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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.

Army prepares to move laser-based aircraft missile countermeasures to full-scale development

Army ready to move laser-based aircraft missile countermeasures to full-scale development

Nov 6, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 6 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army aviation experts have announced plans to move to full-scale development a laser-based missile-countermeasures system intended to defend helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and slow-moving fixed-wing aircraft from shoulder-launched heat-seeking missiles.

Latest awards bring total number of Air Force NETCENTS-2 COTS computer contractors to 25

Latest awards bring total number of Air Force NETCENTS-2 COTS computer contractors to 25

Nov 6, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 6 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials are making further expansions of their pool of information technology (IT) network-centric computer suppliers under the Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) program.

Military & Aerospace Electronics video interview discusses week's most important stories

Military & Aerospace Electronics video interview discusses week's most important stories

Nov 5, 2013

NASHUA, N.H., 5 Nov. 2013. Watch an exclusive Google Hangout video interview with Military & Aerospace Electronics Chief Editor John Keller, who discusses the top three stories of this week.

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.

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