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Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

ROME, N.Y., 27 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for new ways of using embedded computing and sensors to improve military networking.

Market for flat thin-film and printed batteries to grow to $1.1 billion by 2022

Market for flat thin-film and printed batteries to grow to $1.1 billion by 2022

GLEN ALLEN, Va., 23 July 2015. The worldwide market for thin-film and printed batteries over the next seven years will be 32 times larger than it is today, predict analysts at market researcher n-tech Research (formerly NanoMarkets) in Glen Allen, Va.

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

ROME, N.Y., 22 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to assess, locate, and characterize hard and deeply buried targets (HDBT) like underground bunkers containing enemy weapons or nuclear research facilities.

Hyperspectral imaging market to grow by 76% through 2019; military market to hit $13.9 million

Hyperspectral imaging market to grow by 76% through 2019; military market to hit $13.9 million

DALLAS, 22 July 2015. The worldwide market for hyperspectral imaging will grow by 76 percent from 2015 to 2019, rising from $47.2 million in 2014 to $83.2 million in 2019, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Lockheed Martin to acquire UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter designer Sikorsky for $9 billion

Lockheed Martin to acquire UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter designer Sikorsky for $9 billion

BETHESDA, Md., 21 July 2015. Lockheed Martin Corp., the largest U.S. defense contractor, announced plans Monday to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, maker of the military UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and its many variants, for $9 billion.

Sea-based radar market will reach $13 billion over next 10 years, says Forecast International

Sea-based radar market will reach $13 billion over next 10 years, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 17 July 2015. The global market for sea-based radar for air defense, electronic countermeasures, fire control, navigation, search and track, and surveillance will reach $13 billion and 1,383 units over the next decade, predict analyst at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

DDC boosting expertise in power solutions with acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd.

DDC boosting expertise in power solutions with acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 16 July 2015. Executives of Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., are boosting their company's capabilities in power solutions with their acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd. in Durham, N.C.

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

NEWTOWN, Conn., 14 July 2015. Global production of large airline commercial aircraft will total 26,676 worth a cumulative $4.23 trillion in the 15-year time period from 2015 through 2029, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 10 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multispectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

LAKEHURST, N.J., 29 June 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

SAN DIEGO, 26 June 2015. Systems integrators at NIITEK in Dulles, Va., needed mission embedded computing for the company's ground-penetrating radar designed to detect and pinpoint improvised explosive devices buried in roadways. They found their solution from ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego.

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

OAKLAND, Calif., 25 June 2015. U.S. Coast Guard shipboard electronics experts needed rugged Ethernet switches for various Coast Guard vessels. They found their solution from Red Lion Controls in York, Pa.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 June 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

Electrical enclosures market to hit $5.86 billion in 2020, growing at 6.4 percent each year

Electrical enclosures market to hit $5.86 billion in 2020, growing at 6.4 percent each year

DALLAS, 15 June 2015. The worldwide market for electrical enclosures should rise from $4 billion in 2014 to $5.86 billion in 2020 -- a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 percent between 2015 and 2016. That's the prediction of analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 June 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are notifying industry of an upcoming project to develop many inexpensive, disposable unmanned attack drones for long-range, high-speed attack missions in remote regions.

Dynamic positioning (DP) market for surface ship navigation to hit $1.48 billion by 2020

Dynamic positioning (DP) market for surface ship navigation to hit $1.48 billion by 2020

DALLAS, 11 June 2015. The worldwide market for dynamic positioning systems in commercial and military surface ships will reach $1.48 billion by 2020 after growing at a combined annual growth rate of 4.36 percent, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Navy chooses rugged data storage units from Crystal Group for fleet of P-8 maritime patrol jets

Navy chooses rugged data storage units from Crystal Group for fleet of P-8 maritime patrol jets

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 10 June 2015. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed data storage systems for the Navy Boeing P-8A maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) jet aircraft. They found their solution from Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa.

DARPA wants real-time CubeSat communications to link micro-satellite constellations

DARPA wants real-time CubeSat communications to link micro-satellite constellations

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 June 2015. U.S. military researchers are trying to develop lightweight and low-power RF and optical communications links that would enable new generations of tiny space satellites to communicate with one another while in orbit.

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet fighters and bombers

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet fighters and bombers

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 June 2015. U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed airborne data recorders for the Boeing F-15C/D jet fighter and for the F-15E fighter-bomber. They found their solution from Calculex Inc. in Las Cruces, N.M.

Navy to brief industry this month on program to develop enabling special ops technologies

Navy to brief industry this month on program to develop enabling special ops technologies

WASHINGTON, 9 June 2015. U.S. Navy leaders will brief industry later this month on an upcoming research project to develop new enabling special ops technologies for mine warfare; naval special warfare; expeditionary prepositioning and logistics; navy expeditionary combat.

NASA Marshall chooses PCI/104 rad-hard power card from Andrews Space for CubeSat design

NASA Marshall chooses PCI/104 rad-hard power card from Andrews Space for CubeSat design

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 8 May 2015. U.S. government small spacecraft designers needed a rad-hard power electronics and battery system for a small satellite called a CubeSat. They found their solution from Andrews Space Inc. in Tukwila, Wash.

Boeing chooses Aitech to provide space-grade computers for Boeing NASA CST manned spacecraft

Boeing chooses Aitech to provide space-grade computers for Boeing NASA CST manned spacecraft

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 4 June 2015. Spacecraft designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment needed radiation-tolerant space-grade computers for the Crew Space Transportation (CST) system. They found their solution from Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif.

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