Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Navy to start building LCAC replacement vessels

WASHINGTON, 29 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy's fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore duirng land invasions.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $21.9 million contract modification Wednesday, to the Textron Inc. Marine & Land Systems segment in New Orleans to build Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.

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PCI Express solid state drive for video streaming and file servers introduced by BiTMICRO

PCI Express solid state drive for video streaming and file servers introduced by BiTMICRO

FREMONT, Calif., 29 Aug. 2014. BiTMICRO Networks Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the MAXioTM E-series PCI Express solid state drive (SSD) for video-on-demand, video streaming, online transaction processing, non-linear editing, gaming, file servers, web applications and cloud services.

Air Force orders three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk UAVs for high-altitude surveillance

Air Force orders three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk UAVs for high-altitude surveillance

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 28 Aug. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in San Diego will build three advanced versions of the RQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude, long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under terms of a $240.7 million contract announced earlier this month.

Video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 28 Aug. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Cobra 2 (SVME-C978) video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

NATICK, Mass., 27 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

 

Configurable frequency synthesizers for SIGINT, EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by API

Configurable frequency synthesizers for SIGINT, EW, SATCOM, and radar introduced by API

ORLANDO, Fla., 27 Aug. 2014. API Technologies Corp. in Orlando, Fla., is introducing the model LCFS-X configurable RF and microwave frequency synthesizers for signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), satellite communications (SATCOM), Doppler radar, unmanned vehicles, and telecommunications applications.

Two torpedo-upgrade contracts in the same week signal determination to boost ASW capabilities

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 26 Aug. 2014. In this dangerous world of ours, it's heartening to see real progress made last week in boosting the nation's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability.

PV connector that meets international standards for global use introduced by Amphenol

PV connector that meets international standards for global use introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 26 Aug. 2014. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the H4 UTX PV connector that meets international standards to enable systems designers to use the connectors globally, Amphenol officials say.

Infineon to boost expertise in GaN power semiconductors in buy of International Rectifier

Infineon to boost expertise in GaN power semiconductors in buy of International Rectifier

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 25 Aug. 2014. Executives of semiconductor specialist Infineon Technologies AG in Neubiberg, Germany, are boosting their company's expertise in power electronics with their announced acquisition of International Rectifier Corp. in El Segundo, Calif.

150-Watt single-output DC-DC converters for extended-temperature uses introduced by Calex

150-Watt single-output DC-DC converters for extended-temperature uses introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 25 Aug. 2014. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord Calif., announces the availability of the 150-Watt HCM series of single-output DC-DC converters for extended-temperature military, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

WASHINGTON, 22 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy submarine warfare experts are asking Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc. in Marion, Mass., to help upgrade Navy submarine-launched Mark 48 torpedoes under terms of a $31.5 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

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