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Mercury to provide Navy with additional DRFM radar-spoofing jammers in $2.6 million order

Mercury to provide Navy with additional DRFM radar-spoofing jammers in $2.6 million order

CYPRESS, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Mercury Defense Systems (MDS) subsidiary of Mercury Systems Inc. in Cypress, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with electronic radar-spoofing devices under terms of a $2.6 million order announced last week.

Mercury announced a Navy order for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers. Mercury Defense Systems, formerly KOR Electronics, won a $1.5 million Navy order last June for the Mercury Airborne 1225 advanced DRFM electronic warfare (EW) jammers.

OpenVPX backplanes for ground and airborne C4ISR and EW applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

OpenVPX backplanes for ground and airborne C4ISR and EW applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 13 Oct. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing three Hybricon central-switched Fabric40 OpenVPX backplanes and two Gen3 OpenVPX-optimized Fabric40 OpenVPX pass-through backplanes for demanding ground and airborne C4ISR and EW deployed applications.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAV defenses against cyber attacks

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAV defenses against cyber attacks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 9 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to upgrade the abilities of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to resist computer hackers' attempts to commandeer the unmanned aircraft while in flight.

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing an enhanced Nano Interface Unit (NIU1) to add sensor data acquisition, distribution, and communication interfaces to military and aerospace embedded computers without chassis and backplane redesign.

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 8 Oct. 2014. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. are beginning full-scale development of a portable search radar system intended to detect, identify and track enemy missiles as well as manned and unmanned aircraft.

Navy awards $41 million contract to Raytheon to provide 15 AN/APG-79 AESA aircraft radar systems

Navy awards $41 million contract to Raytheon to provide 15 AN/APG-79 AESA aircraft radar systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 Oct. 2014. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 15 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) airborne radar systems under terms of a recent contract.

Navy chooses AAI Textron to provide mine-hunting unmanned boat for Littoral Combat Ship

Navy chooses AAI Textron to provide mine-hunting unmanned boat for Littoral Combat Ship

WASHINGTON, 3 Oct. 2014. Unmanned surface vessel (USV) experts at AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., are building an unmanned boat designed to detect and pinpoint ocean mines that pose threats to Navy surface warships and other vessels under terms of a contract announced this week.

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