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Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Aug 20, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

Aug 20, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 20 Aug. 2014. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the BlackDELTA four-slot PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) and Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) embedded computing chassis for applications that require turnkey solutions.

Optical search sensors for helicopters

Aug 20, 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.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Aug 19, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

Aug 19, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 avionics computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare (EW) combat jets.

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Aug 19, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to ramp-up production of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet for U.S. and Australian naval forces.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

50-Watt AC-DC power supplies for test and communications introduced by TDK Lambda

Aug 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 19 Aug. 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 50-Watt versions of the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test & measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

Networking the warfighter

Aug 19, 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.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

Aug 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Aug 18, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

Aug 18, 2014

CONCORD, Calif., 18 Aug. 2014. Green Watt Power in Concord, Calif., is introducing the GLCA series 18 Watt LED power supplies that offer a compact solution for space-constrained applications.

Look, shoot, target destroyed

Aug 18, 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.

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Aug 15, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Raytheon Co. will develop a tactical laser weapon mounted on a humvee-like maneuverable combat vehicle to protect moving U.S. Marine Corps task forces from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and other weapons that are difficult to pick up on radar.

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

Aug 15, 2014

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 15 Aug. 2014. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) needed small networking terminals to link ground vehicles, small boats, ships, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

Aug 15, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. LILIN North America in Arcadia, Calif., is introducing the IPS5204ES full HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera with day/night functionality for wide-area surveillance applications.

Fighting helicopter gunships

Aug 15, 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.

Navy scraps anticipated program to develop prototype laser weapons for helicopter operations at sea

Aug 14, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

Aug 14, 2014

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. The SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., have completed information-security screening for use in secure communications and cyber security applications, company officials announced Wednesday.

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

Ultra-wide-input-voltage-range DC-DC converters for military and uses introduced by Gaia

Aug 14, 2014

LE HAILLAN, France, 14 Aug. 2014. Gaia Converter in Le Haillan, France, is introducing the MGDD-60W series of high-reliability ultra-wide-input-voltage-range DC-DC converters for military and airborne applications.

Keeping Special Forces in touch

Aug 14, 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.

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

Aug 13, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 13 Aug. 2014. Missile defense experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Dallas will provide ground-based subsystems for a critical U.S. ballistic missile defense system under terms of a $124.6 million contract announced last week.

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

Aug 13, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 13 Aug. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturing expert US Technologies in Fair Lawn, N.J., will build as many as 5,270 circuit card assemblies over the next five years for the U.S. Navy AN/ULQ-21 airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under terms of a $13.8 million contract announced Tuesday.

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

Aug 13, 2014

WIXOM, Mich., 13 Aug. 2014. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the VPX4810 and VPX4812 3U VPX carrier cards to interface PCI mezzanine card (PMC) or express mezzanine card (XMC) modules to VPX computer systems.

Seeing through the weather

Aug 13, 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.

POWER ELECTRONICS: MOSFET power devices for space-constrained applications introduced by IR

Aug 12, 2014

International Rectifier is introducing a family of Large Can DirectFET MOSFET power electronics devices for industrial applications.

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