The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation that has led to an essentially global ban on the use of solders containing lead in electronics production, permitted exemptions for military, aerospace, and a few other users who still needed to use leaded solders.
SAN DIEGO–Officials from Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., say their Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) achieved the U.S. National Security Agency’s highest level for software security.
ARLINGTON, Va.–The early years of the 21st century have seen explosive growth in U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) purchases of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but DOD is expected to cut UAV procurement by one-third over the next decade, predict defense industry analysts who are members of the Government Electronics Industry Association (GEIA) segment of the Information Technology Association of America in Arlington, Va.
SAN DIEGO–Engineers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., say the Joint Tactical Radio System’s Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit (HMS) radios are on track for deployment at the beginning of the next decade.
ARLINGTON, Va.–U.S. military spending for electronics-rich intelligence, battle management, and related areas is expected to drop by 30 percent over the next 10 years, from $47.8 billion in 2009 to $36.7 billion in 2019, say defense industry analysts of the Government Electronics Industry Association (GEIA) segment of the Information Technology Association of America in Arlington, Va.
Environmental demands for military and aerospace electrical and electro-optic connectors are becoming ever more pressing as defense systems enter the network-centric age, and as defense planners rely ever more heavily on unmanned vehicles.
TOBYHANNA, Pa.–Civilian technicians from the Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., repaired and refurbished 2,546 night-vision goggles belonging a U.S. Army Stryker brigade during a five-week, temporary-duty assignment to Fort Lewis, Wash.
LEXINGTON, Mass.–U.S. Army leaders needed night-vision devices that blend imaging from dim visible-light and infrared (IR) sensors for all-weather use in darkness and other difficult-visibility conditions. They found their solution at BAE Systems in Lexington, Mass.
Vision Research in Wayne, N.J., is launching the Miro Airborne digital high-speed camera for airborne applications, such as stores separation on manned aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), miss distance calculations for missile deployment, or landing-gear analysis.
V-I Chip Inc., a subsidiary of Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing a 120-watt, 1/32nd brick BCM bus converter with 94.5 percent power efficiency to power non-isolated POL converters or as an isolated voltage source for ATE, server, telecom, and industrial-control applications.
Quantum3D Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the Sentiris AV1 PCI Express mezzanine card (XMC) for security- and safety-critical avionics applications like primary flight instrumentation and multi-level security (MLS) systems.
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...