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ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

WARWICK, R.I., 26 Feb. 2015. Pentair in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff Shelf Manager ACB-VI Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) backplane databus electronic enclosure for rugged embedded computing applications.

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop unmanned sensors able to operate in harsh environments to monitor surface, aircraft, and submarine traffic above the Arctic Circle.

Rugged Intel Core i7 Haswell-based single-board computer introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged Intel Core i7 Haswell-based single-board computer introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX3-1258 4th Gen Intel Core i7 single board computer for compute-intensive applications deployed in space, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

Military light vehicle market set to explode, driven by JLTV program, says Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn., 23 Feb. 2015. International demand for light wheeled military vehicles is set for explosive growth, fueled by the U.S. military Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program and its associated vetronics, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

3U VPX 500-Watt 28-volt DC power supply for embedded computing introduced by PCI Systems

3U VPX 500-Watt 28-volt DC power supply for embedded computing introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 20 Feb. 2015. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the PCI_800.106 3U VITA 62 VPX 500-Watt 28-volt DC isolated conduction-cooled rugged 3U power supply for embedded computing applications.

Rugged tablet computers for military and industrial applications introduced by RuggON

Rugged tablet computers for military and industrial applications introduced by RuggON

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 17 Feb. 2015. RuggON Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, is introducing the Rextorm series of rugged tablet computers for heavy-duty military and industrial applications.

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

Army asks General Dynamics to transform six legacy main battle tanks into latest M1A2 SEP models

WARREN, Mich., 16 Feb. 2015. Main battle tank designers at General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich., will build six M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Package (SEP) Version 2 (V2) main battle tanks with digital vetronics under terms of a $49.8 million U.S. Army contract modification announced Friday.

Navy asks L-3 Warrior Systems to build night-vision goggles in $49.5 million contract

Navy asks L-3 Warrior Systems to build night-vision goggles in $49.5 million contract

CRANE, Ind. 12 Feb. 2015. Electro-optics experts at L-3 Warrior Systems in Londonderry, N.H., will provide the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with binocular night vision devices for a variety of nighttime surveillance applications.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., have announced a $49.5 million contract to L-3 Warrior Systems for the company's AN/PVS-31 binocular night vision device (BNVD).

360-Watt wide-input power supplies for COTS military applications introduced by Calex

360-Watt wide-input power supplies for COTS military applications introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 10 Feb. 2015. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord Calif., is introducing the MTW series of power supplies for 28-volt COTS military applications, as well as for 12 and 24-volt battery powered applications.

Army to build special UAV airport at Fort Bliss, Texas

U.S. Army unmanned vehicles experts are building a special airport for Grey Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the Fort Bliss Army post near El Paso, Texas, to support the Army's 1st Armored Division.

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 Feb. 2015. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to find ways of boosting the energy efficiency of unattended sensors by reducing or eliminating the standby power that these sensors consume while waiting for signatures of interest.

Rugged vetronics networking gear from Curtiss-Wright chosen for Marine Corps combat vehicle upgrade

Rugged vetronics networking gear from Curtiss-Wright chosen for Marine Corps combat vehicle upgrade

SALT LAKE CITY, 6 Feb. 2015. Vetronics networking experts at Strategic Communications in Louisville, Ky., needed a rugged network router and switch for an upgrade to the U.S. Marine Corps AAVC-7 amphibious assault vehicle. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Salt Lake City.

Rugged embedded computer for mobile defense and homeland security applications introduced by Elma

Rugged embedded computer for mobile defense and homeland security applications introduced by Elma

FREMONT, Calif., 5 Feb. 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the S50G-1 rugged, mobile, modular, high performance embedded computer for demanding mobile environments in defense, industry, homeland security, and agriculture.

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

WASHINGTON, 3 Feb. 2015. The Pentagon's proposed budget for federal fiscal year 2016 calls for a $38.2 billion increase in defense spending over this year's levels, which represents a bright spot after years of military budget reductions and sequestration.

Rugged XMC embedded video and graphics module for military and civil avionics introduced by Aitech

Rugged XMC embedded video and graphics module for military and civil avionics introduced by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 3 Feb. 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) for harsh environments that have versatile video overlay and capture requirements.

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 2 Feb. 2015. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with advanced combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $78.5 million contract modification announced Friday.

Army considers deploying Lockheed Martin missile designed to shoot down rockets and artillery

Army considers deploying Lockheed Martin missile designed to shoot down rockets and artillery

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 2 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army leaders are ready to deploy hit-to-kill missile technology developed by Lockheed Martin Corp. to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar rounds before they can do damage to U.S. and allied military forces. This technology could be with fighting forces within the next five years.

Rugged 2U computer server for military and industrial applications  introduced by Crystal Group

Rugged 2U computer server for military and industrial applications introduced by Crystal Group

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 2 Feb. 2015. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RS2516PS18 rugged 2U computer server for use in harsh environments like military, oil and gas, mining, and other industrial applications.

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.

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