LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

Tablet computer-based control system for unmanned ground vehicles introduced by iRobot

BEDFORD, Mass., 31 Oct. 2014. iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., is introducing a tablet computer-based universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots called the uPoint Multi-Robot Control (MRC) system that is designed enable robot operators to increase their proficiency.

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

Military chooses resolver motion-control devices from Kearfott to help keep tank guns on target

WARREN, Mich., 28 Oct. 2014. U.S. military vetronics experts needed precision electronic motion-control devices to help keep the 120-millimeter main gun on the General Dynamics M1 Abrams main battle tank on target. They found their solution from Kearfott Corp. in Black Mountain, N.C.

Military & Aerospace Electronics launches quarterly e-newsletter focused on electronic warfare (EW)

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare is one of today's most pressing priorities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Properly done, electronic warfare -- or just EW for short -- can ensure that crucial U.S. and allied communications go through, and can deny this capability to hostile forces.

50 megabit-per-second troposcatter modem for military communications introduced by Comtech

50 megabit-per-second troposcatter modem for military communications introduced by Comtech

ORLANDO, Fla., 28 Oct. 2014. Comtech Systems Inc. in Orlando, Fla., is introducing the CS67500A 50 megabit-per-second digital troposcatter modem for point-to-point, over-the-horizon military communications.

After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

After nine years, Marine Corp finally may have full production of G/ATOR radar in sight

QUANTICO, Va., 24 Oct. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with ordering prototypes of a long-delayed and expensive radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other low observables.

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

Army researchers to take ideas from industry on soldier load-bearing technologies Dec. 11 and 12

NATICK, Mass., 22 Oct 2014. U.S. Army researchers plan to brainstorm with industry in December on new technologies for augmenting soldiers on the battlefield with exoskeleton devices and other load-bearing aides to help with future technology development.

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

Boeing tapestry Solutions takes over hardware integration and support for Navy TacMobile program

SAN DIEGO, 22 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contractor to provide hardware and support for the Navy's Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program for fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I capability. They found their solution from Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing company in San Diego.

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 21 Oct. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraCOR 80-41 small-form-factor rugged mission computer for high-performance civil and military tactical mission processing aboard ground vehicles fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

Embedded instrument for data acquisition and mobile instrumentation introduced by Innovative Integration

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., 20 Oct. 2014. Innovative Integration in Simi Valley, Calif., is introducing the ePC-Duo user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument for distributed data acquisition and mobile instrumentation applications.

A U.S. military stuck in the ditch

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 Oct. 2014. 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).

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

General Dynamics chooses rugged servers from Crystal for Prophet signals intelligence vetronics

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 16 Oct 2014. Vetronics designers at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., needed rugged computer servers for a combat vehicle signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. They found their solution from Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa.

TACTICAL NETWORKING: Curtiss-Wright offers rugged mobile IP router for ground vehicles

The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged mobile IP router subsystem for network switching in deployed military and commercial aerospace embedded computing applications such as tactical ground vehicles, helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft.

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

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.

iRobot to build CBRN-detecting robots for Canadian military

Canadian military leaders needed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots to alert users to the presence of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives, and radiation.

Sensor payloads for manned and unmanned vehicles

Electro-optical sensor payloads are giving today's armored combat vehicles, trucks, and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) enhanced capability to enable users to find and disarm explosives, survey rugged terrain, and uncover enemy positions from safe distances.

BAE Systems chooses embedded computing from GE for embedded training on Bradley Fighting Vehicle

WASHINGTON, 15 Oct. 2014. Vetronics designers at the BAE Systems Platforms and Services segment in Santa Clara, Calif., needed rugged computers for embedded training capability on the U.S. Army BAE Systems M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 14 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

Flexible cables for military applications in harsh vibration introduced by Cicoil

Flexible cables for military applications in harsh vibration introduced by Cicoil

VALENCIA, Calif., 14 Oct. 2014. Cicoil Corp. in Valencia, Calif., is introducing flexible cables for applications exposed to harsh vibration caused by propelling force, automated machinery, excessive turbulence, intense wind, driving rain, and rough seas.

Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy's fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore during land invasions.

A risky legacy for mannned combat vehicle programs

Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

Mercury to provide Navy with additional DRFM radar-spoofing jammers in $2.6 million order

Mercury to provide Navy with additional DRFM radar-spoofing jammers in $2.6 million order

CYPRESS, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Mercury Defense Systems (MDS) subsidiary of Mercury Systems Inc. in Cypress, Calif., will provide the U.S. Navy with electronic radar-spoofing devices under terms of a $2.6 million order announced last week.

Mercury announced a Navy order for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers. Mercury Defense Systems, formerly KOR Electronics, won a $1.5 million Navy order last June for the Mercury Airborne 1225 advanced DRFM electronic warfare (EW) jammers.

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

Navy awards $2.2 million contract to FLIR to provide IR cameras for military test ranges

CORONA, Calif., 10 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance experts are asking FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., to provide 25 infrared cameras for weapons practice ranges in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia under terms of a $2.2 million contract announced this week.

TTI introduces harsh-environment connectors from TE Connectivity for civil aircraft uses

TTI introduces harsh-environment connectors from TE Connectivity for civil aircraft uses

FORT WORTH, Texas, 10 Oct. 2014. Electronics distributor TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, is introducing the DEUTSCH 369 connector series from TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., for harsh-environment aerospace applications like in-flight entertainment and power in civil aircraft.

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing an enhanced Nano Interface Unit (NIU1) to add sensor data acquisition, distribution, and communication interfaces to military and aerospace embedded computers without chassis and backplane redesign.

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

Air Force chooses Raytheon to build next-generation radar to protect Marines from planes and missiles

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 8 Oct. 2014. Radar experts at the Raytheon Co. are beginning full-scale development of a portable search radar system intended to detect, identify and track enemy missiles as well as manned and unmanned aircraft.

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October 2014
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