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Navy chooses DRS to provide common display systems for ships, submarines, and aircraft

Navy chooses DRS to provide common display systems for ships, submarines, and aircraft

WASHINGTON, 16 Sept. 2012. U.S. Navy leaders needed common display systems for surface warships, submarines, and aircraft. They found their solution from the DRS Laurel Technologies segment of DRS Technologies Inc. in Johnstown, Pa.

Embraer chooses Northrop Grumman to supply the KC-390 transport aircraft navigation system

BERLIN, Germany, 12 Sept. 2012. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), a global security company, has been awarded a contract to supply the hybrid global positioning system (GPS) and inertial reference system for the Embraer Defense and Security KC-390 medium-lift military transport aircraft.

Curtiss-Wright DCU

Curtiss-Wright Controls to provide data concentrator units for Air Force and NATO AWACS aircraft

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 8 Sept. 2012. Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc., a provider of avionics and electronics, has received a contract from Rockwell Collins to provide data concentrator units (DCUs) for use on U.S. Air Force and NATO AWACS aircraft. The Curtiss-Wright Controls products will provide the conversion of analog and digital sensor inputs into digital outputs to support the upgrade of this aircraft's navigation control avionics.

Rugged CompactPCI electronic connectors for Curiosity Mars rover chosen from Hypertronics

Rugged CompactPCI electronic connectors for Curiosity Mars rover chosen from Hypertronics

HUDSON, Mass., 30 Aug. 2012. Electronic subsystems specifiers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., needed to find electronic connectors able to stand up to the punishing shock, vibration, and other harsh operating conditions of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. They found their solution from Hypertronics Corp. in Hudson, Mass.

Rugged keyboard from Staco chosen for in-flight entertainment system on Airbus A350 jet

Rugged keyboard from Staco chosen for in-flight entertainment system on Airbus A350 jet

IRVINE, Calif., 29 Aug. 2012. Cabin electronics designers at Panasonic Avionics Corp. in Bothell, Wash., needed rugged keyboards for the remote control center of the in-flight entertainment to be installed on the Airbus A350 widebody passenger jet. They found their solution from Staco Systems Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Curiosity

NASA JPL selects Coverity to find defects in 2 million lines of mission-critical flight software on Curiosity rover

SAN FRANCISCO, 27 Aug. 2012. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) software developers working on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover chose Coverity software technology to detect defects in mission-critical flight software responsible for guiding Curiosity’s landing on Mars.

Orbital Sciences chooses GPS receivers from RUAG Space for ICESat-2 Earth-observation satellite

Orbital Sciences chooses GPS receivers from RUAG Space for ICESat-2 Earth-observation satellite

DULLES, Va., 26 Aug. 2012. Satellite designers at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Dulles, Va., needed Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers for the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2016. They found their solution from RUAG Space AB in Vienna, Austria.

Ball to make refinements to vehicle-mount SATCOM antenna before sending it to troops in the field

Ball to make refinements to vehicle-mount SATCOM antenna before sending it to troops in the field

BOULDER, Colo., 8 Aug. 2012. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., has shown the U.S. Army how the company's prototype X-band satellite communications (SATCOM) on-the-move antenna could help provide high-data-rate communications to warfighters in the field using military and commercial SATCOM systems.

Curiosity

JPL chooses Wind River VxWorks real-time software for newest NASA Mars rover

ALAMEDA, Calif., 7 Aug. 2012. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL’s) Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, which landed safely on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT on 5 Aug. 2012, is the most complex robotic interplanetary probe ever designed--and it is running on Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), says a company spokesperson.

Navy researchers look to BlueView Technologies for UUV laser sensor systems

Navy researchers look to BlueView Technologies for UUV 450 Khz forward-looking sonar systems

ARLINGTON, Va., 27 July 2012. U.S. Navy researchers are looking to 3D imaging sonar experts at BlueView Technologies Inc. in Seattle to develop a low-power 450 Khz interferometric forward-looking sonar (FLS) system for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Navy chooses Behlman power supplies to keep ageing AN/UYQ-21(V) shipboard displays in working order

Navy chooses Behlman power supplies to keep ageing AN/UYQ-21(V) shipboard displays in working order

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 20 July 2012. U.S. Navy officials needed large power supplies to keep ageing AN/UYQ-21(V) shipboard display systems operational. They found their solution from Behlman Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y. Behlman has received follow-on orders for the company's model 94020 power supplies for the UYQ-21(V) display system.

REMUS 600 UUV to open new research windows on Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, other marine environments

REMUS 600 UUV to open new research windows on Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, other marine environments

POCASSET, Mass., 19 July 2012. Researchers at the University of Maryland's Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Md., needed an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to help oceanographers advance the study of coastal ocean environments. They found their solution from unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) specialist Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass.

Lockheed Martin chooses AVIATOR 700D SATCOM avionics for block 8.1 upgrade to C-130J military turboprop aircraft

Lockheed Martin chooses AVIATOR 700D SATCOM avionics for block 8.1 upgrade to C-130J military turboprop aircraft

MARIETTA, Ga., 19 July 2012. Avionics designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Aeronautics segment in Marietta, Ga., needed satellite communications (SATCOM) equipment for the block 8.1 upgrade of the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules military utility and transport aircraft. They found their solution from Thrane & Thrane A/S, a Cobham plc company in Lyngby, Denmark.

