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GE to provide rugged embedded computing systems for British Army Scout armored vehicle vetronics

GE to provide rugged embedded computing systems for British Army Scout armored vehicle vetronics

TOWCESTER, England, 5 March 2015. Vetronics designers at General Dynamics UK in Bryn Brithdir, Wales, needed embedded computing subsystems for the British Army Scout specialist vehicle (Scout SV). They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Towcester, England.

DARPA eyes cyber security program to safeguard private and proprietary computer information

DARPA eyes cyber security program to safeguard private and proprietary computer information

ARLINGTON, Va., 3 March 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 12 March 2015 on an upcoming new cyber security research program to develop ways of protecting the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises.

Navy looks to Argon Corp. to provide flat-panel sonar displays to replace CRTs aboard submarines

Navy looks to Argon Corp. to provide flat-panel sonar displays to replace CRTs aboard submarines

NEWPORT, R.I., 2 March 2015. U.S. Navy submarine sonar experts needed flat-panel color displays to replace old-model cathode ray tube (CRT) displays for sonar technicians aboard U.S. submarines. They found their solution from Argon Corp. in Great Neck, N.Y.

Army researchers asking industry for ways to speed sensor-fusion intelligence to warfighters

Army researchers asking industry for ways to speed sensor-fusion intelligence to warfighters

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 27 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for new ways to speed actionable intelligence to the field commanders and warfighters on the front-lines who need it most.

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find news ways to make small units of infantry warfighters more effectively and deadly using existing infantry weapons and unmanned systems.

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop unmanned sensors able to operate in harsh environments to monitor surface, aircraft, and submarine traffic above the Arctic Circle.

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. U.S. Marine Corps aviation experts needed hatch-mount satellite communications (SATCOM) antennas for the KC-130J Super Hercules utility turboprop aircraft. They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 23 Feb. 2015. International demand for light wheeled military vehicles is set for explosive growth, fueled by the U.S. military Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program and its associated vetronics, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

CRANE, Ind., 20 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on designing multi-sensor gimbaled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) stabilized targeting systems for large aircraft like the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine turboprop.

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M., 13 Feb. 2015. Space electronics experts from government and industry are reaching consensus on standard electronic architectures for satellites and manned spacecraft in an effort to reduce costs and ease systems upgrades and technology insertion.

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 12 Feb. 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for help in developing an affordable guidance system for a future air-to-air munition designed for aircraft self-defense.

Sabtech changes name to IXI Technology to reflect focus on military and industrial networking

Sabtech changes name to IXI Technology to reflect focus on military and industrial networking

YORBA LINDA, Calif., 11 Feb. 2015. Executives of Sabtech Industries in Yorba Linda, Calif., a specialist in the Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) and other military networking, are changing their company's name to IXI Technology to reflect a strategic approach to advanced technology and a focus on new industrial markets.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS test equipment for satellite electronics

Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS test equipment for satellite electronics

IRVINE, Calif., 10 Feb. 2015. Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Denver needed performance-testing equipment for high-reliability space electronics designs. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 Feb. 2015. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to find ways of boosting the energy efficiency of unattended sensors by reducing or eliminating the standby power that these sensors consume while waiting for signatures of interest.

Rugged vetronics networking gear from Curtiss-Wright chosen for Marine Corps combat vehicle upgrade

Rugged vetronics networking gear from Curtiss-Wright chosen for Marine Corps combat vehicle upgrade

SALT LAKE CITY, 6 Feb. 2015. Vetronics networking experts at Strategic Communications in Louisville, Ky., needed a rugged network router and switch for an upgrade to the U.S. Marine Corps AAVC-7 amphibious assault vehicle. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Salt Lake City.

Grier Forensics helps law enforcement, military cyber security speed analysis of captured hard disks

Grier Forensics helps law enforcement, military cyber security speed analysis of captured hard disks

WASHINGTON, 6 Feb. 2015. Cyber security experts at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in Washington needed advanced search technologies to reduce the time it takes law-enforcement investigators to catalog and search impounded computer hard drives. They found their solution from Grier Forensics in Baltimore.

North Atlantic Industries to provide data-control embedded computer on Navy's next-generation landing craft

North Atlantic Industries to provide data-control embedded computer on Navy's next-generation landing craft

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 5 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy ship building experts needed a data acquisition and control system for the Navy's next-generation landing craft to place Marines quickly on invasion beaches. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are moving forward with a program to develop wide-area airborne search capability to detect and track enemy submarines using deployed patterns of bistatic sonobuoys.

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

OGDEN, Utah, 29 Jan. 2015. Weather satellite experts at Tempus Global Data in Ogden, Utah, needed hyperspectral sensors to be placed in geosynchronous Earth orbit for detailed weather observations. They found their solution from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Broomfield, Colo.

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

WASHINGTON, 28 Jan. 2015. U.S. intelligence experts are ready to kick off a program to find ways of forecasting cyber warfare attacks and other cyber security issues to assist cyber defenders with the earliest possible modes of detection.

Army announces plan to upgrade ARL reconnaissance aircraft with new sensors and new airframe

Army announces plan to upgrade ARL reconnaissance aircraft with new sensors and new airframe

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 28 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army airborne surveillance experts are announcing a plan to upgrade the EO-5C Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) reconnaissance aircraft with a new airframe and new electronics.

Internet of Things (IoT) market to reach $103.6 billion worldwide by 2018, analysts predict

Internet of Things (IoT) market to reach $103.6 billion worldwide by 2018, analysts predict

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 26 Jan. 2015. Global sales from the Internet of Things (IoT) portion of electronic systems will grow from $57.7 billion this year to $103.6 billion in 2018, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018, industry analysts say.

Industry fragmentation, government regulations, and big data will dominate cyber security in 2015

Industry fragmentation, government regulations, and big data will dominate cyber security in 2015

BOSTON, 23 Jan. 2015. Industry fragmentation, government regulations, developments in big data will be prime movers in the global cyber security market in 2015, predict information security experts at the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence segment in Boston.

Based on its work this year in cyber security and financial crime, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence experts have made their top five predictions for the digital criminality landscape in 2015.

Corning boosts expertise in military hyperspectral imaging with acquisition of NovaSol

Corning boosts expertise in military hyperspectral imaging with acquisition of NovaSol

CORNING, N.Y., 22 Jan. 2015. Specialty glass expert Corning Inc. in Corning, N.Y., is boosting the company's expertise in aerospace and defense hyperspectral imaging technology with their acquisition of NovaSol in Honolulu.

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. VPX technology, an embedded computing approach based on high-speed switch-fabric interconnects, is expected to grow by 20 to 25 percent over the next five years, despite setbacks by a lackluster U.S. defense market.

That's the prediction of Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst for discrete and process automation at market researcher IHS Technology in Englewood, Colo. Colquhoun made his comments Monday at the Embedded Tech Trends conference in Phoenix.

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