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Metronome Software to focus on cyber and mobile app security for DARPA Transformative Apps

Metronome Software aims at cyber and mobile app security for DARPA Transformative Apps

ARLINGTON, Va. 30 July 2013. U.S. military researches have awarded another contract aimed at placing the right mobile software applications into the hands of warfighters for use on rugged smartphones and tablet computers -- this one involving cyber security and mobile applications security.

DRS to develop enabling technologies for special-ops multispectral night-vision goggles

DRS to develop enabling technologies for special-ops multispectral night-vision goggles

MacDILL AFB, Fla., 29 July 2013. Night vision experts at the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., needed advanced night-vision goggles that enable warfighters to see several different spectra of light. They found their solution from DRS RSTA in Dallas.

BAE Systems protest could hold up Navy Raytheon NGJ program for three months or more

BAE Systems protest could hold up Navy Raytheon NGJ program for three months or more

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2013. Electronic warfare (EW) designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, have been ordered to stop work on the U.S. Navy Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) project after rival BAE Systems formally protested the NGJ award to Raytheon.

Data Device Corp. to provide Navy with PC/104 1553 and 429 cards in $4.4 million contract

Data Device Corp. to provide Navy with PC/104 1553 and 429 cards in $4.4 million contract

CRANE, Ind., 28 July 2013. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed PC/104-based ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 interface electronic circuit cards for a portable system designed to load flight software on Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft. They found their solution from Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y.

JASSM

Lockheed Martin wins $34 million contract to integrate JASSM onto Finnish Air Force F-18

ORLANDO, Fla., 27 July 2013. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) won a $34.2 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S. Air Force to support additional integration of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) onto Finnish Air Force F-18C/D aircraft.

SRC gets Navy order for 200 color displays to upgrade avionics in T-45 advanced training jets

SRC gets Navy order for 200 color displays to upgrade avionics in T-45 advanced training jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 July 2013. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed color flat-panel displays to upgrade the monochrome cathode ray tube (CRT) displays in the Navy's T-45 Goshawk trainer jet. They found their solution from Scientific Research Corp. (SRC) in Atlanta.

Boeing gets Navy contract to prepare EA-18G Growler aircraft for Next-Generation Jammer

Boeing gets Navy contract to prepare EA-18G Growler aircraft for Next-Generation Jammer

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 July 2013. U.S. Navy officials are asking combat aircraft designers at the Boeing Co. in St. Louis to prepare the company's EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare jet to carry the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), for which Raytheon Co. was selected to build earlier this month.

DARPA chooses Sparton to help develop hidden weapons and sensors that pop up from the ocean

DARPA chooses Sparton to help develop hidden weapons and sensors that pop up from the ocean

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 July 2013. U.S. government researchers are choosing Sparton Electronics of De Leon Springs, Fla., to develop conceptual designs of a future system with the potential to launch a wave of distracting light strobes, blinding lasers, electronic warfare jammers, or other kinds of non-lethal weapons that pop up to the ocean's surface without warning in the middle of an adversary's naval battle group.

DARPA considers unmanned submersible mothership designed to deploy UAVs and UUVs

DARPA considers unmanned submersible mothership designed to deploy UAVs and UUVs

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 July 2013. Unmanned vehicle designers at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry next month on a project to develop an unmanned submersible designed to transport and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) stealthily close to enemy operations.

Army to buy counter-mortar radars from SRCTec in potential quarter-billion-dollar contract

Army to buy counter-mortar radars from SRCTec in potential quarter-billion-dollar contract

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 22 July 2013. U.S. Army leaders needed special radar systems to help defend deployed warfighters from rocket, artillery, and mortar attacks. They found their solution from SRCTec Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y.

Astrium chooses hyperspectral imaging sensors from e2v for Sentinel 4 UV near-IR satellite

Astrium chooses hyperspectral imaging sensors from e2v for Sentinel 4 UV near-IR satellite

CHELMSFORD, England, 21 July 2013. European space company Astrium in Paris needed imaging sensors for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel 4 Ultraviolet Visible Near-infrared (UVN) instrument. They found their solution from e2v in Chelmsford, England.

Hawkeye

U.S. Navy orders Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye military aircraft, keeps program on track for 2015

BETHPAGE, N.Y., 20 July 2013. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) won a $113.7 million U.S. Navy advance acquisition contract for long lead materials and related support for five full-rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

Navy needs synchro/resolver-to-digital measurement motherboard from North Atlantic

Navy needs synchro/resolver-to-digital measurement motherboard from North Atlantic

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 July 2013. U.S. Navy aviation experts are conducting an industry competition to purchase synchro/resolver-to-digital measurement motherboards made by North Atlantic Industries in Bohemia, N.Y., for the AN/UPX-29(V) Interrogator System Mode 5 shipboard identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) system aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).

