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Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 Feb. 2015. Munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) will build 114 Tomahawk Block IV long-range cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy under terms of a contract announced Thursday.

Rugged power supplies for harsh-environment rackmount applications introduced by Crystal Group

Rugged power supplies for harsh-environment rackmount applications introduced by Crystal Group

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 27 Feb. 2015. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RPS425DC1U and RPS585DC2U rugged power supplies for DC applications within demanding environments. The EMC DC power supplies meet MIL-STD-461 and DO-160, and use ATX motherboards in 1U and 2U rackmount servers.

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find news ways to make small units of infantry warfighters more effectively and deadly using existing infantry weapons and unmanned systems.

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 26 Feb. 2015. Military avionics experts at Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide 300 integrated situational-awareness and targeting helmets for AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter pilots of the government of Indonesia.

ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

WARWICK, R.I., 26 Feb. 2015. Pentair in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff Shelf Manager ACB-VI Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) backplane databus electronic enclosure for rugged embedded computing applications.

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than 2,000 U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia.

AirBorn HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch fabrics introduced by Astute

AirBorn HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch fabrics introduced by Astute

SUFFOLK, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. Astute Electronics Inc. in Suffolk, Va., is introducing the AirBorn high-density, high-reliability HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch network fabrics and solid-state data storage applications.

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 Feb. 2015. The past month has seen the U.S. military on a buying spree for advanced helicopters designed for a wide range of tasks from reconnaissance to attack. Since late January U.S. Army aviation authorities have announced orders for 84 helicopters worth about $1.1 billion.

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. U.S. Marine Corps aviation experts needed hatch-mount satellite communications (SATCOM) antennas for the KC-130J Super Hercules utility turboprop aircraft. They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Rugged Intel Core i7 Haswell-based single-board computer introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged Intel Core i7 Haswell-based single-board computer introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1258 4th Gen Intel Core i7 single board computer for compute-intensive applications deployed in space, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 23 Feb. 2015. Military strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency.

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 23 Feb. 2015. International demand for light wheeled military vehicles is set for explosive growth, fueled by the U.S. military Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program and its associated vetronics, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Compact solid-state computer for radar and other military applications introduced by Sealevel Systems

Compact solid-state computer for radar and other military applications introduced by Sealevel Systems

LIBERTY, S.C., 23 Feb. 2015. Sealevel Systems Inc. in Liberty, S.C., is introducing the Relio R2 compact solid-state computer that offers synchronous serial communications in radar, satellite, and other military applications.

Army orders 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $591.2 million contract to Boeing

Army orders 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $591.2 million contract to Boeing

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 Feb. 2015. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. will provide 35 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the U.S. Army under terms of a $591.2 million contract modification announced late Thursday.

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

CRANE, Ind., 20 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on designing multi-sensor gimbaled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) stabilized targeting systems for large aircraft like the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine turboprop.

Top general asks Congress to help military and private business face cyber security threats

Top general asks Congress to help military and private business face cyber security threats

WASHINGTON, 19 Feb. 2015. The nation's top-ranking military commander is calling on Congress to approve cyber security legislation that would allow information sharing between the government and private business.

Army places order with Airbus Helicopters for 41 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

Army places order with Airbus Helicopters for 41 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 19 Feb. 2015. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon Va., will provide the U.S. Army with 41 UH-72A Lakota utility helicopters equipped with airborne radios under terms of a $220.6 million contract announced last week.

U.S. intelligence authorities stand up center to share cyber security threats among government agencies

U.S. intelligence authorities stand up center to share cyber security threats among government agencies

WASHINGTON, 18 Feb. 2015. U.S. intelligence authorities are standing up a new center that for the first time will produce coordinated cyber threat assessments for sharing rapidly among existing cyber centers and other government elements.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to beef-up cyber security for BACN battlefield communications

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 18 Feb. 2015. Military communications experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are beefing-up a major airborne battlefield communications system to protect it from computer hackers and other cyber security threats.

Orbital ATK to upgrade and upgrade aircraft missile-warning systems in $30.7 million Navy contract

Orbital ATK to upgrade and upgrade aircraft missile-warning systems in $30.7 million Navy contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 Feb. 2015. Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract announced Friday.

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

WARREN, Mich., 16 Feb. 2015. Main battle tank designers at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., will build six M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Package (SEP) Version 2 (V2) main battle tanks with digital vetronics under terms of a $49.8 million U.S. Army contract modification announced Friday.

Boeing to continue process of upgrading electronics in four Japan AWACS surveillance aircraft

Boeing to continue process of upgrading electronics in four Japan AWACS surveillance aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 16 Feb. 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co., will continue the process of electronics upgrades on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $402.8 million contract modification announced Friday.

Upgraded Blue Sky Networks asset-tracking software has SMS and email formatting improvements

Upgraded Blue Sky Networks asset-tracking software has SMS and email formatting improvements

LA JOLLA, Calif., 16 Feb. 2015. Blue Sky Network (BSN) in La Jolla, Calif., is introducing upgrades to the company's SkyRouter’s Alert Notification system for tracking aircraft and other assets by satellite.

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M., 13 Feb. 2015. Space electronics experts from government and industry are reaching consensus on standard electronic architectures for satellites and manned spacecraft in an effort to reduce costs and ease systems upgrades and technology insertion.

Lockheed Martin moving to next-generation sonar signal processing for new Virginia-class submarines

Lockheed Martin moving to next-generation sonar signal processing for new Virginia-class submarines

WASHINGTON, 13 Feb. 2015. Sonar experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing the way for installing the latest generation commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based submarine sonar signal processing equipment on four new Virginia-class fast-attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

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