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Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, 18 Dec. 2014. Global demand for motor-control centers will increase from $4.06 billion in 2013 to $5.12 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

SMYRNA, Ga., 16 Dec. 2014. Executives of Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., are boosting their company's expertise in advanced RF solutions with their acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. in San Diego.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems Inc. in Arlington, Va., are boosting their company's expertise in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded digital receiver and related signal-processing technologies with their announced acquisition of Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc. in Dallas.

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking the BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration segment in Greenlawn, N.Y., to provide hundreds of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders under terms of a $34.3 million contract awarded this week.

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers announced an influx of more than $60 million this week into a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) for advanced research work.

DRS/Lithiumstart partnership aims at high-reliability shipboard military energy storage

DRS/Lithiumstart partnership aims at high-reliability shipboard military energy storage

MILWAUKEE, 8 Dec. 2014. DRS Power and Control Technologies Inc. in Milwaukee is joining hands with Lithiumstart LLC in South San Francisco, Calif., to integrate technologies into high-power commercial and military energy storage applications.

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is partnering with MEN Mikro Elektronik in Nuremberg, Germany to develop pre-certified safety-critical platforms for transportation and industrial embedded computing applications.

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are reaching out to industry to find improved cable for the dipping sonar system on the Navy's MH-60R shipboard ASW helicopter to correct deficiencies in existing cable.

Crane to supply power modules for fly-by-wire system on COMAC C919 family of narrow-body aircraft

Crane to supply power modules for fly-by-wire system on COMAC C919 family of narrow-body aircraft

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 3 Dec. 2014. Avionics experts designing systems for COMAC C919 family of narrow body aircraft needed power electronics modules for the aircraft's fly-by-wire systems. They found their solution from Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, Wash.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

RIDGECREST, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, 17 Nov. 2014. Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared sensors is expected to reach $16.35 billion by 2020, rising at a combined annual growth rate of 7.71 percent, predict analysts at market research MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Worldwide software-defined radio demand to reach $27.3 billion by 2020 says MarketsandMarkets

Worldwide software-defined radio demand to reach $27.3 billion by 2020 says MarketsandMarkets

DALLAS, 14 Nov. 2014. Worldwide demand for software-defined radio (SDR) systems and components will be worth nearly $27.3 billion by 2020, increasing at a combined annual growth rate of 12.5 percent from this year, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Light military helicopter market to decline over the next 15 years, says Forecast International

Light military helicopter market to decline over the next 15 years, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 13 Nov. 2014. Rotorcraft manufacturers throughout the world will build 208 light military helicopters in 2016, but that production level will fall to only 55 light military helicopters by 2028, report analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

North American electronic circuit board sales to remain flat through the rest of 2014, IPC says

North American electronic circuit board sales to remain flat through the rest of 2014, IPC says

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 12 Nov. 2014. Industry shipments of printed circuit boards increased in September by 10.1 percent in the U.S. and Canada over the previous month, yet were down 2.8 percent from the same month last year, say analysts at the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries in Bannockburn, Ill.

Astrodyne boosts expertise in high-power electronics with its acquisition of TDI Power

Astrodyne boosts expertise in high-power electronics with its acquisition of TDI Power

MANSFIELD, Mass., 7 Nov. 2014. Executives of power electronics specialist Astrodyne Corp. in Mansfield, Mass., are boosting their company's expertise in high-power technologies with their acquisition of TDI Power in Hackettstown, N.J.

TDI designs and manufactures power supplies and integrated systems for military and aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, industrial, medical, and other applications, with an emphasis in demanding applications requiring precise voltage and current in harsh or variable conditions, company officials say.

VITA trade group approves air-flow-by cooling standard for VPX and VPX REDI embedded computing

VITA trade group approves air-flow-by cooling standard for VPX and VPX REDI embedded computing

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., 6 Nov. 2014. The VITA embedded computing trade association has approved a thermal-management standard to enable systems integrators to create rugged and deployable high-performance embedded computing systems.

Navy sends word out to industry for its need for nearly 12,000 feet of mil-spec shipboard cabling

Navy sends word out to industry for its need for nearly 12,000 feet of mil-spec shipboard cabling

CRANE, Ind., 3 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are asking industry to supply nearly 12,000 feet of rugged, temperature-resistant mil-spec wiring and cable for use aboard Navy surface warships.

Airbus Helicopters chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for several kinds of rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for several kinds of rotorcraft

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, Germany, 31 Oct. 2014. Avionics designers at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France needed an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for several different kinds of helicopters. They found their solution from Northrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Curtiss-Wright gets nod to provide embedded computing components for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

Curtiss-Wright gets nod to provide embedded computing components for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

ASHBURN, Va., 30 Oct. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing components for a project to install glass cockpits in Army UH-60 utility helicopters. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with acquisition of SilverSky

BAE Systems boosts expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with acquisition of SilverSky

LONDON, 28 Oct. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems in London are boosting their company's expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with their proposed acquisition of cyber expert SilverSky in Milford, Conn. SilverSky is the trade name of Perimeter Internetworking Corp.

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 23 Oct. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is proposing industry standards in efforts to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications.

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

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