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

Navy considers helicopter laser weapons

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.

Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Ridgecrest, Calif., announced Monday that they will issue a solicitation next month for a open industry competition to develop a prototype laser weapon for demonstrations aboard a Navy helicopter.

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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.

Rackmount solid-state power amplifier for high PAR waveforms introduced by Aethercomm

Rackmount solid-state power amplifier for high PAR waveforms introduced by Aethercomm

CARLSBAD, Calif., 29 July 2014. Aethercomm Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif., is introducing the SSPA 0.030-0.512-110-RM linear rackmount solid-state power amplifier for legacy and new high PAR RF and microwave waveforms.

DARPA pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

DARPA pushes forward with second and third phases of WND program to protect wireless tactical networks

ARLINGTON, Va., 28 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop situational awareness of wireless tactical networks with an eye to fortifying network control against attack or other sources of misinformation.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., have released a solicitation to industry for the second and third phases of the Wireless Network Defense (WND) program, which includes applying techniques to a representative wireless platform.

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

Navy chooses 150-Watt power supplies from Daitron for underwater warfare systems support

KEYPORT, Wash., 28 July 2014. U.S. Navy underwater warfare experts needed 150-Watt single-channel power supplies for a variety of support for submarines, torpedoes, land-attack systems, and fleet training systems. They found their solution from Daitron Inc. in Wilsonville Ore.

Isolated DC-DC converters for semiconductor drive circuits and hybrid power introduced by GE

Isolated DC-DC converters for semiconductor drive circuits and hybrid power introduced by GE

DALLAS, 28 July 2014. The GE Critical Power business in Dallas is introducing the SHHN000A3CL isolated DC-DC converters for insulated-gate bipolar transistors and other semiconductor device drive circuits, or in hybrid power architectures and industrial applications.

Simulation market to hit $6.36 billion by 2022

Global military simulation and training market trending stable to downward through 2022

LONDON, 25 July 2014. The global military training and simulation market is set to take a slight dip over the next decade from $6.74 billion in 2013 to $6.36 billion in 2022 as military spending continues to shrink, say analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Rugged mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged mobile IP router subsystem for network switching in deployed military and commercial aerospace embedded computing applications such as tactical ground vehicles, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.

U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

U.S. spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to reach $15 billion by 2020, market researcher says

BOSTON, 24 July 2014. The U.S. market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will triple in size over the next five years, and should grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, predict analysts at market researcher Information Gatekeepers Inc. (IGI) in Boston.

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to reduce or eliminate RF interference in future electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

CONCORD, N.H., 24 July 2014. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A5-PCI Express-L (A5PL) low profile PCI Express embedded computing board based on Altera's Arria V AZ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signals intelligence (SIGINT), security, network processing, and broadcast applications.

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