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Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 30 March 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will convert 25 retired U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters into sophisticated manned and unmanned target drones under terms of a $28.5 million contract announced Friday.

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 27 March 2015. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the bCOM6-L1700 rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace, defense, heavy industry, energy exploration, and transportation applications.

Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal

Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook multi-mission, heavy-lift transport helicopters under terms of a $713.9 million contract announced earlier this month.

Air Force orders for AMRAAM air-to-air missiles exceed $1 billion over last three months

Air Force orders for AMRAAM air-to-air missiles exceed $1 billion over last three months

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 25 March 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are ordering several hundred of the nation's most sophisticated radar-guided air-to-air missiles under terms of a contract modification announced Tuesday.

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 March 2015. We live in an era of dizzying technological sophistication. It seems that everything electronic has some sort of "intelligence," from autonomous flying drones to late-model kitchen appliances.

Mercury Defense Systems to provide radar-spoofing electronic warfare jammers in $2 million contract

Mercury Defense Systems to provide radar-spoofing electronic warfare jammers in $2 million contract

CYPRESS, Calif., 24 March 2015. Mercury Defense Systems in Cypress, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with additional aircraft based electronic warfare (EW) jammers designed to spoof enemy radar under terms of a $2 million contract that Mercury announced last week.

Textron to provide directional antennas to help warfighters access imagery and video from UAVs

Textron to provide directional antennas to help warfighters access imagery and video from UAVs

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 March 2015. U.S. Army surveillance experts needed directional antennas to help warfighters in the field access reconnaissance imagery and video from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned surveillance aircraft. They found their solution from Textron Systems Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md.

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