SEA TECHNOLOGY

Technologies for surface ships, submarines, and unmanned marine vehicles

Communications and Power to provide traveling wave tubes for Navy shipboard EW systems

Communications and Power to provide traveling wave tubes for Navy shipboard EW systems

CRANE, Ind., 21 July 2014. U.S. Navy electronic warfare (EW) experts needed traveling wave tubes (TWTs) to repair and refurbish the AN/SLQ-32 shipboard EW systems. The found their solution from Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) in Palo Alto, Calif.

Navy orders new supplies of anti-submarine sonobuoys for ocean surveying, tracking, and attack

Navy orders new supplies of anti-submarine sonobuoys for ocean surveying, tracking, and attack

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 17 July 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are replenishing their supplies of air-launched sonobuoys with a variety of capabilities ranging from taking the temperature of ocean layers at different depths, to detonating submerged explosive charges.

Navy asks embedded computing industry to supply 83 6U VME32 circuit cards for LCAC

Navy asks embedded computing industry to supply 83 6U VME32 circuit cards for LCAC

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 17 July 2014. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are asking industry to supply electronic circuit cards for planned upgrades to the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessel that brings warfighters and supplies ashore from nearby surface ships.

DARPA Blue Wolf program seeks revolutionary breakthroughs in undersea vehicle speed and efficiency

DARPA Blue Wolf program seeks revolutionary breakthroughs in undersea vehicle speed and efficiency

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to develop revolutionary propulsion and drag-reduction technologies to enable manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to move through the water faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.

POWER ELECTRONICS: Synchro booster amplifier for shipboard electronics introduced by DDC

Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the SBA-3500X synchro booster amplifier for shipboard electronics applications.

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING: 3 Phoenix to provide data-fusion sonar signal processing for submarines and ships

U.S. Navy sonar experts needed data-fusion technology to blend information from several different towed-array sensors to improve target detection and tracking.

SHIPBOARD ELECTRONICS: Navy chooses shipboard IFF interrogators from BAE Systems

U.S. Navy aviation experts needed identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

Navy eyes 360-degree multispectral persistent surveillance for ship defense

U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are looking for companies interested in developing an electro-optical sensor that provides 360-degree multispectral persistent surveillance capability.

Navy takes page from optical cable industry for ocean surveillance

U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are investigating the commercial undersea cable industry to find technologies that might be useful in maritime surveillance systems.

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

U.S. Navy avionics experts are overseeing a program to create a radar system to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to sense and avoid nearby aircraft to avoid mid-air collisions and other difficulties caused by airborne close encounters.

Northrop Grumman to begin upgrading Kearfott navigation systems in MQ-8B/C Fire Scout UAVs

Northrop Grumman to begin upgrading Kearfott navigation systems in MQ-8B/C Fire Scout UAVs

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 9 July 2014. U.S. Navy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts plan to upgrade the navigation systems in Northrop Grumman MQ-8B/C Fire Scout shipboard unmanned helicopters to improve the UAV's precision and reliability.

How Pentagon budgets are hitting America's defenses where it hurts

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 8 July 2014. I ran across a news story this week that starkly illustrates the bind the U.S. military finds itself in as defense budgets continue to shrink while the military services continue to insist on ever-more-expensive weapon systems.

Rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar introduced by GE

Rugged 6U VPX single board computer for unmanned vehicles, radar, and sonar introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 8 July 2014. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the SBC626 rugged 6U VPX single board computer for constrained environments such as manned- and unmanned vehicles. The computer board is based on the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

Lockheed wins $200 million DARPA contract to prepare new anti-ship missile for 2017 acquisition

Lockheed wins $200 million DARPA contract to prepare new anti-ship missile for 2017 acquisition

ARLINGTON, Va., 7 July 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to prepare an experimental advanced anti-ship missile for acquisition within the next three years for use on the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter bomber, as well as the U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber.

Boeing to install infrared search and track systems on Navy carrier-based jet fighters

Boeing to install infrared search and track systems on Navy carrier-based jet fighters

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 July 2014. U.S. Navy air combat experts are asking electro-optics engineers at the Boeing Co. to produce passive sensors for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber to enable the aircraft to detect, track, and attack enemy aircraft in a stealthy way without making its presence known.

DHS to buy Raytheon maritime search radars

Homeland Security officials to order broad-area airborne maritime search radars from Raytheon

WASHINGTON, 26 June 2014. Maritime surveillance experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington needed airborne radar systems for searching the surface of the ocean for a variety of security applications. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

Raytheon nets quarter-billion dollars in contracts for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles

Raytheon nets quarter-billion dollars in contracts for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 26 June 2014. Missile designers at the Raytheon Co., won contracts worth more than a quarter-billion dollars Wednesday for aircraft- and ship-launched advanced anti-aircraft missiles.

GPS electronics getting smaller than ever before

Ever-shrinking GPS electronics could bring satellite navigation to everyone

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 June 2014. Two U.S. military research initiatives are taking aim at shrinking the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation electronics in orbit and on the ground.

Sikorsky to provide nine MH-60R maritime helicopters to Danish navy in $115.7 million contract

Sikorsky to support nine MH-60R maritime helicopters to Danish navy in $115.7 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 24 June 2014. Helicopter designers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., will support nine MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopters for the Royal Danish Navy under terms of a $115.7 million contract announced Friday.

Embedded computer for rackmount applications in tight spaces introduced by Crystal Group

Embedded computer for rackmount applications in tight spaces introduced by Crystal Group

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 20 June 2014. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RS111S13 rugged embedded computer for rackmount applications in tight confines like airborne command centers, unmanned vehicles, submarines, ships, server rooms, and process control centers.

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop common sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop common sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

LAKEHURST, N.J., 19 June 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are overseeing a program to create a radar system to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to sense and avoid nearby aircraft to avoid mid-air collisions and other difficulties caused by airborne close encounters.

Lockheed Martin to provide array electronics for TPS-59 air- and missile-search radar

Lockheed Martin to provide array electronics for TPS-59 air- and missile-search radar

TOBYHANNA, Pa., 16 June 2014. Radar experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training segment in Syracuse, N.Y., will provide array electronics for the AN/TPS-59A version 3 transportable long-range search radar system under term of a $35.7 million contract awarded Friday by the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Tobyhanna, Pa.

 

Navy reaches out to industry in preparation of major circuit card purchase for LCAC

Navy reaches out to industry in preparation of major circuit card purchase for LCAC

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 16 June 2014. U.S. Navy surface warfare experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to supply electronic circuit cards for planned upgrades to the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vessel that brings warfighters and supplies ashore from nearby surface ships.

Military collapse in Iraq: parallels with events leading to the end of the Vietnam War

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 June 2014. Iraq today is starting to look a lot like South Vietnam did in spring 1975, and the circumstances of the turmoil in both places is eerily similar.

Navy to pour more time and money into shipboard antenna project to cut RF cross interference

Navy to pour more time and money into shipboard antenna project to cut RF cross interference

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 June 2014. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are pouring additional time and money into a project to cut RF interference among ship-based antennas by reducing the number of radar antennas on Navy ships by using integrated, multi-function, multi-beam arrays.

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July 2014
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