Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Lasers, vetronics, and cyber sec on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Military & Aerospace Electronics exclusive Rapid Fire interview at Google Hangouts highlights and discusses the top three recent stories chosen by John Keller, chief editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

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Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 20 Aug. 2014. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the BlackDELTA four-slot PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) and Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) embedded computing chassis for applications that require turnkey solutions.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 avionics computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare (EW) combat jets.

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to ramp-up production of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet for U.S. and Australian naval forces.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

50-Watt AC-DC power supplies for test and communications introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 19 Aug. 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 50-Watt versions of the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test & measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

CONCORD, Calif., 18 Aug. 2014. Green Watt Power in Concord, Calif., is introducing the GLCA series 18 Watt LED power supplies that offer a compact solution for space-constrained applications.

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Raytheon Co. will develop a tactical laser weapon mounted on a humvee-like maneuverable combat vehicle to protect moving U.S. Marine Corps task forces from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and other weapons that are difficult to pick up on radar.

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 15 Aug. 2014. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) needed small networking terminals to link ground vehicles, small boats, ships, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

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