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DARPA asks industry to develop pocket-sized radiation detectors to foil nuclear terrorism

DARPA asks industry to develop pocket-sized radiation detectors to foil nuclear terrorism

Dec 17, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Dec. 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to design a pocket-sized radiation detector to help foil terrorists attempting to detonate concealed dirty bombs or full-blown nuclear weapons in or around U.S. cities and crucial government and industrial infrastructure.

Northrop to operate man-hunting airborne radar system for operations in Afghanistan

Northrop to operate man-hunting airborne radar system for operations in Afghanistan

Dec 16, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 16 Dec. 2013. Airborne radar experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Linthicum, Md., will continue to operate and support a system designed to detect and follow people traveling on foot, as well as moving land vehicles, under terms of a $65.3 million contract modification announced Friday.

Sikorsky, Aurora Flight Sciences face off on DARPA VTOL X-Plane advanced tiltrotor project

Sikorsky, Aurora Flight Sciences face off on DARPA VTOL X-Plane advanced tiltrotor project

Dec 15, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2013. Engineers from two U.S. aeronautics companies are starting to develop a high-speed vertical takeoff-and-landing aircraft with the hover capability of a helicopter that can fly nearly 50 percent faster than the Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

New teeth for an old dog: Air Force seeks to give a bigger bite to B-52H bomber firepower

New teeth for an old dog: Air Force seeks to give a bigger bite to B-52H bomber firepower

Dec 13, 2013

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 13 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force bomber experts are surveying industry to find companies with the expertise to upgrade power control and distribution systems aboard the B-52H jet bomber to apply MIL-STD-1760 power to the B-52H's bomb-bay and underwing weapons.

Navy chooses NTDS boards from L3 IEC to bridge legacy shipboard computers to VME processors

Navy chooses NTDS boards from L3 IEC to bridge legacy shipboard computers to VME

Dec 12, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 12 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy communications and information experts needed Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) shipboard networking interface cards for a variety of information-processing and communications applications. They found their solution from the L3 Communications Interstate Electronic Corp. (IEC) segment in Anaheim, Calif.

Intelligence experts seek to identify people involved with chemical and biological weapons

Intelligence experts seek to identify people involved with chemical and biological weapons

Dec 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, 12 Dec. 2013. U.S. government intelligence experts are asking industry to develop a rapid ability to determine if a person has been involved in handling or preparing chemical or biological weapons.

Sechan to improve target-detection and fire-control functions on Navy's underwater mines

Sechan to improve target-detection and fire-control for Navy's underwater mines

Dec 11, 2013

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 11 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy littoral and mine warfare experts needed smart weapons control for air-dropped anti-ship and anti-submarine mines. They found their solution from Sechan Electronics Inc. in Lititz, Pa.

Submarine-launched drones and protecting RF systems from jamming this week on Rapid Fire

Submarine-launched drones and protecting RF systems from jamming this week on Rapid Fire

Dec 10, 2013

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Dec. 2013. New capability for U.S. Navy submarines to launch reconnaissance drones while submerged, and separate-but-related DARPA and Air Force research projects to safeguard U.S. and allied radar and radio communications from enemy jamming highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

DARPA to brief industry 19 Dec. on C2E program to develop jamming-resistant communications

DARPA to brief industry 19 Dec. on C2E program to develop jamming-resistant communications

Dec 10, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2013. U.S. military researchers will brief industry this month on a program to develop jamming-resistant communications systems and difficult-to-detect-communications technology to keep battlefield networks functioning amid a variety of spectrum-warfare threats.

Guest opinion: a three-tier business model for the global semiconductor industry

Guest opinion: a three-tier business model for the global semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 2013

It is an open secret that, for a variety of reasons, the U.S. manufacturing base has sharply deteriorated over the past three decades, and the semiconductor industry is no exception. In fact, the semiconductor industry may have suffered harder than some other American enterprises. The purpose of this paper is to explain the causes of this decline and offer some common-sense economic policies that may lead to the industry’s revival.

Army asks EADS to provide six UH-72A light utility helicopters and aircraft data radios

Army asks EADS to provide six UH-72A light utility helicopters and aircraft data radios

Dec 9, 2013

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 9 Dec. 2013. U.S. Army aviation leaders are buying six UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters and six Raytheon AN/ARC-231 aircraft voice and data radios under terms of a $33.2 million contract announced Friday.

Air Force chooses crystal oscillators from Syntonic Microwave for B-1B jet bomber EW system

Air Force chooses crystal oscillators from Syntonic Microwave for B-1B bomber EW system

Dec 9, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 9 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force airborne electronic warfare (EW) experts needed crystal oscillators as spare parts for the Exelis ALQ-161A integrated RF electronic countermeasures system aboard the Air Force Boeing B-1B Lancer supersonic jet bomber. They found their solution from Syntonic Microwave in Campbell, Calif.

Coast Guard asks industry to review plans for new integrated boat navigation system

Coast Guard asks industry to review plans for new integrated boat navigation system

Dec 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, 8 Dec. 2013. Shipboard electronics experts in the U.S. Coast Guard plan to develop a new integrated navigation system for Coast Guard boats and cutters called The Standardized Scalable Integrated Navigation System-Two (SINS-2), and are asking industry to review the system's proposed specifications.

Honeywell to investigate transient electronic components able to decompose on demand

Honeywell to investigate transient electronic components able to decompose on demand

Dec 6, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 6 Dec. 2013. Microelectronics experts at Honeywell Aerospace are helping U.S. military researchers develop embedded computing and other electronic components with only limited physical lifetimes that decompose into the surrounding environment when no longer needed.

Army opts for obsolescent electronic technology to keep soldier and ground systems running

Army opts for obsolete electronic technology to keep soldier and ground systems running

Dec 5, 2013

WARREN, Mich., 5 Dec. 2013. U.S. Army officials are buying obsolescent field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processors to keep soldier and ground systems functioning for as long as possible in today's tight defense budgets.

Navy searches for explosives-detecting hyperspectral imaging systems for tests next summer

Navy searches for explosives-detecting hyperspectral imaging for tests next summer

Dec 5, 2013

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 5 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts are asking industry to submit candidate ground-based multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for comparative tests and evaluations scheduled for next summer.

Raytheon joins Army program to create command post electronic warfare planning tool

Raytheon joins Army program to create command post electronic warfare planning tool

Dec 4, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 4 Dec. 2013. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Raytheon Co. are joining those at Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. in Herndon, Va., on a U.S. Army project to develop planning software to help managing jamming of enemy communications, remotely controlled explosives, radar systems, and other RF assets while safeguarding U.S. and allied RF systems.

Army considers upgrading night-vision sensors with mid- and long-wave IR imaging components

Army considers upgrading night-vision sensors with mid- and long-wave IR imaging components

Dec 3, 2013

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 3 Dec. 2013. U.S. Army electro-optics experts say they plan to develop dual-band mid-wave infrared (MWIR)/long-wave infrared (LWIR) imaging subassemblies and electronic modules to replace the Army's existing Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI) Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (HTI 2GF) B-Kit sub-assemblies and electronic modules.

Navy chooses rugged glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors and electronics from Aeroflex

Navy chooses rugged glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors and electronics from Aeroflex

Dec 2, 2013

CRANE, Ind., 2 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy experts needed glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors, electronics, electronic warfare, and special warfare weapons. They found their solution from Aeroflex/Metelics in Londonderry, N.H.

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.

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