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Army seeks drastic reductions in the size and power consumption of embedded GPS modules

Army seeks drastic reductions in the size and power consumption of embedded GPS modules

Jun 24, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 June 2014. U.S. Army navigation experts are seeking drastic reductions in the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of embedded GPS satellite navigation modules for use in future wearable and handheld computing, communications, and navigation devices for infantry soldiers.

Sikorsky to provide nine MH-60R maritime helicopters to Danish navy in $115.7 million contract

Sikorsky to support nine MH-60R maritime helicopters to Danish navy in $115.7 million contract

Jun 24, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 24 June 2014. Helicopter designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., will support nine MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for the Royal Danish Navy under terms of a $115.7 million contract announced Friday.

BAE Systems to develop advanced digital focal plane array detectors for missile defense

BAE Systems to develop advanced digital focal plane array detectors for missile defense

Jun 23, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 June 2014. Electro-optics engineers at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will design special sensitive infrared sensors to enhance the ability of anti-air missiles to detect, track, and destroy incoming ballistic missile warheads.

Homeland Security to brief industry next month on standoff explosives-detection project

Homeland Security to brief industry next month on standoff explosives-detection project

Jun 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, 23 June 2014. U.S. homeland security experts will brief industry late next month on an upcoming project to give early warning of explosives in vehicles approaching security checkpoints.

Navy asks Boeing to update obsolescent electronic modules in F/A-18 AESA airborne radar

Navy asks Boeing to update obsolescent electronic modules in F/A-18 AESA airborne radar

Jun 20, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 June 2014. Component obsolescence in advanced weapon systems is one of the most nagging and costly challenges of long-term systems development, but U.S. Navy officials are seeking to nip this problem in the bud for one of their newest airborne radar systems.

Raytheon to build radio-controlled TOW anti-tank missiles in $391.5 million contract

Raytheon to build radio-controlled TOW anti-tank missiles in $391.5 million contract

Jun 20, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 June 2014. The Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build radio-controlled anti-tank missiles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as the governments of Saudi Arabia and Oman, under terms of a $391.5 million contract announced Thursday.

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop common sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop common sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

Jun 19, 2014

LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 June 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are overseeing a program to create a radar system to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to sense and avoid nearby aircraft to avoid mid-air collisions and other difficulties caused by airborne close encounters.

Army asks Lockheed Martin to push forward with developing counter-mortar and artillery missile

Army asks Lockheed Martin to push forward with developing counter-mortar and artillery missile

Jun 17, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 17 June 2014. U.S. Army researchers are announcing plans to complete development of a hit-to-kill missile designed to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar rounds before they can do damage to U.S. and allied military forces.

Navy researchers try to kick-start industry development and prototyping of non-lethal weapons

Navy researchers try to kick-start industry development and prototyping of non-lethal weapons

Jun 17, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 June 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are kick-start industry development of non-lethal weapons for uses such as stopping vehicles and boats, moving or dispersing crowds, and discouraging attackers or aggressive human behavior.

Lockheed Martin to provide array electronics for TPS-59 air- and missile-search radar

Lockheed Martin to provide array electronics for TPS-59 air- and missile-search radar

Jun 16, 2014

TOBYHANNA, Pa., 16 June 2014. Radar experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training segment in Syracuse, N.Y., will provide array electronics for the AN/TPS-59A version 3 transportable long-range search radar system under term of a $35.7 million contract awarded Friday by the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Tobyhanna, Pa.

 

Navy reaches out to industry in preparation of major circuit card purchase for LCAC

Navy reaches out to industry in preparation of major circuit card purchase for LCAC

Jun 16, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 16 June 2014. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to supply electronic circuit cards for planned upgrades to the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessel that brings warfighters and supplies ashore from nearby surface ships.

Fast ground-penetrating radar for IED detection

Army to oversee development of ground-penetrating radar that works in real time at tactical speeds

Jun 13, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 13 June 2014. U.S. Army researchers are sponsoring development of a vehicle-mounted enhanced downward-looking ground-penetrating radar technology that can detect buried high- and low-metal terrorist bombs and land mines while operating at tactical speeds.

Boeing, Ball join Air Force project for new L-band RF amplifiers to shrink GPS satellites

Boeing, Ball join Air Force project for new L-band RF amplifiers to shrink GPS satellites

Jun 13, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 13 June 2014. Microelectronics experts at the Boeing Co. and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. are joining a U.S. military research program to reduce the size of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites with a series of planned upgrades to the way the satellites generate navigation signals.

