ELECTRO-OPTICS

Visible-light cameras, infrared (IR) sensors, lasers, lenses, and other optical technologies

Video motion detection system from Controp detects moving intruders day or night

March 27, 2015

The 3D-Guard 3-dimensional video motion detection system for perimeter security uses two stationary cameras with fixed fields-of-view and a detection range up to 1000 m.

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

March 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

March 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.

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

Should some smart munitions be classified as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)?

March 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.

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

March 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.

Optomechanical lens assembly from RP Optical is designed for defense and industrial apps

March 15, 2015

The CEDAR is a high-performance, optomechanical, 15-100 mm, f/1.4 continuous-zoom lens assembly with a 6x zoom ratio.

DOD budget for communications, electronics, and intelligence headed up after two flat years

March 13, 2015

U.S. military electronics spending appears to be headed back up next after two years of modest funding levels. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is asking Congress for $11 billion in fiscal 2016 for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence (CET&I) technologies.

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