Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

The Mudbucket method for testing 1553 databuses

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at Coherent Technical Services Inc. in Lexington Park, Md., are continuing their work to make data flowing over the MIL-STD-1553 databus available to other systems for testing and data verification.

Officials of the Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst, N.J., on Wednesday awarded an $8.1 million delivery order to Coherent Technical Services for a phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort called Multiplex Data Bus Controller/Translator (MDBCT) program -- affectionately known as "Mudbucket."

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Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Aircraft software experts at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., are helping the U.S. Navy upgrade flight software to enable existing airborne mission computers to disseminate collected maritime airborne mission data in real time.

MEMS accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration introduced by Silicon Designs

MEMS accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration introduced by Silicon Designs

KIRKLAND, Wash., 19 Sept. 2014. Silicon Designs Inc. in Kirkland, Wash., is introducing the Model 1410 family of digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitive (VC) accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration.

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army helicopter aviation experts are working with the Boeing Co. to improve the electrical system on the CH-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter to incorporate additional on-board power.

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than a thousand U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $68.7 million contract this week to Hellfire Systems LLC in Orlando, Fla., to produce 1,361 Hellfire II missile models AGM-114R, AGM-114R-3, AGM-114P-4A, TGM M36E7, and ATM-114Q-6.

Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

SAN JOSE, Calif., 18 Sept. 2014. Stealth Computer Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing four high-performance fanless small PC computers for embedded control, mobile navigation, thin-clients, human/machine interfaces and digital signs.

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification announced Monday.

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraWORX 10-10 embedded computer that combines Intel Core i7-based processing and a Cisco 5915 Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-managed defense-secure network router in one subsystem.

Coming struggle with ISIS a test of U.S. resolve

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Sept. 2014. Is the Middle East terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a legitimate threat to the United States? Based on the latest response, it would appear that leading members of the Obama Administration believe it not to be so.

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of cockpit displays for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber and the EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace segment in Albuquerque, N.M.

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