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Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 26 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are choosing Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., to build the U.S. military's next-generation light battlefield vehicle to replace the venerable Humvee, in what is expected to be one of the most lucrative military vehicle programs over the next decade.

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

QUANTICO, Va., 26 Aug. 2015. Systems designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are inserting new electronic technology into a new U.S. Marine Corps air-defense radar to make the system more effective in detecting rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low observables.

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged display for planes, helicopters, and ground vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the 10.4-inch PVDU2600 low-cost LCD rugged display for SWaP-C constrained fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ground vehicles.

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

Navy announces $880.8 million in military communications contracts for MIDS LVT terminals

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy military communications experts are earmarking more than three-quarters of a billion dollars for new military situational awareness communications terminals that enable U.S. and allied aircraft, ships, and ground forces to exchange their tactical pictures in near-real time.

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

Raytheon pushing LAV-AT Modernization forward with order for 13 anti-tank missile turrets

WARREN, Mich., 20 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are asking engineers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to provide upgraded anti-tank missile systems for the anti-tank version of the General Dynamics Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

POWER ELECTRONICS: DC-DC converter for autonomous ground vehicles introduced by TDK-Lambda

TDK-Lambda Americas in San Diego is introducing the TDK-Lambda 2500W EZA2500-32048 bidirectional DC-DC converter for power electronics needs in autonomous ground vehicles, robots, cranes, and elevators.

Raytheon upgrading Army sensors for networking, anti-sniper capability

U.S. Army electro-optics experts are asking Raytheon Co. to upgrade long-range electro-optical sensors with networking capability so soldiers can share battlefield imaging data and improve their effectiveness against enemy snipers.

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

Navy researchers ask industry for ideas on how to defend against helicopter RPG attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy researchers are asking industry for ways to design equipment that can detect, track, and shoot down incoming rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) that threaten helicopter RPG attacks on U.S. and allied aircraft operating on or near the ground.

Army looking for electro-optics companies to build 10,000 drivers night vision systems

Army looking for electro-optics companies to build 10,000 drivers night vision systems

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army night vision experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to manufacture as many as 10,000 devices that help drivers operate wheeled and tracked combat vehicles safely in darkness, in battlefield smoke, or in bad weather.

Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships

Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships

SAN DIEGO, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy intelligence and communications experts are spending as much as $1.7 billion to install and certify electronics equipment aboard Navy surface ships, submarines and shore sites that handles command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Signal splitters for industrial automation and power generation introduced by Amphenol

Signal splitters for industrial automation and power generation introduced by Amphenol

SIDNEY, N.Y., 14 Aug. 2015. Amphenol Industrial Products Group in Sidney, N.Y., is introducing the Tru-Loc signal splitter for industrial automation, process control, power generation, diesel, LNG & gas engines, automotive sensing, electronic gear shifting, and industrial Internet applications.

L-3 Link to upgrade F-16 flight simulators to reflect latest systems aboard jet fighters

L-3 Link to upgrade F-16 flight simulators to reflect latest systems aboard jet fighters

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 13 Aug. 2015. Simulation and training experts at L-3 Link Simulation & Training in Arlington, Texas, will upgrade the flight software of advanced U.S. Air Force F-16 Block 40/50 flight simulators.

Solid-state power amplifier for ground and airborne EW and radar introduced by Comtech PST

Solid-state power amplifier for ground and airborne EW and radar introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 11 Aug. 2015. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME1929-300 solid-state power amplifier module for communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

Marines order 75 man-portable robots from iRobot for battlefield situational awareness

Marines order 75 man-portable robots from iRobot for battlefield situational awareness

BEDFORD, Mass., 7 Aug. 2015. U.S. Marine Corps unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts are ordering 75 man-portable ground vehicle robots from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., under terms of a $9.8 million order announced this week.

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

Global perimeter security market to grow to $20.3 billion over next five years

DALLAS, 6 Aug. 2015. The worldwide market for perimeter security will grow from $14 billion this year to $20.3 billion by 2020, driven by he rising number of perimeter intrusions, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas. This represents a combined annual growth rate of 7.6 percent.

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

Navy asks Rockwell Collins for advanced prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a precision Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system for a differential GPS based carrier landing system. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Son of a Hellfire: JAGM meets long-overdue need for improved air-to-ground missile

Son of a Hellfire: JAGM meets long-overdue need for improved air-to-ground missile

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 4 Aug. 2015. The U.S. Army and Navy are taking another step toward deploying a new-generation air-to-ground missile for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the form of a $66.4 million development contract last week to Lockheed Martin for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM).

DC-DC converter for battery powered and compact applications introduced by Calex

DC-DC converter for battery powered and compact applications introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 4 Aug. 2015. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord Calif., is introducing the QSW DC-DC converter for battery powered applications. The QSW offers a 9-to-36-volt DC input range with an isolated, precisely regulated 12-volt output.

Uncooled LWIR thermography camera for benchtop research introduced by Sierra-Olympic

Uncooled LWIR thermography camera for benchtop research introduced by Sierra-Olympic

HOOD RIVER, Ore., 30 July 2015. Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. in Hood River, Ore., is introducing the uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) Cox CX320 thermography camera for machine vision, process monitoring, and benchtop research and development applications.

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.

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