LAND TECHNOLOGY

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

Digital binoculars for military, homeland security, and nighttime applications introduced by Ricoh

Digital binoculars for military, homeland security, and nighttime applications introduced by Ricoh

MALVERN, Pa., 30 Jan. 2015. Ricoh Americas Corp. in Malvern, Pa., is introducing the RICOH NV-10A digital binoculars for military, homeland security, marine, rescue, fire fighting, law enforcement, and similar applications.

Small six-port 10/100 Ethernet switch for vetronics and avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Small six-port 10/100 Ethernet switch for vetronics and avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 29 Jan. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraNET 20-12 6-port 10/100 ultra-small-form-factor (USFF) Ethernet switch for military and civil ground vehicles and aircraft that require extremely small size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C).

EMI receiver for facility EMC compliance testing per MIL-STD-461 and CISPR 16-1-1 introduced by Keysight

EMI receiver for facility EMC compliance testing per MIL-STD-461 and CISPR 16-1-1 introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 28 Jan. 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the N9038A MXE EMI receiver for facility electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance testing that does not require measurements at higher frequencies. The N9038A MXE EMI receiver is available with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 3.6 GHz.

Notes from ground-zero of the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015

Notes from ground-zero of the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 27 Jan. 2015. It's 10:30 a.m. Tuesday of the so-called Winter Storm Juno, or the Great Northeast Blizzard of 2015. Like most of New England, I'm holed-up at home in Milford, N.H., waiting for the worst of the storm to hit.

Rugged eight-channel solid-state power controller for military vetronics introduced by DDC

Rugged eight-channel solid-state power controller for military vetronics introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 27 Jan. 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the RP-20S19XXX eight-channel solid-state power controller (SSPC) in a ruggedized military-grade form factor for military ground vehicles and similar applications.

Raytheon joins L-3 in program to speed modernized GPS receiver fielding with new circuit cards

Raytheon joins L-3 in program to speed modern anti-jam GPS receivers to the warfighter

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. 23 Jan. 2015. Satellite navigation experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., will help the U.S. military develop anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers with special M-code capability for military operations.

Embedded computing community seeks to push I/O speeds in exploring new frontier of optical interconnects

Embedded computing community seeks to push I/O speeds in exploring new frontier of optical interconnects

PHOENIX 21 Jan. 2015. Designers of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems are exploring the use of optical fiber-based interconnects among circuit cards in electronic enclosures, and among the enclosures themselves, in efforts speed system performance.

2015 expected to be breakout year for VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing

2015 expected to be breakout year for VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 20 Jan. 2015. Long-anticipated VITA 74 VNX small-form-factor embedded computing technology should see its first major design wins this year, driven by applications in land vehicles and manned aircraft, industry experts say.

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

VPX rugged embedded computing market set to exceed venerable VME by 2017, analyst says

PHOENIX, 20 Jan. 2015. VPX technology, an embedded computing approach based on high-speed switch-fabric interconnects, is expected to grow by 20 to 25 percent over the next five years, despite setbacks by a lackluster U.S. defense market.

That's the prediction of Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst for discrete and process automation at market researcher IHS Technology in Englewood, Colo. Colquhoun made his comments Monday at the Embedded Tech Trends conference in Phoenix.

Navy expands MQ-4C Triton UAV facilities at Point Mugu in preparation for activation this year

Navy expands MQ-4C Triton UAV facilities at Point Mugu in preparation for activation this year

VENTURA COUNTY NAVAL BASE, Calif., 19 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy leaders are expanding the basing and infrastructure to support the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Southern California.

Rugged connectors for radar, sonar, and other harsh-environment uses introduced by ODU

Rugged connectors for radar, sonar, and other harsh-environment uses introduced by ODU

CAMARILLO, Calif., 19 Jan. 2015. ODU-USA in Camarillo, Calif., is introducing the Push-Pull circular connectors for military radio, radar, submarine sonar, and similar applications in rugged and harsh environments.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Army's early model tactical missiles into safe, low-cost munitions

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Army's early model tactical missiles into safe, low-cost munitions

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 15 Jan. 2015. Fire support experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are upgrading U.S. Army long-range tactical missiles to reduce the weapon's costs and threats of unexploded ordnance.

