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Power PRM for UAVs and other SWAP-constrained military applications introduced by Vicor

Power PRM for UAVs and other SWAP-constrained military applications introduced by Vicor

ANDOVER, Mass., 23 Sept. 2014. Vicor Corp. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the power pre-regulator module (PRM) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other military systems designs that focus on small size, weight, and power (SWAP).

Lockheed Martin tests laser tail gun technology to protect aircraft from enemy fighters and missiles

Lockheed Martin tests laser tail gun technology to protect aircraft from enemy fighters and missiles

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 22 Sept. 2014. Aircraft laser weapons experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Sunnyvale, Calif., are conducting tests to validate the airworthiness of a prototype high-energy laser tail gun intended to protect combat aircraft from attacks from the rear.

Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

Navy chooses VXI backplanes from Tracewell Systems for submarine communications routing

NEWPORT, R.I., 22 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts needed embedded computing to route signals and information among various antennas and communications systems aboard Navy submarines. They found their solution from Tracewell Systems Inc. in Westerville, Ohio.

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

Navy moves DOD program forward to improve testing of MIL-STD-1553 avionics databuses

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at Coherent Technical Services Inc. in Lexington Park, Md., are continuing their work to make data flowing over the MIL-STD-1553 databus available to other systems for testing and data verification.

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

Army and Boeing work together to beef-up electrical system on advanced CH-47 Chinook helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 18 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army helicopter aviation experts are working with the Boeing Co. to improve the electrical system on the CH-47 Chinook medium-to-heavy-lift helicopter to incorporate additional on-board power.

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

Demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits to hit $4.76 billion this year

LONDON, 11 Sept. 2014. Global demand for military armored vehicle upgrades and retrofits will reach $4.76 billion this year, predict analysts at market researcher Visiongain Ltd. in London.

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