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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.

Navy chooses long-range thermal cameras from FLIR Systems

Navy surveillance experts needed high-definition, long-range infrared surveillance cameras for a variety of U.S. military ranges and similar facilities.

Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

Air Force orders advanced Global Hawk UAVs

Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Global Hawk Program Office have ordered three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk HALE unmanned aerial vehicles.

Military data recorders trending to solid-state drives, data security, and fast throughput

Data recorders for aerospace and defense applications are becoming smaller, faster, more reliable, and higher in data storage capacity in applications ranging from simple temperature and attitude data recording to gathering and organizing extremely fast streaming data such as radar signals.

Sensor payloads for manned and unmanned vehicles

Electro-optical sensor payloads are giving today's armored combat vehicles, trucks, and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) enhanced capability to enable users to find and disarm explosives, survey rugged terrain, and uncover enemy positions from safe distances.

Unmanned command and control

Displays, graphics, and data links for unmanned vehicle command and control

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Mil & Aero Magazine

October 2014
Volume 25, Issue 10
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