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Boeing to install infrared search and track systems on Navy carrier-based jet fighters

Boeing to install infrared search and track systems on Navy carrier-based jet fighters

Jul 3, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 July 2014. U.S. Navy air combat experts are asking electro-optics engineers at the Boeing Co. to produce passive sensors for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber to enable the aircraft to detect, track, and attack enemy aircraft in a stealthy way without making its presence known.

Raytheon to provide 757 satellite-guided artillery shells in $51.8 million Army contract

Raytheon to provide 757 satellite-guided artillery shells in $51.8 million Army contract

Jul 2, 2014

PICATINNY ARSENAL, Ala., 2 July 2014. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 757 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells to the U.S. Army under terms of a $51.8 million contract announced late last week.

The risks they ran for a new way of life

The risks they ran for a new way of life

Jul 1, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 1 July 2014. Friday is Independence Day, so I'm thinking this week about the risks taken by the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence when they put their names to the founding document of the United States.

Raytheon to provide long-range multi-spectral sensors for Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft

Raytheon to provide long-range multi-spectral sensors for Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft

Jun 30, 2014

CRANE, Ind., 30 June 2014. Electro-optics designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will build advanced multi-spectral sensors for U.S. Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft under terms of a $19.7 million contract modification announced late Friday.

Naval criminal investigators reach out to industry for tiny convert surveillance camera

Naval criminal investigators reach out to industry for tiny convert surveillance camera

Jun 27, 2014

QUANTICO, Va., 27 June 2014. U.S. Navy criminal investigators are surveying industry to find electro-optics companies able to build a tiny surveillance camera roughly the size of a stick of chewing gum.

Aviation authorities to brief industry this fall on UAV sense-and-avoid technologies

Aviation authorities to brief industry this fall on UAV sense-and-avoid technologies

Jun 27, 2014

LAUREL, Md., 27 June 2014. U.S. government aviation authorities will meet with industry this fall to discuss lightweight sense-and-avoid technologies to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to operate safely with manned aircraft in crowded civil airspace.

DHS to buy Raytheon maritime search radars

Homeland Security officials to order broad-area airborne maritime search radars from Raytheon

Jun 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2014. Maritime surveillance experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington needed airborne radar systems for searching the surface of the ocean for a variety of security applications. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

Raytheon nets quarter-billion dollars in contracts for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles

Raytheon nets quarter-billion dollars in contracts for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles

Jun 26, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 June 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co., won contracts worth more than a quarter-billion dollars Wednesday for aircraft- and ship-launched advanced anti-aircraft missiles.

DARPA to brief industry in July on new directions for the Microsystems Technology Office

DARPA to brief industry in July on new directions for the Microsystems Technology Office

Jun 25, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 June 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a plan to enable entirely new classes of technology-driven capabilities for national security, as opposed to creating single end-point solutions.

GPS electronics getting smaller than ever before

Ever-shrinking GPS electronics could bring satellite navigation to everyone

Jun 24, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 June 2014. Two U.S. military research initiatives are taking aim at shrinking the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation electronics in orbit and on the ground.

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.

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