Navy eyes Rastergraf PMC module for shipboard interrogator system, but open to other suppliers

Navy eyes Rastergraf PMC module for shipboard interrogator system, but open to other suppliers

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 18 July 2013. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) module for the AN/UPX-29(V) Interrogator System Mode 5 shipboard identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) system. They are considering the TopazPMC from Rastergraf Inc. in Redmond, Ore.

Navy earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars for cyber warfare project involving 13 companies

Navy earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars for cyber warfare project involving 13 companies

CHARLESTON, S.C., 17 July 2013. U.S. Navy cyber warfare experts are spending as much as $899.5 million and are involving 13 technology companies for integrated cyber operations -- or ways to defend military computers and computer networks and attack those of the nation's enemies.

Navy chooses Design West Technologies for communications transponder assembly and test

Navy chooses Design West Technologies for communications transponder assembly and test

SAN DIEGO, 16 July 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts needed a contract manufacturer to assemble, test, and package the U.S. government's Communication Transponder Family of Systems (CT FoS). They found their solution from Design West Technologies Inc. in Tustin, Calif.

Industry: get ready for spectrum warfare program to cover EW, optics, GPS, and cyber operations

Industry: get ready for spectrum warfare program to cover EW, optics, GPS, and cyber operations

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 15 July 2013. U.S. Air Force researchers are ready to launch a new program next month to develop adaptive spectrum warfare technologies to enable warfighting in contested and denied areas.

Explosives-detection research for airport security is topic of DHS briefings next month

Explosives-detection research for airport security is topic of DHS briefings next month in D.C.

WASHINGTON, 14 July 2013. Explosives-detection experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will brief industry on research efforts in explosives-detection equipment and strategies of finding explosives hidden in checked baggage and carried by airline passengers at airport checkpoint screening systems next month in Washington.

UCLASS

Lockheed Martin demonstrates command and control of various unmanned air vehicles from one integrated control system

DENVER, 13 July 2013. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) engineers monitored and controlled multiple types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) from one integrated command and control (C2) system during a NAVAIR demonstration in support of the U.S. Navy's upcoming Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System (UCLASS) and Common Control System programs.

DHS to brief industry on airport security imaging technology research next month in Washington

DHS to brief industry on airport security imaging technology research next month in Washington

WASHINGTON, 12 July 2013. Airport security experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will brief industry on developments and plans in advanced imaging technology (advanced imaging technology) for aviation security checkpoint and people screening Aug. 13 and 14 in Washington.

X-47B unmanned fighter drone lands on carrier; ushers in new era of unmanned carrier aviation

X-47B unmanned fighter drone lands on carrier; ushers in new era of unmanned carrier aviation

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 11 July 2013. The U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) made its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier Wednesday, bringing one step closer a new era of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation.

L-3 to develop imaging radar prototype to give AC-130 gunship more punch in bad weather

L-3 to develop imaging radar prototype to give AC-130 gunship more punch in bad weather

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 July 2013. Military radar experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are looking to the L-3 Communications Corp. Electron Devices segment in San Carlos, Calif., to design and flight test an imaging radar system that enables U.S. aircraft to engage maneuvering ground targets through clouds dust and other obscurants.

Navy chooses Raytheon to build Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) for EA-18G and other aircraft

Navy chooses Raytheon to build Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) for EA-18G and other aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 10 July 2013. U.S. Navy aviation leaders are choosing the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, to build the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) to enable the EA-18G Growler carrier-based jet to jam enemy radar, communications, and other RF systems.

ITT Exelis to help Navy with new EW system to protect ships from recently discovered threat

ITT Exelis to help Navy with new EW system to protect ships from recently discovered threat

WASHINGTON, 9 July 2013. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the ITT Exelis Electronic Systems division in Van Nuys, Calif., are helping U.S. Navy researchers develop an add-on advanced EW system to protect surface warships from a newly discovered, yet undisclosed, immediate threat to Navy fleet operations.

Northrop Grumman prepares to build five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft

Northrop Grumman prepares to build five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 8 July 2013. Aircraft designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems sector in Bethpage, N.Y., are preparing to build an additional five E-2D Hawkeye carrier-based surveillance and early warning aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

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