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Navy picks nine companies to write and maintain software for important battle-management systems

Navy picks nine companies to write and maintain software for important battle-management systems

Mar 6, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 March 2015. Nine U.S. defense companies will share as much as $99 million to develop and maintain military software for U.S. Navy battle-management systems under terms of separate contracts announced Wednesday.

6U ATCA backplane databus for military and telecommunications uses introduced by Pixus

6U ATCA backplane databus for military and telecommunications uses introduced by Pixus

Mar 6, 2015

WATERLOO, Ontario, 6 March 2015. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is introducing the PXS0640 6U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) SlotSaver Shelf backplane databus for aerospace, defense, telecommunications, high-end computing, and networking applications.

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

Mar 5, 2015

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.

L-3 Warrior Systems to upgrade Special Forces night-vision equipment with new image-intensifier tubes

L-3 Warrior Systems to upgrade Special Forces night-vision equipment with new image-intensifier tubes

Mar 5, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 5 March 2015. U.S. Navy night-vision experts will upgrade the AN/PVS-15 series of night-vision goggles and AN/PVS-18 series of night-vision monoculars to make them suitable for covert special forces operations.

Watertight connector for avionics, night-vision, and simulation introduced by LEMO

Watertight connector for avionics, night-vision, and simulation introduced by LEMO

Mar 5, 2015

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., 5 March 2015. LEMO USA Inc. in Rohnert Park, Calif., is introducing the 0T series small-size watertight connector for aerospace and defense applications like aircraft communications, land vehicles, night-vision equipment, and simulation.

IED jammers from Sierra Nevada Corp. to protect U.S. infantry warfighters from roadside bombs

IED jammers from Sierra Nevada Corp. to protect U.S. infantry warfighters from roadside bombs

Mar 4, 2015

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 4 March 2015. U.S. military explosives-disposal experts are ordering additional electronic warfare (EW) jammers for deployed infantry warfighters to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in dangerous parts of the world.

Army places $241.7 million order with Sikorsky to build 22 new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Army places $241.7 million order with Sikorsky to build 22 new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Mar 4, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 4 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 22 late-model UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for missions like armed reconnaissance and troop transport, medical evacuations, and search and rescue.

High-voltage, SMPS capacitors for power conversion and conditioning introduced by AVX

High-voltage, SMPS capacitors for power conversion and conditioning introduced by AVX

Mar 4, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C., 4 March 2015. AVX Corp. in Greenville, S.C., is introducing the RV series of RoHS-compliant series of high-voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors for power conversion and conditioning, motors and motor drives, and medical spectrometry.

Arctic surveillance is the result of East-West political tensions in the polar regions

Arctic surveillance is the result of East-West political tensions in the polar regions

Mar 3, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 3 March 2015. What's going on in the Arctic? Rising political tensions between East and West are giving rise to a new generation of rugged Arctic surveillance sensor technologies that are designed to detect and track aircraft, surface ships, submarines, and even cold-weather warfighters on foot.

DARPA eyes cyber security program to safeguard private and proprietary computer information

DARPA eyes cyber security program to safeguard private and proprietary computer information

Mar 3, 2015

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.

1-Watt termination for high-power RF and microwave transmitters introduced by Coaxicom

1-Watt termination for high-power RF and microwave transmitters introduced by Coaxicom

Mar 3, 2015

STUART Fla., 3 March 2015. Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) in Stuart, Fla., is introducing the 1-Watt 022900M-9 2.92-millimeter termination designed to minimize reflected power that often impedes transmission quality.

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

Mar 2, 2015

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.

Navy orders one E-2D radar and maritime patrol aircraft from Northrop Grumman in $148.3 million deal

Navy orders one E-2D radar and maritime patrol aircraft from Northrop Grumman in $148.3 million deal

Mar 2, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 March 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are ordering one advanced E-2D maritime patrol and air control aircraft from its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman Corp., under terms of a $148.3 million contract modification announced Friday.

Dock for integrating Ethernet products in avionics databus test and measurement offered by AIM-USA

Dock for integrating Ethernet products in avionics databus test and measurement offered by AIM-USA

Mar 2, 2015

TREVOSE, Pa., 2 March 2015. AIM-USA in Trevose, Pa., is introducing the ADock docking solution for the integration of its family of ANET Ethernet based products available for MIL-STD-1553, STANG3910/EFEX, and ARINC 429 avionics databus test and measurement.

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Training jump

Mar 2, 2015
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Thunder performance

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

Feb 27, 2015

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.

Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

Feb 27, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 Feb. 2015. Munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) will build 114 Tomahawk Block IV long-range cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy under terms of a contract announced Thursday.

Rugged power supplies for harsh-environment rackmount applications introduced by Crystal Group

Rugged power supplies for harsh-environment rackmount applications introduced by Crystal Group

Feb 27, 2015

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 27 Feb. 2015. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RPS425DC1U and RPS585DC2U rugged power supplies for DC applications within demanding environments. The EMC DC power supplies meet MIL-STD-461 and DO-160, and use ATX motherboards in 1U and 2U rackmount servers.

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

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

Feb 26, 2015

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.

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

Feb 26, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 26 Feb. 2015. Military avionics experts at Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide 300 integrated situational-awareness and targeting helmets for AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter pilots of the government of Indonesia.

ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

Feb 26, 2015

WARWICK, R.I., 26 Feb. 2015. Pentair in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff Shelf Manager ACB-VI Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) backplane databus electronic enclosure for rugged embedded computing applications.

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

Feb 25, 2015

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.

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

Feb 25, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than 2,000 U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia.

AirBorn HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch fabrics introduced by Astute

AirBorn HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch fabrics introduced by Astute

Feb 25, 2015

SUFFOLK, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. Astute Electronics Inc. in Suffolk, Va., is introducing the AirBorn high-density, high-reliability HD4 interconnect technology for high-speed switch network fabrics and solid-state data storage applications.

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