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U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

BOSTON, 24 July 2014. The U.S. market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will triple in size over the next five years, and should grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, predict analysts at market researcher Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI) in Boston.

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to reduce or eliminate RF interference in future electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

CONCORD, N.H., 24 July 2014. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A5-PCI Express-L (A5PL) low profile PCI Express embedded computing board based on Altera's Arria V AZ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signals intelligence (SIGINT), security, network processing, and broadcast applications.

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 July 2014. 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.

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces for avionics aboard Cessna aircraft

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces for avionics aboard Cessna aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 23 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., 23 July 2014. LEMO USA, Inc. in Rohnert Park, Calif., is introducing the MM compact connectors for COTS military, security, and aerospace, as well as other harsh-environment applications.

Threats of a technological over-reaction to the Malaysia 17 shoot-down over Ukraine

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 July 2014. The tragedy surrounding the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 keeps getting stranger and stranger, with accusations flying freely yet no real information on who might have been at fault.

Milpower Source to provide battery power for digitizing Army M119A3 field artillery

Milpower Source to provide battery power for digitizing Army M119A3 field artillery

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 22 July 2014. U.S. Army artillery experts needed portable universal battery systems for the project to digitize the M119A3 towed 105-millimeter howitzer. They found their solution from Milpower Source in Belmont, N.H.

Briefcase Receiver for military, aerospace, and government uses introduced by IMT

Briefcase Receiver for military, aerospace, and government uses introduced by IMT

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., 22 July 2014. Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT) in Mount Olive, N.J., is introducing the Briefcase Receiver (BCRx) for military, aerospace, and government applications.

Communications and Power to provide traveling wave tubes for Navy shipboard EW systems

Communications and Power to provide traveling wave tubes for Navy shipboard EW systems

CRANE, Ind., 21 July 2014. U.S. Navy electronic warfare (EW) experts needed traveling wave tubes (TWTs) to repair and refurbish the AN/SLQ-32 shipboard EW systems. The found their solution from Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) in Palo Alto, Calif.

Rockwell Collins to provide fly-by-wire control for next-generation Boeing 777 jumbo jet

Rockwell Collins to provide fly-by-wire control for next-generation Boeing 777 jumbo jet

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 21 July 2014. Avionics designers at BAE Systems in London needed a flight-control module (FCM) for the integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system that BAE Systems is designing for the Boeing 777x widebody passenger jet. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Multi-channel PXI-based test solution for complex carrier aggregation introduced by Agilent

Multi-channel PXI-based test solution for complex carrier aggregation introduced by Agilent

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 21 July 2014. Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution to accelerate the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enable engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs.

Northrop Grumman to correct software deficiencies in advanced radar for Global Hawk Block 40 UAV

Northrop Grumman to correct software deficiencies in advanced radar for Global Hawk Block 40 UAV

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 18 July 2014. The cost of a Northrop Grumman Corp. project to develop a next-generation airborne radar to track slow-moving ground vehicles and low-flying cruise missiles has grown to $1.53 billion after a contract modification was announced this week to make software corrections.

777 jumbo jet flying straight and level at 33,000 feet over Ukraine no match for SA-17 missile

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines is having another really bad day. Breaking news reports that a Malaysia 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam is missing and may have been shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Navy orders new supplies of anti-submarine sonobuoys for ocean surveying, tracking, and attack

Navy orders new supplies of anti-submarine sonobuoys for ocean surveying, tracking, and attack

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 July 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are replenishing their supplies of air-launched sonobuoys with a variety of capabilities ranging from taking the temperature of ocean layers at different depths, to detonating submerged explosive charges.

Navy asks embedded computing industry to supply 83 6U VME32 circuit cards for LCAC

Navy asks embedded computing industry to supply 83 6U VME32 circuit cards for LCAC

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 17 July 2014. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are asking industry to supply electronic circuit cards for planned upgrades to the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessel that brings warfighters and supplies ashore from nearby surface ships.

Raytheon avionics radio demonstrates paves the way for upgrading U.S. Army helicopter fleet

Raytheon avionics radio demonstrates paves the way for upgrading U.S. Army helicopter fleet

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 16 July 2014. Avionics radio experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., are providing the first major helicopter radio upgrade since to the U.S. Army rotorcraft fleet since 2005 with the company's RT-1987 radio, Raytheon officials say.

DARPA HERMES program seeks to defeat RF jamming and interference with low-power wideband signals

DARPA HERMES program seeks to defeat RF jamming and interference with low-power wideband signals

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to find ways to use wideband low-power RF signals to mitigate the effects of RF jamming and interference that threaten to disrupt important military operations.

Harwin doubles current rating of high-rel power connectors for aerospace applications

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for small hand-launched UAVs introduced by Headwall Photonics

FITCHBURG, Mass., 16 July 2014. Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small hand-launched commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 15 July 2014. Army commanders have known for centuries about the dangers of dangling a crucial military operation at the end of a long and vulnerable logistics string.

Air Force names 10 NETCENTS-2 Application contractors to share $960 million in IT orders

Air Force names 10 NETCENTS-2 Application contractors to share $960 million in IT orders

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 15 July 2014. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are choosing 10 companies to compete for a decade's worth of IT services contracts as part of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services program.

Global demand for flexible electronics predicted to hit $13.23 billion by 2020

Global demand for flexible electronics predicted to hit $13.23 billion by 2020

DALLAS, 15 July 2014. The global market for flexible electronics like flexible solar cell arrays and flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) electronics on plastic substrates will grow to $13.23 billion by 2020, which represents a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.73 percent.

Rugged data acquisition PCI Express Mini card for sonar and laser control offered by Diamond

Rugged data acquisition PCI Express Mini card for sonar and laser control offered by Diamond

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 15 July 2014. Diamond Systems in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the DS-MPE-DAQ0804 rugged, low-cost data acquisition PCI Express Mini card module for adding analog I/O and digital I/O to embedded computing applications requiring low cost, small size, and light weight.

Bulgaria shopping for all-weather 10-pound reconnaissance drones to fly in daylight and at night

Bulgaria shopping for all-weather 10-pound reconnaissance drones to fly in daylight and at night

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 14 July 2014. The U.S. Army is surveying the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry for 10-pound drones with hover and stare capability that would be suitable for the Bulgarian armed forces.

Raytheon to provide avionics radios for United Arab Emirates helicopters and fixed-wing planes

Raytheon to provide avionics radios for United Arab Emirates helicopters and fixed-wing planes

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 14 July 2014. U.S. Army procurement experts are buying AN/ARC-231 avionics radio systems from the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Fort Wayne, Ind. for military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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