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Boeing to provide Army Apache Longbow simulation and training systems in $14.4 million contract

Boeing to provide Apache Longbow simulation and training systems in $14.4 million contract

Sep 12, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 12 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army helicopter aviation experts are awarding a $14.4 million contract to the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis to supply four transportable simulation and training systems for pilots of the AH-64 Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Navy researchers order FPGA boards from Annapolis Micro Systems to go with CoreFire tools

Navy researchers order FPGA boards from Annapolis Micro Systems for CoreFire tools

Sep 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, 11 Sept. 2013. U.S. Navy researches are ordering a variety of embedded computing hardware from Annapolis Micro Systems Inc. in Annapolis, Md., that is compatible with the Annapolis Micro Systems proprietary CoreFire development environment under terms of three contracts awarded on 7 Sept.

Guest blog: the dilemma of finding spare electronics parts for space satellites

Guest blog: the dilemma of finding spare electronics parts for space satellites

Sep 10, 2013

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., 10 Sept. 2013. Satellite electronic technology usually isn't an issue of concern unless spacecraft are damaged, don't work, or are about to fall to Earth as space junk. Public and private communications networks,. however, rely heavily on satellites, which for electronics is a big business.

Air Force cryptography experts look to Mercury for embedded computing digital receivers

Air Force cryptography experts look to Mercury for embedded computing digital receivers

Sep 10, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 10 Sept. 2013. U.S. Air Force cryptography experts needed a field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA)-based channelizer to support a broad range of digital receiver applications. They found their solution from Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, Mass.

Northrop Grumman joins L-3 in DARPA program to help AC-130 gunship attack targets in bad weather

Northrop Grumman joins L-3 in DARPA program to help AC-130s attack targets in bad weather

Sep 9, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 Sept. 2013. Advanced radar designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Linthicum, Md., will build and flight test a prototype imaging radar system that enables U.S. aircraft to engage maneuvering ground targets through clouds, dust, and other obscurants.

Army looks for small businesses for long-term EW, cyber warfare, CREW, and RCIED capabilities

Army looks for small businesses for long-term EW, cyber warfare, CREW, and RCIED capabilities

Sep 9, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 9 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are looking for small businesses capable of providing electronic warfare (EW) and cyber warfare hardware and software, as well as training in counter radio electronic warfare (CREW) and radio counter improvised explosive devises (RCIED).

Latest contract brings to six the number of companies designing DARPA 100G wireless network

Latest contract brings to six the companies designing DARPA 100G wireless network

Sep 8, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Sept. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to a total of six RF communications companies to develop a military wireless data link able to transmit data at speeds as fast as 100 gigabits per second within one radio frequency channel.

Wanted: special-ops battle suit with cooling, embedded computers, radios, and sensors

Wanted: special-ops battle suit with cooling, embedded computers, radios, and sensors

Sep 6, 2013

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 6 Sept. 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry for ideas on a futuristic uniform for Special Operations warfighters that involves agile air-conditioned armor with embedded sensors, communications radios and antennas, signal processors, wearable displays, and health-monitoring systems.

AeroVironment gets Army order for manpackable killer drones able to seek out and destroy targets

AeroVironment gets Army order for manpackable killer drones able to seek out and destroy targets

Sep 5, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 5 Sept. 2013. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at AeroVironment Inc. in Monrovia, Calif., are building manpackable killer drones for the U.S. Army under terms of a $6.6 million contract announced Wednesday.

Trex Enterprises to help DARPA investigate new kinds of 3D electro-optical imaging sensors

Trex Enterprises to help DARPA investigate new kinds of 3D electro-optical imaging sensors

Sep 5, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 5 Sept. 2013. Electro-optics scientists at Trex Enterprises Corp. in San Diego are helping U.S. military researchers develop fundamentally new avionics and vetronics electro-optic sensors for target identification and tracking under terms of a $23.6 million contract announced Tuesday.

Lockheed Martin Aculight to develop 60-kilowatt laser to kill UAVs, rockets, and mortars

Lockheed Martin Aculight to develop 60-kilowatt laser to kill UAVs, rockets, and mortars

Sep 4, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 4 Sept. 2013. Laser weapons experts at Lockheed Martin Aculight on Bothell, Wash., will help the U.S. Army develop a 60-kilowatt fiber laser module for a truck-mounted laser weapon system intended to shoot down enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rockets, artillery rounds, and mortars.

AeroVironment joins DARPA program to develop long-endurance UAVs for launch from small ships

AeroVironment joins DARPA program to develop long-range UAVs for launch from small ships

Sep 4, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 Sept. 2013. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts at AeroVironment Inc. in Monrovia, Calif., are joining a U.S. military research program to develop a medium-altitude long-endurance UAV for long-term maritime surveillance that can launch and recover from relatively small ships to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock.

