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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

July 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.

Threats of a technological over-reaction to the Malaysia 17 shoot-down over Ukraine

July 22, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 July 2014. The tragedy surrounding the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 keeps getting stranger and stranger, with accusations flying freely yet no real information on who might have been at fault.

1200-Watt laser from a 300-micron fiber at 976 nanometers introduced by DILAS

1200-Watt laser from a 300-micron fiber at 976 nanometers introduced by DILAS

July 17, 2014

MAINZ, Germany, 17 July 2014. DILAS in Mainz, Germany, is introducing a 1200-Watt output power laser from a 300-micron fiber at 976 nanometers as part of the company's COMPACT-EVOLUTION product line for industrial laser applications.

Harwin doubles current rating of high-rel power connectors for aerospace applications

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for small hand-launched UAVs introduced by Headwall Photonics

July 16, 2014

FITCHBURG, Mass., 16 July 2014. Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small hand-launched commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

Global demand for flexible electronics predicted to hit $13.23 billion by 2020

Global demand for flexible electronics predicted to hit $13.23 billion by 2020

July 15, 2014

DALLAS, 15 July 2014. The global market for flexible electronics like flexible solar cell arrays and flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) electronics on plastic substrates will grow to $13.23 billion by 2020, which represents a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.73 percent.

Nominations open for EPIC Phoenix Award (Entrepreneurship in Photonics)

July 14, 2014

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) Phoenix Award is presented annually to a European company that exemplifies the challenges and merits of photonics entrepreneurship.

Bulgaria shopping for all-weather 10-pound reconnaissance drones to fly in daylight and at night

Bulgaria shopping for all-weather 10-pound reconnaissance drones to fly in daylight and at night

July 14, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 14 July 2014. The U.S. Army is surveying the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry for 10-pound drones with hover and stare capability that would be suitable for the Bulgarian armed forces.

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