Technologies for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aircraft

BAE Systems to develop MAD ASW drone to help Navy P-8A find submarines from high altitudes

BAE Systems to develop MAD ASW drone to help Navy P-8A find submarines from high altitudes

ARLINGTON, Va., 14 Jan. 2015. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts at BAE Systems are developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor payload able to look for submerged enemy submarines by detecting small variations in the Earth's magnetic field.

G/ATOR to switch from Windows to Linux OS

Officials of the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Va., are switching the software operating system in the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar.

Navy laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests

U.S. Navy researchers have completed three months of at-sea testing of a shipboard high-energy laser weapon that could bring deck-mounted machine gun-like defensive capability to U.S. and allied surface warships at a fraction of the cost.

The critical value of human intelligence in the cockpit

THE MIL & AERO BLOG 13 Jan. 2015. Modern avionics represents truly amazing technology. Sensors are growing in sophistication, digital satellite communications is helping guide aircraft to their destinations more efficiently than ever before, and small powerful computers are blending sensor inputs to produce on-board real-time situational awareness.

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch for military vehicles and aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch for military vehicles and aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 13 Jan. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraNET 20-11 rugged, small, lightweight 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet switch for manned and unmanned military and civil ground vehicles and aircraft.

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

NATICK, Mass., 9 Jan. 2015. The temperature sensors and switches market is set for a dramatic slowdown in the wake of falling oil prices, warn analysts at market researcher VDC Research in Natick, Mass.

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 8 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering a couple of thousand U.S.-made Hellfire tactical missiles for the Army, as well as for the governments of Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Indonesia, Egypt, and Lebanon.

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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

SBC326 - 3U OpenVPX 4th Generation Intel Core i7 based Single Board Computer

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DC DC Converters l 1.5 - 120W for Avionics & Military Applications

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