General Atomics to provide lithium ion batteries for special operations mini-submarines

General Atomics to provide lithium ion batteries for special operations mini-submarines

Sep 3, 2013

CRANE, Ind., 3 Sept. 2013. U.S. Navy power electronics experts needed lithium-ion batteries for prototype mini-submarines designed to transport combat swimmers such as Navy SEALs covertly while minimizing swim time to maintain combat effectiveness. They found their solution from General Atomics in San Diego.

Raytheon and Battelle join DARPA program to create 100-gigabit-per-second wireless links

Raytheon and Battelle join DARPA program to create 100-gigabit-per-second wireless links

Sep 2, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 2 Sept. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking so far to five RF communications companies to develop a military wireless data link able to transmit data at speeds as fast as 100 gigabits per second within one radio frequency channel.

Navy chooses Lockheed Martin to provide electro-optical sensor suite for AH-1Z combat helicopter

Navy chooses Lockheed Martin to provide electro-optical sensor for AH-1Z helicopter

Sep 1, 2013

CRANE, Ind., 1 Sept. 2013. U.S. Navy helicopter avionics experts needed a multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire-control system for the U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter as part of the H-1 upgrades program. They found their solution from the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla.

Northrop Grumman picked to build improved control for networks of remote-fired battlefield grenades

Northrop Grumman picked to build improved control for networks of remote-fired grenades

Aug 30, 2013

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 30 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army munitions experts are asking engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Herndon, Va., to design an improved remote control unit (RCU) for a network of soldier-controlled anti-personnel grenades that can sense enemy intrusions and enable warfighters to fire the explosives remotely.

Navy underwater warfare experts choose legacy memory PMC cards from GE for torpedo research

Navy underwater warfare experts choose legacy memory PMC cards from GE for torpedo research

Aug 29, 2013

NEWPORT, R.I., 29 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy underwater warfare experts needed legacy CompactFLASH memory adaptor circuit cards to support underwater testing of torpedoes and other undersea weapons. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Navy chooses multi-sensor electro-optical targeting systems from FLIR for helicopters and UAVs

Navy chooses multi-sensor electro-optical targeting pods from FLIR for copters and UAVs

Aug 29, 2013

CRANE, Ind., 29 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed multi-sensor electro-optical targeting systems for the UH-1 manned helicopter, the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, and other unmanned vertical takeoff unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.

Navy continues to expand infrastructure for future fleet of long-range maritime patrol UAVs

Navy continues to expand infrastructure for future fleet of long-range maritime patrol UAVs

Aug 28, 2013

VENTURA COUNTY NAVAL BASE, Calif., 28 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy leaders are continuing their expansion of basing and infrastructure to support the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Army awards $208.5 million contract to UTC Aerospace for helicopter laser threat warning systems

Army awards $208.5 million contract to UTC Aerospace for helicopter laser threat warning

Aug 28, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 28 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army aviation experts needed a laser-detection system to help protect helicopters from anti-aircraft weapons that use laser rangefinders, laser designators, and blinding lasers. They found their solution from the UTC Aerospace Systems ISR Systems segment in Danbury, Conn.

DARPA releases BAA for unmanned submersible mothership able to launch UAVs and UUVs

DARPA releases BAA for unmanned submersible mothership able to launch UAVs and UUVs

Aug 27, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2013. U.S. military researchers have released an industry solicitation to develop an unmanned submersible over the next five years that can transport and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) stealthily close to enemy operations.

Silvus and Trex Enterprises join DARPA program to create 100-gigabit-per-second wireless links

Silvus and Trex Enterprises join DARPA program to create 100-gigabit-per-second wireless links

Aug 26, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Aug. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to experts at two more RF communications companies to develop a military wireless data link able to transmit data at speeds as fast as 100 gigabits per second within one radio frequency channel.

General Dynamics prevails in SOCOM competition to build Ground Mobility Vehicle GMV 1.1

General Dynamics wins SOCOM competition to build Ground Mobility Vehicle GMV 1.1

Aug 25, 2013

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 25 Aug. 2013. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will spend half a billion dollars over the next seven years to buy a fleet of fast, lightweight, and highly mobile combat vehicles from the General Dynamics Corp. Ordnance and Tactical Systems segment in St. Petersburg, Fla., U.S. military officials announced late last week.

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Pratt & Whitney's Jimmy Reed discusses Northrop Grumman X-47, unique engine needs of unmanned vehicles

Aug 24, 2013

THE LAST WORD, July 2013. Pratt & Whitney’s director of advanced engine programs discusses the unique power and thermal requirements of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS), which is rapidly achieving aerospace and defense milestones.

DARPA awards contract for TERN program to develop long-endurance UAVs launched from small ships

DARPA awards contract for TERN program for long-endurance UAVs launched from small ships

Aug 23, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 Aug. 2013. Researchers at Maritime Applied Physics Corp. (MAPC) in Baltimore will help U.S. military researchers develop a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for long-term maritime surveillance that can launch and recover from relatively small ships to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock.

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