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

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

Oct 31, 2014

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.

Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

Oct 31, 2014

BEDFORD, Mass., 31 Oct. 2014. iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., is introducing a tablet computer-based universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots called the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system that is designed enable robot operators to increase their proficiency.

Wearable cockpit displays

Oct 31, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Oct 30, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 30 Oct. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade electronic systems on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract announced this week.

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

Oct 30, 2014

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.

Rugged 6U VPX power product for military and commercial aerospace applications introduced by NAI

Rugged 6U VPX power product for military and commercial aerospace applications introduced by NAI

Oct 30, 2014

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 30 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the VPX56-6 rugged 6U VPX power product for rugged military and commercial aerospace applications.

Nowhere to hide

Oct 30, 2014

Sea glider unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) like the one shown above are helping U.S. Navy researchers harvest energy from temperature differences in the ocean's depths.

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Oct 29, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Oct. 2014. Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide 1,160 AN/ARC-210 airborne radios and related equipment for foreign militaries under terms of a $101.1 million contract announced Tuesday.

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Oct 29, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 29 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force laser weapons experts are supervising a project to develop advanced computer simulations of directed-energy weapons to help determine the effects and utility of high-energy laser weapons.

Patented fabric mapping modules for optimizing backplane designs introduced by Dawn VME

Patented fabric mapping modules for optimizing backplane designs introduced by Dawn VME

Oct 29, 2014

FREMONT, Calif., 29 Oct. 2014. Dawn VME Products in Fremont, Calif., is introducing patented fabric mapping modules (FMMs) connectorless backplane micro-overlays to simplify and automate the optimization of backplane topologies in compliance with OpenVPX profiles.

The latest airborne submarine hunter

Oct 29, 2014
Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Oct 28, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 28 Oct. 2014. U.S. military vetronics experts needed precision electronic motion-control devices to help keep the 120-millimeter main gun on the General Dynamics M1 Abrams main battle tank on target. They found their solution from Kearfott Corp. in Black Mountain, N.C.

Military & Aerospace Electronics launches quarterly e-newsletter focused on electronic warfare (EW)

Oct 28, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare is one of today's most pressing priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Properly done, electronic warfare -- or just EW for short -- can ensure that crucial U.S. and allied communications go through, and can deny this capability to hostile forces.

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

Oct 28, 2014

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.

50 megabit-per-second troposcatter modem for military communications introduced by Comtech

50 megabit-per-second troposcatter modem for military communications introduced by Comtech

Oct 28, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., 28 Oct. 2014. Comtech Systems Inc. in Orlando, Fla., is introducing the CS67500A 50 megabit-per-second digital troposcatter modem for point-to-point, over-the-horizon military communications.

State-of-the-art sonar

Oct 28, 2014
DRS unveils next-generation RF and microwave digital and analog tuners aimed at UAV applications

DRS unveils next-generation RF and microwave digital and analog tuners aimed at UAV applications

Oct 27, 2014

MERRIMACK, N.H., 27 Oct. 2014. RF and microwave experts at the DRS Technologies Inc. Signal Solutions segment in Merrimack, N.H., are moving VHF and UHF wideband tuner technology forward with the introduction of the company's Polaris tuner for cognitive radio, spectrum monitoring, signals intelligence, direction finding, and beam forming.

Jordanian air force buys eight Robinson R44 helicopters to replace fleet of old Hughes 500Ds

Jordanian air force buys eight Robinson R44 helicopters to replace fleet of old Hughes 500Ds

Oct 27, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., 27 Oct. 2014. The Royal Jordanian Air Force in Amman, Jordan, needed light helicopters to replace its fleet of ageing Hughes 500D helicopters that have been in service since 1981. They found their solution from Robinson Helicopter Co. in Torrance, Calif.

Rugged ribbon cable for military communications, avionics, and industrial uses introduced by Molex

Rugged ribbon cable for military communications, avionics, and industrial uses introduced by Molex

Oct 27, 2014

LISLE, Ill., 27 Oct. 2014. Molex Inc. in Lisle, Ill., is introducing the Temp-Flex fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) flat-ribbon cable for military communications, aircraft avionics and industrial equipment applications. The cable meets the military specifications for M49055/11 & M49055/12 for harsh environment applications.

Electromagnetic railguns

Oct 27, 2014
After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

Oct 24, 2014

QUANTICO, Va., 24 Oct. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with ordering prototypes of a long-delayed and expensive radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other low observables.

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Oct 24, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 Oct. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing the DDR bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate (BER) contours for the JEDEC DDR memory bus specification.

Knocking down EW interference

Oct 24, 2014
Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Oct 23, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Oct. 2014. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build 17 UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters with airborne radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $82.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Oct 23, 2014

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 23 Oct. 2014. Avionics integrators at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector in Nashua, N.H., needed power electronics components for the integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system that BAE is providing for the Boeing 777X twin-engine passenger jumbo jet. They found their solution from the Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions segment in Lynwood, Wash.

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