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Army focuses on augmented reality for NIE 15.1

Army reaches out to industry for ideas on augmented-reality training for NIE 15.1 this fall

Jan 20, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 20 Jan. 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to find companies interested in demonstrating mature technologies to enhance military simulation and training at home bases, as well as the ability to link live, virtual, and constructive training, in preparation for major field exercises scheduled for this fall.

Livermore Lab seeks to partner with industry to develop new high-power laser diode arrays

Jan 19, 2014

LIVERMORE, Calif., 19 Jan. 2014. Electro-optics scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., would like to partner with industry to share research work and technology payoffs in high-power laser diode arrays.

NASA offers to partner with industry to develop advanced fuel cell technology for space

Jan 17, 2014

HOUSTON, 17 Jan. 2014. Researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are looking to partner with industry to speed development of next-generation hydrogen and hydrocarbon air-independent fuel cells for future space missions, as well as for applications on Earth.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade electro-optical imaging systems for Navy submarine fleet

Jan 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, 15 Jan. 2014. Submarine combat systems experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will make another in a planned schedule of system upgrades to a U.S. Navy electro-optical surveillance system designed for several classes of Navy submarines.

Defense spending highlights Rapid Fire

Military spending, tracking space junk, and celestial navigation this week on Rapid Fire

Jan 15, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 15 Jan. 2014. Military spending takes a cut in the 2014 congressional appropriations bill, Lockheed Martin will continue tracking space junk, and celestial navigation comes to battlefield laser designators highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Blog: military spending takes hits in 2014, but cuts aren't as bad as they could have been

Jan 14, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 Jan. 2014. The congressional appropriations bill for fiscal year 2014 is out, and ... well, there's good news and there's bad news for the military.

BriarTek to provide man-overboard shipboard warning

Navy looks to BriarTek to provide man-overboard warning systems for surface ship fleet

Jan 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, 14 Jan. 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard safety experts needed automatic warning systems to alert authorities if sailors fall overboard during operations aboard Navy surface warships. They found their solution from BriarTek Inc. in Alexandria, Va.

Air Force surveys industry to find companies able to upgrade GPS satellite waveform generators

Jan 14, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 13 Jan. 2013. U.S. Air Force navigation experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to improve the performance and shrink the size of the digital waveform generator on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

Sikorsky to build 37 ship-based Navy helicopters in half-billion-dollar contract

Sikorsky to build 37 ship-based Navy helicopters in half-billion-dollar contract

Jan 10, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 10 Jan. 2014. Military helicopter designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., will build 37 sophisticated maritime helicopters for the U.S. Navy under terms of a $549.9 million contract modification announced late Thursday.

Raytheon to develop strategic SATCOM system to link nuclear forces to national command authorities

Raytheon to develop strategic SATCOM system to link nuclear forces to national command authorities

Jan 10, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 10 Jan. 2014. Satellite communications (SATCOM) experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in Marlborough, Mass., are designing a nuclear command and control system to transmit and receive emergency action messages to strategic bomber, tanker, and reconnaissance aircraft crews.

Curtiss-Wright gets nod for vetronics computers

Curtiss-Wright lands $2.1 million Army contract for M1A2 Abrams tank embedded fire-control computers

Jan 10, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 10 Jan. 2013. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts needed embedded computers for ballistic fire control applications aboard the Army General Dynamics M1A2 SEP Abrams main battle tank. They found their solution from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Special Operations Command technology shopping list includes sensors, SIGINT, computers, and biometrics

Jan 8, 2014

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 8 Jan. 2013. Researchers at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., are releasing a technology shopping list to industry to meet future Special Operations and overall military needs for the future.

New face for Military & Aerospace Electronics

Blog: Meet the new online edition of Military & Aerospace Electronics, designed for a quick and easy read

Jan 7, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 Jan. 2014. Military & Aerospace Electronics is unveiling a redesigned and updated Website at www.militaryaerospace.com to make it easier and faster for readers to find the news most important to them on a daily basis.

Navy eyes next generation of electronic warfare

Navy approaches industry for ideas on next-generations of offensive and defensive electronic warfare

Jan 6, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 6 Jan. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are reaching out to industry for the latest innovations in electronics and software that could lead to the next generation of electronic warfare (EW).

