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Army to brief industry on upcoming Network Integration Evaluations on 19 Nov. at Fort Belvoir

Army to brief industry on upcoming Network Integration Evaluations on 19 Nov. at Fort Belvoir

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 31 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army leaders will brief industry on the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) program and upcoming NIE events and exercises on 19 Nov. 2013 at the officers club at Fort Belvoir, Va. The next NIE is this fall at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

NASA looks for companies able to build solar sails for pushing CubeSats through deep space

NASA looks for companies able to build solar sails for pushing CubeSats through deep space

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 30 Oct. 2013. U.S. spacecraft researchers are reaching out to industry to fond companies able to design and build solar sails deployable from a tiny spacecraft measuring just 64 cubic inches that will be built for deep-space exploration.

Army researchers ask Protonex Technology to develop soldier-worn power-management systems

Army researchers ask Protonex Technology to develop soldier-worn power-management

NATICK, Mass., 29 Oct. 2013. Wearable power experts at Protonex Technology Corp. in Southborough, Mass., will develop soldier-worn power-management systems under terms of a $2.2 million contract from the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

INCOSE

INCOSE to host Avionics Forum for industry leaders at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, 26 Oct. 2013. Building on the momentum of the avionics industry and the Dubai Airshow, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) will be hosting its first Avionics Forum, an all-day avionics engineering event during the Dubai Airshow on 19 November 2013. At the forum, presenters from around the globe--including Military & Aerospace Electronics Executive Editor Courtney E. Howard-- will focus on topics including avionic systems and market trends and connectivity in airborne applications.

Army readies solicitation for universal battery charger; asks for comments from industry

Army readies solicitation for universal battery charger; asks for comments from industry

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army procurement officials are getting ready to issue a solicitation to industry for a man-portable universal battery charger (UBC) for field-charging of lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, and other batteries, and they are looking for comments from industry before formally issuing the request for proposals (RFP).

Army reaches out to vetronics industry for membership in VICTORY combat vehicle program

Army reaches out to vetronics industry to join VICTORY combat vehicle program

WARREN, Mich., 23 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army officials are reaching out to industry to encourage membership in the VICTORY standards organization to help develop, validate, and maintain open-systems standards for vetronics on U.S. and allied armored combat vehicles.

Army to open competition for full-scale development of Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS)

Army set to open competition to develop Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS)

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 20 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army counter-mine experts say they plan to issue a formal solicitation before the end of October for full-scale development of unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted mine-detection system called the Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS).

Aerospace and defense sector thriving in Northeast Florida, says JAXUSA Partnership

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 19 Oct. 2013. Saft America, Northrop Grumman Corp., BAE Systems, Kaman Aerospace, Rayonier, and Boeing are some of the manufacturing companies growing in the region, according to JAXUSA Partnership, the region’s economic development organization.

InterTronic wins U.S. Navy competition to replace radio telescope antenna at Kauai, Hawaii

InterTronic wins U.S. Navy competition to replace radio telescope antenna at Kauai, Hawaii

PHILADELPHIA, 18 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy space researchers needed a 12-meter high-precision radio telescope antenna for high-accuracy measurement of the positions of planets and stars. They found their solution from the InterTronic Antennas segment of InterTronic Solutions Inc. in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec.

Latest contract brings to four the number of contractors for DARPA RF spectrum sharing

Latest contract brings to four the number of contractors for DARPA RF spectrum sharing

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Oct. 2013. Radio researchers at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) in Houghton, Mich., are joining a U.S. military research program to develop technology for RF spectrum sharing among radar and radio communications systems to improve capability and avoid cross-platform interference.

CPI boosts expertise in radomes, radar, EW antennas, and composites with Radant buy

CPI boosts expertise in radomes, radar, EW antennas, and composites with Radant buy

PALO ALTO, Calif., 16 Oct. 2013. Executives of RF and microwave specialist Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) in Palo Alto, Calif., are boosting their company's expertise in radomes, electronically steerable antennas, and structural composites with their acquisition of Radant Technologies Inc. (RTI) in Stow, Mass.

CPI to provide radio frequency amplifiers and circuit cards for military SATCOM terminals

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 15 Oct. 2013. U.S. military satellite communications (SATCOM) experts needed RF amplifiers and circuit cards for the AM-7498/G high-power amplifier used for several SATCOM terminals. They found their solution from Communications & Power Industries (CPI) Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif.

F-35 JPO halts development of BAE Systems alternate helmet, focuses on Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems G2 helmet

FORT WORTH, Texas, 13 Oct. 2013. Officials from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) have decided to halt development of the alternative F-35 pilot's helmet from BAE Systems and focus exclusively on maturing the Rockwell Collins/Elbit Systems of America/Vision Systems Generation 2 (Gen 2) helmet currently in training and testing.

