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Chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications introduced by Coilcraft

Chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications introduced by Coilcraft

CARY, Ill., 31 Aug. 2015. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the 0402DF series chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications.

Navy spending $1.5 billion to buy another 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

Navy spending $1.5 billion to buy another 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 28 Aug. 2015. The U.S. Navy is ordering 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets from the Boeing Co., as well as long-lead items for another 20 Poseidon aircraft -- under terms of a $1.5 billion contract modification announced late Thursday.

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 26 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are choosing Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., to build the U.S. military's next-generation light battlefield vehicle to replace the venerable Humvee, in what is expected to be one of the most lucrative military vehicle programs over the next decade.

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

QUANTICO, Va., 26 Aug. 2015. Systems designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are inserting new electronic technology into a new U.S. Marine Corps air-defense radar to make the system more effective in detecting rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low observables.

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing out over the military UAV landscape, it seemed to me that about everyone in the U.S military who wanted a UAV already had one.

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2015. Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. military with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance fighter-bomber aircraft under terms of a $20.9 million order.

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 10.4-inch PVDU2600 low-cost LCD rugged display for SWaP-C constrained fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ground vehicles.

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. Cyber security experts at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., are developing ways to keep proprietary and private data private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private information can be used only for its intended purpose and for no other.

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy military communications experts are earmarking more than three-quarters of a billion dollars for new military situational awareness communications terminals that enable U.S. and allied aircraft, ships, and ground forces to exchange their tactical pictures in near-real time.

Real-time fleet management shipboard electronics introduced by McMurdo Boatracs

Web-based integrated fleet management shipboard electronics that connects ship to shore in real-time

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. The Boatracs segment of McMurdo Group in San Diego is introducing the Preparation, Response, Identification, Surveillance, Management, Acceleration (PRISMA) Connect Web-based integrated fleet management shipboard electronics that connects ship to shore in real-time.

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

KEYPORT, Wash., 21 Aug. 2015. U.S. government researchers are gathering contractors for a program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 21 Aug. 2015. HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., is boosting its expertise in maintaining Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters with its acquisition of F-16 maintenance and repair specialist Aerospace & Commercial Technologies Inc. (ACT) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Military intelligence research projects seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

Military intelligence research seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

ROME, N.Y., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force military intelligence experts are asking industry for new ways of uncovering existing and future global military threats from mountains of openly available text data, such as social media, blogs, and chat rooms.

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

WARREN, Mich., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to provide upgraded anti-tank missile systems for the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

PITTSBURGH, 20 Aug. 2015. Aerotech Inc. in Pittsburgh is introducing the Ensemble QDe high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control applications ranging from fundamental scientific research to advanced OEM machine systems.

SENSOR PROCESSING: 3U CompactPCI and 6U VME sensor interfaces introduced by NAI

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing a family of sensor interface units (SIU) in 3U CompactPCI or 6U VME board form factors for military and aerospace applications.

RF AND MICROWAVE: 6U VXS module based on OpenRFM guidelines offered by Mercury

Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the open- systems Ensemble RFM-1RS18 RF and microwave tuner for electronic warfare (EW) applications that use board-based RF and microwave components and embedded computing for on-board digital signal processing.

EMBEDDED COMPUTING: Navy orders Core i7-based VME boards from Concurrent Technologies

U.S. Navy aircraft researchers needed VME single-board computers based on the third-generation Intel Core i7 microprocessor for a variety of research tasks. They found their solution from Concurrent Technologies Inc. in Woburn, Mass.

AIRBORNE RADAR: Thales to provide radar and computers for Royal Navy Merlin helicopters

Military helicopter systems integrators at Lockheed Martin U.K. Holdings Ltd. in London needed helicopter radar and mission systems for the United Kingdom Royal Navy Merlin helicopters. They found their solution from Thales Holding UK PLC in Weybridge, England.

Navy selects L-3 Wescam electro-optical sensors for P-8A jet

U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high- altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

Raytheon upgrading Army sensors for networking, anti-sniper capability

U.S. Army electro-optics experts are asking Raytheon Co. to upgrade long-range electro-optical sensors with networking capability so soldiers can share battlefield imaging data and improve their effectiveness against enemy snipers.

DHS eyes bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

U.S. government explosives-detection experts are conferring with industry for the best ways to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Navy orders shipboard electronic-warfare systems from Lockheed Martin

U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are ordering advanced electronic-warfare (EW) systems for surface warships, such as aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, cruisers, and destroyers under terms of a $153.9 million contract modification.

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August 2015
Volume 26, Issue 8
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