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Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

Nov 21, 2014

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Nov 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

SWATs, SWEATERs, and ANSWERs: Air Force gets serious about spectrum warfare

Nov 18, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 18 Nov. 2014. Three new military technology research programs are showing us two things. First, the term "spectrum warfare" is evolving quickly well-understood mainstream usage, and second, spectrum warfare rapidly is taking its place as a top U.S. military priority.

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

Navy researchers consider arming future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weaponry

Nov 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers will brief industry this week on a plan to outfit a future large unmanned submersible with anti-submarine weapons. Briefings are this Friday, 21 Nov. 2014 in Arlington, Va.

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

Woods Hole to develop and upgrade underwater drone technologies for minehunting, ASW, and surveillance

Nov 18, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I., 18 Nov. 2014. Military undersea experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., develop and upgrade a variety of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) programs that involve underwater communications, underwater mine hunting, and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

Nov 17, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 17 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to ask industry to help them develop and evaluate technologies to help determine the value of new spectrum warfare systems and technologies.

Arête to build UAV multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

Arête to build UAV multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

Nov 14, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 14 Nov. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor payload experts at Arête Associates in Tucson, Ariz., are building UAV-based multispectral sensors to detect and pinpoint mines and obstacles in beach surf zones to help keep Marines safe during amphibious attacks.

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

Air Force to enable smart weapons to track and kill sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming

Nov 13, 2014

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 13 Nov. 2014. The U.S. Air Force is developing special versions of two smart munitions that track and attack sources of electronic warfare (EW) jamming directed to throw the weapons off from their intended targets.

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

Air Force eyes digital radio technologies for spectrum warfare and jam-resistant AESA radar

Nov 12, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are trying to use software-defined radio and cognitive radio technologies to develop new kinds of radar jamming capabilities, as well as active electrically scanned array (AESA) radar that can resist advanced electronic warfare (EW) jamming.

Veterans Day and the legacy of spite at Arlington National Cemetery

Nov 11, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 11 Nov. 2014. Today is Veterans Day -- the anniversary of the armistice the ended World War I -- and is an appropriate time to consider the nation's chief cemetery for veterans at Arlington, Va., which was established 150 years ago.

Navy looks to BAE Systems Australia to repair and upgrade Nulka shipboard EW missile defense

Navy looks to BAE Systems Australia to repair and upgrade Nulka shipboard EW missile defense

Nov 11, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 11 Nov. 2014. Electronic warfare experts at BAE Systems Australia in Abbotsford, Australia will maintain, test, and upgrade a U.S. and Australian naval electronic warfare (EW) system designed to protect fast, maneuverable surface warships from radar-guided anti-ship missiles.

Navy to beef-up supply of anti-submarine warfare sonobuoys in $195.2 million deal with ERAPSCO

Navy to beef-up supply of anti-submarine warfare sonobuoys in $195.2 million deal with ERAPSCO

Nov 10, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 10 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are replenishing their supplies of air-launched sonobuoys with a variety of capabilities ranging from taking the temperature of ocean layers at different depths, to detonating submerged explosive charges.

Pentagon asks industry for ideas on defeating enemy UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons

Pentagon asks industry for ideas on defeating enemy UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons

Nov 7, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 7 Nov. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to use small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect chemical and biological warfare agents, as well as how to counter enemy small UAVs carrying chemical and biological weapons payloads.

Boeing to extend anticipated life spans of Air Force One aircraft with major avionics upgrades

Boeing to extend anticipated life spans of Air Force One aircraft with major avionics upgrades

Nov 6, 2014

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 6 Nov. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are preparing to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

Nov 5, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 5 Nov. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts are asking for five mobile air traffic control towers from manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help coordinate air traffic in battlefield and other temporary airfields.

Terahertz chips, reusing electronic designs, and farewell to frigates this week on Rapid Fire

Terahertz chips, reusing electronic designs, and farewell to frigates this week on Rapid Fire

Nov 5, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 5 Nov. 2014. Terahertz chips enable new applications, how to develop complex electronics quickly, and the last days of the U.S. Navy Perry-class frigates highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

A once-proud class of U.S. Navy surface warships is quickly fading away

Nov 4, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 4 Nov. 2014. Throughout the Cold War U.S. Navy frigates were essential pieces in the Navy's role of first line of defense. These relatively small, fast, and maneuverable surface warships were designed for the vital role of screening aircraft carriers from aircraft and missile attack, as well as protecting Marine Corps amphibious invasion forces and cargo ships from enemy submarines.

DARPA seeks to speed defense electronics development by recycling blocks of IP tools

DARPA seeks to speed defense electronics development by recycling blocks of IP tools

Nov 4, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 Nov. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to find ways to speed how long it takes to develop new defense electronics through the reuse and integration of blocks of intellectual property (IP).

Navy sends word out to industry for its need for nearly 12,000 feet of mil-spec shipboard cabling

Navy sends word out to industry for its need for nearly 12,000 feet of mil-spec shipboard cabling

Nov 3, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 3 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are asking industry to supply nearly 12,000 feet of rugged, temperature-resistant mil-spec wiring and cable for use aboard Navy surface warships.

Navy taps General Micro Systems to provide rugged embedded computing for airborne electronic warfare

Navy taps General Micro Systems to provide rugged embedded computing for airborne electronic warfare

Oct 31, 2014

POINT MUGU, Calif., 31 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed rugged general-purpose processors for a rapidly deployable electronic warfare (EW) system for U.S. Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. They found their solution from General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Oct 30, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 30 Oct. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade electronic systems on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract announced this week.

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Oct 29, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Oct. 2014. Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide 1,160 AN/ARC-210 airborne radios and related equipment for foreign militaries under terms of a $101.1 million contract announced Tuesday.

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Oct 29, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 29 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force laser weapons experts are supervising a project to develop advanced computer simulations of directed-energy weapons to help determine the effects and utility of high-energy laser weapons.

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Oct 28, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 28 Oct. 2014. U.S. military vetronics experts needed precision electronic motion-control devices to help keep the 120-millimeter main gun on the General Dynamics M1 Abrams main battle tank on target. They found their solution from Kearfott Corp. in Black Mountain, N.C.

Military & Aerospace Electronics launches quarterly e-newsletter focused on electronic warfare (EW)

Oct 28, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare is one of today's most pressing priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Properly done, electronic warfare -- or just EW for short -- can ensure that crucial U.S. and allied communications go through, and can deny this capability to hostile forces.

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