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Lockheed Martin to provide Hellfire airborne missile launchers to militaries of four Asian countries

Lockheed Martin to provide Hellfire airborne missile launchers to militaries of four Asian countries

Jan 30, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 30 Jan. 2015. Airborne weapons experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are helping equip the military forces of four Asian with the Hellfire air-to-ground missile under terms of a multi-year contract announced earlier this month.

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

Jan 29, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are moving forward with a program to develop wide-area airborne search capability to detect and track enemy submarines using deployed patterns of bistatic sonobuoys.

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

Jan 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, 28 Jan. 2015. U.S. intelligence experts are ready to kick off a program to find ways of forecasting cyber warfare attacks and other cyber security issues to assist cyber defenders with the earliest possible modes of detection.

Army announces plan to upgrade ARL reconnaissance aircraft with new sensors and new airframe

Army announces plan to upgrade ARL reconnaissance aircraft with new sensors and new airframe

Jan 28, 2015

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 28 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army airborne surveillance experts are announcing a plan to upgrade the EO-5C Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) reconnaissance aircraft with a new airframe and new electronics.

Notes from ground-zero of the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015

Notes from ground-zero of the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015

Jan 27, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 27 Jan. 2015. It's 10:30 a.m. Tuesday of the so-called Winter Storm Juno, or the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015. Like most of New England, I'm holed-up at home in Milford, N.H., waiting for the worst of the storm to hit.

Navy orders AN/ARQ-59 tactical data link equipment from L-3 to link helicopters with surface ships

Navy orders AN/ARQ-59 tactical data link equipment from L-3 to link helicopters with surface ships

Jan 27, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 Jan. 2015. Command and control experts at L-3 Communications Systems-West in Salt Lake City will provide advanced digital communications to enable airborne terminals to share information with land- and ship-based data terminals under terms of a contract modification announced last week.

Northrop Grumman gets ready to install two-color electro-optical sensors P-8A missile-defense system

Northrop Grumman gets ready to install two-color electro-optical sensors P-8A missile-defense system

Jan 26, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 Jan. 2015. Electro-optics experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. will begin upgrading the sensors in the airborne missile-defense system aboard the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet under terms of an order announced Friday.

Raytheon joins L-3 in program to speed modernized GPS receiver fielding with new circuit cards

Raytheon joins L-3 in program to speed modern anti-jam GPS receivers to the warfighter

Jan 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 23 Jan. 2015. Satellite navigation experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., will help the U.S. military develop anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code capability for military operations.

Air Force takes up open-systems standards for ISR sensor pods in hopes of spreading military-wide

Air Force takes up open-systems standards for ISR sensor pods in hopes of spreading military-wide

Jan 22, 2015

PHOENIX, 22 Jan. 2015. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are spearheading a initiative to define a standard electronics architecture for complex intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor pods on military aircraft.

RF and microwave electronics industry sets sights on common modules and open-systems standards

RF and microwave electronics industry sets sights on common modules and open-systems standards

Jan 21, 2015

PHOENIX, 21 Jan. 2015. The U.S. military and defense industry are trying to do for RF and microwave design what has been done for the embedded computing industry -- create open-systems industry standards to help speed systems development, reduce costs, and facilitate systems upgrades.

Embedded computing community seeks to push I/O speeds in exploring new frontier of optical interconnects

Embedded computing community seeks to push I/O speeds in exploring new frontier of optical interconnects

Jan 21, 2015

PHOENIX 21 Jan. 2015. Designers of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems are exploring the use of optical fiber-based interconnects among circuit cards in electronic enclosures, and among the enclosures themselves, in efforts speed system performance.

2015 expected to be breakout year for VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing

2015 expected to be breakout year for VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing

Jan 20, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 20 Jan. 2015. Long-anticipated VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing technology should see its first major design wins this year, driven by applications in land vehicles and manned aircraft, industry experts say.

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

Jan 20, 2015

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. VPX technology, an embedded computing approach based on high-speed switch-fabric interconnects, is expected to grow by 20 to 25 percent over the next five years, despite setbacks by a lackluster U.S. defense market.

