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Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

Sep 30, 2014

KEYPORT, Wash., 30 Sept. 2014. Submarine electronics experts at DRS Laurel Technologies in Johnstown, Pa., will provide embedded computing, display, and networking hardware to upgrade U.S. and Australian combat submarines under terms of a $171.2 million contract announced Monday.

Dual channel A/D-D/A converter engine for EW, SIGINT, and beamforming introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Dual channel A/D-D/A converter engine for EW, SIGINT, and beamforming introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Sep 30, 2014

ASHBURN, Va., 30 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is announcing volume production shipment of the VPX3-530 dual channel A/D converter-D/A converter engine for high-performance electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), direction finding, and other applications that require beamforming.

Autonomous sense and avoid

Sep 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.

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

Sep 29, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C., 29 Sept 2014. Military communications experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will help U.S. defense researchers on an electronic warfare (EW) program to develop jam-resistant communications and difficult-to-detect-communications technology to keep battlefield networks functioning amid a variety of spectrum-warfare threats.

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Sep 29, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 Sept. 2014. Unmanned aircraft designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are moving forward on a program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can launch and recover from relatively small ships for long-term maritime surveillance.

RF and microwave adapters for military and aviation applications introduced by Fairview

RF and microwave adapters for military and aviation applications introduced by Fairview

Sep 29, 2014

ALLEN, Texas, 29 Sept. 2014. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a line of IP67 RF and microwave adapters for military, aviation, DAS, and cellular applications that require ingress protection from water and dust.

Counter-mortar rockets

Sep 29, 2014
Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

Sep 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, 26 Sept. 2014. Weapons experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with new Trident II D5 nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles and Trident missile upgrades under terms of a potential $828.4 million contract modification announced this month.

Air Force orders LAIRCM laser missile defense systems for different versions of C-130 aircraft

Air Force orders LAIRCM laser missile defense systems for different versions of C-130 aircraft

Sep 26, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 26 Sept. 2014. Missile-defense experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. will install laser-based aircraft missile-defense systems aboard 28 U.S. Air Force C-130 four-engine turboprop aircraft under terms of a $28 million contract modification announced this month.

Fast logic analysis system for high-end digital test and measurement introduced by Keysight

Fast logic analysis system for high-end digital test and measurement introduced by Keysight

Sep 26, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 26 Sept. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the U4154B logic analysis test and measurement system for engineers who work on high-end digital designs, mobile, computing, DDR and LPDDR memory and server applications.

Relocatable surveillance radar

Sep 26, 2014
Navy to replace Tomahawk cruise missiles fired at terrorist targets this week with new order

Navy to replace Tomahawk cruise missiles fired at terrorist targets this week with new order

Sep 25, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Sept. 2014. The 40-plus U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles fired at terrorist targets in the Middle East this week will be replaced with a new quarter-billion-dollar cruise missile procurement announced Wednesday.

PIN diode switches for common defense and commercial applications introduced by Pasternack

PIN diode switches for common defense and commercial applications introduced by Pasternack

Sep 25, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., 25 Sept. 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing a family of high isolation PIN diode switches for many common defense and commercial applications.

Modern landing craft

Sep 25, 2014
Air Force Research Lab asks Leidos to redefine the state of the art in aircraft missile defense

Air Force Research Lab asks Leidos to redefine the state of the art in aircraft missile defense

Sep 24, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 24 Sept. 2014. Aerial missile defense experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will attempt to advance the state of the art in aircraft missile warning and countermeasures under terms of a $49.4 million U.S. Air Force research contract announced this week.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade on-board telemetry for infrared missile-warning reconnaissance satellites

Lockheed Martin to upgrade on-board telemetry for infrared missile-warning reconnaissance satellites

Sep 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 24 Sept. 2014. Satellite reconnaissance experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are upgrading the design of U.S. Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) reconnaissance satellites to accommodate dual band telemetry, tracking, and communications capability.

Weld-free, rugged electronics cabinets for extreme environments introduced by Optima Stantron

Weld-free, rugged electronics cabinets for extreme environments introduced by Optima Stantron

Sep 24, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., 24 Sept. 2014. Optima Stantron in Lawrenceville, Ga., is introducing the MB-series weld-free, rugged electronics cabinets that offers increased structural integrity to withstand a variety of demanding, extreme environments.

IED detection with ground-penetrating radar

Sep 24, 2014

The growing drumbeat for more defense spending

Sep 23, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 Sept. 2014. For at least three years now the prevailing military discussion has revolved around imminent defense budget cuts, rounds of sequestration, and force reductions in the military services across the board.

Air Force awards $3.2 million contract to Boeing to build 512 CSEL pilot emergency radios

Air Force awards $3.2 million contract to Boeing to build 512 CSEL pilot emergency radios

Sep 23, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 23 Sept. 2014. U.S. Air Force combat survival experts are ordering more than 500 AN/PRQ-7A hand-held emergency radios for downed aircraft pilots from the manufacturer, the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis.

Power PRM for UAVs and other SWAP-constrained military applications introduced by Vicor

Power PRM for UAVs and other SWAP-constrained military applications introduced by Vicor

Sep 23, 2014

ANDOVER, Mass., 23 Sept. 2014. Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the power pre-regulator module (PRM) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other military systems designs that focus on small size, weight, and power (SWAP).

Forest of shipboard antennas

Sep 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin tests laser tail gun technology to protect aircraft from enemy fighters and missiles

Lockheed Martin tests laser tail gun technology to protect aircraft from enemy fighters and missiles

Sep 22, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 22 Sept. 2014. Aircraft laser weapons experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., are conducting tests to validate the airworthiness of a prototype high-energy laser tail gun intended to protect combat aircraft from attacks from the rear.

Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

Sep 22, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I., 22 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed embedded computing to route signals and information among various antennas and communications systems aboard Navy submarines. They found their solution from Tracewell Systems Inc. in Westerville, Ohio.

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