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BAE Systems to upgrade more Paladin 155-millimeter artillery systems with digital fire control

BAE Systems to upgrade more Paladin 155-millimeter artillery systems with digital fire control

May 22, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 22 May 2015. Vetronics experts at BAE Systems upgrade U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin 155-millimeter self-propelled artillery systems with digital fire control capability under terms of a $16.5 million contract modification announced Thursday.

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Reaper attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics

May 21, 2015

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 May 2015. U.S. Air Force unmanned systems experts are ordering eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 attack drones from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.

Lockheed Martin prepares Navy AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard undersea warfare for future upgrades

Lockheed Martin prepares Navy AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard undersea warfare for future upgrades

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, 21 May 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. for another year of support for a sensor and weapons package designed to help surface warships detect and attack enemy submarines.

Army asks Lockheed Martin to convert 200 practice Hellfire missiles to battle-ready armed versions

Army asks Lockheed Martin to convert 200 practice Hellfire missiles to battle-ready armed versions

May 20, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 May 2015. U.S. Army missile experts are asking engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to convert 200 Army practice air-to-ground Hellfire missiles to armed-and-dangerous real munitions.

Navy submarine sonar experts choose Massa Products to design and build DT-574 hydrophone transducers

Navy submarine sonar experts choose Massa Products to design and build DT-574 hydrophone transducers

May 20, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I., 20 May 2015. U.S. Navy submarine sonar experts needed hydrophones for a variety of submarine sonar systems. They found their solution from Massa Products Corp. in Hingham, Mass.

Military 5G mobile networking to be key driver in aerospace and defense test and measurement

May 19, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 May 2015. Future military 5G mobile networking capability will have a profound influence on defense communications, and will present a host of new challenges and capabilities for aerospace and defense test and measurement.

Air Force to enhance open-systems information sharing and cyber security for C4ISR systems

Air Force to enhance open-systems information sharing and cyber security for C4ISR systems

May 19, 2015

ROME, N.Y., 19 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to launch a program to apply open-systems information sharing and cyber security to a wide variety of Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

Navy looks to H6 Systems to develop microwave weapon simulator for aircraft research

Navy looks to H6 Systems to develop microwave weapon simulator for aircraft research

May 19, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 May 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft researchers needed the ability to simulate a high-power microwave weapon to measure its effects on U.S. military aircraft. They found their solution from H6 Systems Inc. in Nashua, N.H.

Air Force names 19 IT companies to share as much as $7.9 billion for NETCENTS-2 network operations

Air Force names 19 IT companies to share as much as $7.9 billion for NETCENTS-2 network operations

May 18, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 18 May 2015. U.S. Air Force information technology experts are adding 19 companies to the massive Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) under terms of contracts cumulatively worth as much as $7.9 billion announced Friday.

Military supply center orders 690 SINCGARS circuit cards from Exelis to support legacy radio system

Military supply center orders 690 SINCGARS circuit cards from Exelis to support legacy radio system

May 18, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 18 May 2015. U.S. government logistics experts announced a plan earlier this month to purchase 690 circuit cards from the Exelis Inc. Electronic Systems segment in Fort Wayne, Inc., to support the military legacy Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

May 14, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 14 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a program to develop a hypersonic munition able to attack and destroy targets quickly over long distances, and pose lethal threats to many different targets in many different locations all at the same time.

Navy looks to Mercury Systems to provide electronic spare parts for shipboard EW systems

Navy looks to Mercury Systems to provide electronic spare parts for shipboard EW systems

May 14, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 14 May 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed various electronic spare parts for the Navy's AN/SLQ-32(V)6 ship-mounted electronic warfare (EW) system. They found their solution from Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass.

Army reaching out to industry for handheld and wrist-worn GPS receivers for use in the Middle East

Army reaching out to industry for handheld and wrist-worn GPS receivers for use in the Middle East

May 13, 2015

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, 13 May 2015. U.S. Army navigation and guidance officials are interested in buying 1,622 handheld and 20 wrist-worn GPS receivers, and they need to know by TOMORROW, 14 May 2015, which companies could provide these wearable satellite navigation devices.

