commercial telephone, radio, and computer networks.
Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., is investing $16 million over two years to build a Border Enforcement Solutions Center (BESC) in support of SBInet, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) multiyear plan to secure America’s borders.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program partner Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., have awarded BAE Systems of Nashua, N.H., a contract to begin low-rate production of the JSF.
The Israeli navy’s purchase in August of two more sophisticated attack submarines, which experts say are capable of firing nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that can hit targets in Iran, highlights an emerging and dangerous submarine arms race in and around the Middle East.
Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. Defensive Systems segment in Rolling Meadows, Ill., are planning for new fourth-generation enhancements to the company’s LITENING AT precision targeting and sensor system deployed with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command.
Electro-optics engineers at Advanced Photonix Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., are determining the feasibility of using terahertz (THz) technology for defense applications under terms of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts with the U.S. Office of Naval Research and with the U.S. Air Force.
Pressure to reduce size, weight, and price to accommodate advances in systems designs is driving the market for military electronic and electro-optic connectors, not only for connecting subsystems, but also for connecting boards and modules inside boxes, industry experts say.
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 68.6 percent of a $9 billion worldwide power-supply and power-management integrated-circuit (IC) market in 2005, according to market forecaster Venture Development Corp. (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
Several “unrelated and some unexpected culprits” have conspired to torpedo expectations for growth this year in the worldwide DC-DC converter module market, say experts at the Darnell Group market research firm in Corona, Calif.
The U.S. Air Force Space Command Space & Missile Systems Center’s Development and Test Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., required a method of communication for the area 65,000 to 135,000 feet above the Earth, known as “near space.”
Executives at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Southeastern Arizona opted to bolster the border-security system with FusionCommand technology Global Technical Systems (GTS) of Virginia Beach, Va.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Micro Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., needed considerable computer power for its Autonomous Nanosatellite Guardian Evaluating Local Space (ANGELS) satellite program.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) needed an electronic solution for monitoring the health and performance of its Future Lynx helicopters by AgustaWestland, with offices in Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Members of the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Acquisition Center - Washington in Alexandria, Va., looked to DRS Technologies Inc. in Parsippany, N.J., when they required improved environmental-control units (IECUs).
Zero Ground LLC in Woodridge, Ill., is offering three types of flexible liquid-tight conduits designed for wiring applications requiring shielding effectiveness from electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.
G3 Technologies Inc. in Louisburg, Kan., is offering a remote I/O device as an economical solution to meet a variety of I/O requirements in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and industrial process control.
Tampa Microwave in Tampa, Fla., is offering the portable quad-band (C, X, Ku, and Ka) loop test translator, a field communications testing tool that provides a test translator and block downconverter in one transportable package.
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Leveraging the power of server-class processors is no longer relegated to the confines of data centers. Through several innovations, Mercury Systems has ruggedized Intel’s server-class chips for deployment. ...
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