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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.

Air Force to turn over 0.14-micron MMIC technology to industry for advanced radar

Air Force to turn over 0.14-micron MMIC technology to industry for advanced radar

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 25 April 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers would like to transfer a submicron microwave chip manufacturing process to industry, and establish a domestic open foundry able to meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Army extends Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) technology development phase by six months

Army extends Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) technology development phase by six months

WARREN, Mich., 24 April 2013. U.S. Army combat vehicle designers are extending by six months the technology development phase of a program to build a modern, networked armored fighting vehicles to replace and augment versions of the M113 armored personnel carrier, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and the Stryker armored vehicle.

DARPA asks Michigan college to use commercial processes to develop sensors in record time

DARPA asks Michigan college to use commercial processes to develop sensors in record time

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 April 2013. Sensors experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are tapping a university on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to find new ways to use commercial processes for developing sensors in record time.

DRS and Lockheed Martin join DARPA LRT program to develop advanced laser radar technologies

DRS and Lockheed Martin join DARPA LRT program to develop new laser radar technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 April 2013. Electro-optical sensor experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. and DRS Technologies Inc. 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.

Army to brief industry on enabling technologies for Spring 2014 network integration exercises

Army to brief industry on enabling technologies for Spring 2014 network integration exercises

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 21 April 2013. U.S. Army tactical networking experts will brief industry on 25 June 2013 on upcoming requirements to support the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 (NIE 14.2) scheduled for May 2014.

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Think-A-Move wins Phase II SBIR to develop speech interface for mobile medical tactical environments

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 20 April 2013. Think-A-Move Ltd. (TAM) engineers are developing a Speech and Connectivity Interface for Mobile Medical Tactical Environments (SCIMMITAR) under a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technical Research Center (TATRC).

Air Force looks to Geotest-Marvin to provide PXI-based test equipment for nuclear weapons

Air Force looks to Geotest-Marvin to provide PXI-based test equipment for nuclear weapons

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, 19 April 2013. Air Force nuclear weapons experts needed electronic test and measurement equipment to help test and maintain Air Force nuclear weapons systems, particularly the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). They found their solution from Geotest-Marvin Test Systems Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Air Force looks to Geotest-Marvin to provide PXI-based test equipment for nuclear weapons

Air Force looks to Geotest-Marvin to provide PXI-based test equipment for nuclear weapons

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, 19 April 2013. Air Force nuclear weapons experts needed electronic test and measurement equipment to help test and maintain Air Force nuclear weapons systems, particularly the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). They found their solution from Geotest-Marvin Test Systems Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

DISA awards contracts to five companies for potential half-billion-dollar IT program

DISA awards contracts to five companies for potential half-billion-dollar IT program

FORT MEADE, Md., 17 April 2013. The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Md., chose five companies Tuesday to compete for information technology (IT) enterprise work worth as much as $404.1 million in the U.S. and abroad over the next five years.

General Dynamics to continue development of massive Army networking-on-the-move project

General Dynamics to continue development of massive Army networking-on-the-move project

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 16 April 2013. Military networking experts at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Taunton, Mass., will continue development full-scale-development work on a major U.S. Army networking-on-the-move program, Army officials say.

Navy asks Comtech to upgrade SATCOM links among ships, submarines, and shore stations

Navy asks Comtech to upgrade SATCOM links among ships, submarines, and shore stations

SAN DIEGO, 15 April 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts are asking engineers at Comtech EF Data Corp. in Tempe, Ariz., to design an advanced satellite communications (SATCOM) processor to boost data rates among surface warships, submarines, and shore communications installations.

Avionics International Advisory Board issues call for papers for 2014 conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, U.A.E., 13 April 2013. Avionics International Advisory Board Members—all experienced, knowledgeable, and high-level aviation executives and avionics experts—have issued a call for papers for the 2014 conference program, to be held 18-19 March 2014 in Abu Dhabi.