Navy aircraft researchers order Core i7-based VME embedded computing boards from Concurrent Technologies

Navy researchers order Core i7-based VME embedded computing boards from Concurrent Technologies

May 13, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 May 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft researchers needed VME embedded computing boards based on the third-generation Intel Core i7 microprocessor for a variety of research tasks. They found their solution from Concurrent Technologies Inc. in Woburn, Mass.

High-performance embedded computing (HPEC) takes giant step forward with Intel Xeon D processor

High-performance embedded computing (HPEC) takes giant step forward with Intel Xeon D processor

May 12, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 May 2015. Designers of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) for demanding aerospace and defense applications like radar processing, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and electronic warfare (EW) are flexing their muscles after introduction earlier this spring of the Intel Xeon D processor.

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

Soldier systems technology is focus of Army researcher briefings to industry on 12 June

May 12, 2015

NATICK, Mass., 12 May 2015. U.S. Army researchers will brief industry next month on soldier systems technology challenges and future contracting opportunities for the Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC). Presentations will center on warfighter survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness, and quality of life.

Army surveying industry for stabilized sensor platform for electro-optical sensor payloads

Army surveying industry for stabilized sensor platform for electro-optical sensor payloads

May 11, 2015

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 11 May 2015. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to fine companies able to design and build a stabilized sensor platform for electro-optical sensor payloads. Sensor packages need stabilized platforms to avoid jitter caused by movement, shock, or vibration.

MIKEL researchers helping Navy with submarine machine automation and combat system development

MIKEL researchers helping Navy with submarine machine automation and combat system development

May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, 11 May 2015. A Massachusetts research company is moving forward on a U.S. Navy project to design futuristic submarine combat system technologies involving submarine machine automation and reduced manning requirements.

Air Force accelerates program to provide M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters worldwide

Air Force accelerates program to provide M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters worldwide

May 8, 2015

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 8 May 2015. Satellite navigation experts at L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) in Anaheim, Calif., are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

NASA-developed distributed electric propulsion could be key to future ultra-quiet UAV

NASA-developed distributed electric propulsion could be key to future ultra-quiet UAV

May 8, 2015

ATLANTA, 8 May 2015. U.S. government researchers are experimenting with what could be the key to ultra-quiet unmanned aircraft for a wide variety of uses ranging from covert military surveillance and reconnaissance to package deliveries that don't annoy the neighbors.

NASA-developed distributed electric propulsion could be key to future ultra-quiet UAV

Stabilized electro-optical gimbal sensor payload for manned and unmanned aircraft offered by ADSYS

May 8, 2015

ATLANTA, 8 May 2015. Electro-optics experts at ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif., are introducing the Arrow 600 stabilized gimbal with modular configurations for a variety of manned and unmanned aircraft.

Laser navigation for unmanned aircraft in RF- and GPS-denied areas developed by ADSYS

Laser navigation for unmanned aircraft in RF- and GPS-denied areas developed by ADSYS

May 7, 2015

ATLANTA, 7 May 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard unmanned aviation experts needed laser navigation and landing capability for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in areas where RF and GPS signals are jammed or disrupted. They found their solution from ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Raytheon to upgrade Army electro-optical sensors with networking and anti-sniper capability

Raytheon to upgrade Army electro-optical sensors with networking and anti-sniper capability

May 7, 2015

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 7 May 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are asking Raytheon Co. to upgrade long-range electro-optical sensors with networking capability so soldiers can share battlefield imaging data and improve their effectiveness against enemy snipers.

high-power electromagnetics

Air Force reaching out to industry for high-power electromagnetics for directed-energy weapons

May 6, 2015

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 6 May 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help in advancing the state of the art in high-power electromagnetics technologies for directed-energy weapons and a variety of other aerospace and defense uses.

Pieces falling into place for a robust U.S. cyber security infrastructure

May 5, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 5 May 2015. Cyber security is on the minds of many these days as the U.S. Department of Defense, other government agencies, and private business kick into high gear in attempts to foil hackers and other cyber criminals.

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