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch for military vehicles and aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch for military vehicles and aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 13 Jan. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Parvus DuraNET 20-11 rugged, small, lightweight 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet switch for manned and unmanned military and civil ground vehicles and aircraft.

Carnegie Mellon to apply synthetic vision technology to help keep snow plows safe on the road

Carnegie Mellon to apply synthetic vision technology to help keep snow plows safe on the road

WASHINGTON, 12 Jan. 2015. Federal transportation authorities are asking researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to borrow from defense and aerospace synthetic vision technology to develop an enhanced vision system to enable snowplow drivers to see clearly in blizzard conditions.

Military radiation-detector market to grow to $868 million by 2022, analysts predict

GLEN ALLEN, Va., 12 Jan. 2015. Military demand for radiation detector devices will grow from $617 million currently to $731 million by 2018, and then to $868 million by 2022, predict analysts at market researcher NanoMarkets in Glen Allen, Va.

2- and 4-channel solid-state power controllers for military vehicles introduced by DDC

2- and 4-channel solid-state power controllers for military vehicles introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 12 Jan. 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the RP-26321000NX and RP-26311000NX 2- and 4-channel solid-state power controllers for military vehicles and vetronics.

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

Temperature sensors and switches industry to see dramatic slowdown as oil prices fall

NATICK, Mass., 9 Jan. 2015. The temperature sensors and switches market is set for a dramatic slowdown in the wake of falling oil prices, warn analysts at market researcher VDC Research in Natick, Mass.

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

Lockheed Martin Hellfire Systems to build 2,232 air-to-ground missiles for U.S., foreign militaries

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 8 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army anti-armor missile experts are ordering a couple of thousand U.S.-made Hellfire tactical missiles for the Army, as well as for the governments of Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Indonesia, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Army reaches out to industry for GPS tracking technology for vehicles at Fort Bliss

Army reaches out to industry for GPS tracking technology for vehicles at Fort Bliss

FORT BLISS, Texas, 7 Jan. 2015. U.S. Army vehicle fleet management experts are surveying industry to find companies able to provide a Global Positioning System (GPS)-based fleet vehicle tracking system at Fort Bliss, Texas, that locate military vehicles anywhere in the continental U.S.

ARM-powered 6U VME and 3U CompactPCI single-board computers for military uses introduced by NAI

ARM-powered 6U VME and 3U CompactPCI single-board computers for military uses introduced by NAI

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 7 Jan. 2015. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y, is introducing the 75ARM1 6U VME and 64ARM1 3U CompactPCI single-board computers powered by high-speed ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processors for military and aerospace applications that require high-density, configurable I/O and communication functions.

Transportable simulator for training joint fires operators introduced by Rockwell Collins

Transportable simulator for training joint fires operators introduced by Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 5 Jan. 2015. Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is introducing the RealFires transportable simulation and training device to help commanders from several different military services concentrate weapons firing effectively against the enemy.

The Mil & Aero top-10 stories of 2014

Tanks, self-destruct electronics, and vanished airliners among top-10 Mil & Aero stories for 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 31 Dec. 2014. Main battle tanks, electronic components to self-destruct on-demand, and a jumbo-jet airliner that disappeared without a trace are among the top-10 stories of 2014 that appeared in Military & Aerospace Electronics, as determined by popularity among our readers.

BAE Systems to design AMPV replacements for M113 combat vehicles in potential $1.2 billion contract

BAE Systems to design AMPV replacements for M113 combat vehicles in potential $1.2 billion contract

WARREN, Mich., 29 Dec. 2014. Armored combat vehicle experts at the BAE Systems Platforms & Services segment in Sterling Heights, Mich., will design and build a replacement for the U.S. Army’s Vietnam-era M113 family of vehicles under terms of a potential $1.2 billion contract announced last week.

Fox Three: Raytheon scores hit with half-billion-dollar contract for advanced air-to-air missiles

Fox Three: Raytheon scores hit with half-billion-dollar contract for advanced air-to-air missiles

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 24 Dec. 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co., got an early Christmas present this week with a nearly half-billion-dollar contract to provide the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and foreign militaries.

Christmas 1914: a day of respite from the horrors of the trenches

Christmas 1914: a day of respite from the horrors of the trenches

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 Dec. 2014. One hundred years ago this week a group of German soldiers in Belgium fighting in the trenches of the Western Front started to get homesick. They were cold and tired. They had been fighting since August, and it was Christmas time.

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