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Navy orders one E-2D radar and maritime patrol aircraft from Northrop Grumman in $148.3 million deal

Navy orders one E-2D radar and maritime patrol aircraft from Northrop Grumman in $148.3 million deal

Mar 2, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 March 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are ordering one advanced E-2D maritime patrol and air control aircraft from its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman Corp., under terms of a $148.3 million contract modification announced Friday.

Army researchers asking industry for ways to speed sensor-fusion intelligence to warfighters

Army researchers asking industry for ways to speed sensor-fusion intelligence to warfighters

Feb 27, 2015

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 27 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for new ways to speed actionable intelligence to the field commanders and warfighters on the front-lines who need it most.

Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

Raytheon to provide another 114 advanced Tomahawk cruise missiles in $122.4 million contract

Feb 27, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 Feb. 2015. Munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) will build 114 Tomahawk Block IV long-range cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy under terms of a contract announced Thursday.

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

Feb 26, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find news ways to make small units of infantry warfighters more effectively and deadly using existing infantry weapons and unmanned systems.

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

Army awards $13.2 million contract to Elbit to provide Apache targeting helmets to Indonesia

Feb 26, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 26 Feb. 2015. Military avionics experts at Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide 300 integrated situational-awareness and targeting helmets for AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter pilots of the government of Indonesia.

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

Feb 25, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop unmanned sensors able to operate in harsh environments to monitor surface, aircraft, and submarine traffic above the Arctic Circle.

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

Army to buy more than 2,000 Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia

Feb 25, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than 2,000 U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Australia.

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

Feb 24, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 Feb. 2015. The past month has seen the U.S. military on a buying spree for advanced helicopters designed for a wide range of tasks from reconnaissance to attack. Since late January U.S. Army aviation authorities have announced orders for 84 helicopters worth about $1.1 billion.

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

Marines look to ViaSat for hatch-mount SATCOM antenna for streaming video aboard KC-130J aircraft

Feb 24, 2015

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. U.S. Marine Corps aviation experts needed hatch-mount satellite communications (SATCOM) antennas for the KC-130J Super Hercules utility turboprop aircraft. They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

Feb 23, 2015

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 23 Feb. 2015. Military strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency.

Army orders 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $591.2 million contract to Boeing

Army orders 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $591.2 million contract to Boeing

Feb 20, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 Feb. 2015. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. will provide 35 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the U.S. Army under terms of a $591.2 million contract modification announced late Thursday.

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

Navy approaches industry for ideas on electro-optical sensor suite for special forces attack planes

Feb 20, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 20 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on designing multi-sensor gimbaled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) stabilized targeting systems for large aircraft like the Lockheed Martin C-130J four-engine turboprop.

Army places order with Airbus Helicopters for 41 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

Army places order with Airbus Helicopters for 41 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

Feb 19, 2015

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 19 Feb. 2015. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon Va., will provide the U.S. Army with 41 UH-72A Lakota utility helicopters equipped with airborne radios under terms of a $220.6 million contract announced last week.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to beef-up cyber security for BACN battlefield communications

Feb 18, 2015

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 18 Feb. 2015. Military communications experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are beefing-up a major airborne battlefield communications system to protect it from computer hackers and other cyber security threats.

Dashing between the snowflakes to dig out trends in the aerospace and defense electronics industry

Dashing between the snowflakes to dig out trends in the aerospace and defense electronics industry

Feb 18, 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 18 Feb. 2015. Well it was hard enough, but I finally made it to the West Coast and back last week to chat with aerospace and defense electronics companies at the AFCEA West show in San Diego, and it turns out the results were worth the ordeal.

Orbital ATK to upgrade and upgrade aircraft missile-warning systems in $30.7 million Navy contract

Orbital ATK to upgrade and upgrade aircraft missile-warning systems in $30.7 million Navy contract

Feb 17, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 Feb. 2015. Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract announced Friday.

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

Feb 16, 2015

WARREN, Mich., 16 Feb. 2015. Main battle tank designers at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., will build six M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Package (SEP) Version 2 (V2) main battle tanks with digital vetronics under terms of a $49.8 million U.S. Army contract modification announced Friday.

Boeing to continue process of upgrading electronics in four Japan AWACS surveillance aircraft

Boeing to continue process of upgrading electronics in four Japan AWACS surveillance aircraft

Feb 16, 2015

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 16 Feb. 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co., will continue the process of electronics upgrades on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $402.8 million contract modification announced Friday.

Lockheed Martin moving to next-generation sonar signal processing for new Virginia-class submarines

Lockheed Martin moving to next-generation sonar signal processing for new Virginia-class submarines

Feb 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, 13 Feb. 2015. Sonar experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing the way for installing the latest generation commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based submarine sonar signal processing equipment on four new Virginia-class fast-attack submarines for the U.S. Navy.

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

Feb 12, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 12 Feb. 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for help in developing an affordable guidance system for a future air-to-air munition designed for aircraft self-defense.

Navy asks L-3 Warrior Systems to build night-vision goggles in $49.5 million contract

Navy asks L-3 Warrior Systems to build night-vision goggles in $49.5 million contract

Feb 12, 2015

CRANE, Ind. 12 Feb. 2015. Electro-optics experts at L-3 Warrior Systems in Londonderry, N.H., will provide the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with binocular night vision devices for a variety of nighttime surveillance applications.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., have announced a $49.5 million contract to L-3 Warrior Systems for the company's AN/PVS-31 binocular night vision device (BNVD).

Draper Lab to help enhance accuracy and power of Navy's submarine-launched nuclear missiles

Draper Lab to help enhance accuracy and power of Navy's submarine-launched nuclear missiles

Feb 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, 11 Feb. 2015. U.S. submarine-launched atomic missiles are becoming even more accurate and deadly as U.S. Navy leaders continue a program to fine-tune the accuracy of the Navy's Trident II D5 nuclear missiles that are designed for launch from Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

Raytheon to provide Multispectral Targeting Systems to Australian navy in $10.5 million contract

Raytheon to provide Multispectral Targeting Systems to Australian navy in $10.5 million contract

Feb 11, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 11 Feb. 2015. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide the Australian navy with airborne sensor capability that can reveal otherwise-hidden details by slicing images into several different spectral bands.

Navy looks to Imagine One to embed data mining and decision support in CANES shipboard networking

Navy looks to Imagine One to embed data mining and decision support in CANES shipboard networking

Feb 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO, 10 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard networking experts are trying to embed intelligent data mining and smart decision support capability in a next-generation shipboard tactical communications system called Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES).

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd. in Colonial Beach, Va., to provide this kind of capability in future installations of the CANES shipboard tactical network.

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

Feb 9, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 Feb. 2015. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to find ways of boosting the energy efficiency of unattended sensors by reducing or eliminating the standby power that these sensors consume while waiting for signatures of interest.

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