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Rugged, rad-hard 10-bit A/D converter introduced by DATEL for avionics, space, and military applications

Rugged, rad-hard 10-bit A/D converter introduced by DATEL for avionics, space, and military applications

MANSFIELD, Mass., 13 April 2014. The DATEL Business Unit of Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Mass., is introducing the ADS-1011 series rad-hard analog-to-digital (A/D) converters in hermetically sealed ceramic packages for aerospace and defense applications.

VCC offers solderless LED interconnect solution to save assembly time, money

VCC offers solderless LED interconnect solution to save assembly time, money

POWAY, Calif., 9 April 2014. VCC, a provider of indication and specialty illumination solutions, has developed solderless, panel-mount LED holders that combine simple and fast assembly with reliability and ruggedness. The CNX 440 and CNX 460 Series receptacles require no tools for assembly, offering quick and easy threaded connections into a broad selection of panel lenses. 

Garmin Team X introduces G3X Touch large flight display system

Garmin Team X introduces G3X Touch large flight display system

OLATHE, Kan., 8 April 2014. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) and a provider of satellite navigation solutions, announced its G3X Touch large touchscreen, glass flight display system for installation in experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft (LSA). The non-certified G3X Touch system is designed to provide pilots easy-to-read, easy-to-use, high-resolution, 10.6-inch flight displays with split-screen functionality and advanced interface options.

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

VISTA, Calif., 7 April 2014. Sandel Avionics Inc., a manufacturer of retrofit avionics, has unveiled its first all-digital attitude heading reference system (AHRS), the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces. 

Comtech PST hits the market with solid-state power amplifier for avionics, EW, radar, and communications uses

Comtech PST hits the market with solid-state power amplifier for avionics, EW, radar, and communications uses

MELVILLE, N.Y., 6 April 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME69189-20 solid-state power amplifier module for electronic warfare (EW), radar, and communications systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

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COTS still an awkward description two decades later; is it time for a new term?

December 31, 2013
Posted by John KellerTHE MIL & AERO BLOG, 31 Dec. 2013. Tomorrow begins the new year, and with everything else it brings, the calendar turning to 2014 means the term COTS has been with us now for 20 years.COTS, short for commerc... Read More >>

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Lufthansa Technik builds short/medium-haul aircraft MRO site in Puerto Rico, signs JetBlue as launch customer

Lufthansa Technik builds short/medium-haul aircraft MRO site in Puerto Rico, signs JetBlue as launch customer

HAMBURG, Germany, 24 April 2014. Lufthansa Technik, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, will create a new aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Puerto Rico to service short-haul and medium-haul aircraft.

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Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada launches

MONTRÉAL, Québec, 22 April 2014. The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), an initiative of Industry Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), has launched to serve as a national research and technology network that unites stakeholders from industry, universities, colleges, and research institutions to advance strategic aerospace technology areas and facilitate collaborative research and development.

EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters EC225 gear shaft redesign

EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters EC225 gear shaft redesign

MARIGNANE, France, 22 April 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have certified the redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type being produced and currently in operation globally. 

Army helicopter avionics experts look to Elbit for displaying systems status on night-vision cockpit displays

Army helicopter avionics experts look to Elbit for displaying systems status on night-vision cockpit displays

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 22 April 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts needed special processors to convert electronic signals from helicopter sensors to trend information for display on night-vision equipment. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas.

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 21 April 2014. 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. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Greenlawn, N.Y.

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Navy lays groundwork to begin official competition to build carrier-based combat unmanned aerial vehicle

Navy lays groundwork to begin official competition to build carrier-based combat unmanned aerial vehicle

PATUXENT RIVER NAS Md., 23 April 2014. Four U.S. designers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are set to square-off in a do-or-die competition to build the first deployable carrier-based combat UAV. U.S. Navy officials have signaled the imminent release of a solicitation to design the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft.

Air Force reaches out to industry to find leading-edge technologies for possible major upgrade to AWACS aircraft

Air Force reaches out to industry to find leading-edge technologies for possible major upgrade to AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 13 April 2014. U.S. Air Force surveillance experts are reaching out to industry for enabling technologies that would improve the airborne moving target indication (AMTI) capabilities of the of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft.

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High-level executive provides insight into TriQuint-RFMD merger into $2B company

EXECUTIVE Q&A: TriQuint and RFMD have merged to form a new company (name to be announced) with combined revenue of more than $2 billion, serving the defense/aerospace, network infrastructure, and mobile device communities. A senior manager talks specifically about infrastructure and defense.

Raytheon to develop hypertemporal multispectral sensor space instrument for Air Force Research Laboratory

Raytheon to develop hypertemporal multispectral sensor space instrument for Air Force Research Laboratory

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 6 April 2014. U.S. Air Force space surveillance experts are looking to the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., to blend multispectral images of the Earth taken over time to extract important reconnaissance information that otherwise might not be visible to intelligence analysts.

Air Force asks General Atomics to upgrade UAV ground-control stations for use with the Internet

Air Force asks General Atomics to upgrade UAV ground-control stations for use with the Internet

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 30 March 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) experts at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., are performing major software upgrades on U.S. Air Force UAV ground control stations to enhance UAV ground control over the Internet.

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