CHINA LAKE NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER, Calif.–U.S. Marine Corps aviators have completed their operational assessment of the BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), which scored eight direct hits in eight shots in January and February.
ROME, N.Y.–U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry’s help to develop advanced intelligence-collection and rapid-response capability to help U.S. forces attack enemies quickly at their most vulnerable and damaging points.
WASHINGTON–Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) propose spending $17.45 billion in fiscal year 2011 for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies, which would represent an increase of 3.2 percent from current-year enacted levels of $16.9 billion, according to Pentagon budget documents.
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands–Avionics for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be discussed at the 2010 Avionics Europe conference and exhibition March 24 to 25 at the Air Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
WASHINGTON–Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) are asking Congress for $708 billion in federal fiscal year 2011–$549 billion in discretionary spending, and $159 billion to support the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – which the Obama Administration calls overseas contingency operations.
Lockheed Martin Corp. and Kaman Aerospace Corp., a subsidiary of Kaman Corp., demonstrated to the U.S. Marine Corps the capability of the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to resupply troops by unmanned helicopter at forward operating bases in Afghanistan.
Open-architecture and COTS technologies are critical for advances in ship propulsion, navigation and guidance, weapons control, ballistic missile defense, modular mission packages, and related systems for the nation’s maritime defense.
Infrared (IR) and other electro-optical sensors for aerospace and defense applications have come a long way in the past few decades, and over the next several years will see major technological breakthroughs in sensitivity, resolution, and overall ability to help military forces see through fog, smoke, dust, and the darkness of night.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–Sandia National Laboratories scientists in Albuquerque, N.M., have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could turn a person into a walking solar battery charger if the person were fastened to flexible substrates molded into clothing to enable warfighters to recharge their batteries as they move.
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.–The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington has asked industry to submit proposals for new kinds of non-intrusive inspection technologies to enable DHS Customs and Border Protection agents to inspect cargo containers on trucks, ships, trains, and aircraft for dangerous contraband without opening the containers.
The Boeing Co. in St. Louis is beginning full-scale development of the infrared search and track (IRST) sensor system for the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter-bomber, which will enable the Hornet to detect and track enemy aircraft at long ranges without the use of onboard radar systems.
ARLINGTON, Va.–Electro-optics scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are asking industry to develop advanced high-resolution 3D imaging technology with dramatically wide field of view and depth of field in reconnaissance and surveillance applications.
Armored vehicle designers at BAE Systems Ground Systems Division in York, Pa., needed integrated rugged displays for vetronics upgrades on the M109A6 Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) self-propelled heavy artillery combat vehicle.
Acumentrics Corp. in Westwood, Mass., is introducing the ACB625R-36B 1U rugged uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that provides 500 watts of power and weighs 42 pounds. The rugged UPS has a replaceable battery and provides 15 minutes of backup power at full load (500 watts).
TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the RFE1000 1-kilowatt, single-output AC-DC power supply series in a 1.61-inch high 1U package for stand-alone or distributed power architectures in applications such as radio communications, factory automation, test and measurement, robotics, and RF power amplifiers.
Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing development kits for the company’s HI-6120 and HI-6121 MIL-STD-1553 remote terminal technology, which are single-chip, 3.3-volt devices with dual transceivers and 64 kilobytes of RAM, in surface-mount plastic packages.
National Hybrid Inc. in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Pulse Engineering in San Diego are introducing the Bus+ (pronounced Bus Plus) MIL-STD-1553 data bus that combines a transceiver and transformer into one package.
Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., introduced two beamformer PCI Express modules for military communications applications. Each is a high-speed software radio board for processing baseband RF or IF signals and uses beamforming functions.
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