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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.

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find news ways to make small units of infantry warfighters more effectively and deadly using existing infantry weapons and unmanned systems.

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop unmanned sensors able to operate in harsh environments to monitor surface, aircraft, and submarine traffic above the Arctic Circle.

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. U.S. Marine Corps aviation experts needed hatch-mount satellite communications (SATCOM) antennas for the KC-130J Super Hercules utility turboprop aircraft. They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 23 Feb. 2015. International demand for light wheeled military vehicles is set for explosive growth, fueled by the U.S. military Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program and its associated vetronics, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

CRANE, Ind., 20 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on designing multi-sensor gimbaled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) stabilized targeting systems for large aircraft like the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine turboprop.

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

Industry and government attack costs and promote reuse in space electronics with VITA 78

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M., 13 Feb. 2015. Space electronics experts from government and industry are reaching consensus on standard electronic architectures for satellites and manned spacecraft in an effort to reduce costs and ease systems upgrades and technology insertion.

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 12 Feb. 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for help in developing an affordable guidance system for a future air-to-air munition designed for aircraft self-defense.

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