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Navy chooses SESCo to assemble and test communications transponder in $15.2 million contract

Navy chooses SESCo to build communications transponder in $15.2 million SPAWAR contract

Jul 17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 17 July 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contract manufacturer to assemble, test, and package the U.S. government's Communication Transponder Family of Systems (CT FoS). They found their solution from Systems Engineering Support Company Inc. (SESCo) in San Diego.

Navy chooses Design West Technologies for communications transponder assembly and test

Navy chooses Design West Technologies for communications transponder assembly and test

Jul 16, 2013

SAN DIEGO, 16 July 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contract manufacturer to assemble, test, and package the U.S. government's Communication Transponder Family of Systems (CT FoS). They found their solution from Design West Technologies Inc. in Tustin, Calif.

DARPA to define manufacturing process for molecules in sensors, chemicals, and materials

DARPA to define manufacturing process for molecules in sensors, chemicals, and materials

Jul 16, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 July 2013. Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va., are approaching industry to find ways of easily engineering biology for advanced sensing capabilities, chemicals, materials, and therapeutics.

Industry: get ready for spectrum warfare program to cover EW, optics, GPS, and cyber operations

Industry: get ready for spectrum warfare program to cover EW, optics, GPS, and cyber operations

Jul 15, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 15 July 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to launch a new program next month to develop adaptive spectrum warfare technologies to enable warfighting in contested and denied areas.

Army eyes breakthroughs in infrared sensors with 3D ROIC for cooled dual-band IR arrays

Army eyes breakthroughs in infrared sensors with 3D ROIC for cooled dual-band IR arrays

Jul 15, 2013

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 15 July 2013. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to push infrared sensor technology forward by designing 3D readout integrated circuit (ROIC) technology for infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs).

Explosives-detection research for airport security is topic of DHS briefings next month

Explosives-detection research for airport security is topic of DHS briefings next month in D.C.

Jul 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, 14 July 2013. Explosives-detection experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will brief industry on research efforts in explosives-detection equipment and strategies of finding explosives hidden in checked baggage and carried by airline passengers at airport checkpoint screening systems next month in Washington.

DHS to brief industry on airport security imaging technology research next month in Washington

DHS to brief industry on airport security imaging technology research next month in Washington

Jul 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, 12 July 2013. Airport security experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will brief industry on developments and plans in advanced imaging technology (advanced imaging technology) for aviation security checkpoint and people screening Aug. 13 and 14 in Washington.

L-3 to develop imaging radar prototype to give AC-130 gunship more punch in bad weather

L-3 to develop imaging radar prototype to give AC-130 gunship more punch in bad weather

Jul 11, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 July 2013. Military radar experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are looking to the L-3 Communications Corp. Electron Devices segment in San Carlos, Calif., to design and flight test an imaging radar system that enables U.S. aircraft to engage maneuvering ground targets through clouds dust and other obscurants.

DARPA picks six companies to define enabling technologies for U.S. cyber warfare strategy

DARPA picks six companies to define enabling technologies for U.S. cyber warfare strategy

Jul 11, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 July 2013. Information security experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., have chosen six companies so far to define ways of understanding, planning, and managing military cyber warfare operations in real-time, large-scale, and dynamic networks.

L-3 to upgrade flight simulators for Navy and Marine Corps jets with high-definition imagery

L-3 to upgrade flight simulators for Navy and Marine Corps jets with high-definition imagery

Jul 10, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., 10 July 2013. Simulation and training experts at the L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training segment in Arlington, Texas, are making plans to upgrade tactical operational flight trainers for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 combat jet pilots with high-definition (HD) imagery.

ITT Exelis to help Navy with new EW system to protect ships from recently discovered threat

ITT Exelis to help Navy with new EW system to protect ships from recently discovered threat

Jul 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, 9 July 2013. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the ITT Exelis Electronic Systems division in Van Nuys, Calif., are helping U.S. Navy researchers develop an add-on advanced EW system to protect surface warships from a newly discovered, yet undisclosed, immediate threat to Navy fleet operations.

Navy searches for small business to manufacture shipboard Common Processing System (CPS)

Navy searches for small business to manufacture shipboard Common Processing System (CPS)

Jul 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, 9 July 2013. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are reaching out to industry to find a qualified small business for the build to print production of the Common Processing System (CPS) -- a shock-resistant open-architecture computing system for Navy cruisers, destroyers, and other programs.

