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Navy asks Lockheed Martin for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard ASW systems in $59.7 million contract

Navy asks Lockheed Martin for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard ASW systems in $59.7 million contract

Aug 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, 12 Aug. 2014. Undersea warfare experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training (MS2) segment in Manassas, Va., will provide the U.S. Navy with 2014's allotment of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) systems for surface ships under terms of a $59.7 million contract modification announced Monday.

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

Aug 12, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2014. Space researchers at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., needed real-time computers to help them develop flight sensors and emulators. They found their solution from Concurrent Computer Corp. in Duluth, Ga.

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS combat system computers on U.S. and Australian submarines

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS combat system computers on U.S. and Australian submarines

Aug 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, 11 Aug. 2014. Submarine electronics experts at the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., are upgrading digital processing capability in U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarine combat systems under terms of a $34.2 million contract announced last week.

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

Aug 8, 2014

ROME, N.Y., 8 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for cyberspace-defense capabilities to help the Air Force avoid cyber attacks. Researchers want industry's help in understanding the cyber situation, assessing potential impacts, and implementing deterrence and effects-based defensive methodologies.

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

Aug 7, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., 7 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force combat aircraft experts needed tactical RF and microwave receivers to enable air crews to receive situational awareness information in a secure environment. They found their solution from DRS ICAS LLC in Dayton, Ohio.

DARPA launches ASTIR program to develop advanced imaging radar using electronic sub-reflectors

DARPA launches ASTIR program to develop advanced imaging radar using electronic sub-reflectors

Aug 7, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 7 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to design a new kind of imaging radar that relies on electronic sub-reflector designs, rather than on a moving platform or target, to perform scanning.

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

Aug 6, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 Aug. 2014. Air-to-air missile designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will make several subsystem upgrades to the AIM-9X Block II aircraft-launched heat-seeking missile under terms of a $44 million contract modification announced Tuesday.

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

Aug 6, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. Predicting a person's ability to learn and reason, a search for technologies to counter potential suicide bombers, and electronic technologies to protect soldiers inside combat vehicles highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Pentagon's lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) guideline is latest attempt to attack costs

Aug 5, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 5 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Department of Defense has a long history of trying to balance the quality and price of the nation's weapon systems. With tight budgets the rule these days -- and the threat of another round of sequestration as early as 2016 -- the scales may be tipping in favor of price over quality.

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

Aug 5, 2014

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 5 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy air warfare experts needed encrypted data transfer units for the carrier-based F/A-18E/F fighter-bombers and EA-18G electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif.

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

Aug 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, 5 Aug. 2014. U.S. intelligence researchers are considering a neural-measurement project that attempts to predict people's ability to learn, reason, and the areas in which they are be most likely to become experts.

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Airborne EW on the rise, focuses on A2AD and pivot to Pacific, says Andy Dunn of Exelis

Aug 5, 2014

"The biggest changes in the world [relate to] the Pivot to the Pacific and reacting to the anti-access/area-denial (A2AD) strategies. Electronic warfare (EW) demands in the past were to support ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so the focus of those EW investments were counter-IED, for example, and other technologies to fight that war and counter the threats of those campaigns," explains Andrew "Andy" Dunn, VP, Business Development, Integrated & Electronic Warfare, Exelis Inc., Electronic Systems Division.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

Aug 1, 2014

SILVERDALE, Wash., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy maritime patrol experts are preparing for a major presence of the new Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Wash., as the new jet slowly begins to replace the venerable Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol turboprop.

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

Aug 1, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army explosives-detection experts needed multi-sensor systems to detect improvised weapons hidden on human suicide bombers at safe distances before these suicide bombers can do widespread damage. They found their solution from Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS) Inc. in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Natick, Mass., announced a $9 million contract to BDS on Wednesday to build, test, and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device (IED) detection systems.

Lockheed Martin to refresh signal-processing technology in Navy's fleet of submarine sonar systems

Lockheed Martin to refresh signal-processing technology in Navy's fleet of submarine sonar systems

Jul 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, 31 July 2014. Sonar signal processing experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade digital signal processing in the sonar systems of the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet under terms of a $10.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

Jul 31, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 31 July 2014. Military communications experts from two U.S. defense contractors are upgrading military tactical data communications terminals to standards of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Jul 30, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 30 July 2014. U.S. Army combat vehicle designers are moving forward with a project to design maneuverable and lightweight land vehicles that protect warfighters inside from explosive blast, crashes, and rollovers.

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

Jul 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, 30 July 2014. U.S. Navy hypervelocity weapons experts needed powerful and reliable batteries to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. They found their solution from K2 Energy Solutions Inc. in Henderson, Nev.

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

Jul 29, 2014

RIDGECREST, Calif., 29 July 2014. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are ready to kick off a program to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

Jul 29, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 29 July 2014. Surveillance and reconnaissance experts in the Austrian military needed long-range high-definition thermal imaging systems for a variety of intelligence applications. They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.

DARPA pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

DARPA pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

Jul 28, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop situational awareness of wireless tactical networks with an eye to fortifying network control against attack or other sources of misinformation.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., have released a solicitation to industry for the second and third phases of the Wireless Network Defense (WND) program, which includes applying techniques to a representative wireless platform.

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

Jul 28, 2014

KEYPORT, Wash., 28 July 2014. U.S. Navy underwater warfare experts needed 150-Watt single-channel power supplies for a variety of support for submarines, torpedoes, land-attack systems, and fleet training systems. They found their solution from Daitron Inc. in Wilsonville Ore.

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Jul 24, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to reduce or eliminate RF interference in future electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

Air Force considers developing advanced staring infrared search and track for combat aircraft

Jul 23, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 July 2014. U.S. Air Force electro-optics researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas and enabling technologies for a next-generation infrared search-and-track (IRST) system to provide advanced passive surveillance, tracking, and target-acquisition capability for military combat aircraft.

Threats of a technological over-reaction to the Malaysia 17 shoot-down over Ukraine

Jul 22, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 July 2014. The tragedy surrounding the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 keeps getting stranger and stranger, with accusations flying freely yet no real information on who might have been at fault.

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