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Navy chooses rugged glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors and electronics from Aeroflex

Navy chooses rugged glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors and electronics from Aeroflex

CRANE, Ind., 2 Dec. 2013. U.S. Navy experts needed glass axial lead PIN diodes for sensors, electronics, electronic warfare, and special warfare weapons. They found their solution from Aeroflex/Metelics in Londonderry, N.H.

BAE Systems to build hundreds of fiber-optic decoys to protect combat jets from missiles

BAE Systems to build hundreds of fiber-optic decoys to protect combat jets from missiles

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 1 Dec. 2013. Electronic warfare experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., will build 262 AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed decoys (FOTDs) and 70 electronic frequency converters (EFC) under terms of a $28.2 million U.S. Navy contract announced last week.

Navy buys one Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV in preparation of ramping-up the system's production

Navy buys one Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack UAV in preparation for ramping-up production

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 28 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are buying one new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), intended as an organic and dedicated multi-intelligence UAV for U.S. Marine Corps and Navy tactical commanders, in preparation for ramping-up production of the front-line tactical unmanned aircraft.

Raytheon moves toward full production of upgraded multispectral avionics targeting sensor

Raytheon moves toward full production of upgraded multispectral avionics targeting sensor

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Nov. 2013. Engineers at Raytheon Co. are taking another step toward full-scale production of an upgraded avionics sensor system that provides visible-light, infrared, laser designation, and laser illumination capabilities integrated in a single sensor package.

Artificial intelligence, spectrum warfare, and DOD Mothball Strategy this week on Rapid Fire

Artificial intelligence, spectrum warfare, and DOD Mothball Strategy this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 26 Nov. 2013. An artificial intelligence program to help intelligence analysts, a new era of spectrum warfare, and the Pentagon's Mothball Strategy highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Teledyne Scientific joins researchers pursing artificial intelligence for image analysis

Teledyne Scientific joins researchers pursuing artificial intelligence for image analysis

WASHINGTON, 26 Nov. 2013. Artificial intelligence experts at Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC in Thousand Oaks, Calif., are joining those at the Siemens Corp. Corporate Research And Technology Division in Princeton, N.J., Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., on an intelligence research project to unlock secrets in the nature of knowledge in an effort to improve tools and training available to intelligence analysts.

Catapult-launched Bat UAV from Northrop Grumman being adapted to electronic warfare role

Catapult-launched Bat UAV from Northrop Grumman being adapted to electronic warfare

RIDGECREST, Calif., 25 Nov. 2013. An era may be dawning when relatively small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may be put into action as electronic warfare (EW) aircraft to enable warfighters operating on the forward edge of the battlefield to jam enemy radar, communications, and other RF systems.

Raytheon to provide Army with latest versions of wireless TOW missile in $57.8 million contract

Raytheon to provide Army with latest versions of wireless TOW missile in $57.8 million contract

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 Nov. 2013. The Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will build the latest versions of a radio-controlled anti-tank missile that has been in the U.S. inventory since 1970 under terms of a multi-million-dollar contract announced late last week.

Simthetiq delivers high-end 3D visual models for Fidelity next-gen training solutions

MONTREAL, Canada, 23 Nov. 2013. Simthetiq sold a large series of 3D models to Fidelity Technologies for use in the company’s next-generation FidViewEX Image Generator.

Navy looks to Exelis for avionics test systems for MH-60R and S-70B maritime helicopters

Navy looks to Exelis for avionics test systems for MH-60R and S-70B maritime helicopters

LAKEHURST, N.J., 22 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy helicopter avionics experts needed radar signal simulators for the MH-60R and S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters. They found their solution from Exelis Inc. in Fort Wayne, Ind.

DHS lays out six-point research plan for airport, passenger, and freight security technology

DHS lays out six-point research plan for airport, passenger, and freight security technology

WASHINGTON, 21 Nov. 2013. Research leaders at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington are releasing a six-point plan to focus research attention and money on technologies to safeguard the United States from terrorist threats to trade and travel.

