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.

Available evidence suggests that President Obama believes an aerial war of questionable objectives and intensity will be enough to destroy or cripple a terrorist organization that already has occupied vast areas of Iraq and Syria, despite armed opposition by the governments of those countries. Officials should think again.

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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.

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Opto Diode in Newbury Park, Calif., is introducing the SXUV 2.5-millimeter photodiode with a circular active area that provides stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions.

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

Air Force moves forward on upgrading situational-awareness tactical data links on B-52 bomber fleet

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 11 Sept. 2014. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies capable of manufacturing upgrade kits to enable the Boeing B-52 long-range strategic jet bomber to exchange crucial targeting data with command authorities while the aircraft is in flight.

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

LONDON, 11 Sept. 2014. Global demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits will reach $4.76 billion this year, predict analysts at market researcher Visiongain Ltd. in London.

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

High-density embedded computing server for radar and electro-optical uses offered by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 11 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble HDS6603 high-density embedded computing server for symmetric multi-processing (SMP) in complex radar, electro-optical, and image intelligence applications.

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