DARPA awards three contracts to detect IEDs hidden in mud, meat, and dead animals

DARPA awards three contracts to detect IEDs hidden in mud, meat, and dead animals

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 April 2013. Improvised explosive device (IED) experts at three research organizations are working to develop non-contact ways to detect explosives hidden in opaque media with high water content such as mud, meat, and animal carcasses in contracts awarded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va.

Navy chooses DC-DC converters from Vicor for G-BOSS perimeter security upgrade

Navy chooses DC-DC converters from Vicor for G-BOSS perimeter security upgrade

CRANE, Ind., 10 April 2013. U.S. Navy surveillance experts needed DC-DC converters for an upgrade to the U.S. Marine Corps Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (G-BOSS). They found their solution from Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass.

Princeton Lightwave to develop military laser radar target imaging in DARPA LRT contract

Princeton Lightwave to develop military laser radar target imaging in DARPA LRT contract

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 April 2013. Electro-optical sensor experts at Princeton Lightwave Inc. in Cranbury, N.J., will develop laser detector array and laser transmitter technologies for multiple-modality, diverse-waveform laser radar (ladar) systems under terms of a $3.1 million contract awarded last week from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.

Navy considers bomb-disposal applications that run on tablet computers or smart phones

Navy considers bomb-disposal applications that run on tablet computers or smart phones

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 8 April 2013. U.S. Navy researchers are surveying industry and government agencies to uncover the latest developments in mobile explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) applications that run on low-powered handheld mobile devices like tablet computers and smart phones.

Army eyes soldier surveillance sensor small enough to fit in a warfighter's cargo pocket

Army eyes soldier surveillance sensor small enough to fit in a warfighter's cargo pocket

NATICK, Mass., 7 April 2013. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to build a mobile infantry sensor small enough to fit in a soldier's cargo pocket. The sensor would be for indoor and outdoor intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

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Tactical Air Defense Services opens office in Alabama

CARSON CITY, Nev., 6 April 2013. AeroTech Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tactical Air Defense Services Inc. (TADF; OTCQB:TADF) aerospace/defense services contractor and provider of tactical aviation services, aircraft maintenance, and other aerospace/defense services, has opened an office in Huntsville, Ala., in support of its contract with the U.S. Army Apache program.

NRL chooses 3U VPX embedded computing equipment from 4DSP for naval and space research

NRL chooses 3U VPX embedded computing from 4DSP for maritime and space research

WASHINGTON, 5 April 2013. U.S. Navy researchers needed 3U VPX embedded computing systems to support a variety of research programs and system prototyping for space and maritime military applications. They found their solution from 4DSP LLC in Austin, Texas.

DARPA releases solicitation for artificial intelligence job to advance machine learning

DARPA releases solicitation for artificial intelligence job to advance machine learning

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 April 2013. U.S. military researchers are approaching industry computer scientists for proposals for an artificial intelligence program to make machine learning capability much more accessible and effective for a wide variety of military weapons and information systems.

NASA researchers look to Crane Aerospace to provide power electronics for space garden

NASA researchers look to Crane Aerospace to provide power electronics for space garden

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., 3 April 2013. Botanical researchers at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Fla., needed DC-DC converter power supplies and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters for a prototype celestial plant garden on the International Space Station. They found their solution from Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Redmond, Wash.

Solicitation released for TERN program to operate long-endurance UAVs from small ships

Solicitation released for TERN program to operate long-endurance UAVs from small ships

ARLINGTON, Va., 1 April 2013. Military researchers have released a formal solicitation for an effort to develop a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for long-term maritime surveillance that can launch and recover from relatively small ships to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock.

Army eyes lightweight universal battery charger for platoon-level use in remote locations

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 1 April 2013. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to find companies able to provide a man-portable universal battery charger for lithium ion, lithium polymer, and select nickel metal hydride and nickel cadmium batteries.

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