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Three companies win contracts to upgrade MIDS-LVT situational awareness terminals

Three companies win contracts to upgrade MIDS-LVT situational awareness terminals

Nov 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 5 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts are asking three U.S. defense contractors to upgrade the software in military situational awareness communications terminals that enable U.S. and allied aircraft, ships, and ground forces to exchange their tactical pictures in near-real time.

Air Force approaches industry for COTS-based computer targeting system for forward air controllers

Air Force approaches industry for COTS-based targeting system for forward air controllers

Nov 4, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 4 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force close-air-support experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to design a production-ready operational control system (OCS) based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to help ground controllers direct attack aircraft to their targets.

Army to issue RFP in December for Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

Army to issue RFP in December for Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

Nov 4, 2013

NATICK, Mass., 4 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are preparing to asking industry to design a lightweight, low cost, man-portable, battery-operated system to detect, collect, and identify biological pathogens and toxins on the battlefield.

General Dynamics C4 to prepare WIN-T Increment 3 for deployment in $475 million contract

GDC4 Systems to prepare WIN-T Increment 3 for deployment in $475 million contract

Nov 3, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 3 Nov. 2013. Military networking experts at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Taunton, Mass., are pushing ahead with one of the U.S. Army cornerstone military communications and battlefield networking programs.

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An interview with Brendon Van Campen of Lutron

Nov 2, 2013

Brendon Van Campen, Director of Government and Military Programs at Lutron, discusses how militaries and other government entities are adopting modern and, in some cases, automated lighting solutions to help meet energy- and budget-related goals.

BAE Systems joins Boeing in DARPA program to advance electronics thermal management

BAE Systems joins Boeing in DARPA program to advance electronics thermal management

Nov 1, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 1 Nov. 2013. Microelectronics experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Merrimack, N.H., are joining a U.S. military research program to break through design limitations in electronics thermal-management, size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) in military embedded systems and RF MMICs.

Boeing chip experts eye design breakthroughs in electronics thermal management

Boeing chip experts eye design breakthroughs in electronics thermal management

Oct 31, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 31 Oct. 2013. Microelectronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in El Segundo, Calif., will try to break through design limitations in thermal-management, size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) in military embedded systems and RF MMICs under terms of a contract awarded Tuesday.

Army to brief industry on upcoming Network Integration Evaluations on 19 Nov. at Fort Belvoir

Army to brief industry on upcoming Network Integration Evaluations on 19 Nov. at Fort Belvoir

Oct 31, 2013

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 31 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army leaders will brief industry on the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) program and upcoming NIE events and exercises on 19 Nov. 2013 at the officers club at Fort Belvoir, Va. The next NIE is this fall at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

HRL Laboratories to help DARPA maintain military wireless comms in presence of bad nodes

HRL Laboratories helps DARPA maintain military wireless comms in presence of bad nodes

Oct 30, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., to find ways of helping military voice and data wireless networks continue to function if the network has bad wireless nodes.

NASA looks for companies able to build solar sails for pushing CubeSats through deep space

NASA looks for companies able to build solar sails for pushing CubeSats through deep space

Oct 30, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 30 Oct. 2013. U.S. spacecraft researchers are reaching out to industry to fond companies able to design and build solar sails deployable from a tiny spacecraft measuring just 64 cubic inches that will be built for deep-space exploration.

Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin to develop pod-mounted aircraft and UAV laser defenses

Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin to develop pod-mounted aircraft and UAV laser defenses

Oct 29, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are hiring two defense companies to develop technology for pod-mounted laser weapons to protect manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR)-guided surface-to-air missiles.

Army researchers ask Protonex Technology to develop soldier-worn power-management systems

Army researchers ask Protonex Technology to develop soldier-worn power-management

Oct 29, 2013

NATICK, Mass., 29 Oct. 2013. Wearable power experts at Protonex Technology Corp. in Southborough, Mass., will develop soldier-worn power-management systems under terms of a $2.2 million contract from the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

Army asks Norwegian company to design Black Hornet pocket UAV helicopter for foot soldiers

Army asks Norwegian company to design Black Hornet pocket UAV helicopter for foot soldiers

Oct 28, 2013

NATICK, Mass., 28 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are asking a Norwegian company to develop a pocket-sized helicopter drone to provide a personal reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for infantrymen and Special Forces warfighters.

