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Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2015. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a potential $58.9 million contract announced Thursday.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

SAN DIEGO, 26 June 2015. Systems integrators at NIITEK in Dulles, Va., needed mission embedded computing for the company's ground-penetrating radar designed to detect and pinpoint improvised explosive devices buried in roadways. They found their solution from ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego.

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 26 June 2015. KRYTAR Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the model 102020006 RF and microwave directional coupler that offers 6 dB of coupling over the frequency range of 2 to 20 GHz in a compact and lightweight package.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

OAKLAND, Calif., 25 June 2015. U.S. Coast Guard shipboard electronics experts needed rugged Ethernet switches for various Coast Guard vessels. They found their solution from Red Lion Controls in York, Pa.

5th Gen Core i7-based 3U and 6U OpenVPX, and 6U VME computer boards introduced by Curtiss-Wright

5th Gen Core i7-based 3U and 6U OpenVPX, and 6U VME computer boards introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 June 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 3U OpenVPX VPX3-1259, the 6U OpenVPX VPX6-1959, and the 6U VME VME-1909 computer boards for aerospace and defense applications.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 June 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones, as well as 19 satellite UAV control stations.

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

HENDERSON, Nev., 24 June 2015. VadaTech Inc. in Henderson, Nev., is introducing the ATC136 eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for high performance and processing efficiency in embedded computing.

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

WASHINGTON, 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed non-penetrating sensor submarine masts for Virginia-class fast-attack submarines. They found their solution from L-3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 June 2015. U.S. Air Force cyber security experts are looking to Kudu Dynamics LLC in Catharpin, Va., to help enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

McCLELLAN, Calif., 19 June 2015. U.S. military microelectronics experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade special-operations flight computers aboard the U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special-operations aircraft, as well as manufacture several of the upgraded airborne computers.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 June 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAV crew simulators and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Attack jet designers at Textron AirLand LLC in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet aircraft.

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 June 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

SAN DIEGO, 17 June 2015. U.S. military radio communications experts are spending nearly a billion dollars for software-defined radio tactical data link and networking equipment for aircraft, fixed sites, land vehicles, and surface warships.

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 June 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics applications introduced by Holt

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 17 June 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2130 low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for military and commercial avionics applications. The device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers, and dual transformers in a low-profile compact package.

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 16 June 2015. Satellite navigation experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,, are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Thales Group in Paris are introducing the next-generation STAR NG air traffic control (ATC) radar for military and commercial applications. Thales made the announcement this week at the Paris Air Show in Paris.

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 53 advanced airborne radar systems for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol, surveillance, and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

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