Military collapse in Iraq: parallels with events leading to the end of the Vietnam War

Jun 12, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 June 2014. Iraq today is starting to look a lot like South Vietnam did in spring 1975, and the circumstances of the turmoil in both places is eerily similar.

Navy to pour more time and money into shipboard antenna project to cut RF cross interference

Navy to pour more time and money into shipboard antenna project to cut RF cross interference

Jun 12, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 June 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are pouring additional time and money into a project to cut RF interference among ship-based antennas by reducing the number of radar antennas on Navy ships by using integrated, multi-function, multi-beam arrays.

Saudi national guard chooses air traffic control system from Exelis for Khashm al-An Airfield

Saudi national guard chooses air traffic control system from Exelis for Khashm al-An Airfield

Jun 11, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 11 June 2014. Leaders of the Saudi Arabian National Guard at Khashm al-An Airfield, Saudi Arabia, needed an aircraft ground control approach system for air traffic control operations for Saudi Arabian National Guard aviation. They found their solution from the Exelis Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems segment in Van Nuys, Calif.

Northrop Grumman to shrink size of GPS satellite electronics with signal-generation upgrade

Northrop Grumman to shrink size of GPS satellite electronics with signal-generation upgrade

Jun 11, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 11 June 2014. U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites may be on the way to becoming smaller and more power efficient with a series of planned upgrades to the way the satellites generate navigation signals.

Anti-swarm surveillance, next-generation tiltrotors, and automatic shoot-back on Rapid Fire

Anti-swarm surveillance, next-generation tiltrotors, and automatic shoot-back on Rapid Fire

Jun 11, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 11 June 2014. Anti-swarm surround surveillance for Navy surface ships, the next-generation tiltrotor aircraft, and Army vehicles that can automatically return fire highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Who sees and shoots first wins; Navy demonstrates lesson with surveillance and laser weapons

Who sees and shoots first wins; Navy demonstrates lesson with surveillance and laser weapons

Jun 10, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 10 June 2014. It's a truism in military history and tactics that the force that sees its enemy first usually prevails in the ensuing battle. Just a few examples: colonial militia at Concord's North Bridge, the Union army at Gettysburg, and the U.S. Navy at Midway.

Navy eyes multispectral shipboard surveillance

Navy considers 360-degree multispectral persistent surveillance for surface ship defense

Jun 10, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 10 June 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are sending feelers out to industry to find companies interested in developing an electro-optical sensor that provides 360-degree multispectral persistent surveillance capability.

Aurora Flight Sciences joins Sikorsky in next phase of project to design new tiltrotor

Aurora Flight Sciences joins Sikorsky in next phase of project to design new tiltrotor

Jun 10, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 June 2014. Aircraft designers at Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, Va., are joining those at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., in the next phase of a U.S. military research project to design a high-speed vertical takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft as an alternative to today's Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.

Detect enemy fire; shoot back automatically

Army wants vehicle-protection systems that detect incoming enemy fire and shoot back automatically

Jun 10, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 10 June 2014. U.S. Army vetronics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop vehicle-mounted sensors able to detect, track, and classify incoming bullets, missiles, rocket-propelled grenades, and other kinds of direct ground fire pointed at military combat vehicles.

Sikorsky moves forward with DARPA VTOL X-Plane project to design new military tiltrotor aircraft

Sikorsky moves forward with DARPA VTOL X-Plane project to design new military tiltrotor aircraft

Jun 9, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 June 2014. Aircraft designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., are moving forward on a U.S. military research project to design a high-speed vertical takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft as an alternative to today's Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.

Navy to take a page from commercial undersea cable industry for new ocean surveillance technology

Navy to take a page from commercial undersea cable industry for new ocean surveillance technology

Jun 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 9 June 2014. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are trying to tap into the commercial undersea cable industry to find recent technological advances that might be useful in maritime surveillance systems (MSS).

Air Force ground power comes from Essex Electro

Air Force orders ground power units from Essex Electro Engineers for aircraft maintenance

Jun 6, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 6 June 2014. U.S. Air Force maintenance experts needed ground-based electrical generators to supply a variety of different power voltages for military aircraft. They found their solution from Essex Electro Engineers Inc. in Schaumburg, Ill.

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