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Extended-temperature power converters for military and aerospace introduced by Calex

Jul 2, 2015

CONCORD, Calif., 2 July 2015. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord, Calif., is introducing the "-T" option on the 500-Watt MXW and 360-Watt MTW series power converters for extended-temperature military and aerospace applications.

Army asks Lockheed Martin to ramp-up Hellfire II air-to-ground smart missile production

Army asks Lockheed Martin to ramp-up Hellfire II air-to-ground smart missile production

Jul 1, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 1 July 2015. U.S. Army missile experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp to ramp-up production of the AGM-114R Hellfire missile, which can be launched from manned and unmanned aircraft, surface ships, and military ground vehicles.

Board connector terminal pin for board-to-board and wire-to-board uses introduced by Mill-Max

Board connector terminal pin for board-to-board and wire-to-board uses introduced by Mill-Max

Jul 1, 2015

OYSTER BAY, N.Y., 1 July 2015. Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing a terminal pin for a variety of board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. It has a compliant press-fit tail, slotted head, and an additional press-fit have on the barrel of the pin.

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

Jun 30, 2015

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 30 June 2015. U.S. Army munitions experts are choosing five companies to help design and build new technologies for next-generation Army armaments and munitions, ranging from precision-guided munitions, warheads, fuzes, mortars, and different kinds of conventional ammunition.

Right-angle rugged power connectors for high-voltage and -amperage uses introduced by Amphenol

Right-angle rugged power connectors for high-voltage and -amperage uses introduced by Amphenol

Jun 30, 2015

SIDNEY, N.Y., 30 June 2015. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing right-angle overmolded rugged power connectors for 200- and 400-amp connection systems for modern electrification programs in high voltage and high amperage uses.

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Jun 29, 2015

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

Jun 29, 2015

LAKEHURST, N.J., 29 June 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

XMC computer for mission- and safety-critical avionics and defense uses introduced by CES

XMC computer for mission- and safety-critical avionics and defense uses introduced by CES

Jun 29, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, 29 June 2015. Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the MFCC-8557 XMC single-board computer based on the Freescale QorIQ P3041 processor for mission-critical and safety-critical aerospace and defense applications.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Jun 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2015. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a potential $58.9 million contract announced Thursday.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Jun 26, 2015

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

NIITEK chooses embedded computing from ADL for signal processing in ground-penetrating radar

Jun 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 26 June 2015. Systems integrators at NIITEK in Dulles, Va., needed mission embedded computing for the company's ground-penetrating radar designed to detect and pinpoint improvised explosive devices buried in roadways. They found their solution from ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego.

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

RF and microwave directional coupler for EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by KRYTAR

Jun 26, 2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 26 June 2015. KRYTAR Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the model 102020006 RF and microwave directional coupler that offers 6 dB of coupling over the frequency range of 2 to 20 GHz in a compact and lightweight package.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

Jun 25, 2015

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Jun 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif., 25 June 2015. U.S. Coast Guard shipboard electronics experts needed rugged Ethernet switches for various Coast Guard vessels. They found their solution from Red Lion Controls in York, Pa.

5th Gen Core i7-based 3U and 6U OpenVPX, and 6U VME computer boards introduced by Curtiss-Wright

5th Gen Core i7-based 3U and 6U OpenVPX, and 6U VME computer boards introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Jun 25, 2015

ASHBURN, Va., 25 June 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 3U OpenVPX VPX3-1259, the 6U OpenVPX VPX6-1959, and the 6U VME VME-1909 computer boards for aerospace and defense applications.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

Jun 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Jun 24, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 June 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones, as well as 19 satellite UAV control stations.

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

Eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for processing efficiency introduced by VadaTech

Jun 24, 2015

HENDERSON, Nev., 24 June 2015. VadaTech Inc. in Henderson, Nev., is introducing the ATC136 eight-channel analog-to-digital converter for high performance and processing efficiency in embedded computing.

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

Jun 23, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

3U 3-slot OpenVPX embedded computing backplane for optical or RF uses offered by Elma

3U 3-slot OpenVPX embedded computing backplane for optical or RF uses offered by Elma

Jun 23, 2015

FREMONT, Calif., 23 June 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing a 3U 3-slot OpenVPX embedded computing backplane for either optical or RF implementations for mission management, navigation, avionics systems, industrial monitoring, night-vision systems, shipboard electronics, target tracking, and HD displays.

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

Jun 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed non-penetrating sensor submarine masts for Virginia-class fast-attack submarines. They found their solution from L-3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

Jun 22, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Panel PC rugged computer for harsh-environment applications introduced by MEN Micro

Panel PC rugged computer for harsh-environment applications introduced by MEN Micro

Jun 22, 2015

BLUE BELL, Pa. 22 June 2015. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the DC15 panel PC rugged computer for railway and other harsh-environment human machine interface (HMI) applications.

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Jun 19, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 June 2015. U.S. Air Force cyber security experts are looking to Kudu Dynamics LLC in Catharpin, Va., to help enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Jun 19, 2015

McCLELLAN, Calif., 19 June 2015. U.S. military microelectronics experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade special-operations flight computers aboard the U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special-operations aircraft, as well as manufacture several of the upgraded airborne computers.

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