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Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Sep 9, 2014

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 9 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found their solution from the Textron Systems Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Hunt Valley, Md.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

Sep 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Sept. 2014. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry for technologies that augment inertial navigation systems (INS) to enable precision long-endurance navigation and precise weapon and platform maneuvers.

Navy orders PMC daughter cards from GE for shipboard aircraft approach and landing system

Navy orders PMC daughter cards from GE for shipboard aircraft approach and landing system

Sep 5, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy air traffic control experts needed data-transfer embedded computing cards for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS). They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Raytheon to upgrade TV-guided Maverick air-to-ground missiles with the latest laser guidance

Raytheon to upgrade TV-guided Maverick air-to-ground missiles with the latest laser guidance

Sep 4, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Sept. 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co. are upgrading versions of the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile by replacing relatively old optical TV-guided seekers with late-model precision-guided laser sensors.

Boeing gets production capacity in place to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships

Boeing gets production capacity in place to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships

Sep 4, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 4 Sept. 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Mesa, Ariz., are preparing to build 24 new AH-6I light helicopter gunships.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $234.7 million contract to Boeing late last week for long-lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I helicopter gunships.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 ship-based helicopters

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 ship-based helicopters

Sep 3, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 Sept. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing to improve the safety of U.S. Navy Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters with new software and other upgrades.

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

Sep 3, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 3 Sept. 2014. New command, control, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment for U.S. Navy ships, torpedo upgrades to enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, and rebuilding the Navy's fleet of hovercraft land-attack vessels highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Vacation's over; time to get back to work

Sep 2, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 2 Sept. 2014. Labor Day is behind us, vacation's over, the kids are back at school, and the afternoon shadows are getting progressively longer. We all know what this means; it begins the long sprint until Thanksgiving week in the rhythm of the business year.

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Sep 2, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Aug 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, 29 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy's fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore duirng land invasions.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Aug 27, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 27 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

 

Two torpedo-upgrade contracts in the same week signal determination to boost ASW capabilities

Aug 26, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 26 Aug. 2014. In this dangerous world of ours, it's heartening to see real progress made last week in boosting the nation's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability.

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

Aug 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, 22 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy submarine warfare experts are asking Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc. in Marion, Mass., to help upgrade Navy submarine-launched Mark 48 torpedoes under terms of a $31.5 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Air Force special operations orders 1500 AN/PRC-152A software-defined radios from Harris RF

Air Force special operations orders 1500 AN/PRC-152A software-defined radios from Harris RF

Aug 22, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 22 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force special forces needed hand-held radios to conduct combat control, pararescue, tactical air control, and other sensitive operations. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y.

Raytheon to repair and upgrade Navy's inventory of Mark 54 lightweight air-launched torpedoes

Raytheon to repair and upgrade Navy's inventory of Mark 54 lightweight air-launched torpedoes

Aug 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, 21 Aug. 2014. Undersea warfare experts from the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I., will build kits to repair and upgrade the Mark 54 lightweight hybrid torpedo under terms of a $59.2 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

General Dynamics receives $19.5 million contract to provide 15 SEWIP shipboard EW systems

General Dynamics receives $19.5 million contract to provide 15 SEWIP shipboard EW systems

Aug 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, 20 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a maximum $19.5 million contract announced Monday.

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Aug 20, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Aug 19, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

Aug 19, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 avionics computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare (EW) combat jets.

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Aug 19, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to ramp-up production of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet for U.S. and Australian naval forces.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

Aug 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Aug 18, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

Aug 15, 2014

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 15 Aug. 2014. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) needed small networking terminals to link ground vehicles, small boats, ships, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Navy scraps anticipated program to develop prototype laser weapons for helicopter operations at sea

Aug 14, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

Aug 13, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 13 Aug. 2014. Missile defense experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Dallas will provide ground-based subsystems for a critical U.S. ballistic missile defense system under terms of a $124.6 million contract announced last week.

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