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SPAWAR zeroes-in on VME 1553 boards from AIT

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

Apr 24, 2014

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.

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

Apr 23, 2014

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

Apr 22, 2014

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

Apr 22, 2014

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

Apr 22, 2014

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.

Navy chooses 3 Phoenix for sonar sensor fusion

Navy looks to 3 Phoenix to provide data-fusion sonar signal processing for submarines and ships

Apr 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, 21 April 2014. U.S. Navy sonar experts needed data-fusion technology to blend information from several different towed-array sensors to improve target detection and tracking. They found their solution from 3 Phoenix Inc. in Chantilly, Va.

DARPA eyes buoy nodes to restore data networks

DARPA considers buoy communications nodes to restore data networks in presence of enemy jamming

Apr 18, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 April 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry late this month on an upcoming program to use small-diameter optical fiber and buoy relay nodes for the temporary restoration of military data networks amid jamming and other enemy attempts to disrupt communications.

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Time Microwave

3/8- and 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated coaxial cable introduced by Times Microwave

Apr 17, 2014

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 17 April 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the SPP-375-LLPL 3/8-inch and SPP-500-LLPL 1/2-inch 50 Ohm low-loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable for low-loss RF and microwave applications.

Combat UAV, AWACS, radio upgrades on Rapid Fire

Combat UAVs, upgrades to AWACS, and software-defined radio for SINCGARS this week on Rapid Fire

Apr 16, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 16 April 2014. Competition to build a carrier-based combat UAV, software-defined radio upgrades to a venerable military communications system, and attention turning to potential major upgrades to the AWACS surveillance aircraft highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

Army chooses aerial drone control stations from Micro Systems in $4 million contract

Apr 14, 2014

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., 14 April 2014. U.S. Army target drones experts needed unmanned aerial drone command and control systems. They found their solution from Micro Systems Inc. in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

SEAKR to build space lasercom digital processor

NASA awards $6.5 million contract to SEAKR to build space digital processor for lasercom

Apr 13, 2014

GREENBELT, Md., 13 April 2014. Laser communications (lasercom) experts at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., needed a space-qualified digital processor to support an optical communications relay between Earth and geosynchronous orbit over an extended period. They found their solution from SEAKR Engineering Inc. in Centennial, Colo.

R-COTS Ethernet switches picked for rocket launch

Rocket designers choose R-COTS Ethernet switches from Curtiss-Wright for Atlas and Delta launch

Apr 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, 11 April 2014. Rocket scientists at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Centennial, Colo., needed rugged Ethernet switches for the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Connector designers innovate to solve SWaP issues

Apr 11, 2014

Military systems designers today are obsessed with shrinking component size, weight, and power (SWaP). Connector and cable manufacturers-no small contributor to SWaP on military vehicles-are stepping up to the challenge in a variety of approaches.

High-speed controller and storage module for defense and industrial uses introduced by Elma

High-speed controller and storage module for defense and industrial uses introduced by Elma

Apr 11, 2014

FREMONT, Calif., 11 April 2014. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing model 5335/6 high-speed controller and storage embedded computing module for defense and industrial applications ranging from ground, ship- and airborne systems to signals intelligence, engine and automation control, and mission critical information systems.

Air Force eyes electronic upgrades to AWACS

Air Force considers major electronic upgrades to AWACS aircraft computers and sensors

Apr 10, 2014

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 10 April 2014. U.S. Air Force surveillance experts are surveying industry for enabling technologies that would improve the airborne moving target indication (AMTI) capabilities of the E-3 Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft.

Army picks four in SRW Appliqué Radio program

Army chooses four companies to provide radios in SRW Appliqué Radio Systems program

Apr 10, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 10 April 2014. Four U.S. military radio manufacturers will share nearly a billion dollars in a program to add software-defined-radio (SDR) networking to the U.S. Army's legacy VRC-92 Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).

40 Gigabit Ethernet switch-fabric module for embedded sensor processing offered by Mercury

40 Gigabit Ethernet switch-fabric module for embedded sensor processing offered by Mercury

Apr 10, 2014

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 10 April 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Ensemble SFM6104 embedded computing switch-fabric module for complex sensor processing. The module comes with InfiniBand and 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability.

Ocean pickets, standard design on Rapid Fire

Unmanned ocean sentinels, standard radar and satellite design this week on Rapid Fire

Apr 8, 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 8 April 2014. A surveillance picket line of unmanned marine vehicles, seven companies and a $100 million investment in RF and microwave design, and a future of standard building blocks for satellites highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Unmanned vehicles wanted for offshore surveillance

Coast Guard looks for unmanned ocean vehicles to hunt smugglers, poachers, and icebergs

Apr 6, 2014

NEW LONDON, Conn., 6 April 2014. U.S. Coast Guard ocean surveillance experts are shopping for mature unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) to handle persistent-surveillance missions at sea such as watching for drug smugglers, icebergs, or illegal fishing.

Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules introduced by X-ES

Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules introduced by X-ES

Apr 6, 2014

MIDDLETON, Wis., 6 April 2014. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing two Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based embedded computing modules for demanding applications with stringent size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations.

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Hosted payloads: Opportunity exists for commercial and military collaboration, questions and concerns remain

Apr 5, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif., 5 April 2014. “We are at an inflection point, and have opportunity now,” says Skot Butler, vice president, satellite networks & space services at Intelsat General Corp. “Technology advances, mounting government pressures, emerging new launch access, and more present the opportunity to have a meaningful new dialog about a national space architecture that benefits us all.”

Reinventing the military RF phased array antenna

DARPA hires seven companies, spends more than $100 million, to reinvent the RF phased array antenna

Apr 4, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 4 April 2014. U.S. military researchers plan to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF phased array antennas for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

Air Force to brief industry on opportunities and challenges in C4I June 10 and 11 in Utica, N.Y.

Apr 4, 2014

UTICA, N.Y., 4 April 2014. U.S. Air Force officials will brief industry on 10 and 11 June 2014 on challenges and research opportunities in information systems and technology for U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense (DOD) applications.

Raytheon focuses on advanced EW, radar antennas

Raytheon to help DARPA develop RF and microwave arrays for communications, radar, EW, and SIGINT

Apr 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 3 April 2014. RF and microwave experts at the Raytheon Co. will help U.S. military researchers find new ways of shortening the time it takes to develop, deploy, and upgrade arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

Progeny to upgrade Navy ASW planning systems

Progeny Systems to enhance and upgrade Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planning system

Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, 2 April 2014. Systems integrators at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., will continue upgrading and enhancing a U.S. Navy decision-support system designed to help Navy commanders plan attacks on enemy submarines.

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