Data Link Solutions nets $32.6 million contract for MIDS on Ship Modernization equipment

Navy moves forward on ship communications gear

SAN DIEGO, 17 Dec. 2014. Military communications experts at Data Link Solutions LLC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will build shipboard electronics for a major data communications system upgrade that will enhance the ability of Navy surface warships to exchange text and imagery data with aircraft and ground forces.

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) announced a $32.6 million contract to Data Link Solutions Monday for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) on Ship (MOS) Modernization (MOS MOD) program lot-4 follow-on production.

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Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

Heat exchanger that can dissipate 10 kilowatts for shipboard uses introduced by Rotron

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing a compact liquid electronics cooling heat exchanger assembly that can dissipate more than 10 kilowatts of heat in demanding shipboard and industrial applications.

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Dec. 2014. Two things today are worth about half as much as they were last summer -- the price of crude oil and the Russian monetary currency called the rouble. Taken together, these devaluations virtually guarantee a long period of increasing global political and military instability in an already dangerous world.

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a program to develop algorithms to help small, fast unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments.

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

Murata Electronics boosts expertise in RF and SOI technologies with acquisition of Peregrine

SMYRNA, Ga., 16 Dec. 2014. Executives of Murata Electronics North America Inc. in Smyrna, Ga., are boosting their company's expertise in advanced RF solutions with their acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. in San Diego.

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

Rugged magnetically shielded power inductors for VRM and VRD uses introduced by Coilcraft

CARY, Ill., 16 Dec. 2014. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the XAL15xx family of rugged, magnetically shielded power inductors for voltage regulator module (VRM) and voltage regulator-down (VRD) applications.

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW missions

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 15 Dec. 2014. Surveillance aircraft experts at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in Seattle are upgrading the U.S. Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to enable the long-range reconnaissance aircraft to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions from high altitudes.

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