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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.

Navy to buy serial adapters from Sealevel Systems for AN/PRC battlefield radio systems

Navy to buy serial adapters from Sealevel Systems for AN/PRC battlefield radio systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 May 2013. U.S. Navy radio communications experts needed a special radio adapter to upgrade U.S. Marine Corps AN/PRC networking radios to send and receive Internet Protocol (IP) data such as GPS maps, images, coordinates, and IM-type communications. They found their solution from Sealevel Systems Inc. in Liberty, S.C.

Future Firepower reveals next-generation munitions on Discovery Channel tonight

LONDON, 9 May 2013. Tune into tonight Discovery Channel for Future Firepower, a three-part marathon from Darlow Smithson Productions on the next generation of 21st century weapons.

V-22 tiltrotor avionics upgrade uses tactical booster amplifier from AR Modular

V-22 tiltrotor avionics upgrade uses tactical booster amplifier from AR Modular

BOTHELL, Wash., 9 May 2013. Avionics experts upgrading the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft needed a booster amplifier to help increase the fixed-wing aircraft's ability to defeat enemy missiles. They found their solution from AR Modular RF in Bothell, Wash.

LGS Innovations to take part in DARPA LRT program to develop new laser radar technologies

LGS Innovations to take part in DARPA LRT program to develop new laser radar technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 7 May 2013. Electro-optical sensor experts at LGS Innovations LLC in Florham Park, N.J., are joining a U.S. military research program to develop laser detector array and laser transmitter technologies for multiple-modality, diverse-waveform laser radar (lidar) systems.

HEICO boosts expertise in missile defense and commercial aviation with Reinhold acquisition

HEICO boosts expertise in missile defense and commercial aviation with Reinhold acquisition

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 6 May 2013. Executives of HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., are boosting their company's expertise in missile defense and commercial aviation with their acquisition of Reinhold Industries Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Army looks for companies able to manufacture power supply for AN/ARC-231 helicopter radio

Army looks for companies able to manufacture power supply for AN/ARC-231 helicopter radio

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 5 May 2013. U.S. Army helicopter avionics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies willing and able to manufacture the power supply circuit card assembly for the Raytheon AN/ARC-231 Skyfire multimode airborne communications system.

General Dynamics gets urgent maintenance order for mission-critical Navy combat jet computers

General Dynamics gets urgent maintenance order for mission-critical Navy combat jet computers

PHILADELPHIA, 3 May 2013. U.S. Navy avionics experts are looking to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Bloomington, Minn., for maintenance and upgrades on six flight computers for the Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, and AV-8B Harrier strike fighter and electronic warfare combat jets.

SRI International to continue re-manufacturing military obsolete electronic parts

SRI International to continue re-manufacturing critical military obsolete electronic parts

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2 May 2013. Officials of the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency are extending their agreement with SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., to remanufacture obsolete and unavailable critical electronic parts for military programs in the Generalized Emulation of Microcircuits (GEM) program.

ERCo Laser Induced Acoustics to help DTRA detect IED threats from standoff ranges

ERCo Laser Induced Acoustics to help DTRA detect IED threats from standoff ranges

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 1 May 2013. The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at Fort Belvoir, Va., is looking to Energy Research Co. (ERCo) of Plainfield, N.J., for the company's laser technology to detect explosives from standoff ranges.

DARPA eyes sensors, communications, and data processing for the infantry squad

DARPA eyes sensors, communications, and data processing technology for the infantry squad

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 April 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry for ideas on providing digital technology to infantry squads to enhance the ability of these small warfighter groups to enhance situational awareness, networked communications, and data sharing. An infantry squad is part of a platoon, and involves nine to 13 warfighters.

Army researchers ask industry for fast LED drivers for pulsed-illumination systems

Army researchers ask industry for fast LED drivers for pulsed-illumination systems

NATICK, Mass., 29 April 2013. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to find companies able to provide or develop a driver for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that significantly improves the turn-on (rise time) and turn-off (fall time) of a pulsed-illumination system.

NASA issues challenge to find innovative materials for future spacecraft, spacesuits

WASHINGTON, 27 April 2013. NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, and Nike have issued a challenge to identify 10 game-changing innovations related to fabric systems.

Army chooses rugged Ethernet vetronics networking from Sixnet for deploying MRAPs

Army chooses rugged Ethernet vetronics networking from Sixnet for deploying MRAPs

WARREN, Mich., 26 April 2013. U.S. Army vetronics experts needed rugged Gigabit Ethernet switches for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored combat vehicles headed for Afghanistan. They found their solution from Sixnet in Ballston Lake, N.Y.

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