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MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 June 2015. We're seeing an important transformation in U.S. military systems and materiel. At best this could indicate new efforts at military modernization and readiness, but at worst the military drawdown could be evidence of dangerous military disengagement throughout the world.

Intelligent Aerospace, Military & Aerospace Electronics offer Twitter and news from Paris Air Show

Intelligent Aerospace, Military & Aerospace Electronics offer Twitter and news from Paris Air Show

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 9 June 2015. Next week is the Paris Air Show in France -- arguably the largest and most important air show of its kind in the world. Courtney Howard will be on the ground at Paris representing Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics covering the latest military, commercial, and general-aviation developments.

Army takes another shot at developing modern armored combat vehicle after numerous setbacks

Army takes another shot at developing modern armored combat vehicle after numerous setbacks

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 2 June 2015. The U.S. Army is making another attempt at developing a modern armored combat vehicle in the wake of at least two recent disastrous attempts to update the nation's ageing fleet of armored personnel carriers, main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery and other military ground vehicles.

Military 5G mobile networking to be key driver in aerospace and defense test and measurement

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 May 2015. Future military 5G mobile networking capability will have a profound influence on defense communications, and will present a host of new challenges and capabilities for aerospace and defense test and measurement.

High-performance embedded computing (HPEC) takes giant step forward with Intel Xeon D processor

High-performance embedded computing (HPEC) takes giant step forward with Intel Xeon D processor

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 May 2015. Designers of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) for demanding aerospace and defense applications like radar processing, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) are flexing their muscles after introduction earlier this spring of the Intel Xeon D processor.

Pieces falling into place for a robust U.S. cyber security infrastructure

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 5 May 2015. Cyber security is on the minds of many these days as the U.S. Department of Defense, other government agencies, and private business kick into high gear in attempts to foil hackers and other cyber criminals.

Transition from low-def to high-def infrared will be a boon to military ISR and lens manufacturers

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 April 2015. One of the biggest trends in military night vision these days involves the transition to high-definition (HD) infrared sensors, which will enhance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and provide big opportunities to infrared lens manufacturers who are tooling up to meet new demand.

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 April 2015. The U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet is one of the most upgraded military combat aircraft 30 years after its first deployments, and even longer than that since its initial design back in the 1970s.

Not your grandfather's submarine periscope

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 April 2015. We've all seen the movies -- Run Silent, Run Deep; Das Boot; U-571, and others -- in which the submarine captain orders "up periscope," a big tube rises, the captain quickly unfolds a pair of handles, swivels his hat backwards, and looks through eyepieces while rotating the tube around 360 degrees to see what's on the surface.

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John Keller is editor-in-chief of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine, which provides extensive coverage and analysis of enabling electronic and optoelectronic technologies in military, space, and commercial aviation applications. A member of the Military & Aerospace Electronics staff since the magazine's founding in 1989, Mr. Keller took over as chief editor in 1995.

Courtney E. Howard, as executive editor, enjoys writing about all things electronics and avionics in PennWell’s burgeoning Aerospace and Defense Group, which encompasses Military & Aerospace Electronics, Intelligent Aerospace, the Intelligent Aerospace Conference & Exhibition, and much more. She’s also a self-proclaimed social-media maven, mil-aero nerd, and avid avionics geek. Connect with Courtney at Courtney@Pennwell.com, @coho on Twitter, and on LinkedIn.

Mil & Aero Magazine

June 2015
Volume 26, Issue 6
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