A new anti-counterfeiting requirement from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Fort Belvoir, Va., is triggering pushback from semiconductor manufacturers.
-The U.S. Navy is asking the Boeing Co. in Seattle to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) subsystems in the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft to overcome obsolescence issues-even before the new maritime patrol jet is deployed to active-duty Navy flight squadrons.
The U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-the centerpiece of the Pentagon's software-defined radio technology of the future-has shown substandard performance in voice quality, reliability, and its ability to dissipate heat, say U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials.
Executives of Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., say the company has outgrown its traditional role as a high-end embedded computing company.
Quarterly growth in global sales of optoelectronics, sensors, actuators, and discrete semiconductors has slowed to nearly zero, and will post growth of only 2 percent in 2012.
Micro-unmanned vehicles invade the military on the ground and in the air.
Aerospace and defense applications call for innovative information storage solutions delivering increased capacity, security, and speed.
Rugged electronic connectors for aerospace and defense applications are taking the standards route as systems designers increasingly ask for connectors common in commercial applications that are designed for the demanding environment of the battlefield.
Electro-optics scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are asking industry to develop a small, multispectral camera to help infantrymen and small combat units detect and identify battlefield threats in daylight, night, bad weather, smoke, and dust.
The U.S. Marine Corps is asking four military electro-optics companies to develop handheld tactical laser rangefinders small enough for one infantryman to carry that would help deployed Marines detect, identify, and pinpoint targets during the day, at night, and in bad weather.
Avionics designers at Raytheon Technical Services Co. in Dulles, Va., will produce 62 smart multifunction color display systems for U.S. Marine Corps
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has shown the U.S. Army how the company's prototype X-band SATCOM on-the-move antenna could help provide high-data-rate communications to warfighters in the field using military and commercial SATCOM systems.
Satellite designers at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Dulles, Va., needed Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICE- Sat-2) spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2016.
Industrial Computing in Waltham, Mass., is introducing its Rugged Tablet PCs for a range of applications and requirements.
Omnetics has launched a cable design for micro-wire harnesses in miniature electronics, including systems in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military sensor system detectors, and processors for mine-detection, portable camera, and surveillance modules.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) in High Wycombe, England, is introducing the MPMC-9105 Versatile Mission Computer (FMC) Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC) for vetronics and avionics applications.
Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the NanoSWITCH small-form-factor network switch for ruggedized, distributed-architecture, networked applications including military, avionics, ground vehicles, and command and control.
An expert on labor law offers advice on the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
A GPS-guided munition was fired from a small UAV in tests by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and the U.S. Army ARDEC.
Engineers have integrated the SRI Sarnoff DL Micro digital data link and video processor into the Aurora Skate SUAS.
Researchers at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., are designing a sonar-based underwater navigation system for the U.S. Navy that will enable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and submarines to navigate and maintain position underwater safely by following known terrain.