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General Dynamics to upgrade combat electronics for a variety of U.S. and Australian submarines

General Dynamics to upgrade combat electronics for a variety of U.S. and Australian submarines

Jul 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, 31 July 2015. Submarine electronics experts at the General Dynamics Mission Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., are upgrading digital processing capability in U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarine combat systems under terms of a $32.7 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Raytheon to pursue full-scale development of carrier-based GPS aircraft landing system

Raytheon to pursue full-scale development of carrier-based GPS aircraft landing system

Jul 30, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 July 2015. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts are planning to award a 6-year contract to Raytheon Co. for full-scale development of an aircraft carrier landing system based on differential Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology.

Air Force continues project to upgrade propeller control systems in C-130 turboprop aircraft

Air Force continues project to upgrade propeller control systems in C-130 turboprop aircraft

Jul 30, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 30 July 2015. U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 utility turboprop aircraft are receiving computer-aided propeller control to enhance aircraft safety and performance.

Race is on to find technologies to counter low-cost unmanned aircraft

Race is on to find technologies to counter low-cost unmanned aircraft

Jul 28, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 July 2015. Small quadcopter-types of small unmanned aircraft increasing are posing a drone menace to civil aircraft operations, as well as to sensitive public, government, and industrial sites like sporting events, prisons, power plants, and military bases.

Boeing to continue work on developing XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

Boeing to continue work on developing XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

Jul 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 July 2015. U.S. military researchers are pushing forward with a project to design an reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft able to carry and deploy 3,000-to-5,000-pound satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) for less than $5 million per launch.

Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

Jul 27, 2015

ROME, N.Y., 27 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for new ways of using embedded computing and sensors to improve military networking.

Raytheon to build more than 500 hard-target-penetrating missiles in $180.4 million contract

Jul 27, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 July 2015. Precision-guided munitions experts at Raytheon Co. will provide the U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces with more than 500 hard-target-penetrating and data-linked medium-range target-penetrating missiles under terms of a $180.4 million contract announced Friday.

DARPA TRACE program using advanced algorithms, embedded computing for radar target recognition

DARPA TRACE program using advanced algorithms, embedded computing for radar target recognition

Jul 24, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, Va., 24 July 2015. U.S. military researchers needed new ways of using computer algorithms and high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) for radar target recognition to identify military targets rapidly and accurately using radar sensors on manned and unmanned tactical aircraft. They found their solution from Deep Learning Analytics LLC in Arlington Va.

Army reaches out to industry for mature vehicle-mount IED detection and marking capabilities

Army reaches out to industry for mature vehicle-mount IED detection and marking capabilities

Jul 23, 2015

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 23 July 2015. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for fresh IED detection ideas on mature technologies for clearing surface-laid and buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from roadways and areas of military operations.

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

Jul 22, 2015

ROME, N.Y., 22 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to assess, locate, and characterize hard and deeply buried targets (HDBT) like underground bunkers containing enemy weapons or nuclear research facilities.

IT looking like a winner as U.S. military awards $14.4 billion over last four months

IT looking like a winner as U.S. military awards $14.4 billion over last four months

Jul 21, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 21 July 2015. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been ordering military information technology (IT) and IT services at a dizzying pace over the past four months, awarding IT contracts worth at least $14.4 billion.

Navy orders two Mark VI patrol boats with on-board networking and flat-screen displays

Navy orders two Mark VI patrol boats with on-board networking and flat-screen displays

Jul 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are ordering two 85-foot patrol boats that have surveillance and battle-management networking, as well as flat-screen monitors mounted throughout the vessels.

Pentagon names 50 companies for potential $6 billion in task orders for E-SITE IT support program

Pentagon names 50 companies for potential $6 billion in task orders for E-SITE IT support program

Jul 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, 20 July 2015. U.S. military information technology (IT) experts are asking 50 companies for IT requirements and technical support services under terms of a potential $6 billion E-SITE contract announced Friday.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

Jul 16, 2015

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 16 July 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

Navy orders shipboard electronic warfare systems from Lockheed Martin in $153.9 million contract

Navy orders shipboard electronic warfare systems from Lockheed Martin in $153.9 million contract

Jul 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, 15 July 2015. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are ordering advanced electronic warfare (EW) systems for surface warships like aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, cruisers, and destroyers under terms of a $153.9 million contract modification announced Friday.

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade infrared targeting systems aboard carrier-based F/A-18 jets

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade infrared targeting systems aboard carrier-based F/A-18 jets

Jul 15, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 July 2015. U.S. Navy combat aircraft experts are upgrading the forward-looking infrared targeting systems in carrier-based F/A-18 jet fighter-bombers.

Navy asks Lockheed Martin to study performance upgrades to Mk 48 Mod 7 CBASS submarine torpedoes

Navy asks Lockheed Martin to study performance upgrades to Mk 48 Mod 7 CBASS submarine torpedoes

Jul 13, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I., 13 July 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are moving forward with plans to upgrade and enhance the Navy's Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) version of the Mk 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo.

Air Force looks to CyberDefenses Inc. to boost cyber security at information network gateways

Air Force looks to CyberDefenses Inc. to boost cyber security at information network gateways

Jul 13, 2015

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 13 July 2015. Cyber security experts at CyberDefenses Inc. in Round Rock, Texas, will help the U.S. Air Force safeguard enterprise-level networks from computer hackers and other malicious attacks.

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

Jul 10, 2015

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 10 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multispectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Air Force chooses Black Diamond to provide rugged computers for battlefield air controllers

Air Force chooses Black Diamond to provide rugged computers for battlefield air controllers

Jul 10, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 10 July 2015. U.S. Air Force close air support control experts are looking to Black Diamond Advanced Technologies LLC in Chandler, Ariz., to provide rugged computers to help battlefield-deployed ground controllers guide attack jets accurately to their targets.

DEKA Research to develop touch-sensitive robotic artificial limbs for injured warfighters

DEKA Research to develop touch-sensitive robotic artificial limbs for injured warfighters

Jul 9, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 July 2015. U.S. military researchers are choosing a Manchester, N.H., research firm to develop enabling technologies that could help provide injured warfighters with robotic artificial limbs that feel and function like natural limbs.

Harris advanced targeting systems enable Navy jets to find and attack targets quickly

Harris advanced targeting systems enable Navy jets to find and attack targets quickly

Jul 9, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 9 July 2015. Military networking experts at Harris Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with new airborne targeting systems and situational awareness equipment that enable F/A-18 jet fighter-bomber crews to locate, classify, and attack important targets quickly.

BAE Systems to build 36 recovery M88A2 armored combat vehicles in $110.4 million contract

BAE Systems to build 36 recovery M88A2 armored combat vehicles in $110.4 million contract

Jul 8, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 8 July 2015. Armored combat vehicle experts at BAE Systems will provide the U.S. Army with 36 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles under terms of a $110.4 million contract announced last week.

Lockheed Martin to provide support and obsolescence mitigation to bring AEHF SATCOM online

Lockheed Martin to provide support and obsolescence mitigation to bring AEHF SATCOM online

Jul 8, 2015

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 8 July 2015. Lockheed Martin Corp. won a couple of contracts last week to help bring the U.S. military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) high-bandwidth satellite communications (SATCOM) network on line.

New Russian directed-energy weapon could complicate U.S. military strategic planning

New Russian directed-energy weapon could complicate U.S. military strategic planning

Jul 7, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 July 2015. The Russian defense industry reportedly has developed a directed-energy weapon that can destroy or disable sophisticated electronic guidance and navigation systems in manned and unmanned aircraft and precision-guided missiles.

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