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

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).

Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

Leaders of the Canadian military needed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots to alert uses to the presence of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives, and radiation. They found their solution from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass.

Navy chooses AAI Textron to provide mine-hunting unmanned boat for Littoral Combat Ship

Unman-ned surface vessel (USV) experts at AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md., are building an unmanned boat designed to detect and pinpoint ocean mines that pose threats to Navy surface warships and other vessels.

Nine years later, Marines have production of G/ATOR radar in sight

U.S. Marine Corps leaders are ordering prototypes of a long-delayed and expensive radar system designed to protect Marines on attack beaches from rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other low observables.

Northrop Grumman to provide four Global Hawk UAVs to boost South Korea's surveillance capabilities

Northrop Grumman to provide four Global Hawk UAVs to boost South Korea's surveillance capabilities

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 18 Dec. 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in San Diego will provide four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk long-range UAVs to South Korea to boost that country's long-endurance surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a program to develop algorithms to help small, fast unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments.

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

Northrop Grumman to provide inertial reference system for fifth SBIRS reconnaissance satellite

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 11 Dec. 2014. Satellite designers at Lockheed Martin Corp. needed a space-qualified inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite.

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