LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

Rugged and power-efficient Qseven embedded computing module introduced by AAEON

Rugged and power-efficient Qseven embedded computing module introduced by AAEON

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 18 Dec. 2014. AAEON in Taipei, Taiwan, is introducing the rugged AQ7-IMX6 CPU embedded computing module in the small Qseven form factor for transportation, industrial, and medical applications.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

Low prices at the pump could mean political and military problems abroad

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 Dec. 2014. Two things today are worth about half as much as they were last summer -- the price of crude oil and the Russian monetary currency called the rouble. Taken together, these devaluations virtually guarantee a long period of increasing global political and military instability in an already dangerous world.

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aircraft

FORT BLISS, Texas, 9 Dec. 2014. U.S. Army unmanned vehicles experts are building a special airport for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the Fort Bliss Army post near El Paso, Texas, to support the Army's 1st Armored Division.

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are reaching out to industry for sensor-fusion technologies to quicken and improve U.S. Marine Corps tactical fire-control decisions and intelligence gathering when countering enemy incoming artillery, rocket, and mortar rounds.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., released a solicitation last week (ONR-BAA-15-0004) for the Target Processing Center Sensor Correlation and Fusion project.

Rugged 3U CompactPCI power electronics module for harsh-environment applications introduced by NAI

Rugged 3U CompactPCI power electronics module for harsh-environment applications introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 8 Dec. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the 75PS4 rugged 3U CompactPCI power electronics module for harsh-environment air, land and sea applications.

Half-brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial uses introduced by Calex

Half-brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial uses introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 7 Dec. 2014. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord, Calif., is introducing the 500-Watt MXW series of wide input, high efficiency half brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial applications.

Marines ask Northrop Grumman to switch G/ATOR radar computers from Windows to Linux software

Marines ask Northrop Grumman to switch G/ATOR radar computers from Windows to Linux software

QUANTICO, Va., 5 Dec. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are ready to switch software operating systems in a radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other low observables.

Rugged Intel computer for military, surveillance, and factory automation introduced by Portwell

Rugged Intel computer for military, surveillance, and factory automation introduced by Portwell

FREMONT, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. American Portwell Technology Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the WEBS-3581 high-performance rugged fanless Box PC for a broad range of military, digital security surveillance, medical, factory and industry automation, and retail applications.

Army asks Raytheon to build 213 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for pinpoint accuracy

Army asks Raytheon to build 213 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for pinpoint accuracy

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 4 Dec. 2014. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 213 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells for the U.S. Army under terms of a $15.1 million contract modification announced last week.

DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 25 Nov. 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products for applications requiring DC voltage and current to power tower top-mounted electronics.

USSTRATCOM Systems And Mission Support III

Nine companies share $800 million contract to support nuclear weapons, cyber warfare, and C4ISR

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. military authorities in charge of space, cyber warfare, missile defense, global command and control, and nuclear weapons are spending as much as $800 million over the next five years for support services.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

Thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy for die-attach uses introduced by Master Bond

Thermally conductive, electrically insulative epoxy for die-attach uses introduced by Master Bond

HACKENSACK, N.J., 20 Nov. 2014. Master Bond Inc. in Hackensack, N.J., is introducing the Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2DA thermally conductive, electrically insulative one-part epoxy for die-attach applications.

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

Intelligence experts ask for speech-recognition software that works in noisy, echo-ridden rooms

WASHINGTON, 19 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are asking industry, colleges, and the public to design speech-recognition software that can decipher conversations and other speech that happens over microphones in noisy, echo-ridden environments.

Weather- and water resistant circular power connectors for outdoor uses introduced by Hirose

Weather- and water resistant circular power connectors for outdoor uses introduced by Hirose

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 18 Nov. 2014. Hirose Electric Co. Ltd. in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the HR41 series weather-resistant connector for outdoor use in applications such as lighting, base station transceiver systems (BTS), and electronic toll collection (ETC) systems.

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

Air Force launches SWAT program to help develop and evaluate spectrum warfare technologies

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 17 Nov. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to ask industry to help them develop and evaluate technologies to help determine the value of new spectrum warfare systems and technologies.

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared systems to reach $16.35 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, 17 Nov. 2014. Global demand for military electro-optical and infrared sensors is expected to reach $16.35 billion by 2020, rising at a combined annual growth rate of 7.71 percent, predict analysts at market research MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Carrier board for rugged COM Express modules in demanding environments introduced by MEN Micro

Carrier board for rugged COM Express modules in demanding environments introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 14 Nov. 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the XC15 carrier board for rugged COM Express modules in rugged embedded computing applications.

Ruggedized, wide-temperature flat-panel computer for HMI and control introduced by Sealevel

Ruggedized, wide-temperature flat-panel computer for HMI and control introduced by Sealevel

LIBERTY, S.C., 13 Nov. 2014. Sealevel Systems Inc. in Liberty, S.C., is introducing the SeaPAC R9-8.4 wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat-panel computer for a variety of HMI and control applications.

Rugged handheld computer that operates in flammable gases and vapors introduced by Juniper Systems

Rugged handheld computer that operates in flammable gases and vapors introduced by Juniper Systems

LOGAN, Utah, 12 Nov. 2014. Juniper Systems in Logan, Utah, is introducing the Archer 2 Hazloc rugged handheld computer that is designed to perform safely in hazardous locations where flammable gases or vapors may be present.

Military struggling to maintain readiness and relevance

The U.S. military's mission in the Middle East is drawing to a close-with the exception of scattered and largely ineffective bombing raids to annoy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Vetronics processing and network switch for military ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Vetronics processing and network switch for military ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 7 Nov. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Ground Control System (GCS) processing and network switch subsystem for use with the U.S. Army Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) standard vetronics architecture.

Viewer system from Sensors Unlimited helps pinpoint battlefield lasers for fast targeting

Viewer system from Sensors Unlimited helps pinpoint battlefield lasers for fast targeting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 6 Nov. 2014. Sensors Unlimited, a UTC Aerospace Systems business is introducing a compact, modular shortwave infrared (SWIR) viewer system called the Warrior handheld/weapon/helmet (HWH) to help view all battlefield lasers during the day and at night.

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 5 Nov. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts are asking for five mobile air traffic control towers from manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help coordinate air traffic in battlefield and other temporary airfields.

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