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Northrop Grumman nets potential half-billion-dollar contract to build open-systems ground robots

Northrop Grumman nets potential half-billion-dollar contract to build open-systems ground robots

September 3, 2015

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 3 Sept. 2015. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts are awarding a nearly half-billion-dollar contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. to build an open-systems man-packable ground robot to help infantry units detect and neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other roadside bombs.

Navy spending $1.5 billion to buy another 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

Navy spending $1.5 billion to buy another 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

August 28, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 28 Aug. 2015. The U.S. Navy is ordering 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets from the Boeing Co., as well as long-lead items for another 20 Poseidon aircraft -- under terms of a $1.5 billion contract modification announced late Thursday.

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

August 27, 2015

BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

August 25, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing out over the military UAV landscape, it seemed to me that about everyone in the U.S military who wanted a UAV already had one.

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

August 25, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2015. Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. military with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance fighter-bomber aircraft under terms of a $20.9 million order.

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

August 25, 2015

ASHBURN, Va., 25 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 10.4-inch PVDU2600 low-cost LCD rugged display for SWaP-C constrained fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ground vehicles.

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

HEICO boosting expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance and repair with ACT acquisition

August 21, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 21 Aug. 2015. HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., is boosting its expertise in maintaining Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters with its acquisition of F-16 maintenance and repair specialist Aerospace & Commercial Technologies Inc. (ACT) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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