WASHINGTON–Boeing announced that the AH-6i light-attack/reconnaissance helicopter made its first flight in September with a new avionics system that leverages software from the Apache Longbow helicopter.
Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, delivered its first virtual avionics procedure trainer (VAPT) to the U.S. Air Force, who will use the device to train Iraqi pilots flying Beechcraft King Air twin-turboprop aircraft for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–The U.S. Air Force’s experimental Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL)–a high-energy laser weapon fitted to a C-130 turboprop aircraft–hit and damaged a moving vehicle in late September in a test that demonstrated for the first time the laser weapon’s ability to attack moving targets effectively.
ARLINGTON, Va.–The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., is interested in receiving research proposals on the best technologies for countering directed-energy weapons (CDEW) to protect Navy and Marine Corps ships, submarines, and aircraft from weapons such as high-energy lasers, non-lethal weapons like laser “dazzlers,” high-power microwave transmitters, particle beams, and pulsed high-power electromagnetic systems.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio–The Pentagon’s Defense Research & Engineering section is continuing an initiative to plug holes in U.S. military cyber defense by concealing the installation and deployment of information security measures–a notable vulnerability to enemy computer hackers.
ARLINGTON, Va.–TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. in Hillsboro, Ore., won a $16.2 million research contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., to make technological breakthroughs in nitride integrated circuits (ICs) and other electronic devices.
McKINNEY, Texas–The Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, is providing the U.S. Navy with a helicopter-based electro-optical sensor suite–with infrared capability, laser designator, illuminator laser, and visible light sensor–under terms of a $44.3 million order awarded in late September.
MINERAL WELLS, Texas–The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in Washington granted a supplemental-type certificate (STC) for a synthetic vision system glass cockpit avionics setup from the Cobham Avionics and Surveillance segment in Mineral Wells, Texas, for use on the Cessna 550 Citation II business jet.
Signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Information Systems sector in Reston, Va., needed computer boards for SIGINT and intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR) signal processing.
U.S. Navy officials needed a technology company to design software for a naval oceanographic and military weather analysis and signal processing system called the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System-Next Generation (NITES-Next).
Once considered as futuristic, difficult, and elusive as artificial intelligence, multi-sensor fusion is coming into its own as a standard approach of processing signals from a wide variety of sensors, and making sense of incomplete and sketchy sensor data.
North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing a mil-spec 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) DC-DC converter, the 55MQ2, for military avionics, airborne, shipboard electronics, and ground applications.
Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., is enhancing its suite of software development tools for safety-critical software, called the Platform for Industrial Safety, by adding support for the Green Hills Secure Virtualization Architecture and expanding the existing networking, file system, and target hardware options.
Rugged laptop computer supplier Stealth Computer in Woodbridge, Ontario, is introducing a rugged laptop/rugged tablet mil-spec hybrid for military computing in demanding environments in indoor and outdoor/field applications.
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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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