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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.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington are asking Progeny Systems to provide the AN/WLY-1 system, AN/WSQ-9 interface kits, intercept and ranging systems, archival media center kits, and swinger kits systems and spares.

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.

Army orders 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones for division aviation support

Army orders 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones for division aviation support

Mar 19, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 19 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones under terms of a $132.7 million contract announced this week to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.

Microsemi all-in for Ethernet and communications technologies in acquisition of Vitesse

Microsemi all-in for Ethernet and communications technologies in acquisition of Vitesse

Mar 19, 2015

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 19 March 2015. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., are boosting their company's expertise in communications electronics and Ethernet with their acquisition of Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. in Camarillo, Calif.

RF circulators and isolators for radar and wireless communications introduced by Fairview

RF circulators and isolators for radar and wireless communications introduced by Fairview

Mar 19, 2015

ALLEN, Texas, 19 March 2015. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing RF circulators and isolators which are commonly used in radar systems, wireless communications, distributed antenna systems (DAS), test labs and amplifier systems where sensitive RF equipment would require protection from reflected signals.

Electronics cooling moving forward at IBM in attempts to build thermal management into chip designs

Electronics cooling moving forward at IBM in attempts to build thermal management into chip designs

Mar 18, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 March 2015. Microelectronics experts at IBM Corp. are taking the next step in a U.S. military research program to design convective or evaporative microfluidic cooling directly into microchip designs and packaging.

Sparton boosting expertise in ruggedized computers and electronics with acquisition of Stealth.com

Sparton boosting expertise in ruggedized computers and electronics with acquisition of Stealth.com

Mar 18, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., 18 March 2015. Executives of electronics contract manufacturing specialist Sparton Corp. in Schaumburg, Ill., are boosting their company's expertise in ruggedized electronics with their acquisition of rugged computer designer Stealth.com Inc. in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Virtex-7-based PCI Express FMC carrier for demanding DSP applications introduced by Pentek

Virtex-7-based PCI Express FMC carrier for demanding DSP applications introduced by Pentek

Mar 18, 2015

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 18 March 2015. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Flexor model 7070 PCI Express FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) embedded computing carrier with a Virtex-7 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for demanding digital signal processing (DSP) applications.

Congress takes its first look at next year's DOD budget, and early indications are good

Congress takes its first look at next year's DOD budget, and early indications are good

Mar 17, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 March 2015. We're starting to get some early indications from Congress on prospects for defense spending next year. as you might expect, it's a mixed bag, with good news and bad news.

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