SEA TECHNOLOGY

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Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

WASHINGTON, 29 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy's fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore duirng land invasions.

Video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 28 Aug. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Cobra 2 (SVME-C978) video windowing VME engine for defense and aerospace applications.

Two torpedo-upgrade contracts in the same week signal determination to boost ASW capabilities

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 26 Aug. 2014. In this dangerous world of ours, it's heartening to see real progress made last week in boosting the nation's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability.

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

Lockheed Martin Sippican provides kits to upgrade Navy's inventory of submarine-launched torpedoes

WASHINGTON, 22 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy submarine warfare experts are asking Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc. in Marion, Mass., to help upgrade Navy submarine-launched Mark 48 torpedoes under terms of a $31.5 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Raytheon to repair and upgrade Navy's inventory of Mark 54 lightweight air-launched torpedoes

Raytheon to repair and upgrade Navy's inventory of Mark 54 lightweight air-launched torpedoes

WASHINGTON, 21 Aug. 2014. Undersea warfare experts from the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment in Portsmouth, R.I., will build kits to repair and upgrade the Mark 54 lightweight hybrid torpedo under terms of a $59.2 million contract modification announced Wednesday.

Navy chooses five companies to install shipboard networking equipment as part of CANES program

Navy chooses five companies to build shipboard networking equipment as part of CANES program

SAN DIEGO, 21 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy communications experts are choosing five companies to share as much as $2.53 billion over the next eight years to manufacture advanced command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) shipboard networking equipment for the Navy's surface warship fleet, Navy officials announced Wednesday.

General Dynamics receives $19.5 million contract to provide 15 SEWIP shipboard EW systems

General Dynamics receives $19.5 million contract to provide 15 SEWIP shipboard EW systems

WASHINGTON, 20 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., to upgrade electronic warfare (EW) systems for Navy surface warships under terms of a maximum $19.5 million contract announced Monday.

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 avionics computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare (EW) combat jets.

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

Navy prepares to ramp-up production of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 19 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to ramp-up production of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet for U.S. and Australian naval forces.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

U.S. Special Operations Command picks ViaSat Small Tactical Terminals for infantry communications

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 15 Aug. 2014. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) needed small networking terminals to link ground vehicles, small boats, ships, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from ViaSat Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif.

Navy scraps anticipated program to develop prototype laser weapons for helicopter operations at sea

RIDGECREST, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

RIDGECREST, Calif., 13 Aug. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturing expert US Technologies in Fair Lawn, N.J., will build as many as 5,270 circuit card assemblies over the next five years for the U.S. Navy AN/ULQ-21 airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under terms of a $13.8 million contract announced Tuesday.

National Defense Panel releases sobering assessment on the future of the U.S. military

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 Aug. 2014. The U.S. military today is in trouble; don't just take my word for it. The challenges facing the Pentagon don't just add up to a bit of trouble; this is BIG trouble -- perhaps the biggest trouble that U.S. military forces have faced since the end of World War II -- and it's going to take time and a lot of money to fix.

Navy asks Lockheed Martin for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard ASW systems in $59.7 million contract

Navy asks Lockheed Martin for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 shipboard ASW systems in $59.7 million contract

WASHINGTON, 12 Aug. 2014. Undersea warfare experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training (MS2) segment in Manassas, Va., will provide the U.S. Navy with 2014's allotment of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) systems for surface ships under terms of a $59.7 million contract modification announced Monday.

DHS to use Raytheon UAV radar systems

Maritime surveillance experts at the U.S. DHS in Washington needed airborne radar systems for searching the surface of the ocean for a variety of security applications.

Lockheed to prepare new anti-ship missile for 2017 acquisition

Researchers are asking Lockheed Martin to prepare an experimental anti-ship missile for the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter bomber and U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber.

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS combat system computers on U.S. and Australian submarines

General Dynamics to upgrade COTS combat system computers on U.S. and Australian submarines

WASHINGTON, 11 Aug. 2014. Submarine electronics experts at the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems segment in Fairfax, Va., are upgrading digital processing capability in U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarine combat systems under terms of a $34.2 million contract announced last week.

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 Aug. 2014. Air-to-air missile designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will make several subsystem upgrades to the AIM-9X Block II aircraft-launched heat-seeking missile under terms of a $44 million contract modification announced Tuesday.

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. Predicting a person's ability to learn and reason, a search for technologies to counter potential suicide bombers, and electronic technologies to protect soldiers inside combat vehicles highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 5 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy air warfare experts needed encrypted data transfer units for the carrier-based F/A-18E/F fighter-bombers and EA-18G electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

SILVERDALE, Wash., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy maritime patrol experts are preparing for a major presence of the new Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Wash., as the new jet slowly begins to replace the venerable Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol turboprop.

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

Army looks to BDS for technologies to detect explosives hidden on potential suicide bombers

NATICK, Mass., 1 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army explosives-detection experts needed multi-sensor systems to detect improvised weapons hidden on human suicide bombers at safe distances before these suicide bombers can do widespread damage. They found their solution from Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS) Inc. in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Natick, Mass., announced a $9 million contract to BDS on Wednesday to build, test, and assess multi-sensor stand-off person-borne improvised explosive device (IED) detection systems.

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