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 mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged mobile IP router for military ground vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 25 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged mobile IP router subsystem for network switching in deployed military and commercial aerospace embedded computing applications such as tactical ground vehicles, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft.

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

Army approaches industry for ideas on RF interference mitigation in future electronic warfare

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 24 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas on how to reduce or eliminate RF interference in future electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

Low-profile PCI Express FPGA board for SIGINT and security introduced by BittWare

CONCORD, N.H., 24 July 2014. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A5-PCI Express-L (A5PL) low profile PCI Express embedded computing board based on Altera's Arria V AZ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for signals intelligence (SIGINT), security, network processing, and broadcast applications.

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

Compact rugged connectors for COTS military and aerospace applications introduced by LEMO

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., 23 July 2014. LEMO USA, Inc. in Rohnert Park, Calif., is introducing the MM compact connectors for COTS military, security, and aerospace, as well as other harsh-environment applications.

Milpower Source to provide battery power for digitizing Army M119A3 field artillery

Milpower Source to provide battery power for digitizing Army M119A3 field artillery

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J., 22 July 2014. U.S. Army artillery experts needed portable universal battery systems for the project to digitize the M119A3 towed 105-millimeter howitzer. They found their solution from Milpower Source in Belmont, N.H.

Multi-channel PXI-based test solution for complex carrier aggregation introduced by Agilent

Multi-channel PXI-based test solution for complex carrier aggregation introduced by Agilent

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 21 July 2014. Agilent Technologies Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., is introducing the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution to accelerate the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enable engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs.

Harwin doubles current rating of high-rel power connectors for aerospace applications

Harwin doubles current rating of high-rel power connectors for aerospace applications

PORTSMOUTH, England, 18 July 2014. Harwin Inc. in Portsmouth, England, is doubling the current rating of the power contacts available for use in its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series from 20 to 40 amps.

777 jumbo jet flying straight and level at 33,000 feet over Ukraine no match for SA-17 missile

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines is having another really bad day. Breaking news reports that a Malaysia 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam is missing and may have been shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 15 July 2014. Army commanders have known for centuries about the dangers of dangling a crucial military operation at the end of a long and vulnerable logistics string.

Air Force names 10 NETCENTS-2 Application contractors to share $960 million in IT orders

Air Force names 10 NETCENTS-2 Application contractors to share $960 million in IT orders

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., 15 July 2014. U.S. Air Force information technology (IT) experts are choosing 10 companies to compete for a decade's worth of IT services contracts as part of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Application Services program.

Rugged data acquisition PCI Express Mini card for sonar and laser control offered by Diamond

Rugged data acquisition PCI Express Mini card for sonar and laser control offered by Diamond

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 15 July 2014. Diamond Systems in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the DS-MPE-DAQ0804 rugged, low-cost data acquisition PCI Express Mini card module for adding analog I/O and digital I/O to embedded computing applications requiring low cost, small size, and light weight.

2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators for military electronics and similar uses introduced by Pasternack

2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators for military electronics and similar uses introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 14 July 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing the PE7395-xx line of 2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators for applications requiring reliable broadband performance ranging from DC to 40 GHz (Ka microwave band).

Navy chooses long-range thermal cameras from FLIR Systems for air-to-ground range surveillance

Navy chooses long-range thermal cameras from FLIR Systems for air-to-ground range surveillance

NORCO, Calif., 11 July 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance experts needed high-definition long-range infrared surveillance cameras for a variety of U.S. military ranges and similar facilities. They found their solution from FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore.

Rugged enclosures for military, aerospace, and similar applications introduced by ADL

Rugged enclosures for military, aerospace, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 11 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions.

Global market for military land vehicles and upgrades to grow 29 percent through 2022

Global market for military land vehicles and upgrades to grow 29 percent through 2022

LONDON, 10 July 2014. The global military land vehicles market should grow by nearly 29 percent through 2022, increasing from $23.55 billion in 2013 to $30.33 billion by 2022, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Counter-artillery rockets, shrinking GPS receivers, and GPS-guided artillery on Rapid Fire

Counter-artillery rockets, shrinking GPS receivers, and GPS-guided artillery on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 9 July 2014. Counter-artillery rockets, tiny embedded GPS receivers, and GPS-guided artillery shells highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

How Pentagon budgets are hitting America's defenses where it hurts

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 8 July 2014. I ran across a news story this week that starkly illustrates the bind the U.S. military finds itself in as defense budgets continue to shrink while the military services continue to insist on ever-more-expensive weapon systems.

Army reaches out to industry for advanced visible/near infrared focal plane array technology

Army reaches out to industry for advanced visible/near infrared focal plane array technology

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 8 July 2014. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for companies able to develop advanced visible-light and near-infrared focal plane array (FPA) sensors for applications such as electro-optical payloads, weapon sights, night vision, and sensors for unmanned vehicles.

Rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar introduced by GE

Rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 8 July 2014. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer for constrained environments such as manned- and unmanned vehicles. The computer board is based on the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

Honeywell upgrades satellite-control electronics

Honeywell to upgrade antenna electronics for Air Force satellite-control station

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 7 July 2014. Satellite control experts at Honeywell Aerospace will upgrade the electronics at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., under terms of a $12.9 million contract modification announced last week.

MOSFET power devices for space-constrained industrial applications introduced by IR

MOSFET power devices for space-constrained industrial applications introduced by IR

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 7 July 2014. International Rectifier (IR) in El Segundo, Calif., is introducing a family of Large Can DirectFET MOSFET power electronics devices for industrial applications requiring ultra-low on-state resistance (Rds(on)) including high power DC motors, DC-AC inverters, and high current switching applications such as active ORing hot swap, and eFuse.

Rugged FPGA boards based on Altera Arria 10 introduced by BittWare for SIGINT and communications

Rugged FPGA boards based on Altera Arria 10 introduced by BittWare for SIGINT and communications

CONCORD, N.H., 3 July 2014. BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A10 embedded computing family based on the Altera Arria 10 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and systems on chip (SoCs).

Raytheon to provide 757 satellite-guided artillery shells in $51.8 million Army contract

Raytheon to provide 757 satellite-guided artillery shells in $51.8 million Army contract

PICATINNY ARSENAL, Ala., 2 July 2014. Artillery munitions experts at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build 757 M982 Excalibur satellite-guided heavy artillery shells to the U.S. Army under terms of a $51.8 million contract announced late last week.

Rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for military vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for military vehicles and aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 1 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX6-218 rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for deployed applications intended for harsh defense and aerospace environments, including ground combat vehicles, and manned and unmanned airborne platforms.

Compact, thermal imaging camera for industrial research introduced by FLIR Systems

Compact, thermal imaging camera for industrial research introduced by FLIR Systems

WILSONVILLE, Ore., 30 June 2014. FLIR Systems in Wilsonville, Ore., is introducing the A6700sc compact, thermal imaging camera for industrial research and development to enable users to capture and record thermal distribution and thermal variations in real-time.

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