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Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

Raytheon moves to full-scale development of RIM-162 ESSM Block 2 ship-defense missile

Apr 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, 17 April 2015. Missile experts at the Raytheon Co. are moving forward with a project to design a next-generation shipboard missile able to defeat a wide variety of aircraft and missile threats with an active radar seeker than can operate independently of the launch ship.

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

Defense electronics industry concerned about cyber security, yet not sure where to turn for help

Apr 15, 2015

NASHUA, N.H., 15 April 2015. The vast majority of those in the aerospace and defense electronics industry are deeply concerned with the susceptibility of their data and systems to cyber attack, yet are not investing in cyber security tools because of perceived high costs and lack of customer cyber security requirements.

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

30 years later, Marine Corps Boeing AV-8B jump jet still being upgraded as front-line attack jet

Apr 14, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 April 2015. The U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet is one of the most upgraded military combat aircraft 30 years after its first deployments, and even longer than that since its initial design back in the 1970s.

Technology and research to radiation-harden COTS electronics tot he radiation effects of nuclear weapons explosions

Navy to work with industry to find ways of hardening COTS electronics to nuclear explosions

Apr 14, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are working with working with industry and academia to find new ways to create radiation-hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics from the effects of radiation from the explosion of nuclear weapons.

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

Apr 14, 2015

LAKEHURST, N.J., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are surveying the military radio communications industry for companies able to provide off-the-shelf vehicle-mount radios with two-channel operation and Link 16 capabilities.

Marine Corps AV-8B jump jet avionics mission computers to receive next-gen Ethernet capability

Marine Corps AV-8B jump jet avionics mission computers to receive next-gen Ethernet capability

Apr 13, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 April 2015. U.S. Navy avionics experts are sponsoring a project to upgrade the avionics mission computers in the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet with next-generation Ethernet capability.

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

Apr 13, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 April 2015. Textron Systems Corp. will provide new RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-control systems under terms of a $79.5 million contract announced earlier this month.

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

Apr 10, 2015

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., 10 April 2015. The Gray Army Airfield, a helicopter airport at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will receive a new air traffic control tower to replace a relatively old tower that's now considered an obstacle to aviation.

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Special Forces asks industries for new technologies to help combat divers fight in the water

Apr 10, 2015

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 10 April 2015. U.S. military special operations experts are reaching out to industry for new technologies to help combat divers and swimmers maneuver, navigate, communicate, and fight in the water.

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences to build six next-generation towed-array sonars for attack submarines

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences to build six next-generation towed-array sonars for attack submarines

Apr 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, 9 April 2015. Sonar designers at L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp. in Millersville, Md., are building the U.S. Navy's next-generation towed-array sonar for submarines and unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to detect, track, and classify quiet, modern submarine threats in open ocean and littoral waters.

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

DARPA seeks to create enduring software that's immune to changes in operating systems and Web browsers

Apr 8, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 April 2015. U.S. military researchers are reaching out to software companies to find new methods, compiler designs, runtime implementations, and virtual machine technologies for building long-lived, survivable, and scalable adaptive software systems.

Readers asked to weigh-in on the importance of cyber security and cyber warfare

Readers asked to weigh-in on the importance of cyber security and cyber warfare

Apr 8, 2015

NASHUA, N.H., 8 April 2015. The editors of Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace are reaching out to readers in an effort to gauge the importance that the defense industry places on cyber security, information security, and cyber warfare.

Not your grandfather's submarine periscope

Apr 7, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 April 2015. We've all seen the movies -- Run Silent, Run Deep; Das Boot; U-571, and others -- in which the submarine captain orders "up periscope," a big tube rises, the captain quickly unfolds a pair of handles, swivels his hat backwards, and looks through eyepieces while rotating the tube around 360 degrees to see what's on the surface.

Navy asks Textron to build second and third next-generation LCAC vessels for beach invasions

Navy asks Textron to build second and third next-generation LCAC vessels for beach invasions

Apr 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, 7 April 2015. Shipbuilding experts at Textron Inc. are making plans to build two more of the U.S. Navy's next-generation landing craft to move infantry and equipment quickly onto invasion beaches from surface warships offshore.

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth ans survivability

Navy providing new photonics sensor masts to improve attack submarine stealth and survivability

Apr 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, 6 April 2015. U.S. Navy submarine experts needed improved sensor photonics masts for Virginia-class fast attack submarines to improve stealthiness and survivability. They found their solution from L3 KEO in Northampton, Mass.

Air Force names 17 contractors for NETCENTS-2 network operations and enterprise services jobs

Air Force names 17 contractors for NETCENTS-2 network operations and enterprise services jobs

Apr 6, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 6 April 2015. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are adding a new crop of contractors to the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) -- these for network operations, enterprise services, and infrastructure development and operations.

Army researchers survey industry for suppliers of Aeryon SkyRanger small helicopter drones

Army researchers survey industry for suppliers of Aeryon SkyRanger small helicopter drones

Apr 3, 2015

NATICK, Mass., 3 April 2015. U.S. Army soldier systems experts are surveying industry to find companies able to supply the SkyRanger small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed by Aeryon Labs Inc. in Waterloo Ontario.

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

Air Force researchers ready major cyber security project to safeguard avionics from computer hackers

Apr 3, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 April 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are advising industry to get ready for a potential $49.7 million cyber security project to safeguard military avionics from computer hackers and other cyber warfare threats.

BAE Systems to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

BAE Systems to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

Apr 2, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 April 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking BAE Systems to build identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

Navy chooses Astronics Test Systems to build radio signal-routing systems for submarine fleet

Navy chooses Astronics Test Systems to build radio signal-routing systems for submarine fleet

Apr 2, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I., 2 April 2015. Radio communications experts at Astronics Test Systems are building on-board systems that route signals and information among various antennas and communications systems aboard U.S. Navy submarines.

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

Apr 1, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.

Air Force adds 10 information technology companies to NETCENTS-2 Application Services program

Air Force adds 10 information technology companies to NETCENTS-2 Application Services program

Apr 1, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are doubling the number of contractors competing for a decade's worth of IT services contracts as part of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services program.

House and Senate seeing eye-to-eye on defense spending for next year

House and Senate seeing eye-to-eye on defense spending for next year

Mar 31, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 31 March 2015. At this early stage, the U.S. House and Senate are seeing eye-to-eye on next year's defense spending, as the two houses of Congress are placing roughly equal amounts for the Pentagon in their respective fiscal 2016 budget resolutions.

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire AMRAAM, AIM-9X missiles

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire AMRAAM, AIM-9X missiles

Mar 31, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 31 March 2015. U.S. Navy air warfare experts are ordering special new missile launchers to enable Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter-bombers to carry the nation's latest and most lethal air-to-air missiles.

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, move forward with weapons systems upgrades on Navy cruisers and destroyers

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, move forward with weapons systems upgrades on Navy cruisers and destroyers

Mar 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, 31 March 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are moving forward with projects to upgrade the Aegis combat system aboard Navy destroyers and cruisers to enhance radar speed and performance against advanced threats like cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and high-performance attack aircraft.

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