That's the prediction of Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst for discrete and process automation at market researcher IHS Technology in Englewood, Colo. Colquhoun made his comments Monday at the Embedded Tech Trends conference in Phoenix.

Navy expands MQ-4C Triton UAV facilities at Point Mugu in preparation for activation this year

Navy expands MQ-4C Triton UAV facilities at Point Mugu in preparation for activation this year

Jan 19, 2015

VENTURA COUNTY NAVAL BASE, Calif., 19 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy leaders are expanding the basing and infrastructure to support the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Southern California.

Air Force asks L-3 IEC to help speed modernized GPS receiver fielding with prototype circuit cards

Air Force asks L-3 IEC to help speed modernized GPS receiver fielding with prototype circuit cards

Jan 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 19 Jan. 2015. Satellite navigation experts at L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp. (IEC) in Anaheim, Calif., are helping the U.S. military develop anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code capability for military operations.

Navy to beef-up carrier-based jet fighter IRST ability to search for enemy planes without radar

Navy to beef-up carrier-based jet fighters' ability to search for enemy planes without radar

Jan 16, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Jan. 2015. Electro-optics engineers at the Boeing Co. are equipping additional U.S. Navy carrier-based jet fighters with passive search gear to detect and track enemy aircraft without the use of radar.

SRI International joins Northrop and Draper to safeguard military from counterfeit electronics

Jan 16, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Jan., 2015. SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., is the third contractor selected for a U.S. military research program to develop new technologies to safeguard the U.S. military electronics supply chain from substandard used and counterfeit electronics.

Northrop Grumman joins Draper Lab in program to combat military counterfeit electronics

Northrop Grumman joins Draper Lab in program to combat military counterfeit electronics

Jan 15, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Jan., 2015. Defense microelectronics experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Linthicum, Md., are joining the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass., in a program to develop new technologies to safeguard the U.S. military electronics supply chain from substandard used and counterfeit electronics.

BAE Systems to develop MAD ASW drone to help Navy P-8A find submarines from high altitudes

BAE Systems to develop MAD ASW drone to help Navy P-8A find submarines from high altitudes

Jan 14, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 14 Jan. 2015. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts at BAE Systems are developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sensor payload able to look for submerged enemy submarines by detecting small variations in the Earth's magnetic field.

The critical value of human intelligence in the cockpit

Jan 13, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG 13 Jan. 2015. Modern avionics represents truly amazing technology. Sensors are growing in sophistication, digital satellite communications is helping guide aircraft to their destinations more efficiently than ever before, and small powerful computers are blending sensor inputs to produce on-board real-time situational awareness.

Artificial intelligence and new levels of machine learning are aims of IARPA MICrONS program

Artificial intelligence and new levels of machine learning are aims of IARPA MICrONS program

Jan 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, 13 Jan. 2015. U.S. intelligence experts are trying to reverse-engineer the algorithms of the human brain by blending data science and neuro science in attempts to make rapid advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Carnegie Mellon to apply synthetic vision technology to help keep snow plows safe on the road

Carnegie Mellon to apply synthetic vision technology to help keep snow plows safe on the road

Jan 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, 12 Jan. 2015. Federal transportation authorities are asking researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to borrow from defense and aerospace synthetic vision technology to develop an enhanced vision system to enable snowplow drivers to see clearly in blizzard conditions.

Navy resolves CANES shipboard networking protest with selection of two more equipment vendors

Navy resolves CANES shipboard networking protest with selection of two more equipment vendors

Jan 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 9 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy communications experts are expanding their stable of communications and computing contractors from five to seven for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program after a contractor protest last September brought the multi-billion-dollar program to a temporary halt.

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

Jan 8, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 8 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering a couple of thousand U.S.-made Hellfire tactical missiles for the Army, as well as for the governments of Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Indonesia, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Navy carriers and big-deck amphibs receive new intra-ship voice communications networking

Navy carriers and big-deck amphibs receive new intra-ship voice communications networking

Jan 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C., 8 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard communications experts are making plans to install new and upgraded intra-ship communications gear aboard the nation's fleet of aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

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