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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.

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.

DARPA researchers eye standard building blocks for RF phased array antennas to speed development and lower costs

DARPA researchers eye standard building blocks for RF phased array antennas to speed development, lower costs

ARLINGTON, Va., 13 April 2014. U.S. military researchers plan to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF transmit and receive arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

Lufthansa selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engines for 30 more Airbus A320neo aircraft

Lufthansa selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines for 30 more Airbus A320neo aircraft

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., 9 April 2014. Lufthansa has selected PurePower PW1100G-JM engines from Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), for 30 additional A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2019 and continue through 2021, and will bring the total number of PW1100G-JM engine-powered aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet to 60.

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.

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.

DOD officials choose Exelis to provide EW jammer pods to Turkish air force F-16 jets in $75.3 million contract

DOD officials choose Exelis to provide EW jammer pods to Turkish air force F-16 jets in $75.3 million contract

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 30 March 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) designers at the Exelis Electronic Systems segment in Clifton, N.J., will build ALQ-211(V)-9 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) pods for F-16D Block 50 jet fighters of the Turkish air force under terms of a potential $75.3 million contract announced Friday.

Navy taps Exelis for 42 airborne electronic warfare systems to equip carrier-based jet fighter-bomber aircraft

Navy taps Exelis for 42 airborne electronic warfare systems to equip carrier-based jet fighter-bomber aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 23 March 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Exelis Electronic Systems segment in Clifton, N.J., will provide the U.S. Navy with 42 sophisticated EW systems designed to protect Navy combat aircraft from incoming radar-guided missiles.

Navy looks to Cobham to provide AN/ALQ-99 electronic warfare antennas for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy looks to Cobham to provide AN/ALQ-99 electronic warfare antennas for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

LANSDALE, Pa., 23 March 2014. U.S. Navy airborne electronic warfare (EW) experts needed airborne antennas and adapter interface modules for the AN/ALQ-99 tactical electronic jamming system for the U.S. Navy and Australian military forces. They found their solution from the Cobham plc Defense Electronics segment in Lansdale, Pa.

Ka-band VSAT tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

Ka-band tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., 16 March 2014. TECOM Industries Inc. in Thousands Oaks, Calif., is introducing the KaStream 5000 satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna for mounting in the tail of aircraft for airborne in-flight connectivity.

Raytheon wins two contracts for multispectral sensors aboard Navy MH-60 helicopters and Air Force HC/MC-130J turboprops

Raytheon wins two contracts for multispectral sensors aboard Navy MH-60 and Air Force HC/MC-130J aircraft

CRANE, Ind., 9 March 2014. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, won two contracts late Thursday worth a collective $22.9 million to provide multispectral sensors for U.S. military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Rugged Intel-based embedded computer for avionics, military, and industrial applications introduced by Crystal Group

Rugged Intel-based embedded computer for avionics, military, and industrial applications introduced by Crystal

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 9 March 2014. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RE0814 rugged embedded computer for operations in harsh environments such as military, power-distribution, and industrial-automation applications.

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 9 March 2014. U.S. Coast Guard aviation experts needed a weather radar system for the service's future MH-65E Dolphin helicopter. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Robinson offers glass-cockpit avionics in light helicopters in move away from mechanical-only instruments

Robinson offers glass-cockpit avionics in light helicopters in move away from mechanical-only instruments

TORRANCE, Calif., 24 Feb. 2014. Light helicopter expert Robinson Helicopter Co. in Torrance, Calif., is moving away from its traditional simple mechanical avionics panels with a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66 light helicopters.

Army lists opportunities for aviation research; schedules industry briefings for next month at Redstone Arsenal

Army lists opportunities for aviation research; schedules industry briefings for next month at Redstone Arsenal

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts will brief industry early next month on upcoming contracting opportunities involved in moving the Army's aviation research closer to useful and deployable technologies.

Rockwell Collins chosen to provide AN/ARC-210(V) aircraft voice and data radios to Navy in $8 million contract

Rockwell Collins chosen to provide AN/ARC-210(V) aircraft voice and data radios to Navy in $8 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. Navy aviation experts needed line-of-sight and satellite communications (SATCOM) radios for a variety of Navy aircraft. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Rugged Ethernet nano circular connectors for airborne networking in UAVs, missiles, and C4ISR introduced by TE

Rugged Ethernet nano circular connectors for airborne networking in UAVs, missiles, and C4ISR introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 16 Feb. 2014. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the rugged CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications in missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), soldier systems, and command, control, communications, computers, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Navy to brief industry this month on strategies for unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare, and biofuels

RIDGECREST, Calif., 9 Feb. 2014. U.S. Navy air warfare experts will brief industry on their acquisition strategies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), electronic warfare (EW), biofuels, and other important technologies on 26 Feb. at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Ridgecrest, Calif.

Raytheon gets go-ahead to resume work on Next-Generation Jammer program after holdup lasting nearly seven months

Raytheon gets go-ahead to resume work on Next-Generation Jammer program after holdup lasting nearly seven months

McKINNEY, Texas, Calif., 9 Feb. 2014. Electronic warfare (EW) experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, are getting back to work on a major U.S. Navy airborne EW program after Navy leaders confirmed Raytheon in the job following an industry protest.

Rugged multi-layer ceramic capacitors for space, avionics, and military applications introduced by AVX

Rugged multi-layer ceramic capacitors for space, avionics, and military applications introduced by AVX

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., 9 Feb. 2014. AVX Corp. in Fountain Inn, S.C., is introducing space-level, base metal electrode (BME), X7R dielectric multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for manned and unmanned spacecraft, as well as for orbiting satellites. The MLCCs also are for a range of high-reliability aviation and military applications.

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