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Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

December 11, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 11 Dec. 2014. Satellite designers at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed a space-qualified inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite.

Navy shipboard laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests in Persian Gulf

Navy shipboard laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests in Persian Gulf

December 10, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers have completed three months of at-sea testing of a shipboard high-energy laser weapon that could bring deck-mounted machine gun-like defensive capability to U.S. and allied surface warships at a fraction of the cost.

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

December 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are reaching out to industry for sensor-fusion technologies to quicken and improve U.S. Marine Corps tactical fire-control decisions and intelligence gathering when countering enemy incoming artillery, rocket, and mortar rounds.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., released a solicitation last week (ONR-BAA-15-0004) for the Target Processing Center Sensor Correlation and Fusion project.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

December 1, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

November 26, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Nov. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

LWIR chassis camera from Sierra-Olympic can be used in surveillance

November 25, 2014

The Vinden CZ 640 cameras deliver H.264/MJPEG IP-video for Ethernet connectivity and simultaneous CameraLink digital and analog NTSC/PAL video.

USSTRATCOM Systems And Mission Support III

Nine companies share $800 million contract to support nuclear weapons, cyber warfare, and C4ISR

November 21, 2014

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. military authorities in charge of space, cyber warfare, missile defense, global command and control, and nuclear weapons are spending as much as $800 million over the next five years for support services.

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