AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

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Navy settles CANES shipboard networking protest; chooses two more vendors

U.S. Navy communications experts are expanding their stable of communications and computing contractors from five to seven for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program after a contractor protest last September brought the multi-billion-dollar program to a temporary halt.

The critical value of human intelligence in the cockpit

Modern avionics represents amazing technology. Sensors are growing in sophistication, digital satellite communications are helping guide aircraft to destinations more efficiently, and small, powerful computers are blending sensor inputs to produce real-time situational awareness.

Air Force to buy Raytheon multispectral UAV sensor payloads for Reaper hunter-killer drone

Air Force to buy Raytheon multispectral UAV sensor payloads for Reaper hunter-killer drone

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 9 Feb. 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne sensors experts announced their intention last week to buy as many as 49 MST-B multispectral targeting systems from the Raytheon Co. for the MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

General Atomics to build 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones in $279.1 million Air Force contract

General Atomics to build 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones in $279.1 million Air Force contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 5 Feb. 2015. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at General Atomics in Poway, Calif., will provide the U.S. Air Force with 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones under terms of a $279.1 million contract announced Wednesday.

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

WASHINGTON, 4 Feb. 2015. The U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) -- one of the nation's costliest defense programs -- leads efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to upgrade and build new military aircraft in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget request, submitted this week.

Navy chooses JBT Corp. to design a next-generation shipboard mobile electric power plant

Navy chooses JBT Corp. to design a next-generation shipboard mobile electric power plant

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 4 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts have chosen John Bean Technologies (JBT) Corp. in Ogden, Utah, to design and build a new-generation mobile shipboard power generator for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft based on aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

Rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission introduced by GE

Rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 4 Feb. 2015. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the high performance DAQMAG2A rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission applications with several inputs and outputs.

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Transformer Rectifier Units (TRUs)

As the world’s leading supplier of Transformer Rectifier Units (TRUs) for commercial aircraft since the 1960s, Crane Aerospace & Electronics can provide you with field-proven, exceptionally reliable solutions. We have thousands of ELDEC TRUs in the field for a wide variety of aircraft programs. The units operate from 3-phase power sources

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IBX400 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® Switch Fabric Module

The IBX400 is the world's first, fully rugged, 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® switch fabric module (SFM) bringing data center connectivity and performance to deployed defense and aerospace applications, further enhancing GE's broad offering for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC). The IBX400 complements GE's GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Fabric Module offering

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March 2015
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