Lockheed Martin to provide image-enhancement for Navy submarines in $8.8 million contract

Lockheed Martin to provide image-enhancement for Navy submarines in $8.8 million contract

Oct 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, 27 Oct. 2013. Submarine combat systems experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will build 20 image-enhancement systems for three types of U.S. Navy submarines under terms of a $8.8 million contract announced Friday.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade obsolete data and graphics processors in C-130 aircraft displays

Lockheed Martin to upgrade obsolete data and graphics processors in C-130 aircraft displays

Oct 25, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 25 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are working together with Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade embedded computers in primary flight displays aboard the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in an effort to improve capability and stave-off component obsolescence.

BAE Systems to manufacture three more mine-hunting sonar systems for Avenger-class ships

BAE Systems to manufacture three mine-hunting sonar systems for Avenger-class ships

Oct 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, 24 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy leaders are asking engineers at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., to build another three AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar systems for Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships under terms of a $11 million contract announced this week.

Army readies solicitation for universal battery charger; asks for comments from industry

Army readies solicitation for universal battery charger; asks for comments from industry

Oct 24, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army procurement officials are getting ready to issue a solicitation to industry for a man-portable universal battery charger (UBC) for field-charging of lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, and other batteries, and they are looking for comments from industry before formally issuing the request for proposals (RFP).

Raytheon to provide Air Force UAV electro-optical targeting systems in $50.2 million contract

Raytheon to provide UAV electro-optical targeting systems in $50.2 million contract

Oct 23, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials needed electro-optical targeting systems for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as for manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

Army reaches out to vetronics industry for membership in VICTORY combat vehicle program

Army reaches out to vetronics industry to join VICTORY combat vehicle program

Oct 23, 2013

WARREN, Mich., 23 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army officials are reaching out to industry to encourage membership in the VICTORY standards organization to help develop, validate, and maintain open-systems standards for vetronics on U.S. and allied armored combat vehicles.

Air Force to buy 24 late-model Reaper hunter-killer UAVs under terms of $377.4 million contract

Air Force to buy 24 late-model Reaper hunter-killer UAVs under terms of $377.4 million contract

Oct 21, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials are buying 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., under terms of a $377.4 million contract announced Friday.

Army to buy six IED-hunting ground-penetrating radars from NIITEK for pre-procurement testing

Army to buy six IED-hunting ground-penetrating radars from NIITEK for pre-procurement testing

Oct 21, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 21 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army counter-landmine experts are moving ahead with a long-term procurement of a tractor-mounted ground-penetrating radar system designed to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways.

Army to open competition for full-scale development of Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS)

Army set to open competition to develop Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS)

Oct 20, 2013

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 20 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army counter-mine experts say they plan to issue a formal solicitation before the end of October for full-scale development of unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted mine-detection system called the Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS).

InterTronic wins U.S. Navy competition to replace radio telescope antenna at Kauai, Hawaii

InterTronic wins U.S. Navy competition to replace radio telescope antenna at Kauai, Hawaii

Oct 18, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, 18 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy space researchers needed a 12-meter high-precision radio telescope antenna for high-accuracy measurement of the positions of planets and stars. They found their solution from the InterTronic Antennas segment of InterTronic Solutions Inc. in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec.

Space scientists at NovaWurks to help DARPA reuse parts from orbiting dead satellites

Space scientists at NovaWurks to help DARPA reuse parts from orbiting dead satellites

Oct 18, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to designers at NovaWurks Inc. in Los Alamitos Calif., for advanced work in a project to reuse satellite antennas, apertures, and other components from decommissioned satellites.

Navy chooses NTDS networking gear from X-COM for land-based Aegis weapon test sites

Navy chooses NTDS networking gear from X-COM for land-based Aegis weapon test sites

Oct 17, 2013

DAHLGREN, Va., 17 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts needed Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) shipboard networking components to support the Aegis shipboard combat system at land-based test sites. They found their solution from X-COM Systems LLC in Reston, Va.

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