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Navy asks industry to automate information gathering for Marines on the front lines

Navy asks industry to automate information gathering for Marines on the front lines

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 June 2013. U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to pull out actionable information for battlefield commanders at the front lines in real time from sensor data.

Navy chooses AN/SRQ-4 ship-to-helicopter datalink radios from L3 for situational awareness

Navy chooses AN/SRQ-4 ship-to-helicopter datalink radios from L3 for situational awareness

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 June 2013. U.S. Navy helicopter avionics experts needed a digital data link to enable helicopters to share sensor information in real time with Navy and Coast Guard surface ships. They found their solution from L3 Communications-West in Salt Lake City.

Army launches program to advance quantum computing techniques for parallel processing

Army launches program to advance quantum computing techniques for parallel processing

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., 25 June 2013. U.S. Army researchers are working with industry to break new ground in the field of quantum computing -- a new approach to high-performance parallel processing that represents bits of data as more than simply ones and zeros that holds broad potential for military digital signal processing.

Navy chooses 6U CompactPCI single-board computers from Concurrent for LCAC C4N upgrades

Navy chooses 6U CompactPCI single-board computers from Concurrent for LCAC C4N

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 24 June 2013. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed 6U CompactPCI single-board computers for upgrades to the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)-class hovercraft. They found their solution from Concurrent Technologies in Woburn, Mass.

TransDigm to acquire GE Aviation electromechanical actuation business

CLEVELAND, 22 June 2013. TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE:TDG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of GE Aviation's Electromechanical Actuation Division for approximately $150 million in cash.

Parvus DuraCOR rugged computers get another design-in: picked for OH-58D combat helicopter

Parvus DuraCOR rugged computers get another design-in: picked for OH-58D combat helicopter

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 21 June 2013. U.S. Army helicopter avionics experts needed rugged airborne computers for the OH-58D Kiowa combat helicopter. They found their solution from Parvus Corp. in Salt Lake city.

DARPA awards three contracts for COTS project to develop new sensors in record time

DARPA awards three contracts for COTS project to develop new sensors in record time

ARLINGTON, Va., 20 June 2013. Military sensors experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are adding three research organizations to a program that aims to find new ways of using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processes for developing military sensors in record time.

Raytheon unveils major enhancements to Patriot missile command and control capability

Raytheon unveils major enhancements to Patriot missile command and control capability

PARIS, 19 June 2013. This was a big week at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, for the international Patriot missile program and its prime contractor Raytheon as the company announced major upgrades to the ground-to-air missile and won a big U.S. Army contract for additional improvements.

Army ground-penetrating radar program moves forward; NIITEK to provide test IED sensors

Army ground-penetrating radar program moves forward; NIITEK to provide test IED sensors

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 14 June 2013. U.S. Army counter-landmine experts are looking to Non-Intrusive Technology Inc.(NIITEK) in Dulles, Va., to provide a ground-penetrating radar system for a test program to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways.

Avionics specialist Geotest-Marvin Test Systems changes name to Marvin Test Solutions

Avionics specialist Geotest-Marvin Test Systems changes name to Marvin Test Solutions

IRVINE, Calif., 13 June 2013. Executives of Geotest-Marvin Test Systems Inc. in Irvine, Calif., are changing their company's name to Marvin Test Solutions to strengthen the company's association to The Marvin Group, known for its 50-year history in aerospace and its focus on test solutions, company officials say.

Sierra Nevada to flight test synthetic vision to help helicopter pilots land in zero visibility

Sierra Nevada to flight test synthetic vision to help helicopter pilots land in zero visibility

FORT EUSTIS, Va., 12 June 2013. U.S. Army helicopter avionics experts say they plan to ask Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to integrated and test a prototype synthetic-vision system on a Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter that is designed to help helicopter pilots land safely in zero-visibility conditions.

Marines ask industry for Humvee electric inverter to provide power to Marines in the field

Marine Corps asks industry for Humvee electric inverter to provide power to Marines in the field

QUANTICO, Va., 10 June 2013. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are reaching out to industry to find companies able to build an add-on inverter to Humvee light vehicles to supply AC power to Marines in the field for operating electronic systems and recharging batteries.

