Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification announced Monday.

Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in Mesa, Ariz., will provide seven new AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters under terms of the contract, awarded by the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. The cumulative total of the contract, before this modification, was $1.16 billion.

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Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

SAN JOSE, Calif., 18 Sept. 2014. Stealth Computer Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing four high-performance fanless small PC computers for embedded control, mobile navigation, thin-clients, human/machine interfaces and digital signs.

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraWORX 10-10 embedded computer that combines Intel Core i7-based processing and a Cisco 5915 Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-managed defense-secure network router in one subsystem.

Coming struggle with ISIS a test of U.S. resolve

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Sept. 2014. Is the Middle East terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a legitimate threat to the United States? Based on the latest response, it would appear that leading members of the Obama Administration believe it not to be so.

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide multi-function cockpit displays for Hornet and Growler jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of cockpit displays for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber and the EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace segment in Albuquerque, N.M.

Direct-solder versions of phase-adjustable RF and microwave connectors offered by Coaxicom

Direct-solder versions of phase-adjustable RF and microwave connectors offered by Coaxicom

STUART, Fla., 16 Sept. 2014. Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) in Stuart, Fla., is introducing the 3993-2 and 3993-3 high-performance direct-solder versions of the phase adjustable RF and microwave connectors for electrical performance.

Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

BEDFORD, Mass., 15 Sept. 2014. Leaders of the Canadian military needed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots to alert uses to the presence of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives and radiation. They found their solution from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass.

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

PROVIDENCE, R.I., 15 Sept. 2014. Meller Optics Inc. in Providence, R.I., is introducing sapphire optics that can withstand high pressures for outboard applications on undersea vehicles.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., seek to boost their company's expertise in high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet data communications applications with their acquisition of Centellax in Santa Rose, Calif.

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