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Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Oct 21, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Oct 21, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Video Blog explores how gaming technology influences high-performance embedded computing

Oct 20, 2014

THE MIL & AERO VIDEO BLOG, 20 Oct. 2014. What can happen when systems designers apply digital high-end gaming technology military embedded computing? The answer is a lot, as technologies such as general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs) -- designed originally for gamers -- yield space- and power-efficient parallel processing capability.

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

Air Force chooses Boeing to upgrade submarine communications for airborne command post

Oct 20, 2014

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 20 Oct 2014. Strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co., are developing a system to enable military emergency command post aircraft to communicate with submerged submarines in the event of nuclear war or other global disasters.

A U.S. military stuck in the ditch

Oct 17, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 Oct. 2014. The U.S. military's mission in the Middle East is drawing to a close -- with the exception of scattered and largely ineffective bombing raids to annoy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Australian navy buys L-3 Link flight simulators for EA-18G pilot training and mission rehearsal

Oct 17, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., 17 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy simulation and training experts are asking the L-3 Communications Corp. Link Simulation & Training segment in Arlington, Texas, to build simulation, training, and mission rehearsal equipment for Australian navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jet aircraft crews.

Cyber security is more pressing than ever, yet U.S. and its allies are just getting started

Oct 14, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 Oct. 2014. Cyber warfare and cyber security are hot issues these days in the aerospace and defense electronics business. Cyber security is considered to be one of the few growth areas in the defense business, and the Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into safeguarding the military from malicious computer hackers.

Navy asks Orbital Sciences to build supersonic target drones for anti-ship missile training

Navy asks Orbital Sciences to build supersonic target drones for anti-ship missile training

Oct 13, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 Oct. 2014. Target drone experts at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler, Ariz., are building supersonic target air vehicles for the U.S. Navy to help surface warship crews practice ways to detect and defeat incoming supersonic anti-ship missiles.

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

Oct 10, 2014

CORONA, Calif., 10 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance experts are asking FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., to provide 25 infrared cameras for weapons practice ranges in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia under terms of a $2.2 million contract announced this week.

Navy chooses contract manufacturer Sechan to build components for ship self-defense system

Navy chooses contract manufacturer Sechan to build components for ship self-defense system

Oct 10, 2014

DAHLGREN, Va., 10 Oct. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturer Sechan Electronics Inc. in Lititz, Pa., will build hardware for the U.S. Navy's Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Mk2 under terms of a $24.3 million contract.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAV defenses against cyber attacks

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAV defenses against cyber attacks

Oct 9, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 9 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to upgrade the abilities of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to resist computer hackers' attempts to commandeer the unmanned aircraft while in flight.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

Oct 7, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin joint venture to build Javelin anti-armor missiles U.S. and allied forces

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin joint venture to build Javelin anti-armor missiles U.S. and allied forces

Oct 7, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 7 Oct. 2014. Missile experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., are building 534 Javelin Block 1 anti-armor missiles for infantry warfighters under terms of an $84.3 million contract announced last week.

Navy choosing rugged fiber optic cable from TE SubCom to connect subsea instruments

Navy choosing rugged fiber optic cable from TE SubCom to connect subsea instruments

Oct 6, 2014

PORT HUENEME, Calif., 6 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy subsea instrument specialists needed optical fiber-based submarine cable to connect deep ocean measurement instruments to shore monitoring stations. They found their solution from Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications LLC (TE SubCom) in Eatontown, N.J.

Navy awards $41 million contract to Raytheon to provide 15 AN/APG-79 AESA aircraft radar systems

Navy awards $41 million contract to Raytheon to provide 15 AN/APG-79 AESA aircraft radar systems

Oct 6, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 Oct. 2014. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. Navy with 15 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) airborne radar systems under terms of a recent contract.

Navy chooses AAI Textron to provide mine-hunting unmanned boat for Littoral Combat Ship

Navy chooses AAI Textron to provide mine-hunting unmanned boat for Littoral Combat Ship

Oct 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, 3 Oct. 2014. Unmanned surface vessel (USV) experts at AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., are building an unmanned boat designed to detect and pinpoint ocean mines that pose threats to Navy surface warships and other vessels under terms of a contract announced this week.

Air Force Research Lab chooses seven companies to take on advanced spectrum warfare work

Air Force Research Lab chooses seven companies to take on advanced spectrum warfare work

Oct 3, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are choosing seven U.S. defense companies to participate in an adaptive spectrum warfare project to enable U.S. and allied warfighters to control communications, radar, networking, and other crucial systems in the presence of electronic warfare and cyber warfare.

Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

Army taps Quantum Research to build imaging nano-satellites for front-line warfighters

Oct 2, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., 2 Oct. 2014. U.S. Army strategic reconnaissance experts needed an imaging satellite company to build small satellites to provide deployed warfighters with real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance imagery. They found their solution from Quantum Research International, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.

AeroVironment joins Northrop Grumman in developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

AeroVironment joins Northrop Grumman in developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Oct 2, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 2 Oct. 2014. Unmanned aircraft designers at AeroVironment Inc. in Monrovia, Calif., are moving forward on a program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can launch and recover from relatively small ships for long-term maritime surveillance.

Navy nearing end of competition to develop helicopter-based EW to protect ships from missiles

Navy nearing end of competition to develop helicopter-based EW to protect ships from missiles

Oct 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, 1 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

New Tomahawk missile, advancing aircraft missile defense, and nuclear missiles this week on Rapid Fire

New Tomahawk missile, advancing aircraft missile defense, and nuclear missiles this week on Rapid Fire

Oct 1, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 1 Oct. 2014. New Tomahawk missiles on the way, pushing the state of the art in aircraft missile defense, and boosting the nation's nuclear deterrence force highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

Sep 30, 2014

KEYPORT, Wash., 30 Sept. 2014. Submarine electronics experts at DRS Laurel Technologies in Johnstown, Pa., will provide embedded computing, display, and networking hardware to upgrade U.S. and Australian combat submarines under terms of a $171.2 million contract announced Monday.

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

Sep 29, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C., 29 Sept 2014. Military communications experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will help U.S. defense researchers on an 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.

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Sep 29, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 Sept. 2014. Unmanned aircraft designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are moving forward on a program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can launch and recover from relatively small ships for long-term maritime surveillance.

Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

Lockheed Martin to build Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles in potential $828.4 million deal

Sep 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, 26 Sept. 2014. Weapons experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with new Trident II D5 nuclear submarine-launched ballistic missiles and Trident missile upgrades under terms of a potential $828.4 million contract modification announced this month.

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