Navy chooses thermal batteries from EaglePicher to extend life of HARM anti-radar missiles

Navy chooses thermal batteries from EaglePicher to extend life of HARM anti-radar missiles

RIDGECREST, Calif., 6 June 2013. U.S. Navy missile experts needed specialized replacement batteries for U.S. military stockpiles of the Raytheon AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile, better-known as HARM. They found their solution from EaglePicher Technologies LLC in Joplin, Mo.

Air Force weapons experts to brief industry on near-term and far-term fuzing research

Air Force weapons experts to brief industry on near-term and far-term fuzing research

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 4 June 2013. U.S. Air Force weapons experts will brief industry June 25 and 26 on fuze technology research efforts for specific applications available for near-term transition, as well as on research programs in the mid- and far-terms.

DHS to brief industry on aviation security research initiatives in June 26 online webinar

DHS to brief industry on aviation security research initiatives in June 26 online webinar

WASHINGTON, 3 June 2013. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington will brief industry by webinar this month on the department's research and development strategy for aviation security.

NASA

GSA and NASA seek rehab proposals for historic Hangar One airship station

WASHINGTON, 1 June 2013. The U.S. General Services Administration has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to solicit lease proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of NASA's historic Hangar One, at Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA) in the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

Navy considers new circuit protection technologies for sensitive shipboard electronics

Navy considers new circuit protection technologies for sensitive shipboard electronics

ARLINGTON, Va., 31 May 2013. U.S. Navy researchers are trying to find new fast-switching electrical technologies for protecting sensitive electronic circuitry aboard large surface warships in the event of malfunctions or battle damage.

Honeywell to build 121 advanced multi-purpose displays for F/A-18F and F/A-18G combat aircraft

Honeywell to build 121 advanced multi-purpose displays for F/A-18F and F/A-18G combat aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 May 2013. U.S. Navy aircraft specialists are looking to the Honeywell Inc. Defense & Space Electronic Systems segment in Albuquerque, N.M., for several sizes of advanced multi-purpose displays (AMPD) for the avionics systems of the Navy F/A-18F jet fighter-bomber and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

Coast Guard eyes shipboard power from ASCO for Reliance- and Famous-class cutters

Coast Guard eyes shipboard power from ASCO for Reliance- and Famous-class cutters

BALTIMORE, 29 May 2013. U.S. Coast Guard officials needed shipboard power electronics equipment for the service's 210-foot Reliance-class and 270-foot Famous-class cutters. They found their solution from ASCO Power Technologies, a business unit of Emerson Network Power in Florham Park, N.J.

Army approaches industry for off-the-shelf Ethernet networking for MRAP combat vehicles

Army approaches industry for off-the-shelf Ethernet networking for MRAP combat vehicles

WARREN, Mich., 24 May 2013. U.S. Army vetronics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to provide off-the-shelf rugged Gigabit Ethernet networking equipment for the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored combat vehicle.

Researchers ask industry for ideas on Common Data Link radios for small manpackable UAVs

Researchers ask industry for ideas on Common Data Link radios for small manpackable UAVs

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, 21 May 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry for ideas on a Common Data Link (CDL) radio that is small enough to fit on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that warfighters can carry into the field and operate with only one or two people.

Government agencies to brief industry on upcoming contracting opportunities this August

Government agencies to brief industry on upcoming contracting opportunities this August

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 20 May 2013. U.S. government researchers from a variety of agencies will brief industry in August on their new business opportunities for the coming year. Briefings will be 19-21 Aug. at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, N.M.

DHS to brief industry on beefing-up explosives trace detection on 25 and 26 July in Washington

DHS to brief industry on beefing-up explosives trace detection on 25 and 26 July in Washington

WASHINGTON, 17 May 2013. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington is sponsoring a two day technical industry meeting on trace explosive detection for aviation, facilities, and mass transit security on 25 and 26 July 2013 at the William J. Cohen Building, 330 C Street SW, in Washington.

DARPA seeks to speed RF and microwave array development for radar, comms, and SIGINT

DARPA seeks to speed RF and microwave array development for radar, comms, and SIGINT

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 May 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find new ways of shortening the time it takes to develop, deploy, and upgrade RF and microwave arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare.

DARPA symposium to exchange ideas with industry on large mobile ad-hoc networks

DARPA symposium to exchange ideas with industry on large mobile ad-hoc networks

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 May 2013. U.S. Military researchers will exchange ideas with industry in August concerning an ambitious initiative to field large-scale mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) with as many as 1,000 to 5,000 nodes.

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