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  1. Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships

    SAN DIEGO, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy intelligence and communications experts are spending as much as $1.7 billion to install and certify electronics equipment aboard Navy surface ships , submarines and shore sites that handles command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ( C4ISR ). Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego announced two industry contracts Thursday for C4ISR equipment and installation -- one contract to Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md., and the other to M.C. Dean Inc. in Sterling, Va. Experts from the two companies will handle task orders over the next four years to install and certify C4ISR systems on Navy ships, submarines, and shore sites. Honeywell will receive as much as $805.2 million and M.C. Dean will receive as much as $853.8 million. The companies will install C4ISR equipment from the program executive office for C4I, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. government and Foreign Military Sales customers, Navy officials say. The C4ISR systems involved with the contract are produced under various separate production contracts and are delivered as government-furnished equipment (GFE) for installation onboard surface ships, submarines and shore stations located worldwide. Related: Navy resolves CANES shipboard networking protest with selection of two more equipment vendors Honeywell Technology Solutions specializes in technical and logistics services, and has expertise in air and space communications, database and software, flight and space operations, maintenance and monitoring, and systems engineering certification. M.C. Dean, meanwhile, specializes in systems integration for complex, mission-critical organizations, and has expertise in electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems. Each company will receive $5,000 up-front and will compete for tasks orders over the next four years. On this contract the companies will do the work aboard Navy platforms on the East and West Coasts, as well as locations worldwide, and should be finished by February 2019. For more information contact Honeywell Technology Solutions online at https://aerospace.honeywell.com/en/services/honeywell-technology-solutions-inc , or M.C. Dean at www.mcdean.com .

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2015

  2. Marines make transition from gallium arsenide to gallium nitride in air-defense radar

    QUANTICO, Va., 26 Aug. 2015. Systems designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are inserting new electronic technology into a new U.S. Marine Corps air-defense radar to make the system more effective in detecting rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low ...

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    Wed, 26 Aug 2015

  3. Navy spending $1.5 billion to buy another 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

    PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 28 Aug. 2015. The U.S. Navy is ordering 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets from the Boeing Co., as well as long-lead items for another 20 Poseidon aircraft -- under terms of a $1.5 billion contract modification announced late Thursday. Of these new aircraft, 25 will be ...

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    Fri, 28 Aug 2015

  4. Thales I-Master radar integrated on Scorpion jet

    Engineers at Textron AirLand in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and intelligence, surveillance , and reconnaissance (ISR) jet.

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    Wed, 19 Aug 2015

  1. Navy chooses imaging sonar systems from EdgeTech to support of arctic research projects

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    Mon, 10 Aug 2015

  2. Navy selects L-3 Wescam electro-optical sensors for P-8A jet

    U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high- altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

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    Wed, 19 Aug 2015

  3. Navy orders 110 small throwable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots from iRobot

    BEDFORD, Mass., 27 Aug. 2015. Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) experts at iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass., have received a $4 million order from the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook robots and accessories, company officials announced last week.

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    Thu, 27 Aug 2015

  4. HPEC options grow for SWaP-optimized systems

    High-performance embedded computing is expanding to a growing number of designs, ranging from Intel-based systems, to FPGAs, hybrid approaches, and full-custom computers.

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    Wed, 19 Aug 2015

  5. Oshkosh prevails over AM General and Lockheed Martin to build JLTV armored combat vehicle

    WARREN, Mich., 26 Aug. 2015. U.S. Army armored combat vehicle experts are choosing Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., to build the U.S. military's next-generation light battlefield vehicle to replace the venerable Humvee, in what is expected to be one of the most lucrative military vehicle ...

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    Wed, 26 Aug 2015

  6. Aurora Flight Sciences moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft automation project

    ARLINGTON, Va., 27 Aug. 2015. Avionics designers at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Manassas, Va., are moving forward with a U.S. defense research program to develop and insert new aircraft automation into existing planes and helicopters to enable operation with reduced onboard crew.

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    Thu, 27 Aug 2015

  7. Chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications introduced by Coilcraft

    CARY, Ill., 31 Aug. 2015. Coilcraft Inc. in Cary, Ill., is introducing the 0402DF series chip inductors for RF choke and filtering applications.

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    Mon, 31 Aug 2015

  8. Wrong again: UAV market heading nowhere but up over the next decade

    THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 25 Aug. 2015. I have to admit I was wrong about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), specifically about the UAV market. I was under the impression that UAVs -- popularly called drones -- were starting to represent a market that was leveling off after years of steep growth. Gazing ...

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    Tue, 25 Aug 2015

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