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HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 21 Aug. 2015. HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., is boosting its expertise in maintaining Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters with its acquisition of F-16 maintenance and repair specialist Aerospace & Commercial Technologies Inc. (ACT) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Military intelligence research projects seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

Military intelligence research seeks to uncover threats from social media, other text

ROME, N.Y., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force military intelligence experts are asking industry for new ways of uncovering existing and future global military threats from mountains of openly available text data, such as social media, blogs, and chat rooms.

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for ways to design equipment that can detect, track, and shoot down incoming rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) that threaten helicopter RPG attacks on U.S. and allied aircraft operating on or near the ground.

Worldwide UAV and drone spending to more than triple over next decade, say Teal analysts

Worldwide UAV and drone spending to more than triple over next decade, say Teal analysts

FAIRFAX, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. Worldwide spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will more than triple over the next decade, growing from $4 billion this year to $14 billion by 2024, predict analysts at market researcher Teal Group in Fairfax, Va. This forecast is up from Teal's predictions last year, which indicated that worldwide UAV spending would reach $11.5 billion by 2023.

Army looking for electro-optics companies to build 10,000 drivers night vision systems

Army looking for electro-optics companies to build 10,000 drivers night vision systems

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army night vision experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to manufacture as many as 10,000 devices that help drivers operate wheeled and tracked combat vehicles safely in darkness, in battlefield smoke, or in bad weather.

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

SAN DIEGO, 10 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy submarine research experts needed imaging sonar systems to help evaluate the performance of nuclear-powered submarines operating in the arctic. They found their solution from EdgeTech in West Wareham, Mass.

DARPA to brief industry next month cyber security defenses against denial of service

DARPA to brief industry next month cyber security defenses against denial of service

ARLINGTON, Va., 6 Aug. 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on an upcoming cyber security project to develop fundamentally new defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks on U.S. military data networks.

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

DALLAS, 6 Aug. 2015. The worldwide market for perimeter security will grow from $14 billion this year to $20.3 billion by 2020, driven by he rising number of perimeter intrusions, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas. This represents a combined annual growth rate of 7.6 percent.

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a precision Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system for a differential GPS based carrier landing system. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Air Force wants new electronics thermal management techniques for fighter aircraft

Air Force wants new electronics thermal management techniques for fighter aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, 4 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force electronics thermal management experts are asking industry for new ideas on how to cool the electronics on future fighter aircraft, which could be at least 10 times more demanding than they are today.

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.

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