Navy nearing end of competition to develop helicopter-based EW to protect ships from missiles

Navy closes in on helo-based shipboard EW system

WASHINGTON, 1 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington will close a competition on 10 Nov. 2014 for the preliminary design and low-rate initial production phase of the Advance Off-board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) program.

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New Tomahawk missile, advancing aircraft missile defense, and nuclear missiles this week on Rapid Fire

New Tomahawk missile, advancing aircraft missile defense, and nuclear missiles this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 1 Oct. 2014. New Tomahawk missiles on the way, pushing the state of the art in aircraft missile defense, and boosting the nation's nuclear deterrence force highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

FLIR thermal cameras for optical gas detection monitor gas pipelines from safe distances

FLIR thermal cameras for optical gas detection monitor gas pipelines from safe distances

WILSONVILLE, Ore., 1 Oct. 2014. FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., is introducing the FLIR G300a, G300pt, and A6604 thermal cameras for optical gas detection for monitoring gas pipelines and installations from safe distances.

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Intelligent Aerospace, the annual aerospace event and industry resource, and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the renowned industry association dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment in Alexandria, Va., have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly support and serve the rapidly expanding global aerospace community. The agreement was struck during ATCA’s 59th Annual Conference and Exposition and Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) being held this week, 28 September – 1 October 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

Navy chooses DRS to provide TIH embedded computing, displays, and networking for Navy submarines

KEYPORT, Wash., 30 Sept. 2014. Submarine electronics experts at DRS Laurel Technologies in Johnstown, Pa., will provide embedded computing, display, and networking hardware to upgrade U.S. and Australian combat submarines under terms of a $171.2 million contract announced Monday.

Dual channel A/D-D/A converter engine for EW, SIGINT, and beamforming introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Dual channel A/D-D/A converter engine for EW, SIGINT, and beamforming introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 30 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is announcing volume production shipment of the VPX3-530 dual channel A/D converter-D/A converter engine for high-performance electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), direction finding, and other applications that require beamforming.

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

Leidos chosen to participate in DARPA C2E program to develop jam-resistant communications

CHARLESTON, S.C., 29 Sept 2014. Military communications experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will help U.S. defense researchers on an electronic warfare (EW) program to develop jam-resistant communications and difficult-to-detect-communications technology to keep battlefield networks functioning amid a variety of spectrum-warfare threats.

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

Northrop Grumman moves forward on developing long-endurance maritime UAV for small ships

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 Sept. 2014. Unmanned aircraft designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are moving forward on a program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can launch and recover from relatively small ships for long-term maritime surveillance.

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