LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

Navy researchers developing swarms of cooperating air drones for overwhelming land and sea attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAVs fly together like flocks of birds.

Technology and research to radiation-harden COTS electronics tot he radiation effects of nuclear weapons explosions

Navy to work with industry to find ways of hardening COTS electronics to nuclear explosions

CRANE, Ind., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are working with working with industry and academia to find new ways to create radiation-hardened commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics from the effects of radiation from the explosion of nuclear weapons.

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

Navy surveys industry for vehicle-mount Link-16 radios with simultaneous two-channel capability

LAKEHURST, N.J., 14 April 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are surveying the military radio communications industry for companies able to provide off-the-shelf vehicle-mount radios with two-channel operation and Link 16 capabilities.

Sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas applications introduced by TRU-Vu

Sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas applications introduced by TRU-Vu

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., 13 April 2015. TRU-Vu Monitors in Arlington Heights, Ill. is introducing the SRMW-24R-SS sunlight-readable monitor for military, marine, oil and gas, digital signage, amusement park, factory wash-down, and auto racing applications.

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new air traffic control tower

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., 10 April 2015. The Gray Army Airfield, a helicopter airport at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will receive a new air traffic control tower to replace a relatively old tower that's now considered an obstacle to aviation.

COMBAT NETWORKING: Vetronics networking from Curtiss-Wright chosen for combat vehicle upgrade

Vetronics networking experts at Strategic Communications in Louisville, Ky., needed a rugged network router and switch for an upgrade to the U.S. Marine Corps AAVC-7 amphibious assault vehicle.

Navy asks Textron to build second and third next-generation LCAC vessels for beach invasions

Navy asks Textron to build second and third next-generation LCAC vessels for beach invasions

WASHINGTON, 7 April 2015. Shipbuilding experts at Textron Inc. are making plans to build two more of the U.S. Navy's next-generation landing craft to move infantry and equipment quickly onto invasion beaches from surface warships offshore.

Rugged mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 6 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform mission computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

BAE Systems to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

BAE Systems to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 April 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking BAE Systems to build identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

Air Force picks Avarint to upgrade electronic warfare simulation and training systems

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force test experts needed technology upgrades to enhance integrated electronic warfare (EW) test capability at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They found their solution from Avarint LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.

Air Force adds 10 information technology companies to NETCENTS-2 Application Services program

Air Force adds 10 information technology companies to NETCENTS-2 Application Services program

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 1 April 2015. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are doubling the number of contractors competing for a decade's worth of IT services contracts as part of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services program.

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

Rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace and defense introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 27 March 2015. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the bCOM6-L1700 rugged Type 6 COM Express embedded computing module for aerospace, defense, heavy industry, energy exploration, and transportation applications.

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

Army scientists ask industry for camouflage fabrics that hide soldiers from electro-optical sensors

NATICK, Mass., 26 March 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to develop electro-optical camouflaged fabric to help warfighters hide from enemy short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors.

Night Optics to provide 2,000 monocular military night-vision viewing devices for Jordanian military

Night Optics to provide 2,000 monocular military night-vision viewing devices for Jordanian military

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 26 March 2015. U.S. Army night-vision experts needed low-light vision equipment for the Jordanian armed forces. They found their solution from Night Optics Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Army taps Raytheon to build another 209 Excalibur heavy artillery smart munitions

Army taps Raytheon to build another 209 Excalibur heavy artillery smart munitions

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 23 March 2015. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 209 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells for the U.S. Army under terms of a $14.8 million contract modification announced last week.

Navy looking to BCI to extract weather radar data from tactical ship- and land-based radar systems

Navy looking to BCI to extract weather radar data from tactical ship- and land-based radar systems

SAN DIEGO, 20 March 2015. U.S. Navy weather experts needed a way to extract weather radar information from shipboard and land-based radar systems normally used to detect potentially hostile aircraft and other incoming threats. They found their solution from Basic Commerce & Industries Inc. (BCI) in Moorestown, N.J.

VNX-based small-form-factor embedded computer for aerospace and defense introduced by CES

VNX-based small-form-factor embedded computer for aerospace and defense introduced by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 20 March 2015. CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the ROCK-3210 rugged VNX small-form-factor mission computer for deployed military and aerospace applications.

VETRONICS: Vetronics processing and network switch for military ground vehicles

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a division of Curtiss-Wright 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.

MOTION AND MOTOR CONTROLl: Military chooses resolver motion-control from Kearfott for M1 tank

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.

1U rackmount computer for cyber security and networking applications introduced by WIN Enterprises

1U rackmount computer for cyber security and networking applications introduced by WIN Enterprises

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., 16 March 2015. WIN Enterprises Inc. in North Andover, Mass., is introducing the PL-80730 1U rackmount computer for cyber security, Internet security, and other networking applications.

Marine Corps settles on Kollsman to build as many as 1,500 new handheld laser rangefinders

Marine Corps settles on Kollsman to build as many as 1,500 new handheld laser rangefinders

QUANTICO, Va., 13 March 2015. U.S. Marine Corps electro-optics experts are asking Kollsman Inc. in Merrimack, N.H., to build as many as 1,500 handheld tactical laser rangefinders small enough for individual Marine infantrymen to carry under terms of a $73.4 million contract announced Thursday.

Army shopping industry for rugged, lightweight handheld GPS receivers with 2.6-inch screens

Army shopping industry for rugged, lightweight handheld GPS receivers with 2.6-inch screens

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 12 March 2015. U.S. Army navigation and guidance experts are surveying industry companies able to provide rugged, lightweight Global Positing System (GPS) receivers with 2.6-inch screens for warfighters in the field.

Laser weapons: things just keep getting better and better

Laser weapons: things just keep getting better and better

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 10 March 2015. Laser weapons, they're just around the corner, right? We've been hearing that now for years; it's like so many other things -- always just two years away.

High-energy laser with 30 kilowatts of power shown to kill light truck in seconds from a mile away

High-energy laser with 30 kilowatts of power shown to kill light truck in seconds from a mile away

BETHESDA, Md., 10 March 2015. 2015 High-energy laser experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are moving laser weapons technology forward with a recent test that used a 30-kilowatt fiber laser to burn through the engine manifold of a small truck in a matter of seconds from more than a mile away.

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