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., have released a broad agency announcement (ONRBAA14-006) for the Electronic Warfare Technology program, which seeks to develop and demonstrate technologies for the next generation of systems in EW.

Navy works with Teledyne for long-duration UUVs

Navy looks to Teledyne Benthos for long-duration UUV sea glider persistent surveillance of ocean depths

Jan 5, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 5 Jan. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are working with unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts at Teledyne Benthos Inc. in Fall River, Mass., to develop long-range and long-duration UUV technology that can harvest energy from the difference of ocean temperatures at different depths.

DARPA eyes jam-proof communications

DARPA issues solicitation for C2E electronic warfare program for jam-resistant stealthy communications

Jan 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 3 Jan. 2014. U.S. military researchers have released a formal solicitation for a new electronic warfare (EW) program to develop jam-resistant communications and difficult-to-detect-communications technology to keep battlefield networks functioning amid a variety of spectrum-warfare threats.

SRI International to design vanishing battery for DARPA decomposing electronics program

SRI International to design vanishing battery for decomposing electronics program

Jan 2, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 2 Jan. 2014. Microelectronics experts at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., are developing embedded computing and other electronic components able to decompose into the surrounding environment when no longer needed, as part of the Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

General Dynamics to provide military mobile radios in $107.3 million contract

General Dynamics to provide military mobile radios in $107.3 million contract

Jan 1, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 1 Jan. 2014. Military communications systems designers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., will provide mobile software-defined radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $107.3 million contract modification.

Rockwell Collins to manufacture VLF communications system for B-2 strategic jet bomber

Rockwell Collins to manufacture VLF communications system for B-2 jet bomber

Dec 30, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 30 Dec. 2013. Communications experts at Rockwell Collins Inc. in Richardson, Texas, are starting full-scale development of a very low frequency (VLF) radio for the U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit strategic bomber to enable the aircraft crew to communicate with national command authorities while on long-range missions.

Air Force takes aim at short-wave infrared cameras for widespread use in military programs

Air Force takes aim at short-wave infrared cameras for widespread use in military programs

Dec 29, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 29 Dec. 2013. U.S. military researchers would like to increase the speed and quality of manufacturing for short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras in anticipation of widespread use in military programs.

Northrop Grumman predictive-maintenance models to head-off Air Force airframe cracks

Northrop Grumman predictive-maintenance models to head-off Air Force airframe cracks

Dec 26, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 26 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force maintenance experts need better ways to predict cracking on aircraft and other airframe structural problems through modeling and simulation. They found their solution from the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Navy eyes complex undersea simulation to help emulate near-real-world marine sensor data

Navy eyes complex undersea simulation to help emulate near-real-world marine sensor data

Dec 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, 22 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy underwater warfare experts are overseeing a project to develop simulation capability so detailed that it can substitute for real-world data in efforts to help engineers build and test physics-based marine sensors such as sonar, lasers, and hyperspectral sensors.

Raytheon to provide 216 satellite-guided heavy artillery shells to attack moving targets

Raytheon to provide 216 satellite-guided heavy artillery shells to attack moving targets

Dec 20, 2013

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 20 Dec. 2013. Precision-attack munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 216 advanced satellite-guided shells for U.S. Army heavy artillery units that can hit targets as far away as 25 miles, or detect and attack moving targets in cities and other complex terrain after being fired at high angles and high altitudes.

Army looks to Encompass Digital Media for SATCOM imagery distribution from Middle East

Army looks to Encompass Digital Media for SATCOM imagery distribution from Middle East

Dec 19, 2013

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., 19 Dec. 2013. U.S. Army communications experts needed satellite communications (SATCOM) media-distribution hub to connect worldwide media with military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain. They found their solution from Encompass Digital Media Inc. in Atlanta.

Lockheed Martin chalks up another order for Marine attack helicopter electro-optical avionics

Lockheed Martin chalks up another order for Marine attack helicopter electro-optical avionics

Dec 18, 2013

CRANE, Ind., 18 Dec. 2013. Electro-optical sensor experts at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., have won another contract to provide a multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire-control system for the U.S. Marine Corps Bell Cobra attack helicopter avionics.

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