Mandiant Corp. to participate in DARPA initiative to secure military computers without passwords

Mandiant Corp. to participate in DARPA initiative to secure military computers without passwords

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to cyber security experts at Mandiant Corp. in Arlington, Va., to develop software approaches for securing military computer systems with advanced biometrics rather than user passwords in ways that focus on the unique aspects of the individual.

Northrop Grumman joins Honeywell in project to upgrade Navy shipboard aircraft landing systems

Northrop Grumman joins Honeywell in project to upgrade Navy shipboard aircraft landing systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 10 Oct. 2013. Air traffic control experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Woodland Hills, Calif., is joining the Honeywell Inc. Aerospace sector in Clearwater, Fla., on a project to upgrade precision landing systems aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

Army looks to GATR Technologies for lightweight, quick-setup inflatable SATCOM antennas

Army looks to GATR for lightweight, quick-setup inflatable SATCOM antennas

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 7 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army network-centric warfare experts needed portable, lightweight inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) antennas for the War-fighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). They found their solution from GATR Technologies in Huntsville, Ala.

MISRA

Experts to discuss MISRA C:2012 standard, benefits for safety-critical applications in free LDRA half-day seminar

WIRRAL, U.K., 5 Oct. 2013. LDRA, a provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, is announcing a free, half-day seminar on MISRA C:2012, which is being held at major U.S. cities. The seminar delves into the new features of MISRA C:2012 and how revised standard enables developers to take advantage of more C features, while avoiding unsafe C constructs in the development of safety-critical applications.

Air Force to brief industry March 11 and 12 on contract opportunities in weapons programs

Air Force to brief industry March 11 and 12 on contract opportunities in weapons programs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. 4 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force weapons experts will brief industry on future Air Force armament acquisition plans during the 2014 Armament Industry Days conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 11 and 12 March 2014 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade communications software aboard Navy missile and attack submarines

Lockheed Martin to upgrade communications software on Navy missile and attack submarines

SAN DIEGO, 3 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy submarine communications experts needed a contractor to develop and maintain a common integrated communications architecture for voice and data communications systems aboard U.S. Navy fast-attack and ballistic-missile submarines. They found their solution from the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems & Training segment in San Diego.

Mercury to provide Navy with advanced airborne electronic warfare jamming training devices

Mercury to provide Navy with advanced airborne electronic warfare jamming training devices

CYPRESS, Calif., 2 Oct. 2013. Mercury Defense Systems in Cypress, Calif., will provide advanced digital RF memory (DRFM) jammers to the U.S. Navy under terms of a $3.9 million contract that Mercury announced Monday. Mercury Defense Systems is a subsidiary of Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, Mass.

Curtiss-Wright eyes small-form-factor embedded computing with acquisition of Parvus Corp.

Curtiss-Wright eyes small-form-factor embedded computing with acquisition of Parvus Corp.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 1 Oct. 2013. Executives of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., are boosting their company's expertise in rugged small-form-factor embedded computing for military, industrial, and commercial applications with their acquisition of Parvus Corp. In Salt Lake City.

Raytheon to help upgrade command and control for U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces

Raytheon to help upgrade command and control for U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, 1 Oct. 2013. Military communications experts at the Raytheon Co. will help upgrade satellite communications capabilities at launch control centers for U.S. land-based nuclear ballistic missile forces under terms of a contract announced late last week.

Praxair

Praxair China opens Global Technology Center in Shanghai, China

DANBURY, Conn., 28 Sept. 2013. Praxair China Investment Company—a subsidiary of Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX), a provider of technologies for aerospace and aircraft, electronics, and more—has opened a global technology center in Shanghai to support the development and implementation of innovative applications technologies.


Raytheon joins DARPA program to develop new kinds of 3D electro-optical imaging sensors

Raytheon joins DARPA program to develop new kinds of 3D electro-optical imaging sensors

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Sept. 2013. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., will help U.S. military researchers develop fundamentally new avionics and vetronics electro-optic sensors for target identification and tracking under terms of a $19.4 million contract announced last week.

Army searches for companies with epitaxial materials experience for advanced night vision

Army searches for companies with epitaxial materials experience for advanced night vision

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 24 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are looking for companies with experience in III-V epitaxial materials research such as superlattice (SL) and barrier structures for manufacturing advanced infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) with large-formats and reduced pixel size that are capable of mid-wavelength, long-wavelength, and mid- and long-dual-band infrared (IR) detection.

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