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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.

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.

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