Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

Canadian military chooses iRobot CBRN robots

BEDFORD, Mass., 15 Sept. 2014. Leaders of the Canadian military needed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots to alert uses to the presence of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives and radiation. They found their solution from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass.

Officials of the Canadian Department of National Defence in Ottawa have awarded multi-year contracts to iRobot initially worth $9.6 million for 20 iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce UGVs with sensor suites that detect chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

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Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

PROVIDENCE, R.I., 15 Sept. 2014. Meller Optics Inc. in Providence, R.I., is introducing sapphire optics that can withstand high pressures for outboard applications on undersea vehicles.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., seek to boost their company's expertise in high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet data communications applications with their acquisition of Centellax in Santa Rose, Calif.

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Opto Diode in Newbury Park, Calif., is introducing the SXUV 2.5-millimeter photodiode with a circular active area that provides stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions.

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 11 Sept. 2014. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies capable of manufacturing upgrade kits to enable the Boeing B-52 long-range strategic jet bomber to exchange crucial targeting data with command authorities while the aircraft is in flight.

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

LONDON, 11 Sept. 2014. Global demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits will reach $4.76 billion this year, predict analysts at market researcher Visiongain Ltd. in London.

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 11 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble HDS6603 high-density embedded computing server for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) in complex radar, electro-optical, and image intelligence applications.

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 10 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Contractor protests, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 10 Sept. 2014. Contractor protests, sobering defense assessments, navigating without GPS, and laser Maverick highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 10 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications.

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