PARIS, 22 June 2011. Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal, the Canadian designer of small passenger and business jets, has received orders for 36 commercial and business jet aircraft this week, as well as options and purchase rights for another 26 aircraft, at the Paris Air show in Le Bourget, France. Aircraft involved in the sales are the Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets, the CSeries passenger jetliner.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, 9 Sept. 2011. ADLINK Technology Inc. in Taipei, Taiwan, is introducing the CompactPCI 3970 family of 3U CompactPCI PlusIO compatible embedded computing processor blades for industrial control and automation, transportation, and medical applications that require enhanced graphics capabilities, ECC memory, and high speed I/O interconnects. The 3970 embedded computers support high-speed serial point-to-point connections, and has quad- and dual-core 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor with ECC memory support, and the Intel QM67 Platform Controller Hub (PCH).
THE MIL & AERO VIDEO BLOG, 7 Sept. 2011. The notion of laser weapons used to be the stuff of outer-space fiction, but not for too much longer. High-energy lasers and their potential future role in the nation’s weapons arsenal dominate military research and development. Just last week, Boeing and BAE Systems announced they’ve demonstrated a prototype laser cannon that can be bolted to the decks of warships to deter pirates, drug smugglers, and even swarms of small attack boats, the likes of which Navy surface forces have already confronted in the Persian Gulf.
PATUXENT RIVER, Md., 1 Sept. 2011. U.S. Air Force leaders are ordering three CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft training simulators, and upgrades for three existing simulators, from the Bell Boeing V-22 Program at Patuxent River, Md., under terms of a $34 million contract announced Wednesday. The Bell Boeing V-22 Program is an alliance between Bell Helicopter-Textron (NYSE:TXT) and The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA). The Air Force currently uses the CV-22 simulators at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., using a CV-22 cabin part task trainer (CPTT).
MARIETTA, Ga., 26 Sept. 2011. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) officials have delivered the first of 11 HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft to the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC). The new platform, based on a KC-130J tanker baseline, incorporates an electro-optical/infrared sensor, Enhanced Service Life Wing, Enhanced Cargo Handling System, Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation (boom refueling receptacle), a combat systems operator station on the flight deck, and dual satellite communications (satcom). Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, flew the aircraft from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' facility in Marietta, Ga., to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
Product Intelligence, 12 Aug. 2011. Designers of rugged hand-held device for military systems such as tablets want the features that top every military engineer’s high-performance technology wish lists -- lower size, weight, and power (SWaP), but what they really need is something that can survive and perform consistently in a harsh battlefield environment.
Unmanned vehicles carrying advanced sensor and processing payloads proliferate the modern battlefield, in the air, on the ground, and at sea.
Micro-unmanned vehicles invade the military on the ground and in the air.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) in High Wycombe, England, is introducing the MPMC-9105 Versatile Mission Computer (FMC) Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC) for vetronics and avionics applications.
Militaries harness optical technologies to minimize casualties and collateral damage in the face of irregular warfare.
ARLINGTON, Va., 30 Jan. 2012. The U.S. space industry is losing its competitive edge and risks falling short of future national security requirements, unless government reforms the export control system and promotes the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, according to a new report released by AIA.
PRODUCT INTELLIGENCE, 9 Feb. 2012. CompactPCI has been a staple of many military computers for more than fifteen years. The venerable computer bus interconnect was ratified in 1995, and is still used today in applications where size and cost matter more than moving huge volumes of data.
NASHUA, N.H., 27 March 2012. In this week's Military & Aerospace Electronics Report Skyler Frink reports on how the U.S. Military is handling Geotagging and adapting to new technologies.