Army orders 17 radio-equipped UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus in $82.9 million deal

Army orders 17 radio-equipped Lakota helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Oct. 2014. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build 17 UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters with airborne radios for the U.S. Army under terms of a $82.9 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

The helicopter order, from the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., calls for Airbus Helicopters to provide the 17 UH-72A helicopters with Raytheon AN/ARC-231 Airborne Communication System radios. The Army ordered four Lakota helicopters last February for $22.9 million, and ordered 10 more Lakotas last May for $55.4 million.

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Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

Bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate contours for JEDEC spec introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 24 Oct. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rose, Calif., is introducing the DDR bus simulator tool to generate bit-error-rate (BER) contours for the JEDEC DDR memory bus specification.

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

Crane to provide power conditioning and batteries for Boeing 777X passenger jet flight control

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 23 Oct. 2014. Avionics integrators at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector in Nashua, N.H., needed power electronics components for the integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system that BAE is providing for the Boeing 777X twin-engine passenger jumbo jet. They found their solution from the Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions segment in Lynwood, Wash.

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

Industry standards for integrating RF and microwave components in EW and SIGINT proposed by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 23 Oct. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is proposing industry standards in efforts to streamline the integration of RF and digital subsystems in advanced sensor processing applications.

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar and communications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 23 Oct. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the 3-channel Onyx model 71721 and the 4-channel Onyx model 71761, 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC embedded computing modules for radar, communications, and general data-acquisition applications.

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

Rugged ribbon cable for military communications, avionics, and industrial uses introduced by Molex

VME and VPX health-monitoring test and measurement instruments introduced by Orbit

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 22 Oct. 2014. Orbit Electronics Group in Hauppauge, N.Y., is introducing two VME embedded computing system health monitors, two 6U VPX system health monitors, and a rear transition module (RTM) for each.

Air Seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

Air Force seeks to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAVs to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $23.5 million contract Monday to Defense Research Associates (DRA) Inc. in Beavercreek, Ohio, for the Collision Warning Using Existing Sensors (CUES) program.

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

Air Force launches Space Operations Initiative to find technologies to control orbital space

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking for industry's help to find technologies that will enable U.S. military forces to control orbital space above the Earth in similar ways to how they control military air space below.

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 21 Oct. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 80-41 small-form-factor rugged mission computer for high-performance civil and military tactical mission processing aboard ground vehicles fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.

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