LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

Brushless DC motor for laboratory robots, micropumps, and compact uses introduced by Maxon

Brushless DC motor for laboratory robots, micropumps, and compact uses introduced by Maxon

FALL RIVER, Mass., 28 July 2015. Maxon Precision Motors Inc. in Fall River, Mass., is introducing the EC 4 brushless DC motor for micropumps, analytic and diagnostic devices, laboratory robots, and other ultra-compact applications.

Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

Air Force eyes embedded computing and sensors to enhance networking for command and control

ROME, N.Y., 27 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for new ways of using embedded computing and sensors to improve military networking.

Army reaches out to industry for mature vehicle-mount IED detection and marking capabilities

Army reaches out to industry for mature vehicle-mount IED detection and marking capabilities

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 23 July 2015. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for fresh IED detection ideas on mature technologies for clearing surface-laid and buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from roadways and areas of military operations.

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

Soon after Iran deal, Air Force looks for new ways to find and attack deeply buried targets

ROME, N.Y., 22 July 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to assess, locate, and characterize hard and deeply buried targets (HDBT) like underground bunkers containing enemy weapons or nuclear research facilities.

IT looking like a winner as U.S. military awards $14.4 billion over last four months

IT looking like a winner as U.S. military awards $14.4 billion over last four months

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 21 July 2015. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been ordering military information technology (IT) and IT services at a dizzying pace over the past four months, awarding IT contracts worth at least $14.4 billion.

Rugged display for dirty, wet, and hostile operating environments introduced by Stealth

Rugged display for dirty, wet, and hostile operating environments introduced by Stealth

WOODBRIDGE, Ontario, 21 July 2015. Stealth.com, a Sparton company in Woodbridge, Ontario, is introducing the SV-2150WS-PM 21.5-inch panel-mount rugged display for use in dirty, wet, and hostile operating environments.

General Dynamics wins major WIN-T battlefield networking contract to link Army warfighters

General Dynamics wins major WIN-T battlefield networking contract to link Army warfighters

FAIRFAX, Va., 17 July 2015. The General Dynamics Corp. Mission Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., will build more than 300 vehicle-based network communication nodes for the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network –Tactical (WIN-T) under terms of a $219 million order.

Army taking another shot at developing a new armored combat vehicle

The U.S. Army is making another attempt at developing a modern armored combat vehicle in the wake of at least two recent disastrous attempts to update the nation's aging fleet of armored personnel carriers, main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery and other military ground vehicles.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 16 July 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

DDC boosting expertise in power solutions with acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd.

DDC boosting expertise in power solutions with acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 16 July 2015. Executives of Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., are boosting their company's capabilities in power solutions with their acquisition of Emrise Electronics Ltd. in Durham, N.C.

Rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for harsh-environment military applications introduced by GE

Rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for harsh-environment military applications introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 July 2015. GE Energy Management's Intelligent Platforms business in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single-board computer for demanding applications in harsh, SWaP (size, weight and power) constrained military environments.

Air Force looks to CyberDefenses Inc. to boost cyber security at information network gateways

Air Force looks to CyberDefenses Inc. to boost cyber security at information network gateways

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 13 July 2015. Cyber security experts at CyberDefenses Inc. in Round Rock, Texas, will help the U.S. Air Force safeguard enterprise-level networks from computer hackers and other malicious attacks.

Human detection proximity sensors for security and light control introduced by Panasonic

Human detection proximity sensors for security and light control introduced by Panasonic

MUNICH, 13 July 2015. Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems in Munich is introducing the MA Motion human detection proximity sensors for automatic doors or in security gates; detecting people in front of machines; automatic light control; and non-contact medical applications.

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

Army considering multispectral sensor fusion to help helicopter pilots land in bad conditions

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 10 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multispectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Air Force chooses Black Diamond to provide rugged computers for battlefield air controllers

Air Force chooses Black Diamond to provide rugged computers for battlefield air controllers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 10 July 2015. U.S. Air Force close air support control experts are looking to Black Diamond Advanced Technologies LLC in Chandler, Ariz., to provide rugged computers to help battlefield-deployed ground controllers guide attack jets accurately to their targets.

BAE Systems to build 36 recovery M88A2 armored combat vehicles in $110.4 million contract

BAE Systems to build 36 recovery M88A2 armored combat vehicles in $110.4 million contract

WARREN, Mich., 8 July 2015. Armored combat vehicle experts at BAE Systems will provide the U.S. Army with 36 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles under terms of a $110.4 million contract announced last week.

Missile Defense Agency looks to IDT to provide test equipment for ballistic missile defense

Missile Defense Agency looks to IDT to provide test equipment for ballistic missile defense

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 7 July 2015. U.S. missile-defense test equipment experts are looking to Innovative Defense Technologies LLC (IDT) in Arlington, Va., for a new and innovative approach for automated testing, data analysis, and requirements verification for ballistic missile defense systems.

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.

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