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Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Oct 29, 2014

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Oct. 2014. Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide 1,160 AN/ARC-210 airborne radios and related equipment for foreign militaries under terms of a $101.1 million contract announced Tuesday.

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Oct 29, 2014

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 29 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force laser weapons experts are supervising a project to develop advanced computer simulations of directed-energy weapons to help determine the effects and utility of high-energy laser weapons.

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Oct 28, 2014

WARREN, Mich., 28 Oct. 2014. U.S. military vetronics experts needed precision electronic motion-control devices to help keep the 120-millimeter main gun on the General Dynamics M1 Abrams main battle tank on target. They found their solution from Kearfott Corp. in Black Mountain, N.C.

Military & Aerospace Electronics launches quarterly e-newsletter focused on electronic warfare (EW)

Oct 28, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare is one of today's most pressing priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Properly done, electronic warfare -- or just EW for short -- can ensure that crucial U.S. and allied communications go through, and can deny this capability to hostile forces.

After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

Oct 24, 2014

QUANTICO, Va., 24 Oct. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with ordering prototypes of a long-delayed and expensive radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other low observables.

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Oct 23, 2014

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Oct. 2014. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build 17 UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters with airborne radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $82.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Oct 22, 2014

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Oct 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

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.

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