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SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

Jul 31, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 31 July 2014. Military communications experts from two U.S. defense contractors are upgrading military tactical data communications terminals to standards of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Infrared sensor payload for UAVs, helicopters, and light jets introduced by Elbit

Infrared sensor payload for UAVs, helicopters, and light jets introduced by Elbit

Jul 31, 2014

HAIFA, Israel, 31 July 2014. Elbit Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel, is introducing the DCoMPASS FHD iMEP all-in-one integrated surveillance sensor payload for lightweight platforms like light attack and search and rescue helicopters, medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and special-mission light jets.

Hunting for roadside bombs

Jul 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.

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Jul 30, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 30 July 2014. U.S. Army combat vehicle designers are moving forward with a project to design maneuverable and lightweight land vehicles that protect warfighters inside from explosive blast, crashes, and rollovers.

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

Jul 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, 30 July 2014. U.S. Navy hypervelocity weapons experts needed powerful and reliable batteries to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. They found their solution from K2 Energy Solutions Inc. in Henderson, Nev.

Rugged embedded computing server for information sharing among computers introduced by GMS

Rugged embedded computing server for information sharing among computers introduced by GMS

Jul 30, 2014

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., 30 July 2014. General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is introducing the Tarantula (SO302 4-in-1) conduction-cooled, ruggedized, secure virtual machine (SVM) server for applications requiring ultra-efficient information sharing between several computers.

New generation of anti-submarine aircraft

Jul 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.

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

Jul 29, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 29 July 2014. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are ready to kick off a program to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

Jul 29, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 29 July 2014. Surveillance and reconnaissance experts in the Austrian military needed long-range high-definition thermal imaging systems for a variety of intelligence applications. They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.

Rackmount solid-state power amplifier for high PAR waveforms introduced by Aethercomm

Rackmount solid-state power amplifier for high PAR waveforms introduced by Aethercomm

Jul 29, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif., 29 July 2014. Aethercomm Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif., is introducing the SSPA 0.030-0.512-110-RM linear rackmount solid-state power amplifier for legacy and new high PAR RF and microwave waveforms.

Powerful laser weapons

Jul 29, 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 pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

DARPA pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

Jul 28, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop situational awareness of wireless tactical networks with an eye to fortifying network control against attack or other sources of misinformation.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., have released a solicitation to industry for the second and third phases of the Wireless Network Defense (WND) program, which includes applying techniques to a representative wireless platform.

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

Jul 28, 2014

KEYPORT, Wash., 28 July 2014. U.S. Navy underwater warfare experts needed 150-Watt single-channel power supplies for a variety of support for submarines, torpedoes, land-attack systems, and fleet training systems. They found their solution from Daitron Inc. in Wilsonville Ore.

Isolated DC-DC converters for semiconductor drive circuits and hybrid power introduced by GE

Isolated DC-DC converters for semiconductor drive circuits and hybrid power introduced by GE

Jul 28, 2014

DALLAS, 28 July 2014. The GE Critical Power business in Dallas is introducing the SHHN000A3CL isolated DC-DC converters for insulated-gate bipolar transistors and other semiconductor device drive circuits, or in hybrid power architectures and industrial applications.

Growing numbers of unmanned aircraft

Jul 28, 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.

Simulation market to hit $6.36 billion by 2022

Global military simulation and training market trending stable to downward through 2022

Jul 25, 2014

LONDON, 25 July 2014. The global military training and simulation market is set to take a slight dip over the next decade from $6.74 billion in 2013 to $6.36 billion in 2022 as military spending continues to shrink, say analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Rugged mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Jul 25, 2014

ASHBURN, Va., 25 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged mobile IP router subsystem for network switching in deployed military and commercial aerospace embedded computing applications such as tactical ground vehicles, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.

Hunting for roadside bombs

Jul 25, 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.

U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

Jul 24, 2014

BOSTON, 24 July 2014. The U.S. market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will triple in size over the next five years, and should grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, predict analysts at market researcher Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI) in Boston.

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Jul 24, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to reduce or eliminate RF interference in future electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

Jul 24, 2014

CONCORD, N.H., 24 July 2014. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A5-PCI Express-L (A5PL) low profile PCI Express embedded computing board based on Altera's Arria V AZ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signals intelligence (SIGINT), security, network processing, and broadcast applications.

Hyperspectral imaging reveals hidden details

Jul 24, 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.

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

Jul 23, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 July 2014. U.S. Air Force electro-optics researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas and enabling technologies for a next-generation infrared search-and-track (IRST) system to provide advanced passive surveillance, tracking, and target-acquisition capability for military combat aircraft.

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces for avionics aboard Cessna aircraft

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces for avionics aboard Cessna aircraft

Jul 23, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 23 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

Jul 23, 2014

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., 23 July 2014. LEMO USA, Inc. in Rohnert Park, Calif., is introducing the MM compact connectors for COTS military, security, and aerospace, as well as other harsh-environment applications.

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