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Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

Sep 22, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I., 22 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed embedded computing to route signals and information among various antennas and communications systems aboard Navy submarines. They found their solution from Tracewell Systems Inc. in Westerville, Ohio.

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

Sep 19, 2014

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at Coherent Technical Services Inc. in Lexington Park, Md., are continuing their work to make data flowing over the MIL-STD-1553 databus available to other systems for testing and data verification.

Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

Sep 19, 2014

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Aircraft software experts at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., are helping the U.S. Navy upgrade flight software to enable existing airborne mission computers to disseminate collected maritime airborne mission data in real time.

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

Sep 18, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army helicopter aviation experts are working with the Boeing Co. to improve the electrical system on the CH-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter to incorporate additional on-board power.

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Sep 18, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than a thousand U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $68.7 million contract this week to Hellfire Systems LLC in Orlando, Fla., to produce 1,361 Hellfire II missile models AGM-114R, AGM-114R-3, AGM-114P-4A, TGM M36E7, and ATM-114Q-6.

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

Sep 17, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification announced Monday.

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Sep 17, 2014

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Coming struggle with ISIS a test of U.S. resolve

Sep 16, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Sept. 2014. Is the Middle East terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a legitimate threat to the United States? Based on the latest response, it would appear that leading members of the Obama Administration believe it not to be so.

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

Sep 16, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of cockpit displays for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber and the EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace segment in Albuquerque, N.M.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

Sep 12, 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Sep 11, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 11 Sept. 2014. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies capable of manufacturing upgrade kits to enable the Boeing B-52 long-range strategic jet bomber to exchange crucial targeting data with command authorities while the aircraft is in flight.

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Sep 10, 2014

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 10 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Contractor protests, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick this week on Rapid Fire

Sep 10, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Sept. 2014. Contractor protests, sobering defense assessments, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Multi-billion-dollar Navy CANES shipboard networking program held up for protest: here we go again

Sep 9, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 9 Sept. 2014. We live in an era of protest and contention; I understand that. You can't escape this facet of our culture even if you're just trying to relax in front of the game. NFL football routinely protests referee calls pending review on camera instant replay. Major League Baseball started something similar this season.

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Sep 9, 2014

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 9 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found their solution from the Textron Systems Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Hunt Valley, Md.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

Sep 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Sept. 2014. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry for technologies that augment inertial navigation systems (INS) to enable precision long-endurance navigation and precise weapon and platform maneuvers.

Navy orders PMC daughter cards from GE for shipboard aircraft approach and landing system

Navy orders PMC daughter cards from GE for shipboard aircraft approach and landing system

Sep 5, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy air traffic control experts needed data-transfer embedded computing cards for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS). They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Raytheon to upgrade TV-guided Maverick air-to-ground missiles with the latest laser guidance

Raytheon to upgrade TV-guided Maverick air-to-ground missiles with the latest laser guidance

Sep 4, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Sept. 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co. are upgrading versions of the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile by replacing relatively old optical TV-guided seekers with late-model precision-guided laser sensors.

Boeing gets production capacity in place to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships

Boeing gets production capacity in place to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships

Sep 4, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 4 Sept. 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Mesa, Ariz., are preparing to build 24 new AH-6I light helicopter gunships.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $234.7 million contract to Boeing late last week for long-lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I helicopter gunships.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 ship-based helicopters

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 ship-based helicopters

Sep 3, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 Sept. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing to improve the safety of U.S. Navy Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters with new software and other upgrades.

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

Sep 3, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 3 Sept. 2014. New command, control, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment for U.S. Navy ships, torpedo upgrades to enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, and rebuilding the Navy's fleet of hovercraft land-attack vessels highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Vacation's over; time to get back to work

Sep 2, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 2 Sept. 2014. Labor Day is behind us, vacation's over, the kids are back at school, and the afternoon shadows are getting progressively longer. We all know what this means; it begins the long sprint until Thanksgiving week in the rhythm of the business year.

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Sep 2, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Aug 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, 29 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy's fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore duirng land invasions.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Aug 27, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 27 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

 

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