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 high-power amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW) and SATCOM introduced by Pasternack

Rugged high-power amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW) and SATCOM introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 6 July 2015. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing rugged solid-state high-power amplifiers for electronic warfare (EW), instrumentation, military communications, radar, satellite communications (SATCOM), telecommunications, data links, and medical devices.

Raytheon gets order for 100 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for The Netherlands

Raytheon gets order for 100 Excalibur satellite-guided artillery shells for The Netherlands

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 2 July 2015. U.S. Army smart munitions experts are asking Raytheon Co. to build 100 M982 Excalibur satellite-gilded heavy artillery shells for the government of The Netherlands under terms of an $8.3 million contract announced last week.

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 30 June 2015. U.S. Army munitions experts are choosing five companies to help design and build new technologies for next-generation Army armaments and munitions, ranging from precision-guided munitions, warheads, fuzes, mortars, and different kinds of conventional ammunition.

Right-angle rugged power connectors for high-voltage and -amperage uses introduced by Amphenol

Right-angle rugged power connectors for high-voltage and -amperage uses introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 30 June 2015. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing right-angle overmolded rugged power connectors for 200- and 400-amp connection systems for modern electrification programs in high voltage and high amperage uses.

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

Spending more on ruggedized computers can ensure against crucial data loss, survey reveals

NASHUA, N.H., 29 June 2015. Nine out of ten readers of Military & Aerospace Electronics say it's worth the extra money to buy ruggedized computers for aerospace and defense applications, rather than risking the loss of crucial data by using commercial-grade computers, a recent study shows.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

DHS eyes standoff car bomb detector by identifying thumbprint-size explosives residue

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. U.S. government explosives-detection experts are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to protect government facilities from car bombs with bomb detector technology that finds explosives concealed in or on vehicles from safe standoff ranges.

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

Army orders 19 additional MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drones to go with 19 others ordered last March

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 June 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack drones, as well as 19 satellite UAV control stations.

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

DARPA to conduct technology briefings next month on initiatives in EW, BMC2, ISR, and communications

ARLINGTON, Va., 22 June 2015. U.S. military researchers will conduct industry technology briefings next month on projects involving battle management, communications, electronic warfare (EW), surveillance, and undersea warfare.

Panel PC rugged computer for harsh-environment applications introduced by MEN Micro

Panel PC rugged computer for harsh-environment applications introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa. 22 June 2015. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the DC15 panel PC rugged computer for railway and other harsh-environment human machine interface (HMI) applications.

6-slot MicroTCA chassis for defense, communications, and industrial uses offered by Pixus

6-slot MicroTCA chassis for defense, communications, and industrial uses offered by Pixus

WATERLOO, Ontario, 19 June 2015. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is introducing the PXS0108 1U, 6-slot, low cost, data-grade MicroTCA chassis for defense, communications, and industrial applications that do not require all of the functionality, and associated expense, of a compliant MicroTCA system.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for Predator and Reaper UAV crew simulators

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 June 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAV crew simulators and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

Power supplies for high-rel diagnostic and monitoring equipment introduced by TDK Lambda

Power supplies for high-rel diagnostic and monitoring equipment introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 18 June 2015. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the TDK-Lambda DTM165 adapter power supplies for diagnostic and monitoring equipment in high-reliability applications like hospitals and health care. The product also meets the required efficiency level V standards for medical equipment.

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat win airborne tactical data link orders worth $957.2 million

SAN DIEGO, 17 June 2015. U.S. military radio communications experts are spending nearly a billion dollars for software-defined radio tactical data link and networking equipment for aircraft, fixed sites, land vehicles, and surface warships.

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

Is the military drawdown happening too fast and at the wrong time?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 16 June 2015. We're seeing an important transformation in U.S. military systems and materiel. At best this could indicate new efforts at military modernization and readiness, but at worst the military drawdown could be evidence of dangerous military disengagement throughout the world.

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

Rockwell Collins pushes forward Air Force effort to rush M-Code GPS receivers to warfighters

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 16 June 2015. Satellite navigation experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,, are speeding their work on developing anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code GPS capability for military operations.

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

Thales radar system designed to reject interference from wind farms, 4G cell phone networks

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Radar experts at the Thales Group in Paris are introducing the next-generation STAR NG air traffic control (ATC) radar for military and commercial applications. Thales made the announcement this week at the Paris Air Show in Paris.

Electrical enclosures market to hit $5.86 billion in 2020, growing at 6.4 percent each year

Electrical enclosures market to hit $5.86 billion in 2020, growing at 6.4 percent each year

DALLAS, 15 June 2015. The worldwide market for electrical enclosures should rise from $4 billion in 2014 to $5.86 billion in 2020 -- a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 percent between 2015 and 2016. That's the prediction of analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

Raytheon upgrading anti-tank missile on Marine Corps light armored vehicle (LAV) fleet

WARREN, Mich., 15 June 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to upgrade the anti-tank missile system in the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 12 June 2015. Six U.S. information technology (IT) companies are sharing more than a billion dollars to provide the U.S. Army with computer hardware, software, and IT services for network-centric operations.

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

Army launches biggest project in past 20 years to dispose of surplus and obsolete munitions

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill., 11 June 2015. The U.S. Army is spending more than one-third of a billion dollars to get rid of conventional munitions over the next five years -- the largest effort over at least the past two decades to dispose of non-nuclear ammunition, bombs, and explosives that the U.S. military no longer needs.

C4ISR: Communications on-the-move antenna for military ground vehicles introduced by CPI

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) in Camarillo, Calif., is introducing the GMA-100QB antenna system for communications on-the-move antenna applications on military ground vehicles.

Antenna to link UAVs and military ground vehicles introduced by CPI

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) in Camarillo, Calif., is introducing the GMA-100QB antenna system for communications on military ground vehicles.

High-speed camera for military, aerospace, and particle research introduced by Photron

High-speed camera for military, aerospace, and particle research introduced by Photron

SAN DIEGO, 10 June 2015. Photron USA Inc. in San Diego is introducing the FASTCAM Mini WX100 high-definition (HD) 4-megapixel video high-speed camera for military and aerospace research, biomechanics, fluid dynamics and particle image velocimetry (PIV), materials science, onboard and offboard automotive safety testing, and life sciences.

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June 2015
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