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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.

Thermal management is a large and growing pain point for military circuit board manufacturers

Thermal management is a large and growing pain point for military circuit board manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 4 June 2015. Military and aerospace circuit board manufacturers worldwide say heat dissipation and thermal management are design-limiting factors in half of their devices today, and expect that percentage to rise in the next four years.

Navy orders shipboard electro-optical sight from L-3 KEO to help deck guns hit enemy ships and planes

Navy orders shipboard electro-optical sight from L-3 KEO to help deck guns hit enemy ships and planes

WASHINGTON, 3 June 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard weapons experts needed a shipboard electro-optical sight to enable guided missile cruisers to hit enemy ships and aircraft with naval gun fire. They found their solution from L-3 KEO (formerly Kollmorgen Electro-Optical) in Northampton, Mass.

Intel to boost integrated microprocessor and FPGA offerings with acquisition of Altera

Intel to boost integrated microprocessor and FPGA offerings with acquisition of Altera

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 1 June 2015. Intel Corp., a worldwide giant in general-purpose microprocessors, announced an agreement today to acquire field-programmable gate array (FPGA) specialist Altera Corp. in San Jose, Calif., for $16.7 billion to combine microprocessor and FPGA technologies.

Navy looks to IXI Technology to provide NTDS shipboard networking in $11.5 million contract

Navy looks to IXI Technology to provide NTDS shipboard networking in $11.5 million contract

DAHLGREN, Va., 1 June 2015. U.S. Navy NTDS shipboard networking experts needed Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) interface boards for surface warships, research labs, and training sites. They found their solution from IXI Technology in Yorba Linda, Calif.

Navy gearing up to replace shipboard radiation detection equipment that measures gamma rays

Navy gearing up to replace shipboard radiation detection equipment that measures gamma rays

WEST BETHESDA, Md., 28 May 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are planning an industry competition to replace the AN/PDR-65 gamma radiation detection system.

Unmanned marine vehicle companies to build 29,550 systems worth $15.4 billion in next decade

Unmanned marine vehicle companies to build 29,550 systems worth $15.4 billion in next decade

NEWTOWN, Conn., 27 May 2015. Manufacturers worldwide are expected to build 29,550 unmanned marine vehicles over the next decade worth $15.4 billion, say analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn., in the report "Market for Unmanned Naval Surface & Underwater Systems."

Thales to provide helicopter radar and computers for Royal Navy Merlin surveillance helicopters

Thales to provide helicopter radar and computers for Royal Navy Merlin surveillance helicopters

LONDON, 26 May 2015. Military helicopter systems integrators at Lockheed Martin U.K. Holdings Ltd. in London needed helicopter radar and mission systems for the United Kingdom Royal Navy Merlin helicopters. They found their solution from Thales Holding UK PLC in Weybridge, England.

Harris-Exelis merger clears final hurdles; $4.75 billion deal expected to close this week

Harris-Exelis merger clears final hurdles; $4.75 billion deal expected to close this week

McLEAN, Va., 26 May 2015. The Pending acquisition of defense electronics specialist Exelis Inc. by Harris Corp. cleared one of its final hurdles Friday when Exelis shareholders approved the merger agreement.

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.

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