Airbus Helicopters chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for several kinds of rotorcraft

Northrop to provide helicopter nav avionics

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, Germany, 31 Oct. 2014. Avionics designers at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France needed an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for several different kinds of helicopters. They found their solution from Northrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Airbus Helicopters officials have chosen Northrop Grumman Litef to certify and deliver Litef's new LCR-350 AHRS for several helicopter platforms, Northrop Grumman officials say.

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Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

BEDFORD, Mass., 31 Oct. 2014. iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., is introducing a tablet computer-based universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots called the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system that is designed enable robot operators to increase their proficiency.

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

Boeing to upgrade onboard computers and electronics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 30 Oct. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade electronic systems on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract announced this week.

Curtiss-Wright gets nod to provide embedded computing components for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

Curtiss-Wright gets nod to provide embedded computing components for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

ASHBURN, Va., 30 Oct. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing components for a project to install glass cockpits in Army UH-60 utility helicopters. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Rugged 6U VPX power product for military and commercial aerospace applications introduced by NAI

Rugged 6U VPX power product for military and commercial aerospace applications introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 30 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the VPX56-6 rugged 6U VPX power product for rugged military and commercial aerospace applications.

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million AN/ARC-210 airborne radio contract for foreign sales

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Oct. 2014. Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide 1,160 AN/ARC-210 airborne radios and related equipment for foreign militaries under terms of a $101.1 million contract announced Tuesday.

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

Air Force researchers look to Stellar Science for advanced laser weapons simulations

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 29 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force laser weapons experts are supervising a project to develop advanced computer simulations of directed-energy weapons to help determine the effects and utility of high-energy laser weapons.

Patented fabric mapping modules for optimizing backplane designs introduced by Dawn VME

Patented fabric mapping modules for optimizing backplane designs introduced by Dawn VME

FREMONT, Calif., 29 Oct. 2014. Dawn VME Products in Fremont, Calif., is introducing patented fabric mapping modules (FMMs) connectorless backplane micro-overlays to simplify and automate the optimization of backplane topologies in compliance with OpenVPX profiles.

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

WARREN, Mich., 28 Oct. 2014. U.S. military vetronics experts needed precision electronic motion-control devices to help keep the 120-millimeter main gun on the General Dynamics M1 Abrams main battle tank on target. They found their solution from Kearfott Corp. in Black Mountain, N.C.

Military & Aerospace Electronics launches quarterly e-newsletter focused on electronic warfare (EW)

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare is one of today's most pressing priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Properly done, electronic warfare -- or just EW for short -- can ensure that crucial U.S. and allied communications go through, and can deny this capability to hostile forces.

BAE Systems boosts expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with acquisition of SilverSky

BAE Systems boosts expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with acquisition of SilverSky

LONDON, 28 Oct. 2014. Executives of BAE Systems in London are boosting their company's expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with their proposed acquisition of cyber expert SilverSky in Milford, Conn. SilverSky is the trade name of Perimeter Internetworking Corp.

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