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2015 DOD budget, unmanned vehicle experiments, RF and microwave merger this week on Rapid Fire

Mar 5, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 5 March 2014. First look at the fiscal 2015 DOD budget request, unmanned vehicle experiments for dangerous areas, and a big union of RF and microwave companies highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Procurement, RDT&E, hit hard in 2015 DOD budget

First look: fiscal 2015 DOD budget hits procurement and research hard

Mar 4, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 4 March 2014. Today was the day for release of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) budget request for fiscal 2015, and it looks like tough sledding for another year in the electronics-heavy procurement and research accounts.

Military eyes Special Forces radio headsets

Army researchers reach out to industry for ideas on next-generation Special Forces radio headsets

Mar 4, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 4 March 2014. U.S. Army researchers are looking into new technologies for next-generation tactical communications headsets and push-to-talk (PTT) controls for Special Operations warfighters, and are asking industry experts for their best ideas. Companies interested should respond by 10 March 2014.

Radar helps UAVs sense and avoid other aircraft

SRCTec to build ground-based radars to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Mar 3, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 3 March 2014. U.S. Army surveillance experts are asking SRCTec Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y., to provide ground-based radar systems that enable military officials to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in controlled civil airspace without a chase plane or ground observer.

Aculight to move laser weapons forward

Aculight gets long-delayed contract for a 60-kilowatt laser to shoot down rockets, mortars, UAVs

Mar 3, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 3 March 2014. Laser weapons experts at Lockheed Martin Aculight in Bothell, Wash., won a long-delayed contract Friday to 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.

Boeing gets order for 3,500 laser guidance kits to turn dumb bombs into smart munitions

Mar 2, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 March 2014. Precision-guidance munitions experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis will provide 3,500 laser-guidance sections for the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) under terms of a $49.8 million contract modification announced late last week.

Teledyne Scientific to own the night

Army looks to Teledyne Scientific to refine infrared focal plane array night-vision technology

Feb 28, 2014

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 28 Feb. 2014. U.S. Army night-vision researchers are moving forward with a program to refine and demonstrate superlattice focal plane arrays (FPAs) for high-resolution military thermal imaging.

Air Force sets sights on crypto modernization

Air Force cyber warfare experts eye next generation of cryptographic information security

Feb 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas, 28 Feb. 2014. U.S. Air Force cyber researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on modernizing existing Air Force cryptographic systems with an eye to laying the foundation for the next generation of Air Force cryptographic information security solutions.

DARPA to brief industry March 7 on MUSE project that aims at big-code software engineering

DARPA to brief industry March 7 on MUSE project that aims at big-code software engineering

Feb 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Feb. 2014. U.S. defense researchers will brief industry next week on a program to improve the reliability and verification of large software programs, as well as to reduce the vulnerabilities of large and complex software programs to the threats posed by computer hackers.

DARPA kicks off MUSE program to validate big-code software, and protect it from hackers

Feb 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Feb. 2014. U.S. military software researchers are kicking off a program to improve the reliability and verification of large software programs, as well as to reduce the vulnerabilities of large and complex software programs to the threats posed by computer hackers.

Hyperspectral flight tests, asteroid camera, and laser weapon this week on Rapid Fire

Feb 26, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 26 Feb. 2014. Hyperspectral flight tests, an asteroid camera, and a laser weapon highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Each week the Military & Aerospace Electronics exclusive Rapid Fire interview at Google Hangouts highlights and discusses the top three stories of this week, chosen by John Keller, chief editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

After big defense cuts, what lies ahead?

Cutting the Army to historic low troop levels: do we realize where this might lead?

Feb 25, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Feb. 2014. A resurgent People's Republic of China is in the midst of a military buildup, terrorism is rampant through the Middle East, and Venezuela and the Ukraine are nearing civil war. In short, the world is as dangerous as it's ever been.

Army asks industry for turn-key 50-kilowatt laser that fits on 8-by-53-foot truck trailer

Feb 25, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 25 Feb. 2014. U.S. Army missile-defense experts are asking industry to supply an adjustable-power 50-kilowatt laser that with its cooling subsystem can fit on an 8-by-53-foot full-sized flatbed trailer.

DARPA releases solicitation for DBM program to plan air battles with limited communications

Feb 25, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop software decision aids to plan complex aerial battles that involve manned combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but that offer limited sensor and communications networking.

Companies compete for Marine counter-IED systems

Sierra Nevada and Northrop Grumman square-off for Marine Corps counter-IED technology program

Feb 24, 2014

QUANTICO, Va., 24 Feb. 2014. Two U.S. defense contractors who are specialists in RF and microwave systems design will compete for as much as $180 million worth of business to build counter-IED systems to detect and defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Raytheon to move hyperspectral sensor program ACES Hy forward with podded flight tests

Feb 23, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 Feb. 2014. U.S. Air Force airborne sensors experts will flight-test a new hyperspectral sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can see objects on the ground not visible to the human eye, such as hidden improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or illicit opium crops by detecting their spectral signatures.

Army orders four UH-72 Lakota light helicopters and radios from Airbus in $22.9 million deal

Feb 21, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 21 Feb. 2014. Airbus Helicopters in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build four UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters for the U.S. Army under terms of a $22.9 million contract awarded Tuesday.

Navy to buy three AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonars from Raytheon in potential $199.7 million deal

Feb 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, 21 Feb. 2014. U.S. Navy counter-mine experts needed mine-detecting sonar systems for the mine countermeasures mission package of for the littoral combat ship. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I.

JPL scientists ask industry for CubeSat camera able to take color images of near-Earth asteroid

Feb 20, 2014

PASADENA, Calif., 20 Feb. 2014. U.S deep-space researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to develop space-qualified cameras for CubeSat spacecraft.

Open-source software for unattended sensors and exciting trade show highlight Rapid Fire

Feb 19, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 19 Feb. 2014. Open-source software for unattended sensors and mission planning, and a vibrant AFCEA West trade show highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

DARPA to brief industry on software tools to plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs

Feb 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 28 Feb. 2014 on a program to develop software decision aids to plan aerial battles involving manned combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Navmar to upgrade TigerShark medium-endurance UAV with new sensors and airframe enhancements

Feb 18, 2014

JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 18 Feb. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Navmar Applied Sciences Corp. in Warminster, Pa., will upgrade their TigerShark medium-sized UAV with electro-optical sensor payload and airframe improvements under terms of a $44.7 million U.S. Navy contract announced late last week.

Northrop Grumman wins $12.4 million Army contract for SATCOM spectrum-monitoring gear

Feb 17, 2014

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., 17 Feb. 2014. Engineers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Technical Services segment in Herndon, Va. will provide an important electronic subsystem for a military global satellite communication (SATCOM) network under terms of a $12.4 million contract announced Friday.

Military looks to Disan Engineering to provide backplane interconnect for C-130 aircraft

Feb 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 17 Feb. 2014. U.S. military logistics experts needed an electronic backplane interconnect system for the Lockheed Martin C-130 four-engine turboprop utility aircraft. They found their solution from Disan Engineering Corp., a military electronics manufacturer in Nowata, Okla.

Military researchers reach out to industry for open-source software for unattended ground sensors

Feb 16, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help to develop open-systems software that will enable unattended ground sensors to work together, and increase the flexibility and lower the costs of developing and deploying unattended sensors.

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