Hypersonic space plane, wind farm radar clutter, and slow MILCOM this week on Rapid Fire

Hypersonic space plane, wind farm radar clutter, and slow MILCOM this week on Rapid Fire

SAN DIEGO, 19 Nov. 2013. A research initiative to build a hypersonic space plane, concerns about radar clutter caused by wind turbines, an export maritime patrol aircraft, and a slow year at the MILCOM trade show highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Boeing chooses Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet for export maritime patrol plane

Boeing chooses Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet for export maritime patrol plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 19 Nov. 2013. Maritime surveillance experts ast the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis are choosing the Challenger 605 business jet from Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal as the airframe for the planned Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program for international export.

Air Force eyes modeling software to understand how wind farms create radar dead spots

Air Force eyes modeling software to understand how wind farms create radar dead spots

PETERSON AFB, Colo., 18 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking a Pennsylvania computer simulation company to design modeling software to help radar systems designers compensate for the dead spots that renewable energy wind farms cause in military air-defense radar, commercial air traffic control radar, and weather radar.

Industry asked for radar-evading software planning tools for special-ops helicopter pilots

Industry asked for radar-evading software planning tools for special-ops helicopter pilots

FORT EUSTIS, Va., 17 Nov. 2013. U.S. special operations aviation experts are asking industry for new software tools to help helicopter pilots evade enemy radar and radar-guided missiles and weapons.

P-8I

Boeing delivers P8I maritime aircraft based on Next-Generation 737 to Indian Navy

SEATTLE, 16 Nov. 2013. Boeing [NYSE:BA] has delivered a second P-8I aircraft to India, effectively doubling the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.  

DARPA issues first-phase solicitation for XS-1 hypersonic space plane for deploying satellites

DARPA issues first-phase solicitation for XS-1 hypersonic space plane for deploying satellites

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Nov. 2013. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to begin work on developing a reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft able to carry and deploy 3,000-to-5,000-pound satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) for less than $5 million per launch.

BAE Systems adds to contract for upgrading Paladin artillery with new engine and vetronics

BAE Systems adds to contract for upgrading Paladin artillery with new engine and vetronics

WARREN, Mich., 13 Nov. 2013. Armored combat vehicle experts at the BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP segment in York, Pa., are adding to their company's lucrative contract to begin low-rate production of an upgraded version of the U.S. Army M109 self-propelled field artillery cannon.

Urgent COMINT, chem-bio defense, and big destroyers highlight this week on M&AE Rapid Fire

Urgent COMINT, chem-bio defense, and big destroyers highlight this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 12 Nov. 2013. An urgent call for Army airborne communications intelligence (COMINT), trends in chemical and biological agent detection and defense, and the launch of a REALLY big Navy destroyer highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Industry asked to nominate technologies to detect and counter chemical and biological weapons

Industry asked for technologies to detect and counter chemical and biological weapons

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Nov. 2013. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to nominate technologies to demonstrate their potential to detect, predict, and counter threats of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Hydroid asked to repair and upgrade Navy's fleet of MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicles

Hydroid asked to repair and upgrade Navy's fleet of MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicles

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 11 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., to repair and upgrade the Navy's fleet of MK 18 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), as well as to help train Navy personnel to use the unmanned submersibles.

Siemens, Carnegie Mellon, and HRL pursue artificial intelligence to analyze images and text

Siemens, Carnegie Mellon, and HRL pursue artificial intelligence to analyze images and text

WASHINGTON, 10 Nov. 2013. Artificial intelligence experts at the Siemens Corp. Corporate Research And Technology Division in Princeton, N.J., are joining those at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., on a military research project to unlock secrets in the nature of knowledge in an effort to improve tools and training available to intelligence analysts.

ATV-4

ATV-4 completes mission to deliver cargo to ISS and remove waste from space

PARIS, 9 Nov. 2013. Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) number 4, referred to as ATV-4 or “Albert Einstein,” designed and built by Astrium, has completed its mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Army asks industry to fill urgent need for COMINT system aboard Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

Army asks industry to fill urgent need for COMINT aboard Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 8 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to design and build a communications intelligence (COMINT) system sized appropriately for installation aboard a Bombardier Dash-8 twin-engine turboprop aircraft.

Oshkosh to build 246 additional military vehicles equipped with SAE electronic databuses

Oshkosh to build 246 additional military vehicles equipped with SAE electronic databuses

WARREN, Mich., 7 Nov. 2013. U.S. Army leaders are asking military vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. in Oshkosh, Wis., to build an additional 246 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) under terms of a $74.1 million contract announced Wednesday.

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