Northrop Grumman prepares to build five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft

Northrop Grumman prepares to build five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft

Jul 8, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 8 July 2013. Aircraft designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems sector in Bethpage, N.Y., are preparing to build an additional five E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based surveillance and early warning aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

FAA seeks to collaborate with industry on aviation cybersecurity research initiatives

FAA seeks to collaborate with industry on aviation cybersecurity research initiatives

Jul 8, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 8 July 2013. Information security experts at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington are looking for private companies, colleges, and government agencies to collaborate on cybersecurity research work.

Army chooses Sotera to provide EW planner to jam enemy RF, safeguard friendly systems

Army chooses Sotera to provide EW planner to jam enemy RF, safeguard friendly systems

Jul 3, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 3 July 2013. U.S. Army electronic warfare (EW) experts needed a planning tool to enable warfighters to jam enemy communications, remotely controlled explosives, radar systems, and other RF assets while safeguarding U.S. and allied RF systems. They found their solution from Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. in Herndon, Va.

Navy considers Meggitt for MEMS retard sensors designed to measure bomb fuze deceleration

Navy considers Meggitt for MEMS retard sensors designed to measure bomb fuze deceleration

Jul 3, 2013

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 3 July 2013. U.S. Navy munitions experts needed Micro-Electromechanical System (MEMS)-based retard sensors to function as prototypes to measure deceleration in a bomb fuze for Navy air weapon applications. They found their solution from Meggitt PLC in Bournemouth, England.

Raytheon to upgrade sonar systems in towed mine-hunting remotely operated vehicle

Raytheon to upgrade sonar systems in towed mine-hunting remotely operated vehicle

Jul 2, 2013

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 2 July 2013. Sonar experts at the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I., are upgrading the U.S. Navy AN/AQS-20A mine hunting sonar under terms of a $14.2 million order announced Monday.

Army invites industry to demonstrate COTS tactical biometrics technology

Army invites industry to demonstrate COTS tactical biometrics technology

Jul 2, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 2 July 2013. U.S. Army biometrics experts are inviting companies and colleges that have developed tactical biometric devices to participate in field demonstrations to determine the effectiveness of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tactical biometric collection devices for use on the battlefield.

Air Force awards nine contracts to build advanced components for electronic warfare

Air Force awards nine contracts to build advanced components for electronic warfare

Jul 1, 2013

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 1 July 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers awarded nine research contracts Friday for a pivotal initiative similar to the Microwave and Millimeter Wave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MIMIC) program decades ago to develop some of the world's most advanced and capable electronic and photonic components for tomorrow's electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Navy asks industry for electro-optical sensor payload small enough for RQ-21A Integrator UAV

Navy asks industry for electro-optical sensor payload small enough for RQ-21A Integrator UAV

Jul 1, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. 1 July 2013. U.S. Navy researches are asking industry to build sophisticated electro-optical sensor payloads small enough for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like the Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Integrator, but with high-resolution and wide-area coverage, autonomous identification of objects, and other advanced capabilities.

Lockheed Martin wins contract to provide Army with counter-fire target-acquisition radar

Lockheed Martin wins contract to provide Army with counter-fire target-acquisition radar

Jun 30, 2013

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 30 June 2013. Radar experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) segment in Liverpool, N.Y., will build anti-artillery and anti-mortar radar systems for the U.S. Army under terms of a $605.1 million contract announced last week.

NASA chooses 3U CompactPCI FPGA board from 4DSP for high-performance space computing

NASA chooses 3U CompactPCI FPGA board from 4DSP for high-performance space computing

Jun 28, 2013

HAMPTON, Va., 28 June 2013. Computer scientists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) needed 3U CompactPCI single-board computers for an embedded computing test bed for advanced space instruments. They found their solution from 4DSP LLC in Reno, Nev.

Navy asks industry to automate information gathering for Marines on the front lines

Navy asks industry to automate information gathering for Marines on the front lines

Jun 28, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 June 2013. U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to pull out actionable information for battlefield commanders at the front lines in real time from sensor data.

General Dynamics continues project to upgrade submarine electronics with COTS computers

General Dynamics continues project to upgrade submarine electronics with COTS computers

Jun 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, 27 June 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking General Dynamics Information Systems in Fairfax, Va., to continue a project that seeks to upgrade the combat systems aboard U.S. missile and fast-attack submarines with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computers.

Navy chooses AN/SRQ-4 ship-to-helicopter datalink radios from L3 for situational awareness

Navy chooses AN/SRQ-4 ship-to-helicopter datalink radios from L3 for situational awareness

Jun 26, 2013

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 June 2013. U.S. Navy helicopter avionics experts needed a digital data link to enable helicopters to share sensor information in real time with Navy and Coast Guard surface ships. They found their solution from L3 Communications-West in Salt Lake City.

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