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Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Jun 29, 2015

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

Jun 29, 2015

LAKEHURST, N.J., 29 June 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Navy SEWIP shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems

Jun 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2015. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a potential $58.9 million contract announced Thursday.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Jun 26, 2015

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

Jun 25, 2015

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Coast Guard issues solicitation for 125 Red Lion rugged Ethernet switches for shipboard use

Jun 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif., 25 June 2015. U.S. Coast Guard shipboard electronics experts needed rugged Ethernet switches for various Coast Guard vessels. They found their solution from Red Lion Controls in York, Pa.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

Jun 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Jun 24, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 June 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones, as well as 19 satellite UAV control stations.

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

MQ-4C Triton pioneers sense-and-avoid radar that could help other UAVs fly in civil airspace

Jun 23, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 June 2015. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone is helping to pioneer the ability of unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid nearby airplanes autonomously to avoid mid-air collisions and other complications of aircraft flying in close proximity.

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

L-3 to provide optical and electronic submarine masts for Navy Virginia-class attack boats

Jun 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed non-penetrating sensor submarine masts for Virginia-class fast-attack submarines. They found their solution from L-3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

Jun 22, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Air Force and DARPA look to Kudu Dynamics to detect and counter long-term cyber security threats

Jun 19, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 19 June 2015. U.S. Air Force cyber security experts are looking to Kudu Dynamics LLC in Catharpin, Va., to help enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Lockheed Martin to provide special operations flight computers for Air Force MC-130J aircraft

Jun 19, 2015

McCLELLAN, Calif., 19 June 2015. U.S. military microelectronics experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade special-operations flight computers aboard the U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special-operations aircraft, as well as manufacture several of the upgraded airborne computers.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

Jun 18, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 June 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAV crew simulators and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

Army looks to Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopter sensors

Jun 18, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 June 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

Jun 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 17 June 2015. U.S. military radio communications experts are spending nearly a billion dollars for software-defined radio tactical data link and networking equipment for aircraft, fixed sites, land vehicles, and surface warships.

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

Northrop Grumman to fix MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar before Navy production decision

Jun 17, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 June 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

Jun 16, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 June 2015. We're seeing an important transformation in U.S. military systems and materiel. At best this could indicate new efforts at military modernization and readiness, but at worst the military drawdown could be evidence of dangerous military disengagement throughout the world.

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Jun 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 16 June 2015. Satellite navigation experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,, are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

Raytheon wins $152.9 million contract to provide 53 airborne radar systems for P-8A Poseidon

Jun 16, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 53 advanced airborne radar systems for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol, surveillance, and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

High-power electronics at the heart of electromagnetic carrier launch and recovery systems

High-power electronics at the heart of electromagnetic carrier launch and recovery systems

Jun 15, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 June 2015. High-power electronics experts at General Atomics will build next-generation all-electric aircraft launch and recover systems for the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), which is under construction in Newport News, Va.

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

Jun 15, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 15 June 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to upgrade the anti-tank missile system in the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

Air Force ready to approach industry for enabling technologies in affordable attack drones

Jun 12, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 June 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are notifying industry of an upcoming project to develop many inexpensive, disposable unmanned attack drones for long-range, high-speed attack missions in remote regions.

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

Jun 12, 2015

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 12 June 2015. Six U.S. information technology (IT) companies are sharing more than a billion dollars to provide the U.S. Army with computer hardware, software, and IT services for network-centric operations.

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

Jun 11, 2015

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., 11 June 2015. The U.S. Army is spending more than one-third of a billion dollars to get rid of conventional munitions over the next five years -- the largest effort over at least the past two decades to dispose of non-nuclear ammunition, bombs, and explosives that the U.S. military no longer needs.

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