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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.

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

WASHINGTON, 3 Feb. 2015. The Pentagon's proposed budget for federal fiscal year 2016 calls for a $38.2 billion increase in defense spending over this year's levels, which represents a bright spot after years of military budget reductions and sequestration.

Rugged XMC embedded video and graphics module for military and civil avionics introduced by Aitech

Rugged XMC embedded video and graphics module for military and civil avionics introduced by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 3 Feb. 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) for harsh environments that have versatile video overlay and capture requirements.

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 2 Feb. 2015. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with advanced combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $78.5 million contract modification announced Friday.

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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

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