C4ISR

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

Data Link Solutions nets $32.6 million contract for MIDS on Ship Modernization equipment

Data Link Solutions nets $32.6 million contract for MIDS on Ship Modernization equipment

SAN DIEGO, 17 Dec. 2014. Military communications experts at Data Link Solutions LLC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will build shipboard electronics for a major data communications system upgrade that will enhance the ability of Navy surface warships to exchange text and imagery data with aircraft and ground forces.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing a compact liquid electronics cooling heat exchanger assembly that can dissipate more than 10 kilowatts of heat in demanding shipboard and industrial applications.

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Dec. 2014. Two things today are worth about half as much as they were last summer -- the price of crude oil and the Russian monetary currency called the rouble. Taken together, these devaluations virtually guarantee a long period of increasing global political and military instability in an already dangerous world.

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a program to develop algorithms to help small, fast unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments.

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

SMYRNA, Ga., 16 Dec. 2014. Executives of Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., are boosting their company's expertise in advanced RF solutions with their acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. in San Diego.

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

CARY, Ill., 16 Dec. 2014. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the XAL15xx family of rugged, magnetically shielded power inductors for voltage regulator module (VRM) and voltage regulator-down (VRD) applications.

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 Dec. 2014. Surveillance aircraft experts at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in Seattle are upgrading the U.S. Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to enable the long-range reconnaissance aircraft to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions from high altitudes.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems Inc. in Arlington, Va., are boosting their company's expertise in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded digital receiver and related signal-processing technologies with their announced acquisition of Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc. in Dallas.

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 15 Dec. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the prewired N8900 series rack system for high-power DC applications.

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

CRANE, Ind., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are looking to Channel Technologies Group (CTG) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to provide TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets for the Navy's AN/SQS-53 hull mounted sonar array for surface warships.

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 12 Dec. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the models 57xxx and 58xxx 6U VPX boards field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based single-board computers for data acquisition, software-defined radio, and digital signal processing.

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 11 Dec. 2014. Satellite designers at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed a space-qualified inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite.

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers announced an influx of more than $60 million this week into a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) for advanced research work.

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

FORT MYERS, Fla., 11 Dec. 2014. Crystek Corp. in Fort Myers, Fla., is introducing the CVCO55FL-0183-0219 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for RF and microwave applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications (SATCOM) systems, and base stations.

DARPA to detail Transparent Computing cyber security program to industry on 15 Dec. 2014

DARPA to detail Transparent Computing cyber security program to industry on 15 Dec. 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next week on a proposed new cyber security program to enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft

FORT BLISS, Texas, 9 Dec. 2014. U.S. Army unmanned vehicles experts are building a special airport for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the Fort Bliss Army post near El Paso, Texas, to support the Army's 1st Armored Division.

Lockheed Martin to move Trident nuclear missile design to next-generation ballistic missile submarine

Lockheed Martin to move Trident nuclear missile design to next-generation ballistic missile submarine

WASHINGTON, 9 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy submarine experts are supervising a plan to equip future ballistic missile submarines of the U.S. and United Kingdom with the UGM-133 Trident II nuclear missile, one of the most advanced submarine-launched atomic missiles in the world.

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are reaching out to industry for sensor-fusion technologies to quicken and improve U.S. Marine Corps tactical fire-control decisions and intelligence gathering when countering enemy incoming artillery, rocket, and mortar rounds.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., released a solicitation last week (ONR-BAA-15-0004) for the Target Processing Center Sensor Correlation and Fusion project.

Marines ask Northrop Grumman to switch G/ATOR radar computers from Windows to Linux software

Marines ask Northrop Grumman to switch G/ATOR radar computers from Windows to Linux software

QUANTICO, Va., 5 Dec. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are ready to switch software operating systems in a radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other low observables.

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is partnering with MEN Mikro Elektronik in Nuremberg, Germany to develop pre-certified safety-critical platforms for transportation and industrial embedded computing applications.

Rugged Intel computer for military, surveillance, and factory automation introduced by Portwell

Rugged Intel computer for military, surveillance, and factory automation introduced by Portwell

FREMONT, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. American Portwell Technology Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the WEBS-3581 high-performance rugged fanless Box PC for a broad range of military, digital security surveillance, medical, factory and industry automation, and retail applications.

Army asks Raytheon to build 213 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for pinpoint accuracy

Army asks Raytheon to build 213 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for pinpoint accuracy

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 4 Dec. 2014. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 213 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells for the U.S. Army under terms of a $15.1 million contract modification announced last week.

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are reaching out to industry to find improved cable for the dipping sonar system on the Navy's MH-60R shipboard ASW helicopter to correct deficiencies in existing cable.

Analog MEMS accelerometers for aerospace and industrial uses introduced by Silicon Designs

Analog MEMS accelerometers for aerospace and industrial uses introduced by Silicon Designs

KIRKLAND, Wash., 4 Dec. 2014. Silicon Designs Inc. in Kirtland, Wash., is introducing the model 1510 series low-cost family of analog surface mount micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) variable capacitive accelerometers for aerospace, automotive, energy, industrial, oil and gas, and test and measurement applications.

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November 2014
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