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Mil & Aero e-newsletters to take hiatus until January

Mil & Aero e-newsletters to take hiatus until January

Dec 18, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 18 Dec. 2014. As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, Military & Aerospace Electronics will take a two-week hiatus from deploying email newsletters as the year winds down The last e-newsletter of 2014 deploys Friday 19 Dec.

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

Dec 18, 2014

LONDON, 18 Dec. 2014. Global demand for motor-control centers will increase from $4.06 billion in 2013 to $5.12 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Rugged and power-efficient Qseven embedded computing module introduced by AAEON

Rugged and power-efficient Qseven embedded computing module introduced by AAEON

Dec 18, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 18 Dec. 2014. AAEON in Taipei, Taiwan, is introducing the rugged AQ7-IMX6 CPU embedded computing module in the small Qseven form factor for transportation, industrial, and medical applications.

Software upgrades for ASW

Dec 18, 2014
Data Link Solutions nets $32.6 million contract for MIDS on Ship Modernization equipment

Data Link Solutions nets $32.6 million contract for MIDS on Ship Modernization equipment

Dec 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 17 Dec. 2014. Military communications experts at Data Link Solutions LLC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will build shipboard electronics for a major data communications system upgrade that will enhance the ability of Navy surface warships to exchange text and imagery data with aircraft and ground forces.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Dec 17, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

Dec 17, 2014

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing a compact liquid electronics cooling heat exchanger assembly that can dissipate more than 10 kilowatts of heat in demanding shipboard and industrial applications.

Power upgrades for helicopters

Dec 17, 2014
Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

Dec 16, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Dec. 2014. Two things today are worth about half as much as they were last summer -- the price of crude oil and the Russian monetary currency called the rouble. Taken together, these devaluations virtually guarantee a long period of increasing global political and military instability in an already dangerous world.

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

Dec 16, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a program to develop algorithms to help small, fast unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments.

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Dec 16, 2014

SMYRNA, Ga., 16 Dec. 2014. Executives of Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., are boosting their company's expertise in advanced RF solutions with their acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. in San Diego.

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

Dec 16, 2014

CARY, Ill., 16 Dec. 2014. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the XAL15xx family of rugged, magnetically shielded power inductors for voltage regulator module (VRM) and voltage regulator-down (VRD) applications.

Bring on the Hellfire

Dec 16, 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 equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

Dec 15, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 Dec. 2014. Surveillance aircraft experts at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in Seattle are upgrading the U.S. Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to enable the long-range reconnaissance aircraft to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions from high altitudes.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

BAE Systems boosts expertise in ISR signal processing and sensors with Eclipse Electronic acquisition

Dec 15, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems Inc. in Arlington, Va., are boosting their company's expertise in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded digital receiver and related signal-processing technologies with their announced acquisition of Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc. in Dallas.

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

Dec 15, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 15 Dec. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the prewired N8900 series rack system for high-power DC applications.

Beefing-up the Apache force

Dec 15, 2014
BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders under terms of $34.3 million contract

Dec 12, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking the BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration segment in Greenlawn, N.Y., to provide hundreds of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders under terms of a $34.3 million contract awarded this week.

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

Dec 12, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are looking to Channel Technologies Group (CTG) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to provide TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets for the Navy's AN/SQS-53 hull mounted sonar array for surface warships.

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

Dec 12, 2014

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 12 Dec. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the models 57xxx and 58xxx 6U VPX boards field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based single-board computers for data acquisition, software-defined radio, and digital signal processing.

Finding bombs in culverts

Dec 12, 2014
Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

Dec 11, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 11 Dec. 2014. Satellite designers at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed a space-qualified inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite.

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Dec 11, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers announced an influx of more than $60 million this week into a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) for advanced research work.

Beyond CMOS: three industry teams aim at next generation of high-performance computing (HPC)

Beyond CMOS: three industry teams aim at next generation of high-performance computing (HPC)

Dec 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. government researchers have chosen three industry teams to develop a small computer based on superconducting logic and cryogenic memory that is energy-efficient, scalable, and able to solve interesting problems -- particularly those that involve intelligence gathering and analysis.

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

Dec 11, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla., 11 Dec. 2014. Crystek Corp. in Fort Myers, Fla., is introducing the CVCO55FL-0183-0219 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for RF and microwave applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications (SATCOM) systems, and base stations.

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December 2014
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