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Military & Aerospace Electronics video interview discusses week's most important stories

Military & Aerospace Electronics video interview discusses week's most important stories

NASHUA, N.H., 5 Nov. 2013. Watch an exclusive Google Hangout video interview with Military & Aerospace Electronics Chief Editor John Keller, who discusses the top three stories of this week.

Three companies win contracts to upgrade MIDS-LVT situational awareness terminals

Three companies win contracts to upgrade MIDS-LVT situational awareness terminals

SAN DIEGO, 5 Nov. 2013. U.S. Navy communications experts are asking three U.S. defense contractors to upgrade the software in 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.

Air Force approaches industry for COTS-based computer targeting system for forward air controllers

Air Force approaches industry for COTS-based targeting system for forward air controllers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 4 Nov. 2013. U.S. Air Force close-air-support experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to design a production-ready operational control system (OCS) based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components to help ground controllers direct attack aircraft to their targets.

General Dynamics C4 to prepare WIN-T Increment 3 for deployment in $475 million contract

GDC4 Systems to prepare WIN-T Increment 3 for deployment in $475 million contract

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 3 Nov. 2013. Military networking experts at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Taunton, Mass., are pushing ahead with one of the U.S. Army cornerstone military communications and battlefield networking programs.

Lockheed Martin links ground sensor network and unmanned aircraft systems to protect personnel, assist in border surveillance

Lockheed Martin links ground sensor network and UAS for protection, surveillance

WASHINGTON, 2 Nov. 2013. The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN), a wireless ground sensor system from Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Md., will soon be able to connect with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) to provide pervasive coverage and persistent surveillance of designated areas.

BAE Systems joins Boeing in DARPA program to advance electronics thermal management

BAE Systems joins Boeing in DARPA program to advance electronics thermal management

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 1 Nov. 2013. Microelectronics experts at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Merrimack, N.H., are joining a U.S. military research program to break through design limitations in electronics thermal-management, size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) in military embedded systems and RF MMICs.

Boeing chip experts eye design breakthroughs in electronics thermal management

Boeing chip experts eye design breakthroughs in electronics thermal management

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 31 Oct. 2013. Microelectronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in El Segundo, Calif., will try to break through design limitations in thermal-management, size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) in military embedded systems and RF MMICs under terms of a contract awarded Tuesday.

HRL Laboratories to help DARPA maintain military wireless comms in presence of bad nodes

HRL Laboratories helps DARPA maintain military wireless comms in presence of bad nodes

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to HRL Laboratories LLC in Malibu, Calif., to find ways of helping military voice and data wireless networks continue to function if the network has bad wireless nodes.

Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin to develop pod-mounted aircraft and UAV laser defenses

Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin to develop pod-mounted aircraft and UAV laser defenses

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are hiring two defense companies to develop technology for pod-mounted laser weapons to protect manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR)-guided surface-to-air missiles.

Army asks Norwegian company to design Black Hornet pocket UAV helicopter for foot soldiers

Army asks Norwegian company to design Black Hornet pocket UAV helicopter for foot soldiers

NATICK, Mass., 28 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army researchers are asking a Norwegian company to develop a pocket-sized helicopter drone to provide a personal reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for infantrymen and Special Forces warfighters.

Lockheed Martin to provide image-enhancement for Navy submarines in $8.8 million contract

Lockheed Martin to provide image-enhancement for Navy submarines in $8.8 million contract

WASHINGTON, 27 Oct. 2013. Submarine combat systems experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will build 20 image-enhancement systems for three types of U.S. Navy submarines under terms of a $8.8 million contract announced Friday.

Enstrom selects L-3 Trilogy electronic standby instrument for flagship 480B helicopter

LAS VEGAS, 26 Oct. 2013. Officials at Enstrom Helicopter Corp. have selected the Trilogy ESI-2000 electronic standby instrument from L-3 Aviation Products (AP) as an additional safety feature option for the 480B helicopter platform.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade obsolete data and graphics processors in C-130 aircraft displays

Lockheed Martin to upgrade obsolete data and graphics processors in C-130 aircraft displays

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 25 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are working together with Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade embedded computers in primary flight displays aboard the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in an effort to improve capability and stave-off component obsolescence.

