Navy orders year's worth of AN/ALE-55 aircraft fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) from BAE Systems

Navy places towed decoy order with BAE Systems

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Nov. 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will build 283 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) under terms of a $19.9 million U.S. Navy contract announced Friday.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking BAE Systems to build the RF airborne countermeasure, which is designed to protect the Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18E/F Super Hornet carrier-based jet fighter-bomber from radar-guided missiles.

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DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 25 Nov. 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products for applications requiring DC voltage and current to power tower top-mounted electronics.

Navy to upgrade shipboard radar systems with Compact PCI architectures and Acromag circuit cards

Navy to upgrade shipboard radar systems with Compact PCI architectures and Acromag circuit cards

CRANE, Ind., 24 Nov. 2014. Electronics experts at the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I., are upgrading the U.S. Navy AN/SPS-73(V)12 short-range, two-dimensional, surface search and navigation radar system that provides contact range and bearing information for Navy surface ships.

Electronics cooling fan for hazardous and explosive environments introduced by AMETEK Rotron

Electronics cooling fan for hazardous and explosive environments introduced by AMETEK Rotron

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 24 Nov. 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing the MIL-901XP high-reliability cooling fan for hazardous and explosive industrial thermal management applications.

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Nine companies share $800 million contract to support nuclear weapons, cyber warfare, and C4ISR

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. military authorities in charge of space, cyber warfare, missile defense, global command and control, and nuclear weapons are spending as much as $800 million over the next five years for support services.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

10-gigabyte-per-second connectors for aerospace and defense uses introduced by TE Connectivity

10-gigabyte-per-second connectors for aerospace and defense uses introduced by TE Connectivity

HARRISBURG, Pa., 21 Nov. 2014. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the CeeLok FAS-X connector that meets aerospace and military industry demand for 10-gigabyte-per-second requirements and other high-speed protocols such as IEEE 1394b I/O, Fibre channel networks and Modular D38999 for harsh environment applications.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

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