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Welcome to The Mil & Aero Blog. This is where our staff recount tales of the strange, the weird, and the otherwise offbeat. We could put news here, but we have the rest of our Website for that. Enjoy our scribblings, and feel free to add your own opinions.

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.

House and Senate seeing eye-to-eye on defense spending for next year

House and Senate seeing eye-to-eye on defense spending for next year

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 31 March 2015. At this early stage, the U.S. House and Senate are seeing eye-to-eye on next year's defense spending, as the two houses of Congress are placing roughly equal amounts for the Pentagon in their respective fiscal 2016 budget resolutions.

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.

Congress takes its first look at next year's DOD budget, and early indications are good

Congress takes its first look at next year's DOD budget, and early indications are good

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 March 2015. We're starting to get some early indications from Congress on prospects for defense spending next year. as you might expect, it's a mixed bag, with good news and bad news.

Laser weapons: things just keep getting better and better

Laser weapons: things just keep getting better and better

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 10 March 2015. Laser weapons, they're just around the corner, right? We've been hearing that now for years; it's like so many other things -- always just two years away.

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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

May 2015
Volume 26, Issue 5
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