Northrop Grumman Corp. proposed a ground-based, high-energy laser system called Skyguard as part of a layered airport defense to protect commercial jetliners from terrorists firing shoulder-fired missiles.
The U.S. Coast Guard, just two days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the South, called on F4W to solve a critical communications problem at the Joint Naval Air Station in Belle Chase, La., which was designated as the operation center for USCG search-and-rescue efforts.
BAE Systems engineers and executives tapped the latest commercial communications and networking technologies from Nokia of Irving, Texas, in developing the BAE Systems mobile area communications (MAC) trailer, resident at its Merrimack, N.H., facility.
The U.S. Navy awarded Universal Display Corp. in Ewing, N.J., a contract to provide a prototype communications device based on a full-color, active-matrix organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) prototype built on metallic foil.
Officials at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), in San Diego announced that their Army I-GNAT ER unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has reached a record 10,000 combat flight hours on a total of 858 combat missions.
I read your Trends column in the July 2006 issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics entitled “Could RoHS mean the end of COTS as we know it?”-which is in itself a trend representing the prevailing attitude of “I do not like that darned lead-free stuff for military hardware.
kSARIA Corp. in Lawrence, Mass., won a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to help accelerate the Navy’s migration to fiber-optic technology in mission-critical aeronautical applications.
Northrop Grumman Corp. experts in Rolling Meadows, Ill., are flight testing a the new electro-optical surveillance and detection system (EOSDS) for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s Nimrod MRA-4 aircraft.
Oscilloscopes, devices that measure and display voltage over time, have entered the digital age with new features such as Windows-based software, removable disk drives, and most especially the capability of easy and standardized remote operation over the Internet.
Revenues from North American sales of air-traffic management equipment are expected to drop by 46.7 percent during the decade from 2005 to 2014, according to analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.
Consumption of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in mobile handsets reached $157 million in 2005, and will exceed $1 billion by 2010, consumption, reports market researcher In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Endwave Defense Systems, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based maker of RF subsystems and components for defense and homeland security applications, will provide its 44 GHz frequency multiplier subsystem for uplink applications in the U.S. Military Strategic, Tactical, and Relay (MILSTAR) satellite communications program.
The U.S. Air Force Electronics Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded a $6 million contract to Telephonics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corp. in Farmingdale, N.Y., to supply the AN/UPX-40 Mark XIIA/Mode S Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) common module interrogator for Air Force Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft.
The U.S. Army and Air Force embarked on a joint project, called Combat SkySat, which was featured in a network-centric demonstration at the Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2006 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems of Woburn, Mass., sought a software solution to aid in its security goals in developing an Advanced Container Security Device (ACSD) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) in Pascagoula, Miss., in working toward the Navy’s vision for a common capabilities architecture across its arsenal of ships, sought out a partner with a issued a $218 million subcontract to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) of Tewksbury, Mass.
Chicago-based Boeing Co. has used microwave RF switches from Dow-Key of Ventura, Calif., within its collision avoidance and landing systems for roughly two decades. Now Boeing has contracted Dow-Key to provide switches for the mid-size 787 Dreamliner slated to be released for service in 2008.
Aeroflex Plainview in Plainview, N.Y., is offering a radiation-hardened pulse-width-modulation (PWM) controller. The PWM5032 high-speed, low-power controller, developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab and the Technology Applications Group for the Mars Technology program, is for at the military and commercial satellites.
The ITT Industries Electronic Components segment in Santa Ana, Calif., is offering the Cannon Chip on Flex (CoF) filter technology that reduces stress from thermal shock and vibration while protecting sensitive electronics in a lightweight package.
Express Logic Inc. in San Diego and Interpeak Inc. in Leesburg, Va., have integrated Express Logic’s ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) and Interpeak’s TCP/IP stacks, which enables ThreadX customers to incorporate Interpeak’s advanced security and networking applications into their high-performance and small-footprint embedded devices.
Officials of ITT Electronic Components in Newton, Mass., are offering the C&K EP pushbutton and ET rocker and toggle switches in SA1 termination to provide circuit designers with a space-saving right-angle board-mount configuration for subminiature switches.
Linear Technology Corp. in Milpitas, Calif., is offering the LTC3822, a 2.75-to-4.5-volt input synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that drives N-channel MOSFETs without requiring an external supply for gate drive.
General Micro Systems Inc., (GMS) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is offering a dual-processor single-board computer for aerospace and military applications that incorporates a dual independent processor architecture.
Vector Software in North Kingstown, R.I., is offering VectorCAST version 4.0 to support software integration testing so that designers can test an entire subsystem or application using the same techniques used for unit testing.
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