Lightweight SAR radars ordered for Army UAVs

Lightweight SAR radars ordered for Army UAVs

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 25 April 2014. U.S. Army surveillance experts needed lightweight radar systems suitable to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and light manned aircraft. They found their solution from the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Linthicum Heights, Md.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $40.7 million contract to Northrop Grumman on Wednesday for as many as 94 AN/ZPY-1 Small Tactical Radar-Lightweight, otherwise known as STARLite.

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Rugged VPX solid-state disk with 1 terabyte of data storage introduced by Phoenix International

Rugged VPX solid-state disk with 1 terabyte of data storage introduced by Phoenix International

ORANGE, Calif., 25 April 2014. Phoenix International Systems Inc. in Orange, Calif., is introducing the VP1-250-SSDC 3U Solid State Disk VPX storage module with 1 terabyte of data storage capacity for aerospace, defense, and other rugged applications.

SPAWAR zeroes-in on VME 1553 boards from AIT

Navy calls out AIT VME 1553 databus interface cards, but would consider other company offers

SAN DIEGO, 24 April 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed MIL-STD-1553 databus interface cards in the VME form factor for a variety of test and measurement applications. They found their solution from Avionics Interface Technologies Inc. (AIT) in San Diego.

Heat exchanger from AMETEK Rotron cools sealed electronics without contaminated outside air

Heat exchanger from AMETEK Rotron cools sealed electronics without contaminated outside air

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., 24 April 2014. AMETEK Rotron in Woodstock, N.Y., is introducing the Discus Self Ventilating Heat Exchanger (SVHE) that cools sealed airborne or ground-based electronic and optical compartments without introducing contaminated external air.

Army orders computer-controlled air-drop systems

Army places order for 100 GPS- and computer-controlled parachute cargo delivery systems

NATICK, Mass., 23 April 2014. Cargo air drop specialists at Airborne Systems North America in Pennsauken, N.J., will provide the U.S. Army with 110 computer-controlled parachute cargo air delivery systems under terms of a contract announced Tuesday.

Deploying unmanned vehicles from jet fighters

Raytheon and DARPA consider deploying unmanned air and marine vehicles from fighter aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 April 2014. U.S. military unmanned vehicle experts have developed many innovative ways to send drones on their missions. Unmanned vehicles can launch from runways and deploy from ships and submarines. But how about launching from the undercarriage of a jet fighter?

Rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle applications introduced by MEN Micro

Rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle applications introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 23 April 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the MH70I modular, rugged PC for industrial automation and in-vehicle embedded computing applications.

The next super weapon: believe me, nobody's ready for it

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 April 2014. Military powers throughout history have based their strengths on revolutionary super weapons that adversaries couldn't match.

Floating fiber, buoys back up tactical networks

DARPA to keep military communications open with floating optical fiber and networking buoys

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 April 2014. When military communications go down in the midst of battle due to electronic jamming or other interference, commanders want it restored fast, and military researchers are looking into ways of restoring disrupted links with undersea fiber-optic networks.

Zeta to provide Navy RF and microwave test gear

Navy researchers choose specialized RF and microwave test equipment from Zeta Associates

WASHINGTON, 22 April 2014. U.S. Navy researchers needed space communications test and measurement equipment to help analyze signals for space experiments and to help develop technologies for potential naval deployment. They found their solution from Zeta Associates Inc. in Fairfax, Va.

Safety-critical real-time software for Power Architecture avionics introduced by LynuxWorks

Safety-critical real-time software for Power Architecture avionics introduced by LynuxWorks

SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 April 2014. LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the LynxOS-178 2.2.3 software release that brings this FAA Level A certifiable real-time operating system (RTOS) to Power Architecture-based platforms with features for avionics developers.

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