Avionics software designers are gearing up for the release of the update to the DO-178B software certification standard-DO-178C, which accommodates modern technologies, such as formal methods and object-oriented programming.
The U.S. Navy is asking three of the nation's most prominent radar systems integration companies to develop technology for a future multiband radar system able to provide volume search, tracking, ballistic missile defense discrimination, and missile communications, as well as horizon search, precision tracking, and terminal illumination.
Unmanned aircraft specialist AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., will design airborne sensor technology that may enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect and attack submerged enemy submarines and surface warships, as well as attack ground targets and participate in electronic warfare operations, as part of a $30.2 million U.S. Navy research contract.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. in Austin, Texas, will incorporate its AltiVec vector processing technology into its multicore QorIQ microprocessor family later this year, in a move expected to appeal particularly to aerospace and defense systems designers who need the floating-point processing that AltiVec provides, for advanced signal processing applications like sonar and radar processing, as well as image and video processing.
Boeing in St. Louis signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va., to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program.
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y., a $10 million contract to develop software that will enable MH-60R and MH-60S multimission helicopter aircrews to use the latest technology to pre-plan their missions via the U.S. military's Joint Mission Planning System.
Anti-submarine warfare experts at DRS Sonar Systems LLC in Gaithersburg, Md., are providing a towed-array sonar subsystem for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship under terms of a $9.7 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division in Newport, R.I.
IBM will provide high-availability, technology infrastructure and management services for the Danish Ministry of Defense's Resource Management System, DeMars, to enhance the Danish Ministry's international defense operations.
L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp. (L-3 IEC) in Anaheim, Calif., is introducing the micro-handheld VideoScout-MXR full-motion video processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) management system with intelligence capabilities that helps enable warfighters to use video, metadata, and user applications while on the move.
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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