The transformation of the U.S. Army from a 20th Century heavy mechanized force to a 21st Century “light” network-centric force represents one of the most sweeping changes ever attempted by a major power.
Sensor designers at FLIR Systems found that mil-spec requirements were falling short in the desert and other harsh environments where U.S. warfighters find themselves today, so they changed test procedures, chambers, and equipment to push their products beyond what is already a stringent standard.
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Rockwell Collins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, unveiled the first integrated computer systems (ICS) in the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
QinetiQ in Farnborough, England, won a contract worth €5 million pounds (US$9.8 million) to conduct research in guidance, navigation, and control, as well as in the composite shell body, for the future European ImpaQt 155-millimeter artillery-fired guided munition.
In an attempt to protect itself from the threat of intercontinental attacks-primarily from Iran, Syria and North Korea-the United States has thoroughly alarmed the Russians and ensured that European nations have their own welfare, not the continent’s, at heart.
Research and Markets in Dublin, Ireland, is offering the Aerospace and Defense Industry-Global Strategic Business Report, which analyzes the worldwide markets for aerospace and defense industry in millions of dollars.
Total funding for research and development should increase to $338 billion in 2007, an increase of 2.73 percent over the $329 billion funded in 2006, according to analysts at the nonprofit research house Battelle in Columbus, Ohio.
Standard methods of data input/output (I/O) is having an increased presence within the central-processing, printed-circuit-board, and IP communities, reports In-Stat, a market research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Safety, security, reliability, and performance dominate the discussion of real-time embedded operating systems and middleware as software developers confront the new frontier of multicore and multiprocessor architectures with smaller size, lighter weight, and lower power consumption.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., announced the integrated VistaNav-SSR (Smart Surveillance & Reconnaissance) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with ground station, integrated VistaNav synthetic vision system, small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and various electronic sensor systems.
Lambda in San Diego is introducing a series of power supplies that can supply as much as 960 watts, called the NV-700 series, which is suitable for high-density medical, industrial, and test-and-measurement equipment.
Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing a dual-head graphics PCI mezzanine card (PMC) that enables the simultaneous display of two independent graphics streams of high-resolution graphics typically used in harsh-environment applications.
Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems in El Segundo, Calif., has included Quorum from Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., in the company’s battle- management command-and-control (BMC2) subsystem proposal.
Engineers at Raytheon Co. in Tucson, Ariz., sought a flexible system capable of not only the functional and diagnostic testing of components within missile guidance systems, but also of expanding to accommodate future requirements and test strategies.
Engineers at DRS Technologies in Parsippany, N.J., required a system for transmitting sensor data-including video, audio, telemetry, and Internet Protocol (IP) information-from the company’s Neptune and Sentry HP unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics located in Scottsdale, Ariz., sought a middleware solution to aid in the integration of the hardware and software operating environment of joint tactical radio system (JTRS) handheld, manpack, small-form- fit (HMS) radios.
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. ...
According to presenters from Kontron and Gedae Inc., there’s were a way to cut that time in half – or more – and produce a sensor-processing prototype in six to nine months, rather than a year and a ha...