In Brief

July 1, 2001
TRW to provide hardware for ICBM launch center communications, FAA buys flight-qualified computer workstations from Miltope, Concurrent unveils Linux development environment for real-time computers, MORE...
TRW to provide hardware for ICBM launch center communicationsEngineers at the TRW Inc. ICBM Systems division in Clearfield, Utah, are providing hardware for a new communications system linking top U.S. military commanders with Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch centers. TRW won a $6.9 million U.S. Air Force contract modification to provide for hardware in support of engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) for Minuteman Minimum Essential Emergency Communication Network program (MEECN) in support of the Minuteman missile. Awarding the contract are officials of the Air Force Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. — J.K. FAA buys flight-qualified computer workstations from MiltopeOfficials of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington needed flight-qualified computers for a variety of test and instrumentation applications. They found their solution in the In-Flight Workstation from Miltope Group Inc. in Hope Hull, Ala. FAA officials are ordering $600,000 worth of In-Flight Workstations from Miltope. All of these airborne qualified In-Flight Workstations ordered for the FAA will be delivered in the second and third quarters of 2001, Miltope officials say. The Miltope In-Flight Workstation is a rugged Pentium based computer that meets the environmental guidelines of RTCA-DO-160, which contains procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning, and electrostatic discharge. For more information contact Miltope by phone at 334-284-8665, by fax at 334-613-6302, by post at 500 Richardson Road South, Hope Hull, Ala. 36043, or on the World Wide Web at — J.K.Concurrent unveils Linux development environment for real-time computersLeaders of Concurrent Computer Corp. of Duluth, Ga., introduced their PowerWorks Linux development environment (PLDE) based on the popular Linux open operating system. The PLDE enables users to compile, link, debug, schedule, and analyze application programs on a Linux PC while the user application executes on any system running Concurrent's PowerMAX OS real-time UNIX(R)-based operating system. With PLDE, users can develop their PowerMAX OS real-time applications on a Concurrent system or on a Linux PC. The PLDE eliminates the need for a stand-alone development computer system and its user terminals, company officials say. For more information contact Concurrent Computer by phone at 678-258-4000, by fax at 678-258-4360, by post at 4375 RiverGreen Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 30096, or on the World Wide Web at — J.K.General Dynamics buys more DRS rugged computers for CHS-2 systemsSystems designers at General Dynamics Communications Systems in Taunton, Mass., needed rugged computer systems for their line of military computer systems called Common Hardware-Software 2 (CHS-2). Rugged computers from the DRS Technologies Inc. Electronic Systems unit in Gaithersburg, Md., met their needs. DRS officials won a $6.5 million order from General Dynamics Communications to produce rugged computers for a variety of U.S. Army and Marine Corps ground force modernization applications. For more information contact DRS Electronic Systems by phone at 301-921-8100, by fax at 301-977-6158, by post at 200 Professional Drive, Gaithersburg, Md. 20879, or on the World Wide Web at — J.K.Computing Devices to upgrade support electronics for Canadian CP-140 patrol aircraftCanadian defense officials are turning to the Computing Devices Canada unit of General Dynamics in Nepean, Ontario, to upgrade the acoustics system on the Canadian CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft. Computing Devices engineers are doing the work under terms of a $37.4 million contract awarded March 16 from the Canadian National Defence Ministry in Ottawa. In addition, Computing Devices is upgrading the CP-140's analysis systems located in four ground stations in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The contract is a part of the Aurora Incremental Modernization (AIM) project, and is to be completed in 2004. The CP-140 is Canada's version of the Lockheed Martin P-3 maritime patrol aircraft in the U.S. Navy inventory. For more information contact Computing Devices Canada by phone at 613-596-7000, by fax at 613-820-5081, by e-mail at [email protected], by post at 3785 Richmond Road, Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2H 5B7, or on the World Wide Web at — J.K.

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