C4ISR

Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 Oct. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing the DDR bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate (BER) contours for the JEDEC DDR memory bus specification.

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Oct. 2014. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build 17 UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters with airborne radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $82.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 23 Oct. 2014. Avionics integrators at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector in Nashua, N.H., needed power electronics components for the integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system that BAE is providing for the Boeing 777X twin-engine passenger jumbo jet. They found their solution from the Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions segment in Lynwood, Wash.

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 23 Oct. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is proposing industry standards in efforts to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications.

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 23 Oct. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the 3-channel Onyx model 71721 and the 4-channel Onyx model 71761, 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar, communications, and general data-acquisition applications.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 21 Oct. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 80-41 small-form-factor rugged mission computer for high-performance civil and military tactical mission processing aboard ground vehicles fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

THE MIL & AERO VIDEO BLOG, 20 Oct. 2014. What can happen when systems designers apply digital high-end gaming technology military embedded computing? The answer is a lot, as technologies such as general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs) -- designed originally for gamers -- yield space- and power-efficient parallel processing capability.

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 20 Oct 2014. Strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co., are developing a system to enable military emergency command post aircraft to communicate with submerged submarines in the event of nuclear war or other global disasters.

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 20 Oct. 2014. Innovative Integration in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the ePC-Duo user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument for distributed data acquisition and mobile instrumentation applications.

A U.S. military stuck in the ditch

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 Oct. 2014. The U.S. military's mission in the Middle East is drawing to a close -- with the exception of scattered and largely ineffective bombing raids to annoy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy simulation and training experts are asking the L-3 Communications Corp. Link Simulation & Training segment in Arlington, Texas, to build simulation, training, and mission rehearsal equipment for Australian navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jet aircraft crews.

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

PC-based USB spectrum analyzers for basic test and measurement routines introduced by Saelig

FAIRPORT, N.Y., 17 Oct. 2014. Saelig Company Inc. in Fairport, N.Y., is introducing TSA range of spectrum analyzers, which are USB-stick-sized miniature RF tools that are PC-connected devices able to perform many basic test and measurement routines.

Teal analysts name nation's top 11 defense electronics companies expected over next decade

Teal analysts name nation's top 11 defense electronics companies expected over next decade

WASHINGTON, 16 Oct. 2014. Eleven U.S. prime defense contractors will dominate the defense electronics market over the next decade, with the top three -- Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman -- expected to take the lion's share of military electronics contracts through 2023. The total value of defense electronics contracts through 2023 is expected to be $373.4 billion.

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 16 Oct 2014. Vetronics designers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., needed rugged computer servers for a combat vehicle signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. They found their solution from Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Airborne servers for crew and passenger web servers and flight maintenance offered by Kontron

Airborne servers for crew and passenger web servers and flight maintenance offered by Kontron

POWAY, Calif., 16 Oct. 2014. Kontron in Poway, Calif., is introducing the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem for crew and passenger web servers, flight maintenance or manifest servers, connectivity server, wireless content server and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) media servers.

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES: ADL introduces rugged enclosures for military and aerospace applications

ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions.

EMBEDDED COMPUTING: GE offers rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar

GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer for constrained environments, such as manned- and unmanned vehicles. The computer board is based on the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

RUGGED COMPUTERS: GMS introduces rugged server for information sharing among computers

General Micro Systems (GMS) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is introducing the Tarantula (SO302 4-in-1) conduction-cooled, ruggedized, secure virtual machine (SVM) server for applications requiring ultra-efficient information sharing between several computers.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS: Air Force orders Harris software-defined radios for special ops

U.S. Air Force Special Forces needed handheld radios to conduct combat control, pararescue, tactical air control, and other sensitive operations. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y.

Raytheon to upgrade TV-guided Maverick air-to-ground missiles with laser guidance

Missile designers at the Raytheon Co. are upgrading versions of the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile by replacing relatively old optical TV-guided seekers with late-model precision-guided laser sensors.

Air Force mulls staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

U.S. Air Force electro-optics researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas and enabling technologies for a next-generation infrared search-and-track (IRST) system to provide advanced passive surveillance, tracking, and target-acquisition capability for military combat aircraft.

Army considers advanced visible/near infrared focal plane arrays

U.S. Army researchers are looking for companies able to develop advanced visible-light and near-infrared focal plane array sensors for applications such as electro-optical payloads, weapon sights, night vision, and sensors for unmanned vehicles.

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