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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.

DRS to provide vetronics rugged computers for Army FBCB2 program in $61.6 million contract

DRS to provide vetronics rugged computers for Army FBCB2 program in $61.6 million contract

Aug 22, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 22 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army leaders needed rugged computers and displays to support the Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program. They found their solution from DRS Tactical Systems in Melbourne, Fla.

Combat aircraft experts to brief industry on latest technologies for achieving air supremacy

Combat aircraft experts to brief industry on latest technologies for achieving air supremacy

Aug 22, 2013

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va., 22 Aug. 2013. U.S. combat air power experts will brief industry in September on the latest ideas and technologies to achieve and hold air supremacy with jet fighter aircraft and other weapon systems.

NOAA asks industry for long-endurance UUV to profile ocean temperatures and salinity

NOAA asks industry for long-endurance UUV to profile ocean temperatures and salinity

Aug 21, 2013

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., 21 Aug. 2013. Researchers at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are asking industry to provide a long-endurance unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to conduct ocean temperature and salinity tests.

NASA Langley scientists choose space-qualified FPGAs from Microsemi for spacecraft research

NASA Langley scientists choose space-qualified FPGAs from Microsemi for spacecraft research

Aug 21, 2013

HAMPTON, Va., 21 Aug. 2013. Scientists at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., needed radiation-tolerant field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for their investigations into aeronautics and spacecraft. They found their solution from the Microsemi Corp. SoC Products Group in Mountain View, Calif.

DARPA seeks human brain-like computers for complex signal processing and data analysis

DARPA seeks human brain-like computers for complex signal processing and data analysis

Aug 20, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 20 Aug. 2013. U.S. government computer scientists are trying to emulate human brain functions in advanced computing, and applying this approach to complex signal processing and data analysis.

AAI Corp. to build six RQ-7 shadow UAVs for U.S. Army in $11.8 million contract modification

AAI Corp. to build six RQ-7 shadow UAVs for U.S. Army in $11.8 million contract modification

Aug 20, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army officials are asking AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., to provide six RQ-7 Shadow trailer-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $11.8 million contract modification announced Monday.

Air Force issues industry solicitation to provide 1-Watt high-power laser system

Air Force issues industry solicitation to provide 1-Watt high-power laser system

Aug 19, 2013

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 19 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry to supply a high-power laser system. The Air Force Material Command AFTC/PZIO Operational Contracting Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has issued a solicitation (F1T0EB3170AG04) for a High Power Laser System.

Air Force seeks modular crypto solutions to save time and money in information security

Air Force seeks modular crypto solutions to save time and money in information security

Aug 19, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 19 Aug 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to determine if modular cryptographic systems could be developed that would save time and money in military information security systems.

Four companies still in running for Navy combat UAV job, but program's future may be in doubt

Four companies still in running for Navy combat UAV job, but program's future may be in doubt

Aug 16, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Aug. 2013. Four major U.S. defense contractors remain in the running to build a future fighting unmanned aerial vehicle, yet as this project moves forward, its future may be in doubt, say naval experts.

Navy to locate mission-control center for fleet of maritime-patrol UAVs at Jacksonville NAS

Navy to locate mission-control center for fleet of maritime-patrol UAVs at Jacksonville NAS

Aug 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE NAS, Fla., 16 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy officials plan to build a mission-control complex for unmanned maritime patrol aircraft at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Fla. The complex will provide command and control for the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Air Force readies radar and EW research program to improve target tracking and imaging

Air Force readies radar and EW research program to improve target tracking and imaging

Aug 14, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 14 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force Researchers are making plans for a program to advance radar and electronic warfare (EW) technology with hardware, software, and algorithms to improve target detection, tracking, imaging, classification, and identification in the midst of enemy RF jamming, spoofing, and other challenging conditions.

NASA prepares $100 million in contract opportunities for planned 2020 mission to Mars

NASA prepares $100 million in contract opportunities for planned 2020 mission to Mars

Aug 14, 2013

GREENBELT, Md., 14 Aug. 2013. Space exploration experts at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are preparing $100 million worth of industry contracting opportunities, including unmanned vehicles, for an upcoming space flight mission to Mars planned for 2020.

Navy asks Hydroid to upgrade UUV with WiFi networking and new onboard computer

Navy asks Hydroid to upgrade UUV with WiFi networking and new onboard computer

Aug 13, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 13 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) engineers at Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., to upgrade a REMUS UUV operated by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., with a variety of new capabilities.

Navy reaches out to industry to find Orange Tree ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet boards

Navy reaches out to industry to find Orange Tree ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet boards

Aug 13, 2013

DAHLGREN, Va., 13 Aug. 2013. U.S. Navy is asking embedded computing suppliers and distributors to provide 51 ZestET1 Gigabit Ethernet TCP/IP Offload Engine and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board, which are designed and manufactured by Orange Tree Technologies Ltd. in Didcot, England.

Wanted: companies able to design beam controllers for future Army high-energy laser weapon

Wanted: companies able to design beam controllers for future high-energy laser weapon

Aug 12, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army laser weapons experts are surveying industry to find companies able to design a beam controller for a future truck-mounted 50-to-100-kilowatt high-energy laser able to shoot down enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rockets, artillery rounds, and mortars.

Army looking for companies with secret facilities able to do cyber warfare research work

Army looking for companies that have secret facilities able to do cyber warfare research work

Aug 9, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 9 Aug. 2013. U.S. Army electronic warfare (EW) experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop future offensive and defensive cyber warfare technologies while operating with top-secret facilities and procedures.

Advanced cyber security for C4ISR computer systems is aim of Air Force cyber program

Advanced cyber security for C4ISR computer systems is aim of Air Force cyber program

Aug 9, 2013

ROME, N.Y., 9 Aug. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on a broad range of computer and information technologies to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to avoid, fight through, survive, and recover from advanced cyber threats.

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