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Navy submarine sonar experts choose Massa Products to design and build DT-574 hydrophone transducers

Navy submarine sonar experts choose Massa Products to design and build DT-574 hydrophone transducers

NEWPORT, R.I., 20 May 2015. U.S. Navy submarine sonar experts needed hydrophones for a variety of submarine sonar systems. They found their solution from Massa Products Corp. in Hingham, Mass.

Air Force to enhance open-systems information sharing and cyber security for C4ISR systems

Air Force to enhance open-systems information sharing and cyber security for C4ISR systems

ROME, N.Y., 19 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to launch a program to apply open-systems information sharing and cyber security to a wide variety of Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

Navy looks to H6 Systems to develop microwave weapon simulator for aircraft research

Navy looks to H6 Systems to develop microwave weapon simulator for aircraft research

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 May 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft researchers needed the ability to simulate a high-power microwave weapon to measure its effects on U.S. military aircraft. They found their solution from H6 Systems Inc. in Nashua, N.H.

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 14 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a program to develop a hypersonic munition able to attack and destroy targets quickly over long distances, and pose lethal threats to many different targets in many different locations all at the same time.

Navy aircraft researchers order Core i7-based VME embedded computing boards from Concurrent Technologies

Navy researchers order Core i7-based VME embedded computing boards from Concurrent Technologies

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 May 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft researchers needed VME embedded computing boards based on the third-generation Intel Core i7 microprocessor for a variety of research tasks. They found their solution from Concurrent Technologies Inc. in Woburn, Mass.

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

NATICK, Mass., 12 May 2015. U.S. Army researchers will brief industry next month on soldier systems technology challenges and future contracting opportunities for the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC). Presentations will center on warfighter survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness, and quality of life.

Laser navigation for unmanned aircraft in RF- and GPS-denied areas developed by ADSYS

Laser navigation for unmanned aircraft in RF- and GPS-denied areas developed by ADSYS

ATLANTA, 7 May 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard unmanned aviation experts needed laser navigation and landing capability for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in areas where RF and GPS signals are jammed or disrupted. They found their solution from ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

high-power electromagnetics

Air Force reaching out to industry for high-power electromagnetics for directed-energy weapons

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 6 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help in advancing the state of the art in high-power electromagnetics technologies for directed-energy weapons and a variety of other aerospace and defense uses.

Quick-turnaround night vision sensor development is aim of upcoming Army RAMP solicitation

Quick-turnaround night vision sensor development is aim of upcoming Army RAMP solicitation

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 4 May 2014. U.S. Army night-vision experts plan to invest as much as $192 million in an effort to speed the design, development, and deployment of electro-optical sensors and weapon sights that help U.S. and allied warfighters operate effectively at night and in bad weather.

Cyber security and cyber threat intelligence is aim of BAE Systems deal with iSIGHT Partners

Cyber security and cyber threat intelligence is aim of BAE Systems deal with iSIGHT Partners

BOSTON, 30 April 2015. Cyber security experts at BAE Systems are planning to increase their company's capabilities in cyber threat intelligence in the U.S. with their partnership with iSIGHT Partners Inc. in Dallas.

CESARS to develop electro-optical shipboard defense to protect ships from missiles, boats, and UAVs

CESARS to develop electro-optical shipboard defense to protect ships from missiles, boats, and UAVs

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., 29 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are ready to launch a program to develop an electro-optical shipboard defense system to protect surface warships from anti-ship missiles, fast attack craft, fast inshore attack craft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

DARPA seeks to develop affordable smart weapons seeker for navigation and terminal homing

DARPA seeks to develop affordable smart weapons seeker for navigation and terminal homing

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 April 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry May 11 on an upcoming project to develop a small, lightweight, and affordable seeker prototype that provides navigation and precision terminal homing for smart weapons.

DISA chooses Hewlett-Packard for GCDS contract to deliver military Internet content

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., 27 April 2015. U.S. military information technology (IT) specialists needed a company to deliver digital content and cyber security over the Defense Information System Network (DISN). They found their solution from Hewlett-Packard Co. in Herndon, Va.

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ways to develop reliable, accurate, and affordable undersea navigation as alternatives to GPS and inertial navigation for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and other submersibles.

Raytheon beefs-up cyber security capabilities with Websense acquisition, SureView launch

Raytheon beefs-up cyber security capabilities with Websense acquisition, SureView launch

WALTHAM, Mass., 22 April 2015. Cyber security experts at the Raytheon Co. announced plans this week to buy a majority stake in Websense Inc. in Austin, Texas, which specializes in protecting organizations from advanced cyber attacks and data theft.

 

DRS to provide integrated voice communications systems aboard Navy cruisers and destroyers

DRS to provide integrated voice communications systems aboard Navy cruisers and destroyers

KANATA, Ontario, 21 April 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed integrated voice communications systems (IVCS) for Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers. They found their solution from DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. in Kanata, Ontario.

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

BINGEN, Wash., 15 April 2015. Executives of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., are boosting their company's expertise in signal processing for unmanned sensor payloads with their acquisition of 2d3 Sensing in Irvine, Calif.

Technology and research to radiation-harden COTS electronics tot he radiation effects of nuclear weapons explosions

Navy to work with industry to find ways of hardening COTS electronics to nuclear explosions

CRANE, Ind., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are working with working with industry and academia to find new ways to create radiation-hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics from the effects of radiation from the explosion of nuclear weapons.

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 April 2015. U.S. military special operations experts are reaching out to industry for new technologies to help combat divers and swimmers maneuver, navigate, communicate, and fight in the water.

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are reaching out to software companies to find new methods, compiler designs, runtime implementations, and virtual machine technologies for building long-lived, survivable, and scalable adaptive software systems.

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth ans survivability

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth and survivability

WASHINGTON, 6 April 2015. U.S. Navy submarine experts needed improved sensor photonics masts for Virginia-class fast attack submarines to improve stealthiness and survivability. They found their solution from L3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 April 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are advising industry to get ready for a potential $49.7 million cyber security project to safeguard military avionics from computer hackers and other cyber warfare threats.

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.

Boeing looks to Curtiss-Wright to provide data-handling avionics for space transportation system

Boeing looks to Curtiss-Wright to provide data-handling avionics for space transportation system

ASHBURN, Va., 1 April 2015. Spacecraft designers at the Boeing Co. needed data-handling avionics for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire AMRAAM, AIM-9X missiles

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire AMRAAM, AIM-9X missiles

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 31 March 2015. U.S. Navy air warfare experts are ordering special new missile launchers to enable Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter-bombers to carry the nation's latest and most lethal air-to-air missiles.

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