ELECTRO-OPTICS

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

Air Force orders nine Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for French military forces

Air Force orders nine Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for French military forces

April 27, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 April 2015. U.S. Air Force electro-optics experts are helping the government of France acquire airborne, forward-looking infrared turreted sensors for long-range surveillance and target acquisition for NATO laser guided munitions.

Boeing to provide fiber-optic high-speed shipboard networking for three new Navy destroyers

Boeing to provide fiber-optic high-speed shipboard networking for three new Navy destroyers

April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, 24 April 2015. Military communications experts at the Boeing Co. will provide high-speed fiber-optic shipboard networking for three U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers under terms of an $11.1 million order announced this week.

Marine Corps looks to Kollsman for infrared surveillance and targeting for Cobra attack helicopters

Marine Corps looks to Kollsman for infrared surveillance and targeting for Cobra attack helicopters

April 23, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 23 April 2015. Military electro-optics experts at Kollsman Inc. in Merrimack, N.H., will provide night vision and targeting equipment for U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopters under terms of a $43 million contract announced Tuesday.

Transition from low-def to high-def infrared will be a boon to military ISR and lens manufacturers

April 22, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 April 2015. One of the biggest trends in military night vision these days involves the transition to high-definition (HD) infrared sensors, which will enhance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and provide big opportunities to infrared lens manufacturers who are tooling up to meet new demand.

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

April 16, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAVs fly together like flocks of birds.

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

Boeing Insitu boosts sensor and image processing expertise with acquisition of 2d3

April 15, 2015

BINGEN, Wash., 15 April 2015. Executives of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., are boosting their company's expertise in signal processing for unmanned sensor payloads with their acquisition of 2d3 Sensing in Irvine, Calif.

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

April 13, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 April 2015. Textron Systems Corp. will provide new RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-control systems under terms of a $79.5 million contract announced earlier this month.

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