LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

MEMS accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration introduced by Silicon Designs

MEMS accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration introduced by Silicon Designs

KIRKLAND, Wash., 19 Sept. 2014. Silicon Designs Inc. in Kirkland, Wash., is introducing the Model 1410 family of digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitive (VC) accelerometers to measure vibration and acceleration.

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

U.S. Military to sell Hellfire missiles to Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering more than a thousand U.S.-made Hellfire II tactical missiles for the governments of Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced a $68.7 million contract this week to Hellfire Systems LLC in Orlando, Fla., to produce 1,361 Hellfire II missile models AGM-114R, AGM-114R-3, AGM-114P-4A, TGM M36E7, and ATM-114Q-6.

Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

Fanless small PC computers for embedded control and mobile navigation introduced by Stealth

SAN JOSE, Calif., 18 Sept. 2014. Stealth Computer Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing four high-performance fanless small PC computers for embedded control, mobile navigation, thin-clients, human/machine interfaces and digital signs.

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

Army awards $130 million contract modification to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification announced Monday.

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Embedded computer that combines Intel processing and Cisco networking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraWORX 10-10 embedded computer that combines Intel Core i7-based processing and a Cisco 5915 Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-managed defense-secure network router in one subsystem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

Army chooses Carnegie Robotics to develop mine-hunting sensor payloads for ground robots

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 10 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army counter-mine experts are choosing Carnegie Robotics LLC in Pittsburgh to develop the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV)-mounted Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS) to detect, mark, and neutralize explosive hazards.

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 9 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found their solution from the Textron Systems Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Hunt Valley, Md.

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 9 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog module for flight test instrumentation applications.

Global demand for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to grow five-fold over next six years

Global demand for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to grow five-fold over next six years

DALLAS, 5 Sept. 2014. The worldwide market for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will grow five-fold over the next six years, reaching $8.26 billion in 2020 compared to this year's $1.51 billion, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

Shipboard networking, torpedo upgrades for ASW, and new landing craft this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 3 Sept. 2014. New command, control, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment for U.S. Navy ships, torpedo upgrades to enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, and rebuilding the Navy's fleet of hovercraft land-attack vessels highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Water-resistant connectors for space-constrained security and medical uses introduced by Hirose

Water-resistant connectors for space-constrained security and medical uses introduced by Hirose

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 3 Sept. 2014. Hirose Electric Co. Ltd. in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the DF62W series water-resistant in-line connectors for space-constrained applications like security systems, medical devices, robotic machinery, and food process machinery.

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.

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