LAND TECHNOLOGY

Enabling technologies for land applications like wearable computers, vetronics, and electronics for main battle tanks, fighting vehicles, and other armored combat vehicles

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.

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.

Air Force special operations orders 1500 AN/PRC-152A software-defined radios from Harris RF

Air Force special operations orders 1500 AN/PRC-152A software-defined radios from Harris RF

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 22 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force special forces needed hand-held radios to conduct combat control, pararescue, tactical air control, and other sensitive operations. They found their solution from the Harris Corp. RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y.

High-power GaAs MMIC amplifier for X-band communications and radar introduced by M/A-COM

High-power GaAs MMIC amplifier for X-band communications and radar introduced by M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass., 22 Aug. 2014. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MAAP-015036 high-power monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier for X-band communications and radar applications.

3U networking for unified threat management and cluster computing introduced by WIN Enterprises

3U networking for unified threat management and cluster computing introduced by WIN Enterprises

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., 21 Aug. 2014. WIN Enterprises Inc. in North Andover, Mass., is introducing the PL-80540 3U networking platform for unified threat management (UTM), cluster computing, and web hosting.

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

50-Watt AC-DC power supplies for test and communications introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 19 Aug. 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 50-Watt versions of the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test & measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Raytheon Co. will develop a tactical laser weapon mounted on a humvee-like maneuverable combat vehicle to protect moving U.S. Marine Corps task forces from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and other weapons that are difficult to pick up on radar.

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 15 Aug. 2014. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) needed small networking terminals to link ground vehicles, small boats, ships, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

ARCADIA, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. LILIN North America in Arcadia, Calif., is introducing the IPS5204ES full HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera with day/night functionality for wide-area surveillance applications.

18 Watt LED power supplies for space-constrained applications introduced by Green Watt

Ultra-wide-input-voltage-range DC-DC converters for military and uses introduced by Gaia

LE HAILLAN, France, 14 Aug. 2014. Gaia Converter in Le Haillan, France, is introducing the MGDD-60W series of high-reliability ultra-wide-input-voltage-range DC-DC converters for military and airborne applications.

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

Lockheed Martin nets $124.6 million contract for critical ballistic missile defense components

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 13 Aug. 2014. Missile defense experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control segment in Dallas will provide ground-based subsystems for a critical U.S. ballistic missile defense system under terms of a $124.6 million contract announced last week.

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

RIDGECREST, Calif., 13 Aug. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturing expert US Technologies in Fair Lawn, N.J., will build as many as 5,270 circuit card assemblies over the next five years for the U.S. Navy AN/ULQ-21 airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under terms of a $13.8 million contract announced Tuesday.

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2014. Space researchers at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., needed real-time computers to help them develop flight sensors and emulators. They found their solution from Concurrent Computer Corp. in Duluth, Ga.

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test equipment, and antennas introduced by Pasternack

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test equipment, and antennas introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 12 Aug. 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing low passive intermodulation (PIM) cable jumpers with formable coax for low PIM applications like black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and lab testing.

Exelis boosts airport networking know-how with acquisition of Barco Orthogon

Exelis boosts airport networking know-how with acquisition of Barco Orthogon

McLEAN, Va., 11 Aug. 2014. 2014 Leaders of aerospace and defense contractor Exelis in McLean, Va., are boosting their company's expertise in commercial aviation networks their acquisition of Barco Orthogon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barco NV in Bremen, Germany.

High-resolution hyperspectral imaging sensor for foliage surveillance introduced by Headwall

High-resolution hyperspectral imaging sensor for foliage surveillance introduced by Headwall

FITCHBURG, Mass., 11 Aug. 2014. Headwall Photonics in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the High Resolution Hyperspec instrument for high-resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nanometers over spectral ranges that yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health.

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

ROME, N.Y., 8 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for cyberspace-defense capabilities to help the Air Force avoid cyber attacks. Researchers want industry's help in understanding the cyber situation, assessing potential impacts, and implementing deterrence and effects-based defensive methodologies.

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. Predicting a person's ability to learn and reason, a search for technologies to counter potential suicide bombers, and electronic technologies to protect soldiers inside combat vehicles highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

WASHINGTON, 5 Aug. 2014. U.S. intelligence researchers are considering a neural-measurement project that attempts to predict people's ability to learn, reason, and the areas in which they are be most likely to become experts.

Printed circuit board bookings increase in June: first year-on-year increase in eight months

Printed circuit board bookings increase in June: first year-on-year increase in eight months

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., 4 Aug. 2014. Bookings of printed circuit boards in the U.S. and Canada increased 4.2 percent in June, which was the first year-on-year bookings increase in eight months, say officials of the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries in Bannockburn, Ill.

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

NATICK, Mass., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army explosives-detection experts needed multi-sensor systems to detect improvised weapons hidden on human suicide bombers at safe distances before these suicide bombers can do widespread damage. They found their solution from Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS) Inc. in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Natick, Mass., announced a $9 million contract to BDS on Wednesday to build, test, and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device (IED) detection systems.

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

Army pushes forward with project to design lightweight maneuverable vehicle with soldier protection

WARREN, Mich., 30 July 2014. U.S. Army combat vehicle designers are moving forward with a project to design maneuverable and lightweight land vehicles that protect warfighters inside from explosive blast, crashes, and rollovers.

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