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DARPA asks industry to develop pocket-sized radiation detectors to foil nuclear terrorism

DARPA asks industry to develop pocket-sized radiation detectors to foil nuclear terrorism

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Dec. 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to design a pocket-sized radiation detector to help foil terrorists attempting to detonate concealed dirty bombs or full-blown nuclear weapons in or around U.S. cities and crucial government and industrial infrastructure.

NASA

NASA and U.S. space program should be maintained, funded both publicly and privately, according to latest research

NEW YORK, 14 Dec. 2013. A large majority (94 percent) of adult Americans surveyed by YouGov Omnibus researchers consider it important to maintain NASA and the U.S. space program.  

Intelligence experts seek to identify people involved with chemical and biological weapons

Intelligence experts seek to identify people involved with chemical and biological weapons

WASHINGTON, 12 Dec. 2013. U.S. government intelligence experts are asking industry to develop a rapid ability to determine if a person has been involved in handling or preparing chemical or biological weapons.

Koch Industries boosts expertise in aerospace and defense connectors with Molex acquisition

Koch Industries boosts expertise in aerospace and defense connectors with Molex acquisition

WICHITA, Kan., 11 Dec. 2013. Executives at industrial manufacturer Koch Industries Inc. in Wichita, Kan., are boosting their company's expertise in electronic, electrical, and fiber optic connectors with their acquisition of Molex Inc. in Lisle, Ill.

Air Force chooses crystal oscillators from Syntonic Microwave for B-1B jet bomber EW system

Air Force chooses crystal oscillators from Syntonic Microwave for B-1B bomber EW system

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 9 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force airborne electronic warfare (EW) experts needed crystal oscillators as spare parts for the Exelis ALQ-161A integrated RF electronic countermeasures system aboard the Air Force Boeing B-1B Lancer supersonic jet bomber. They found their solution from Syntonic Microwave in Campbell, Calif.

Coast Guard asks industry to review plans for new integrated boat navigation system

Coast Guard asks industry to review plans for new integrated boat navigation system

WASHINGTON, 8 Dec. 2013. Shipboard electronics experts in the U.S. Coast Guard plan to develop a new integrated navigation system for Coast Guard boats and cutters called The Standardized Scalable Integrated Navigation System-Two (SINS-2), and are asking industry to review the system's proposed specifications.

Canada

CRIAQ and SAGE bring industry and academia together to advance aerospace R&D, solve real-world challenges

MONTREAL, 7 Dec. 2013. Industry, government, and academia join forces under the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRAIQ) and SAGE (Safe, Affordable, Green, Efficient) to solve current and future aerospace challenges.

Navy searches for explosives-detecting hyperspectral imaging systems for tests next summer

Navy searches for explosives-detecting hyperspectral imaging for tests next summer

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 5 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts are asking industry to submit candidate ground-based multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for comparative tests and evaluations scheduled for next summer.

Air Force chooses flightline test equipment from Marvin for A-10C close-air-support jet

Air Force chooses flightline test equipment from Marvin for A-10C close-air-support jet

IRVINE, Calif., 4 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance experts needed a flightline test set for the Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close-air-support combat jet. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Aero Simulation chooses projectors from Christie for Marine Corps AH-1W flight simulator

Aero Simulation chooses projectors from Christie for Marine Corps AH-1W flight simulator

CYPRESS Calif., 3 Dec. 2013. Flight simulation experts at Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) in Tampa, Fla., needed projection systems for the U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter weapons systems trainer (WST) device 2F136A upgrades. They found their solution from Christie Digital Systems USA Inc. in Cypress, Fla.

Air Force releases solicitation for radar initiative to improve target tracking and imaging

Air Force releases solicitation for radar initiative to improve target tracking and imaging

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 2 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force Researchers are asking industry to develop radar and electronic warfare (EW) technology that improves target detection, tracking, imaging, classification, and identification in the midst of enemy RF jamming, spoofing, and other challenging conditions.

