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Air Force releases solicitation for radar initiative to improve target tracking and imaging

Air Force releases solicitation for radar initiative to improve target tracking and imaging

Dec 2, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 2 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force Researchers are asking industry to develop radar and electronic warfare (EW) technology that improves target detection, tracking, imaging, classification, and identification in the midst of enemy RF jamming, spoofing, and other challenging conditions.

BAE Systems to build hundreds of fiber-optic decoys to protect combat jets from missiles

BAE Systems to build hundreds of fiber-optic decoys to protect combat jets from missiles

Dec 1, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 1 Dec. 2013. Electronic warfare experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will build 262 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) and 70 electronic frequency converters (EFC) under terms of a $28.2 million U.S. Navy contract announced last week.

Army seeks companies able to develop advanced infrared detectors for military applications

Army seeks companies able to develop advanced infrared detectors for military applications

Nov 29, 2013

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 29 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to develop III-V infrared focal plane array (IRFPA)-based sensors by increasing the performance and yield of antimony-based IRFPAs while reducing costs for several different kinds of military applications.

Navy buys one Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV in preparation of ramping-up the system's production

Navy buys one Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV in preparation for ramping-up production

Nov 28, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 28 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are buying one new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), intended as an organic and dedicated multi-intelligence UAV for U.S. Marine Corps and Navy tactical commanders, in preparation for ramping-up production of the front-line tactical unmanned aircraft.

Raytheon moves toward full production of upgraded multispectral avionics targeting sensor

Raytheon moves toward full production of upgraded multispectral avionics targeting sensor

Nov 27, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Nov. 2013. Engineers at Raytheon Co. are taking another step toward full-scale production of an upgraded avionics sensor system that provides visible-light, infrared, laser designation, and laser illumination capabilities integrated in a single sensor package.

Teledyne Scientific joins researchers pursing artificial intelligence for image analysis

Teledyne Scientific joins researchers pursuing artificial intelligence for image analysis

Nov 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, 26 Nov. 2013. Artificial intelligence experts at Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC in Thousand Oaks, Calif., are joining those at the Siemens Corp. Corporate Research And Technology Division in Princeton, N.J., Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., on an intelligence research project to unlock secrets in the nature of knowledge in an effort to improve tools and training available to intelligence analysts.

Raytheon to provide Army with latest versions of wireless TOW missile in $57.8 million contract

Raytheon to provide Army with latest versions of wireless TOW missile in $57.8 million contract

Nov 24, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 Nov. 2013. The Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build the latest versions of a radio-controlled anti-tank missile that has been in the U.S. inventory since 1970 under terms of a multi-million-dollar contract announced late last week.

Navy looks to Exelis for avionics test systems for MH-60R and S-70B maritime helicopters

Navy looks to Exelis for avionics test systems for MH-60R and S-70B maritime helicopters

Nov 22, 2013

LAKEHURST, N.J., 22 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy helicopter avionics experts needed radar signal simulators for the MH-60R and S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters. They found their solution from Exelis Inc. in Fort Wayne, Ind.

DHS lays out six-point research plan for airport, passenger, and freight security technology

DHS lays out six-point research plan for airport, passenger, and freight security technology

Nov 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, 21 Nov. 2013. Research leaders at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington are releasing a six-point plan to focus research attention and money on technologies to safeguard the United States from terrorist threats to trade and travel.

Air Force launches spectrum warfare program covering EW, optical, GPS, and cyber warfare

Air Force launches spectrum warfare program covering EW, optical, GPS, and cyber warfare

Nov 20, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 20 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on adaptive spectrum warfare technologies to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to control communications, radar, networking and other crucial systems in the presence of electronic warfare and cyber warfare.

Hypersonic space plane, wind farm radar clutter, and slow MILCOM this week on Rapid Fire

Hypersonic space plane, wind farm radar clutter, and slow MILCOM this week on Rapid Fire

Nov 19, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 19 Nov. 2013. A research initiative to build a hypersonic space plane, concerns about radar clutter caused by wind turbines, an export maritime patrol aircraft, and a slow year at the MILCOM trade show highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Air Force eyes modeling software to understand how wind farms create radar dead spots

Air Force eyes modeling software to understand how wind farms create radar dead spots

Nov 18, 2013

PETERSON AFB, Colo., 18 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking a Pennsylvania computer simulation company to design modeling software to help radar systems designers compensate for the dead spots that renewable energy wind farms cause in military air-defense radar, commercial air traffic control radar, and weather radar.

