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Rugged COTS high-performance embedded computer (HPEC) for military uses introduced by Aitech

Rugged COTS high-performance embedded computer (HPEC) for military uses introduced by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 6 Jan. 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the A191 rugged, compact commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) high-performance embedded computer (HPEC) for a variety of aerospace and defense applications.

Navy orders three RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAVs for Navy and Marine Corps surveillance

Navy orders three RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAVs for Navy and Marine Corps surveillance

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy officials are buying three new RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide surveillance capability for U.S. Marine Corps and Navy tactical commanders.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $41.1 million contract this week to Boeing Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., for three low-rate-initial-production Blackjack UAVs, to include air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, and spare parts.

Lockheed Martin to build 14 electro-optical fire-control systems for Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra gunships

Lockheed Martin to build 14 electro-optical fire-control systems for Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra gunships

CRANE, Ind., 2 Jan. 2015. Electro optics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are building 14 multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire-control systems for U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., have announced a $43.4 million contract to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., for 14 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS).

The Mil & Aero top-10 stories of 2014

Tanks, self-destruct electronics, and vanished airliners among top-10 Mil & Aero stories for 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 31 Dec. 2014. Main battle tanks, electronic components to self-destruct on-demand, and a jumbo-jet airliner that disappeared without a trace are among the top-10 stories of 2014 that appeared in Military & Aerospace Electronics, as determined by popularity among our readers.

Northrop Grumman to produce laser mine detection system in potential $163.6 million Navy contract

Northrop Grumman to produce laser mine detection system in potential $163.6 million Navy contract

WASHINGTON, 30 Dec. 2014. Ocean mine warfare experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Melbourne, Fla., will provide the U.S. Navy with a helicopter-based system designed to detect floating and submerged ocean mines with laser beams under terms of a potential $163.6 million contract announced last week.

Fox Three: Raytheon scores hit with half-billion-dollar contract for advanced air-to-air missiles

Fox Three: Raytheon scores hit with half-billion-dollar contract for advanced air-to-air missiles

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 24 Dec. 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co., got an early Christmas present this week with a nearly half-billion-dollar contract to provide the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and foreign militaries.

ON Semiconductor-ICs partnership to offer rad-hard electronics for aerospace and defense

ON Semiconductor-ICs partnership to offer rad-hard electronics for aerospace and defense

PHOENIX, 24 Dec. 2014. ON Semiconductor in Phoenix is partnering with ICs LLC in McCall, Idaho, to introduce application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that are resilient to radiation effects.

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