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Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

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.

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing out over the military UAV landscape, it seemed to me that about everyone in the U.S military who wanted a UAV already had one.

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

Navy orders night-vision helmet-mounted displays to help combat pilots fly at night

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2015. Combat avionics experts at Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. military with 120 head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance fighter-bomber aircraft under terms of a $20.9 million order.

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SRI International taking on DARPA Brandeis cyber security project to safeguard private data

SAN DIEGO, 24 Aug. 2015. Cyber security experts at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., are developing ways to keep proprietary and private data private, as well as to understand how to build information systems that ensure private information can be used only for its intended purpose and for no other.

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.

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

Military researchers gather contractors for fast, energy-efficient undersea vehicles

KEYPORT, Wash., 21 Aug. 2015. U.S. government researchers are gathering contractors for a program to develop revolutionary underwater propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

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).

Sikorsky moves forward with aircraft automation and optionally piloted helicopter technologies

Sikorsky moves forward with aircraft automation and optionally piloted helicopter technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

Army looks to Lockheed Martin to upgrade laser targeting for AH-64E Apache attack helicopter

Army looks to Lockheed Martin to upgrade laser targeting for AH-64E Apache attack helicopter

ORLANDO, Fla., 18 Aug. 2015. Electro-optics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are upgrading the laser targeting system of the U.S. Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter under terms of a $21.7 million contract.

Boeing joins Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to develop multi-warhead killer missile defense

Boeing joins Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to develop multi-warhead killer missile defense

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 14 Aug. 2015. The Boeing Co. is joining rivals Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. in an effort to develop a ballistic missile defense multi-warhead killer weapon that would be able to detect, track, and kill several different incoming enemy missile warheads and decoys with only one counter-missile launch.

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).

Defense companies move forward with effort to repackage Joint STARS radar for smaller aircraft

Defense companies move forward with effort to repackage Joint STARS radar for smaller aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 13 Aug. 2015. Three U.S. defense prime contractors are moving forward with a cost-cutting program to redesign the sophisticated ground-monitoring radar system of the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) for a business jet or other relatively small aircraft.

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.

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to design weapon to kill several incoming missile warheads

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin to design weapon to kill several incoming missile warheads

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2015. Two major U.S. defense companies are starting work on developing a ballistic missile defense weapon that would be able to detect, track, and kill several different incoming enemy missile warheads and decoys with only one counter-missile launch.

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for simulation and training

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for simulation and training

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force simulation and training experts are spending as much as $20.9 billion and involving 25 U.S. flight simulation companies in an effort to streamline their simulation and training acquisition and procurement process.

Are we seeing a renaissance in radiation-hardened space electronics?

Are we seeing a renaissance in radiation-hardened space electronics?

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 11 Aug. 2015. Microelectronics experts at BAE Systems have achieved the U.S. Department of Defense Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Level V radiation-hardened certification for the company's next-generation 45-nanometer application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for use in space applications.

BAE Systems wins certification for radiation-hardened integrated circuits for use in space

BAE Systems wins certification for radiation-hardened integrated circuits for use in space

MANASSAS, Va., 11 Aug. 2015. Microelectronics experts at BAE Systems have achieved the U.S. Department of Defense Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Level V radiation-hardened certification for the company's next-generation 45-nanometer application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for use in space applications.

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

SAN DIEGO, 10 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy submarine research experts needed imaging sonar systems to help evaluate the performance of nuclear-powered submarines operating in the arctic. They found their solution from EdgeTech in West Wareham, Mass.

Navy to buy as many as 80 L-3 Wescam MX-20HD EO/IR sensor pods for P-8A maritime patrol jets

Navy to buy as many as 80 L-3 Wescam MX-20HD EO/IR sensor pods for P-8A maritime patrol jets

LAKEHURST, N.J., 10 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts will buy as many as 70 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor pods from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario, for use aboard U.S. and Australian Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

NASA taking proposals for scientific and educational CubeSat missions from 2016 to 2019

NASA taking proposals for scientific and educational CubeSat missions from 2016 to 2019

GREENBELT, Md., 7 Aug. 2015. Space exploration experts at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are inviting government researchers, non-profits, and schools to propose tiny satellite CubeSat spacecraft and missions to be scheduled over the next four years.

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.

Navy orders shipboard radios from General Dynamics for surface warships and submarines

Navy orders shipboard radios from General Dynamics for surface warships and submarines

SAN DIEGO, 5 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard communications experts are placing a $29 million order with General Dynamics Corp. to provide AN/USC-61(C) digital modular shipboard radios for Navy surface warships and submarines.

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