Boeing chooses mission control avionics from GE Aviation for Air Force KC-46A tanker aircraft

Boeing chooses mission control avionics from GE Aviation for Air Force KC-46A tanker aircraft

CINCINNATI, 17 July 2012. Tanker aircraft designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis needed a mission control system for the company's KC-46A tanker -- a large military refueling aircraft based on the Boeing 767 passenger jet. They found their solution from GE Aviation in Cincinnati.

Bluefin Robotics moves to next phase of development for minehunting UUV on Navy's Littoral Combat Ship

Bluefin Robotics moves to next phase of development for minehunting UUV on Navy's Littoral Combat Ship

QUINCY, Mass., 16 July 2012. Bluefin Robotics, a unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) specialist in Quincy, Mass., is moving on the next phase of development of the Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship.

NIITEK chooses rugged mission computers from Parvus for mine-hunting ground-penetrating radar system

NIITEK chooses rugged mission computers from Parvus for mine-hunting ground-penetrating radar system

SALT LAKE CITY, 8 July 2012. Ground-penetrating radar specialist NIITEK in Dulles, Va., needed a rugged mission computer subsystem for the company's Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS). They found their solution from Parvus Corp. in Salt Lake City.

Advanced Gun System makers for Navy's future Zumwalt-class destroyer choose power supplies from Behlman Electronics

Advanced Gun System makers for Navy's future Zumwalt-class destroyer choose power supplies from Behlman Electronics

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 10 June 2012. Designers of the Advanced Gun System (AGS), the a 155-millimeter main gun on the future U.S. Navy Zumwalt-class (DDG 1000), needed power Supplies to energize the AGS fire-control systems. They found their solution from Behlman Electronics Inc. in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Headwall Photonics chooses remote-sensing software from ReSe for Hyperspec hyperspectral imaging sensors

Headwall Photonics chooses remote-sensing software from ReSe for Hyperspec hyperspectral imaging sensors

FITCHBURG, Mass., 7 June 2012. Airborne reconnaissance sensor designers at hyperspectral sensor imaging specialist Headwall Photonics in Fitchburg, Mass., needed commercially available remote-sensing software to offer users a complete airborne hyperspectral sensor system. They found their solution from ReSe Applications Schläpfer in Wil, Switzerland.

Soldier-worn sensor that measures the destructive power of explosives uses MEMS accelerometer from Analog Devices

Soldier-worn sensor that measures the destructive power of explosives uses MEMS accelerometer from Analog Devices

ARLINGTON, Va., 5 June 2012. Infantry technology experts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) needed a small, low-power accelerometer second generation of DARPA's Blast Gauge to protect U.S. Armed Forces personnel. They found their solution from Analog Devices Inc. in Norwood, Mass.

Undersea company that found Air France 447 black boxes buys unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from Bluefin Robotics

Undersea company that found Air France 447 black boxes buys unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from Bluefin Robotics

QUINCY, Mass., 31 May 2012. Marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings Inc. in Largo, Md., needed an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for underwater engineering and deep-ocean search and recovery. They found their solution from Bluefin Robotics Corp. in Quincy, Mass.

Finnish army chooses networked battlefield communications and surveillance equipment from Elbit Systems

Finnish army chooses networked battlefield communications and surveillance equipment from Elbit Systems

HAIFA, Israel, 29 May 2012. Leaders of the Finnish army based in Mikkeli, Finland, needed battlefield communications and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment for the services infantry soldiers. They found their solution from Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel.

Weatherhaven chooses Analytic Systems to provide mil-spec battery chargers for Canadian military vehicle shelters

Weatherhaven chooses Analytic Systems to provide mil-spec battery chargers for Canadian military vehicle shelters

DELTA, British Columbia, 27 May 2012. Military field shelter specialist Weatherhaven in Burnaby, British Columbia, needed mil-spec battery chargers for Canadian Department of National Defense special equipment vehicle shelters. They found their solution from Analytic Systems Ware LTD in Delta, British Columbia.

RQ-7B

Rockwell Collins selects Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B tuMP multicore operating system for the RQ-78B Shadow UAV

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 17 May 2012. Rockwell Collins has selected the INTEGRITY-178B tuMP multicore operating system by Green Hills Software, a provider of high assurance operating systems, for use in their mission computer for the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

Navy looks to VersaLogic to provide PC/104 embedded computer for lightweight torpedo prototype

Navy looks to VersaLogic to provide PC/104 embedded computer for lightweight torpedo prototype

NEWPORT, R.I., 16 May 2012. U.S. Navy underwater weapons experts needed a PC/104-based stackable embedded computer for a prototype torpedo designed by experts at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I. They found their solution from VersaLogic Corp. in Eugene, Ore.

Boeing looks to Vision Systems for helmet-mounted displays for jet fighter aircraft pilots

Boeing looks to Vision Systems for helmet-mounted displays for jet fighter aircraft pilots

SAN JOSE, Calif., 13 May 2012. Combat aircraft designers at the Boeing Co.Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis needed helmet-mounted displays for jet fighters. They found their solution from Vision Systems International LLC (VSI) in San Jose, Calif. Boeing awarded VSI a $32 million contract for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) for U.S. Navy and Air Force jet fighter pilots, as well as for combat aircraft operating in Finland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland.

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