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Quick-turnaround night vision sensor development is aim of upcoming Army RAMP solicitation

Quick-turnaround night vision sensor development is aim of upcoming Army RAMP solicitation

May 4, 2015

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 4 May 2014. U.S. Army night-vision experts plan to invest as much as $192 million in an effort to speed the design, development, and deployment of electro-optical sensors and weapon sights that help U.S. and allied warfighters operate effectively at night and in bad weather.

Northrop Grumman to improve air battle management capabilities of Army's IBCS network

Northrop Grumman to improve air battle management capabilities of Army's IBCS network

May 1, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 1 May 2015. Command and control experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are moving forward on an air battle management program to create a single, unambiguous view of the air battlespace to enable commanders to deal with uncertain information, short timelines.

Army awards big production contract for Rifleman infantry software-defined radio communications

Army awards big production contract for Rifleman infantry software-defined radio communications

Apr 30, 2015

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 30 April 2015. U.S. Army radio communications experts are moving forward with mass production of the Rifleman software-defined radio for handheld use by infantry warfighters with substantial contracts Wednesday to two manufacturers.

CESARS to develop electro-optical shipboard defense to protect ships from missiles, boats, and UAVs

CESARS to develop electro-optical shipboard defense to protect ships from missiles, boats, and UAVs

Apr 29, 2015

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., 29 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are ready to launch a program to develop an electro-optical shipboard defense system to protect surface warships from anti-ship missiles, fast attack craft, fast inshore attack craft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

DARPA seeks to develop affordable smart weapons seeker for navigation and terminal homing

DARPA seeks to develop affordable smart weapons seeker for navigation and terminal homing

Apr 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 April 2015. U.S. military researchers will brief industry May 11 on an upcoming project to develop a small, lightweight, and affordable seeker prototype that provides navigation and precision terminal homing for smart weapons.

Navy awards potential $96.3 million contract to DRS Laurel to provide common shipboard displays

Navy awards potential $96.3 million contract to DRS Laurel to provide common shipboard displays

Apr 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, 28 April 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are looking to the DRS Laurel Technologies segment of DRS Technologies Inc. in Johnstown, Pa., to provide common military displays for surface warships.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $15.5 million contract to DRS Laurel Friday for the Common Display System (CDS) Technology Insertion 12 production. This contract includes options could bring its cumulative value to $96.3 million.

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

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

Apr 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.

DISA chooses Hewlett-Packard for GCDS contract to deliver military Internet content

Apr 27, 2015

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., 27 April 2015. U.S. military information technology (IT) specialists needed a company to deliver digital content and cyber security over the Defense Information System Network (DISN). They found their solution from Hewlett-Packard Co. in Herndon, Va.

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

DARPA approaches industry for new kinds of underwater navigation for undersea drones and submarines

Apr 24, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ways to develop reliable, accurate, and affordable undersea navigation as alternatives to GPS and inertial navigation for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and other submersibles.

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

Apr 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.

Navy orders 25 maritime SATCOM antennas from Raytheon to for submarine EHF and SHF communications

Navy orders 25 maritime SATCOM antennas from Raytheon to for submarine EHF and SHF communications

Apr 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 23 April 2015. Satellite communications (SATCOM) experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 25 Submarine High Data Rate (Sub HDR) antenna systems under terms of an $89.1 million contract announced Wednesday.

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

Apr 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

Apr 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.

General Dynamics to build and repair WIN-T tactical networking components in $36.4 million deal

General Dynamics to build and repair WIN-T tactical networking components in $36.4 million deal

Apr 21, 2015

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 21 April 2014. Military communications experts at General Dynamics Corp. will build and repair components of the U.S. Army's tactical communications network backbone that provides data, voice, and video communications on the battlefield under terms of a $36.4 million contract announced Monday.

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS signal-processing equipment on U.S. Navy submarines

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS signal-processing equipment on U.S. Navy submarines

Apr 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, 20 April 2015. Submarine sonar experts at General Dynamics Corp. are providing new-generation commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer equipment for sonar signal processing aboard U.S. Navy submarines.

Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

Apr 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, 17 April 2015. Missile experts at the Raytheon Co. are moving forward with a project to design a next-generation shipboard missile able to defeat a wide variety of aircraft and missile threats with an active radar seeker than can operate independently of the launch ship.

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

Apr 15, 2015

NASHUA, N.H., 15 April 2015. The vast majority of those in the aerospace and defense electronics industry are deeply concerned with the susceptibility of their data and systems to cyber attack, yet are not investing in cyber security tools because of perceived high costs and lack of customer cyber security requirements.

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

Apr 14, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 April 2015. The U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet is one of the most upgraded military combat aircraft 30 years after its first deployments, and even longer than that since its initial design back in the 1970s.

Technology and research to radiation-harden COTS electronics tot he radiation effects of nuclear weapons explosions

Navy to work with industry to find ways of hardening COTS electronics to nuclear explosions

Apr 14, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are working with working with industry and academia to find new ways to create radiation-hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics from the effects of radiation from the explosion of nuclear weapons.

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

Apr 14, 2015

LAKEHURST, N.J., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are surveying the military radio communications industry for companies able to provide off-the-shelf vehicle-mount radios with two-channel operation and Link 16 capabilities.

Marine Corps AV-8B jump jet avionics mission computers to receive next-gen Ethernet capability

Marine Corps AV-8B jump jet avionics mission computers to receive next-gen Ethernet capability

Apr 13, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 April 2015. U.S. Navy avionics experts are sponsoring a project to upgrade the avionics mission computers in the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet with next-generation Ethernet capability.

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

Apr 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.

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

Apr 10, 2015

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., 10 April 2015. The Gray Army Airfield, a helicopter airport at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will receive a new air traffic control tower to replace a relatively old tower that's now considered an obstacle to aviation.

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Apr 10, 2015

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 April 2015. U.S. military special operations experts are reaching out to industry for new technologies to help combat divers and swimmers maneuver, navigate, communicate, and fight in the water.

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences to build six next-generation towed-array sonars for attack submarines

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences to build six next-generation towed-array sonars for attack submarines

Apr 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, 9 April 2015. Sonar designers at L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp. in Millersville, Md., are building the U.S. Navy's next-generation towed-array sonar for submarines and unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to detect, track, and classify quiet, modern submarine threats in open ocean and littoral waters.

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