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Chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications introduced by Coilcraft

Chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications introduced by Coilcraft

Aug 31, 2015

CARY, Ill., 31 Aug. 2015. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the 0402DF series chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications.

Northrop Grumman boosts air battle management

Radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites introduced by Intersil

Radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites introduced by Intersil

Aug 28, 2015

MILPITAS, Calif., 28 Aug. 2015. Intersil Corp. in Milpitas, Calif., is introducing the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH radiation-hardened multiplexers for manned spacecraft and satellites.

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

Aug 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Aug 27, 2015

BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

USB 3.1 sockets for enhanced data transfer and power efficiency introduced by Mill-Max

USB 3.1 sockets for enhanced data transfer and power efficiency introduced by Mill-Max

Aug 27, 2015

OYSTER BAY, N.Y., 27 Aug. 2015. Mill-Max Manufacturing Co. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing the SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type C to its line of USB I/O sockets.

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

Aug 26, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 26 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are choosing Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., to build the U.S. military's next-generation light battlefield vehicle to replace the venerable Humvee, in what is expected to be one of the most lucrative military vehicle programs over the next decade.

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

Aug 26, 2015

QUANTICO, Va., 26 Aug. 2015. Systems designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are inserting new electronic technology into a new U.S. Marine Corps air-defense radar to make the system more effective in detecting rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low observables.

Data isolator power electronics module for sensors and communications introduced by Murata

Data isolator power electronics module for sensors and communications introduced by Murata

Aug 26, 2015

MANSFIELD, Mass., 26 Aug. 2015. Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Mass., is introducing the NMUSB202MC surface mount powered data isolator module for industrial controls, sensor communications, and harsh-environment power electronics applications.

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Aug 25, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing out over the military UAV landscape, it seemed to me that about everyone in the U.S military who wanted a UAV already had one.

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

Aug 25, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2015. Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. military with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance fighter-bomber aircraft under terms of a $20.9 million order.

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Aug 25, 2015

ASHBURN, Va., 25 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 10.4-inch PVDU2600 low-cost LCD rugged display for SWaP-C constrained fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ground vehicles.

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

Aug 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. Cyber security experts at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., are developing ways to keep proprietary and private data private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private information can be used only for its intended purpose and for no other.

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

Aug 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy military communications experts are earmarking more than three-quarters of a billion dollars for new military situational awareness communications terminals that enable U.S. and allied aircraft, ships, and ground forces to exchange their tactical pictures in near-real time.

Real-time fleet management shipboard electronics introduced by McMurdo Boatracs

Web-based integrated fleet management shipboard electronics that connects ship to shore in real-time

Aug 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. The Boatracs segment of McMurdo Group in San Diego is introducing the Preparation, Response, Identification, Surveillance, Management, Acceleration (PRISMA) Connect Web-based integrated fleet management shipboard electronics that connects ship to shore in real-time.

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Aug 21, 2015

KEYPORT, Wash., 21 Aug. 2015. U.S. government researchers are gathering contractors for a program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

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

Aug 21, 2015

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.

Power electronics modules for liquid, air, or conduction cooling offered by TDK Lambda

Power electronics modules for liquid, air, or conduction cooling offered by TDK Lambda

Aug 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 21 Aug. 2015. Power electronics specialist TDK Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing six PH-A280 power modules for liquid-, air-, or conduction-cooled systems in three output power levels -- 75, 100, and 150 Watts.

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

Aug 20, 2015

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.

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

Aug 20, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to provide upgraded anti-tank missile systems for the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

Nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control introduced by Aerotech

Aug 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH, 20 Aug. 2015. Aerotech Inc. in Pittsburgh is introducing the Ensemble QDe high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive for single or multi-axis motion control applications ranging from fundamental scientific research to advanced OEM machine systems.

RAD-HARD FPGAS: Radiation tolerant FPGAs for space introduced by Microsemi

Aug 19, 2015

Microelectronics experts at the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Fort Belvoir, Va., have placed the ProASIC3 field programmable gate array (FPGA) from Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., on the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) for Class Q radiation-tolerant devices for use in space applications.

DATA RECORDERS: Rugged portable data recorder for SIGINT and test introduced by Pentek

Aug 19, 2015

Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model RTR 2726A rugged portable data recorder for wideband signal recording and playback in signals intelligence (SIGINT) and RF testing applications.

AVIONICS: Line driver to convert TL/CMOS data to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

Aug 19, 2015

Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

SENSOR PROCESSING: 3U CompactPCI and 6U VME sensor interfaces introduced by NAI

Aug 19, 2015

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing a family of sensor interface units (SIU) in 3U CompactPCI or 6U VME board form factors for military and aerospace applications.

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