Industry asked for radar-evading software planning tools for special-ops helicopter pilots

Industry asked for radar-evading software planning tools for special-ops helicopter pilots

Nov 17, 2013

FORT EUSTIS, Va., 17 Nov. 2013. U.S. special operations aviation experts are asking industry for new software tools to help helicopter pilots evade enemy radar and radar-guided missiles and weapons.

DARPA issues first-phase solicitation for XS-1 hypersonic space plane for deploying satellites

DARPA issues first-phase solicitation for XS-1 hypersonic space plane for deploying satellites

Nov 15, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to begin work on developing a reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft able to carry and deploy 3,000-to-5,000-pound satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) for less than $5 million per launch.

BAE Systems adds to contract for upgrading Paladin artillery with new engine and vetronics

BAE Systems adds to contract for upgrading Paladin artillery with new engine and vetronics

Nov 13, 2013

WARREN, Mich., 13 Nov. 2013. Armored combat vehicle experts at the BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP segment in York, Pa., are adding to their company's lucrative contract to begin low-rate production of an upgraded version of the U.S. Army M109 self-propelled field artillery cannon.

Urgent COMINT, chem-bio defense, and big destroyers highlight this week on M&AE Rapid Fire

Urgent COMINT, chem-bio defense, and big destroyers highlight this week on Rapid Fire

Nov 12, 2013

NASHUA, N.H., 12 Nov. 2013. An urgent call for Army airborne communications intelligence (COMINT), trends in chemical and biological agent detection and defense, and the launch of a REALLY big Navy destroyer highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Industry asked to nominate technologies to detect and counter chemical and biological weapons

Industry asked for technologies to detect and counter chemical and biological weapons

Nov 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Nov. 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to nominate technologies to demonstrate their potential to detect, predict, and counter threats of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

DARPA seeks to develop implantable device to help brain-injured people regain their memories

DARPA seeks to develop implantable device to help brain-injured people regain their memories

Nov 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find new ways to analyze and decode neural signals in the human brain to help people with brain injuries recover their memories.

Hydroid asked to repair and upgrade Navy's fleet of MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicles

Hydroid asked to repair and upgrade Navy's fleet of MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicles

Nov 11, 2013

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 11 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., to repair and upgrade the Navy's fleet of MK 18 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), as well as to help train Navy personnel to use the unmanned submersibles.

Special Operations experts eye wind sensors to improve aim of weapons aboard AC-130 gunships

Special Operations experts eye wind sensors to improve aim of AC-130 gunship weapons

Nov 11, 2013

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 11 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry to find companies with the expertise to design wind-sensing technologies to improve the aim of machine guns and cannons on Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) AC-130 gunship aircraft.

Siemens, Carnegie Mellon, and HRL pursue artificial intelligence to analyze images and text

Siemens, Carnegie Mellon, and HRL pursue artificial intelligence to analyze images and text

Nov 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, 10 Nov. 2013. Artificial intelligence experts at the Siemens Corp. Corporate Research And Technology Division in Princeton, N.J., are joining those at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., on a military research project to unlock secrets in the nature of knowledge in an effort to improve tools and training available to intelligence analysts.

Army asks industry to fill urgent need for COMINT system aboard Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

Army asks industry to fill urgent need for COMINT aboard Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

Nov 8, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 8 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to design and build a communications intelligence (COMINT) system sized appropriately for installation aboard a Bombardier Dash-8 twin-engine turboprop aircraft.

Navy chooses Gigabit Ethernet switches and SFP transceiver modules from Advantech America

Navy chooses Gigabit Ethernet switches and SFP transceiver modules from Advantech America

Nov 8, 2013

WEST BETHESDA, Md., 8 Nov 2013. U.S. Navy ocean systems experts needed industrial-grade Ethernet networking switches and transceiver modules for a variety of embedded computing surface warship and ship systems research. They found their solution from the Advantech America Embedded & Network Computing Group in Irvine, Calif.

Oshkosh to build 246 additional military vehicles equipped with SAE electronic databuses

Oshkosh to build 246 additional military vehicles equipped with SAE electronic databuses

Nov 7, 2013

WARREN, Mich., 7 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army leaders are asking military vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. in Oshkosh, Wis., to build an additional 246 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) under terms of a $74.1 million contract announced Wednesday.

Northrop Grumman to build SATCOM capability for E-6B strategic airborne command post

Northrop Grumman to build SATCOM capability for E-6B strategic airborne command post

Nov 7, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 7 Nov. 2013. Northrop Grumman Satellite communications (SATCOM) experts will design advanced satellite communications capability for the U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury strategic airborne command post and communications relay aircraft under terms of an $18.5 million contract announced this week.

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