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

Hypertemporal imaging: the next Big Challenge for high-performance embedded computing

April 1, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 1 April 2014. It might be a fun exercise to sit with the leading practitioners of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) to trade opinions about what are the toughest, gnarliest, most knee-buckling HPEC challenges in the foreseeable future.

Pentagon drone spending to reach $2.45 billion

Pentagon plans to spend $2.45 billion next year on UAVs for surveillance and attack

March 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, 9 March 2014. U.S. military leaders plan to spend $2.45 billion next year on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement and research, with the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and the experimental U.S. Navy Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance And Strike (UCLASS) system expected to be the biggest winners.

Israel Aerospace Industries unveils medium-endurance UAV that runs on jet fuel, not gasoline

February 24, 2014

LOD, Israel, 24 Feb. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Lod, Israel, have revealed the company's Super Heron heavy-fuel UAV with advanced avionics, triple redundancy, and advanced computerized systems for growth potential.

Military researchers reach out to industry for open-source software for unattended ground sensors

February 16, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help to develop open-systems software that will enable unattended ground sensors to work together, and increase the flexibility and lower the costs of developing and deploying unattended sensors.

General Dynamics gets contract to build 12 advanced main battle tanks with digital vetronics

February 4, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 4 Feb. 2014. Armored combat vehicle designers at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., will build 12 M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Package (SEP) Version 2 (V2) main battle tanks with digital vetronics under terms of a $72.7 million contract modification announced Friday from the U.S. Army.

Navy to brief industry on acquisition strategies for UAVs, EW, and air warfare technologies

February 2, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 2 Feb. 2014. U.S. Navy air warfare experts will brief industry on their acquisition strategies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), electronic warfare (EW), biofuels, and other important technologies on 26 Feb. at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Ridgecrest, Calif.

Air Force tells industry to prepare for upcoming RF and electro-optical research program

January 31, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 31 Jan. 2014. U.S. Air Force sensors experts are notifying industry to be ready for the launch of an RF radar and electro-optical (E/O) research program within the next two months to investigate electromagnetic technologies that contribute to command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) programs.

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