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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

Mar 31, 2015

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.

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, move forward with weapons systems upgrades on Navy cruisers and destroyers

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, move forward with weapons systems upgrades on Navy cruisers and destroyers

Mar 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, 31 March 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are moving forward with projects to upgrade the Aegis combat system aboard Navy destroyers and cruisers to enhance radar speed and performance against advanced threats like cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and high-performance attack aircraft.

Low-cost, high-efficiency leaded power inductors for power supply applications introduced by Coilcraft

Low-cost, high-efficiency leaded power inductors for power supply applications introduced by Coilcraft

Mar 31, 2015

CARY, Ill., 31 March 2015. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the RFC family of low-cost, high-efficiency leaded power inductors for power supply applications.

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million contract to Boeing

Mar 30, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 30 March 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will convert 25 retired U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters into sophisticated manned and unmanned target drones under terms of a $28.5 million contract announced Friday.

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

Mar 30, 2015

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.

PC/104-Plus single-board computer for military applications introduced by Diamond Systems

PC/104-Plus single-board computer for military applications introduced by Diamond Systems

Mar 30, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 30 March 2015. Diamond Systems Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the rugged ARIES PC/104-Plus single-board computer for military, vehicle, industrial, and medical applications.

DARPA picks four companies to develop affordable sub-reflector-based imaging radar technologies

DARPA picks four companies to develop affordable sub-reflector-based imaging radar technologies

Mar 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 March 2015. U.S. Military researchers have chosen four companies for contracts worth a potential $11.3 million to carry out a project to design new kinds of imaging radar that rely on electronic sub-reflector designs, rather than on a moving platform or target, to perform scanning.

Progeny Systems to provide submarine torpedo-defense systems in $6.8 million contract modification

Progeny Systems to provide submarine torpedo-defense systems in $6.8 million contract modification

Mar 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, 27 March 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are asking engineers at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., to build torpedo-defense systems for the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine fleet under terms of a $6.8 million contract modification announced this month.

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

Mar 27, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 27 March 2015. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the bCOM6-L1700 rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace, defense, heavy industry, energy exploration, and transportation applications.

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

Mar 26, 2015

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

Mar 26, 2015

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.

Rugged OpenVPX embedded computing module for defense and intelligence uses offered by Mercury

Rugged OpenVPX processing module for defense and intelligence applications introduced by Mercury

Mar 26, 2015

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 26 March 2015. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble LDS3506 rugged OpenVPX embedded computing module for defense and intelligence applications.

Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal

Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal

Mar 25, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook multi-mission, heavy-lift transport helicopters under terms of a $713.9 million contract announced earlier this month.

Air Force orders for AMRAAM air-to-air missiles exceed $1 billion over last three months

Air Force orders for AMRAAM air-to-air missiles exceed $1 billion over last three months

Mar 25, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 25 March 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are ordering several hundred of the nation's most sophisticated radar-guided air-to-air missiles under terms of a contract modification announced Tuesday.

Low-profile power supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications introduced by TDK Lambda

Low-profile power supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications introduced by TDK Lambda

Mar 25, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 25 March 2015. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the CUT75 low profile, triple output power supplies for test and measurement, industrial, and broadcast applications. The power suppliers come in the industry standard 3-by-5-inch footprint, and measure 1.06 inches high.

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

Mar 24, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 March 2015. We live in an era of dizzying technological sophistication. It seems that everything electronic has some sort of "intelligence," from autonomous flying drones to late-model kitchen appliances.

Mercury Defense Systems to provide radar-spoofing electronic warfare jammers in $2 million contract

Mercury Defense Systems to provide radar-spoofing electronic warfare jammers in $2 million contract

Mar 24, 2015

CYPRESS, Calif., 24 March 2015. Mercury Defense Systems in Cypress, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with additional aircraft based electronic warfare (EW) jammers designed to spoof enemy radar under terms of a $2 million contract that Mercury announced last week.

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

Mar 24, 2015

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.

Oscilloscopes to help circuit designers progress from prototypes to production introduced by Keysight

Oscilloscopes to help circuit designers progress from prototypes to production introduced by Keysight

Mar 24, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 March 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the Infiniium V-series oscilloscopes for circuit designers and engineers to make rapid progress from first silicon to eventual product release. The oscilloscopes range from 8 to 33 GHz.

Air Force asks Raytheon to build 250 air-launched EW jamming drones to defeat enemy missile defenses

Air Force asks Raytheon to build 250 air-launched EW jamming drones to defeat enemy missile defenses

Mar 23, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 23 March 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are asking Raytheon Co. to build 250 electronic warfare (EW) jamming drones under terms of a $91.6 million contract announced last week.

Army taps Raytheon to build another 209 Excalibur heavy artillery smart munitions

Army taps Raytheon to build another 209 Excalibur heavy artillery smart munitions

Mar 23, 2015

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 23 March 2015. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 209 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells for the U.S. Army under terms of a $14.8 million contract modification announced last week.

MIL-STD-1553B circuit board connectors for aerospace applications introduced by TE Connectivity

MIL-STD-1553B circuit board connectors for aerospace applications introduced by TE Connectivity

Mar 23, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa., 23 March 2015. 2015 TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing MIL-STD-1553B printed circuit board connectors for aerospace applications that offer high-speed connectivity and reliable performance in extreme conditions and environments.

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

Mar 20, 2015

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

Mar 20, 2015

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.

VNX-based small-form-factor embedded computer for aerospace and defense introduced by CES

VNX-based small-form-factor embedded computer for aerospace and defense introduced by CES

Mar 20, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, 20 March 2015. CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the ROCK-3210 rugged VNX small-form-factor mission computer for deployed military and aerospace applications.

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