Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

Navy gears-up for P-8 aircraft at Whidbey Island

SILVERDALE, Wash., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy maritime patrol experts are preparing for a major presence of the new Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Wash., as the new jet slowly begins to replace the venerable Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol turboprop.

Officials of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest in Silverdale, Wash., announced a $48.3 million contract Thursday to a large construction company to extend and upgrade hangar 6 at Whidbey Island NAS to accommodate four P-8A squadrons with sufficient maintenance space with a hangar bay. Receiving the contract was The Korte Co. construction firm in St. Louis.

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Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

NATICK, Mass., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army explosives-detection experts needed multi-sensor systems to detect improvised weapons hidden on human suicide bombers at safe distances before these suicide bombers can do widespread damage. They found their solution from Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS) Inc. in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Natick, Mass., announced a $9 million contract to BDS on Wednesday to build, test, and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device (IED) detection systems.

40-Watt rad-hard DC-DC converters for digital and analog spacecraft power introduced by IR

40-Watt rad-hard DC-DC converters for digital and analog spacecraft power introduced by IR

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 1 Aug. 2014. International Rectifier (IR) in El Segundo, Calif., is introducing the M3G120 series of 40-Watt radiation-hardened (rad-hard) 120-volt input DC-DC converters for a wide range of digital and analog spacecraft power systems requiring as long as 15 years or more of mission life.

Lockheed Martin to refresh signal-processing technology in Navy's fleet of submarine sonar systems

Lockheed Martin to refresh signal-processing technology in Navy's fleet of submarine sonar systems

WASHINGTON, 31 July 2014. Sonar signal processing experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade digital signal processing in the sonar systems of the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet under terms of a $10.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SAN DIEGO, 31 July 2014. Military communications experts from two U.S. defense contractors are upgrading military tactical data communications terminals to standards of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Infrared sensor payload for UAVs, helicopters, and light jets introduced by Elbit

Infrared sensor payload for UAVs, helicopters, and light jets introduced by Elbit

HAIFA, Israel, 31 July 2014. Elbit Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel, is introducing the DCoMPASS FHD iMEP all-in-one integrated surveillance sensor payload for lightweight platforms like light attack and search and rescue helicopters, medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and special-mission light jets.

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

WARREN, Mich., 30 July 2014. U.S. Army combat vehicle designers are moving forward with a project to design maneuverable and lightweight land vehicles that protect warfighters inside from explosive blast, crashes, and rollovers.

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

Navy chooses high-performance batteries from K2 Energy to power electromagnetic railgun capacitors

WASHINGTON, 30 July 2014. U.S. Navy hypervelocity weapons experts needed powerful and reliable batteries to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun. They found their solution from K2 Energy Solutions Inc. in Henderson, Nev.

Rugged embedded computing server for information sharing among computers introduced by GMS

Rugged embedded computing server for information sharing among computers introduced by GMS

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., 30 July 2014. General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is introducing the Tarantula (SO302 4-in-1) conduction-cooled, ruggedized, secure virtual machine (SVM) server for applications requiring ultra-efficient information sharing between several computers.

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

Navy to ask industry to develop laser weapon prototype for deployment on helicopters

RIDGECREST, Calif., 29 July 2014. U.S. Navy airborne weapons experts are ready to kick off a program to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

FLIR Systems to provide Star Safire 380 thermal imaging systems to Austrian military

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 29 July 2014. Surveillance and reconnaissance experts in the Austrian military needed long-range high-definition thermal imaging systems for a variety of intelligence applications. They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.

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