C4ISR

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

Navy orders year's worth of AN/ALE-55 aircraft fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) from BAE Systems

Navy orders year's worth of AN/ALE-55 aircraft fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) from BAE Systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Nov. 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will build 283 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) under terms of a $19.9 million U.S. Navy contract announced Friday.

Navy to upgrade shipboard radar systems with Compact PCI architectures and Acromag circuit cards

Navy to upgrade shipboard radar systems with Compact PCI architectures and Acromag circuit cards

CRANE, Ind., 24 Nov. 2014. Electronics experts at the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I., are upgrading the U.S. Navy AN/SPS-73(V)12 short-range, two-dimensional, surface search and navigation radar system that provides contact range and bearing information for Navy surface ships.

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Nine companies share $800 million contract to support nuclear weapons, cyber warfare, and C4ISR

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. military authorities in charge of space, cyber warfare, missile defense, global command and control, and nuclear weapons are spending as much as $800 million over the next five years for support services.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

DALLAS, 20 Nov. 2014. Worldwide demand for telemetry is expected to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020 -- a combined annual growth rate of 14.2 percent -- predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Northrop Grumman reveals details of VME-based flight computers on Marine Corps combat helicopters

Northrop Grumman reveals details of VME-based flight computers on Marine Corps combat helicopters

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 19 Nov. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems sector in Woodland Hills, Calif., are revealing details of a $25 million U.S. Navy contract awarded last May to provide flight computers for the U.S. Marine Corps.UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

WASHINGTON, 19 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are asking industry, colleges, and the public to design speech-recognition software that can decipher conversations and other speech that happens over microphones in noisy, echo-ridden environments.

Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore

Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore

LANDENBERG, Pa., 19 Nov. 2014. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. in Landenberg, Pa., is introducing introduced a small-diameter cable for aerospace applications where compact profile and light weight constructions are top design priorities.

SWATs, SWEATERs, and ANSWERs: Air Force gets serious about spectrum warfare

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 18 Nov. 2014. Three new military technology research programs are showing us two things. First, the term "spectrum warfare" is evolving quickly well-understood mainstream usage, and second, spectrum warfare rapidly is taking its place as a top U.S. military priority.

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers will brief industry this week on a plan to outfit a future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weapons. Briefings are this Friday, 21 Nov. 2014 in Arlington, Va.

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

NEWPORT, R.I., 18 Nov. 2014. Military undersea experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., develop and upgrade a variety of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) programs that involve underwater communications, underwater mine hunting, and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 17 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to ask industry to help them develop and evaluate technologies to help determine the value of new spectrum warfare systems and technologies.

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, 17 Nov. 2014. Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared sensors is expected to reach $16.35 billion by 2020, rising at a combined annual growth rate of 7.71 percent, predict analysts at market research MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 17 Nov. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8429 eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications.

Arête to build UAV multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

Arête to build UAV multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 14 Nov. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor payload experts at Arête Associates in Tucson, Ariz., are building UAV-based multispectral sensors to detect and pinpoint mines and obstacles in beach surf zones to help keep Marines safe during amphibious attacks.

Worldwide software-defined radio demand to reach $27.3 billion by 2020 says MarketsandMarkets

Worldwide software-defined radio demand to reach $27.3 billion by 2020 says MarketsandMarkets

DALLAS, 14 Nov. 2014. Worldwide demand for software-defined radio (SDR) systems and components will be worth nearly $27.3 billion by 2020, increasing at a combined annual growth rate of 12.5 percent from this year, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 13 Nov. 2014. The U.S. Air Force is developing special versions of two smart munitions that track and attack sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming directed to throw the weapons off from their intended targets.

Light military helicopter market to decline over the next 15 years, says Forecast International

Light military helicopter market to decline over the next 15 years, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 13 Nov. 2014. Rotorcraft manufacturers throughout the world will build 208 light military helicopters in 2016, but that production level will fall to only 55 light military helicopters by 2028, report analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Ruggedized, wide-temperature flat-panel computer for HMI and control introduced by Sealevel

Ruggedized, wide-temperature flat-panel computer for HMI and control introduced by Sealevel

LIBERTY, S.C., 13 Nov. 2014. Sealevel Systems Inc. in Liberty, S.C., is introducing the SeaPAC R9-8.4 wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat-panel computer for a variety of HMI and control applications.

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are trying to use software-defined radio and cognitive radio technologies to develop new kinds of radar jamming capabilities, as well as active electrically scanned array (AESA) radar that can resist advanced electronic warfare (EW) jamming.

Rugged handheld computer that operates in flammable gases and vapors introduced by Juniper Systems

Rugged handheld computer that operates in flammable gases and vapors introduced by Juniper Systems

LOGAN, Utah, 12 Nov. 2014. Juniper Systems in Logan, Utah, is introducing the Archer 2 Hazloc rugged handheld computer that is designed to perform safely in hazardous locations where flammable gases or vapors may be present.

Navy looks to BAE Systems Australia to repair and upgrade Nulka shipboard EW missile defense

Navy looks to BAE Systems Australia to repair and upgrade Nulka shipboard EW missile defense

CRANE, Ind., 11 Nov. 2014. Electronic warfare experts at BAE Systems Australia in Abbotsford, Australia will maintain, test, and upgrade a U.S. and Australian naval electronic warfare (EW) system designed to protect fast, maneuverable surface warships from radar-guided anti-ship missiles.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics expands power electronics portfolio, introduces new products at Electronica

Crane Aerospace & Electronics introduces power electronics products at Electronica

MUNICH, 11 Nov. 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics officials in Redmond, Wash., are unveiling several new power electronics products well suited to commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and civil and defense space platforms during Electronica in Munich, Germany, this week.

RUGGED COMPUTERS: Airborne servers offered by Kontron

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.

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Mil & Aero Magazine

November 2014
Volume 25, Issue 11
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