Army seeks companies able to develop advanced infrared detectors for military applications

Army seeks companies able to develop advanced infrared detectors for military applications

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 29 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to develop III-V infrared focal plane array (IRFPA)-based sensors by increasing the performance and yield of antimony-based IRFPAs while reducing costs for several different kinds of military applications.

Rockwell Collins sells Kaiser Optical Systems, part of avionics business, to Endress+Hauser

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 23 Nov. 2013. Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) sold subsidiary Kaiser Optical Systems Inc.—a provider of spectrographic instrumentation and applied holographic technology with operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Lyon, France—to Endress+Hauser (International) Holding AG.

Air Force launches spectrum warfare program covering EW, optical, GPS, and cyber warfare

Air Force launches spectrum warfare program covering EW, optical, GPS, and cyber warfare

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 20 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on adaptive spectrum warfare technologies to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to control communications, radar, networking and other crucial systems in the presence of electronic warfare and cyber warfare.

AAR to provide Navy Airlift Support Extended Military Sealift Command exercises second one-year option

WOOD DALE, Ill., 16 Nov. 2013. Military Sealift Command (MSC) officials have exercised a second one-year renewal option for the Airlift division of AAR (NYSE:AIR) to ferry critical supplies to U.S. Navy ships in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Arabian Gulf.

DARPA seeks to develop implantable device to help brain-injured people regain their memories

DARPA seeks to develop implantable device to help brain-injured people regain their memories

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find new ways to analyze and decode neural signals in the human brain to help people with brain injuries recover their memories.

Special Operations experts eye wind sensors to improve aim of weapons aboard AC-130 gunships

Special Operations experts eye wind sensors to improve aim of AC-130 gunship weapons

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 11 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find companies with the expertise to design wind-sensing technologies to improve the aim of machine guns and cannons on Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) AC-130 gunship aircraft.

Navy chooses Gigabit Ethernet switches and SFP transceiver modules from Advantech America

Navy chooses Gigabit Ethernet switches and SFP transceiver modules from Advantech America

WEST BETHESDA, Md., 8 Nov 2013. U.S. Navy ocean systems experts needed industrial-grade Ethernet networking switches and transceiver modules for a variety of embedded computing surface warship and ship systems research. They found their solution from the Advantech America Embedded & Network Computing Group in Irvine, Calif.

Northrop Grumman to build SATCOM capability for E-6B strategic airborne command post

Northrop Grumman to build SATCOM capability for E-6B strategic airborne command post

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 7 Nov. 2013. Northrop Grumman Satellite communications (SATCOM) experts will design advanced satellite communications capability for the U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury strategic airborne command post and communications relay aircraft under terms of an $18.5 million contract announced this week.

Army prepares to move laser-based aircraft missile countermeasures to full-scale development

Army ready to move laser-based aircraft missile countermeasures to full-scale development

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 6 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army aviation experts have announced plans to move to full-scale development a laser-based missile-countermeasures system intended to defend helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and slow-moving fixed-wing aircraft from shoulder-launched heat-seeking missiles.

Army to issue RFP in December for Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

Army to issue RFP in December for Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

NATICK, Mass., 4 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are preparing to asking industry to design a lightweight, low cost, man-portable, battery-operated system to detect, collect, and identify biological pathogens and toxins on the battlefield.

Q&A

An interview with Brendon Van Campen of Lutron

Brendon Van Campen, Director of Government and Military Programs at Lutron, discusses how militaries and other government entities are adopting modern and, in some cases, automated lighting solutions to help meet energy- and budget-related goals.

Curtiss-Wright chosen to provide rugged Gigabit Ethernet switches for F-16 jet fighter upgrade

Curtiss-Wright chosen to provide rugged Gigabit Ethernet switches for F-16 jet fighter upgrade

ASHBURN, Va., 1 Nov. 2013. Military avionics designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Aeronautics segment in Fort Worth, Texas, needed rugged Gigabit Ethernet switches for an upcoming upgrade of the F-16 jet fighter. They found their solution from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va.

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.

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