BAE Systems to manufacture three more mine-hunting sonar systems for Avenger-class ships

BAE Systems to manufacture three mine-hunting sonar systems for Avenger-class ships

WASHINGTON, 24 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy leaders are asking engineers at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., to build another three AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar systems for Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships under terms of a $11 million contract announced this week.

Raytheon to provide Air Force UAV electro-optical targeting systems in $50.2 million contract

Raytheon to provide UAV electro-optical targeting systems in $50.2 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials needed electro-optical targeting systems for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as for manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

Air Force to buy 24 late-model Reaper hunter-killer UAVs under terms of $377.4 million contract

Air Force to buy 24 late-model Reaper hunter-killer UAVs under terms of $377.4 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 21 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials are buying 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., under terms of a $377.4 million contract announced Friday.

Army to buy six IED-hunting ground-penetrating radars from NIITEK for pre-procurement testing

Army to buy six IED-hunting ground-penetrating radars from NIITEK for pre-procurement testing

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 21 Oct. 2013. U.S. Army counter-landmine experts are moving ahead with a long-term procurement of a tractor-mounted ground-penetrating radar system designed to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) buried in roadways.

Astrium wins new ESA development contracts for Ariane 6, Ariane 5 ME launchers

PARIS, 19 Oct. 2013. Astrium won three new European Space Agency (ESA) contracts: two for continued development of the Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution (A5ME) launcher and the sub-assemblies common to Ariane 5 and Ariane 6, and one to start development studies for the Ariane 6 launcher.

Space scientists at NovaWurks to help DARPA reuse parts from orbiting dead satellites

Space scientists at NovaWurks to help DARPA reuse parts from orbiting dead satellites

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Oct. 2013. U.S. military researchers are looking to designers at NovaWurks Inc. in Los Alamitos Calif., for advanced work in a project to reuse satellite antennas, apertures, and other components from decommissioned satellites.

Navy chooses NTDS networking gear from X-COM for land-based Aegis weapon test sites

Navy chooses NTDS networking gear from X-COM for land-based Aegis weapon test sites

DAHLGREN, Va., 17 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts needed Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) shipboard networking components to support the Aegis shipboard combat system at land-based test sites. They found their solution from X-COM Systems LLC in Reston, Va.

Thales Communications expands portfolio, changes name to Thales Defense & Security

Thales Communications expands portfolio, changes name to Thales Defense & Security

CLARKSBURG, Md., 17 Oct. 2013. Leaders of military radio communications specialist Thales Communications Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are changing the company's name to Thales Defense & Security Inc. to reflect the company’s increased technology base and product portfolio.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade computers in Marine Corps TPS-59 deployable air search radar

Lockheed Martin to upgrade computers in Marine Corps TPS-59 deployable air search radar

QUANTICO MARINE CORPS BASE, Va., 15 Oct. 2013. U.S. Marine Corps leaders needed upgraded computers for the AN/TPS-59A(V)3 radar system. They found their solution from the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training segment in Syracuse, N.Y.

Carnegie Mellon joins HRL in artificial intelligence project to analyze images and text

Carnegie Mellon joins HRL in artificial intelligence project to analyze images and text

WASHINGTON, 14 Oct. 2013. Artificial intelligence experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh are joining those at 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.

SAZE Technologies joins program to share RF spectrum among radar and communications

SAZE Technologies joins program to share RF spectrum among radar and communications

ARLINGTON, Va., 13 Oct. 2013. Radio researchers at SAZE Technologies LLC in Silver Spring, Md., are joining a U.S. military research program to develop technology for RF spectrum sharing among radar and radio communications systems to improve capability and avoid cross-platform interference.

Thales IFF

Embraer selects Thales identification friend or foe systems for military aircraft upgrades

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, 12 Oct. 2013. Engineers at Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer sought identification friend or foe (IFF) transponders to upgrade A1M fighters and E-99 airborne early warning (AEW) surveillance aircraft that are in service with the Brazilian Air Force. They found their solution at Thales Group, headquartered in Paris.

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