We've all seen many changes in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology over the past several years.
Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) plan to spend at least $31.6 billion next year for activities related to command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), according to Pentagon budget documents.
-U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) companies to provide off-the-shelf unmanned aircraft, operations, and support for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions worldwide using flying unmanned vehicles over the next five years under terms of contracts collectively worth as much as $874 million.
Executives of motion control specialist Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., are sharpening their company's focus on avionics and electronics technologies by standing up a new business unit based in Christchurch, England, called the Curtiss-Wright Avionics & Electronics division.
The system that integrates the launch hardware and software to provide weapon control for the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile is being upgraded by Lockheed Martin Corp.
Modern cell phone technology is joining forces with information security, anti-tamper technology, and secure cloud computing to create a manageable battlefield communications infrastructure that is more effective than ever before.
Embedded real-time operating systems and related software tools help secure aerospace and defense platforms and mission-critical data from growing threats.
Embedded computing designers for demanding digital signal processing (DSP) subsystems in aerospace and defense applications, such as radar, electronic warfare (EW), and signals intelligence (SIGINT), are making broad use of I/O mezzanine modules in the XMC and FMC form factors, yet engineers are worrying that tomorrow's applications-and even some of today's-are finding modern mezzanine modules inadequate.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has purchased four helicopter-mountable Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) from Northrop Grumman Corp.
The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop the next generation of aircraft survivability equipment to defend helicopters against shoulder-fired missiles and other heat-seeking munitions.
Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) are planning serious cuts in military lasers and directed-energy weapons work next year, with the Pentagon's proposed spending for directed-energy and laser weapons of $244.28 million.
U.S. Navy aerial warfare systems designers needed special circular antenna arrays for the AN/UPX-29(V) identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogator system aboard surface warships that distinguishes friendly vessels and aircraft nearby during combat operations.
Plextek Ltd. in Great Chesterford, England, which makes the Blighter intruder-detection radar, is working with Nuriplan Co. Ltd., a provider of landscape services based in Gimpo-si, South Korea, to supply Blighter to the South Korean market.
STEC Inc. in Santa Ana, Calif., is introducing the MACH16 Slim SATA solid-state drive for rugged, aerospace, and military embedded systems, such as military vehicles, transportation systems, GPS systems, medical equipment, and rugged PCs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing four 1-GHz oscilloscopes to the company's line of InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series models for relatively high-bandwidth bench scope test and measurement applications.
Robert Dewar of AdaCore imparts information and advice on ensuring the safety and security of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).