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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.

DARPA surveys industry for mature unmanned sensor payloads to detect and classify surface vessels

DARPA surveys industry for mature unmanned sensor payloads to detect and classify surface vessels

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find mature electro-optic sensor payload and signal-processing technologies that can help unmanned surface vessels (USVs) detect and classify other surface ships in the area.

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

NATICK, Mass., 26 March 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to develop electro-optical camouflaged fabric to help warfighters hide from enemy short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors.

Night Optics to provide 2,000 monocular military night-vision viewing devices for Jordanian military

Night Optics to provide 2,000 monocular military night-vision viewing devices for Jordanian military

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 26 March 2015. U.S. Army night-vision experts needed low-light vision equipment for the Jordanian armed forces. They found their solution from Night Optics Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Textron to provide directional antennas to help warfighters access imagery and video from UAVs

Textron to provide directional antennas to help warfighters access imagery and video from UAVs

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 March 2015. U.S. Army surveillance experts needed directional antennas to help warfighters in the field access reconnaissance imagery and video from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned surveillance aircraft. They found their solution from Textron Systems Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md.

Navy looking to BCI to extract weather radar data from tactical ship- and land-based radar systems

Navy looking to BCI to extract weather radar data from tactical ship- and land-based radar systems

SAN DIEGO, 20 March 2015. U.S. Navy weather experts needed a way to extract weather radar information from shipboard and land-based radar systems normally used to detect potentially hostile aircraft and other incoming threats. They found their solution from Basic Commerce & Industries Inc. (BCI) in Moorestown, N.J.

European space electronics designers choose Curtiss-Wright data handling for Space Station

European space electronics designers choose Curtiss-Wright data handling for Space Station

ASHBURN, Va., 20 March 2015. European space experts needed data handling equipment for use on the International Space Station. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Microsemi all-in for Ethernet and communications technologies in acquisition of Vitesse

Microsemi all-in for Ethernet and communications technologies in acquisition of Vitesse

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 19 March 2015. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., are boosting their company's expertise in communications electronics and Ethernet with their acquisition of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. in Camarillo, Calif.

Sparton boosting expertise in ruggedized computers and electronics with acquisition of Stealth.com

Sparton boosting expertise in ruggedized computers and electronics with acquisition of Stealth.com

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., 18 March 2015. Executives of electronics contract manufacturing specialist Sparton Corp. in Schaumburg, Ill., are boosting their company's expertise in ruggedized electronics with their acquisition of rugged computer designer Stealth.com Inc. in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Electromagnetic spectrum sharing among radar and communications systems moving forward

Electromagnetic spectrum sharing among radar and communications systems moving forward

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are moving forward with a project to enable radar and communications systems to share radio frequencies in an effort to spur efficiency and alleviate congestion in the electromagnetic spectrum.

DARPA moving forward with effort to develop 100-gigabit-per-second airborne wireless data links

DARPA moving forward with effort to develop 100-gigabit-per-second airborne wireless data links

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are moving forward on a project to develop a military wireless data link able to transmit data at speeds as fast as 100 gigabits per second within one RF and microwave frequency channel.

Cyber security program launched at DARPA to safeguard private and proprietary information

Cyber security program launched at DARPA to safeguard private and proprietary information

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 March 2015. U.S. military researchers are kicking off a cyber security program to develop ways to keep private and proprietary information private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private data can be used only for its intended purpose and no other.

GE joins Curtiss-Wright in licensing Northrop Grumman cooling for high-performance embedded computing

GE joins Curtiss-Wright in licensing Northrop Grumman cooling for high-performance embedded computing

LINTHICUM, Md., 6 March 2015. Electronics thermal management experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are licensing their patented air-flow-through (AFT) cooling technology for cooling high-power electronics to embedded computing specialist GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

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.

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