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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).

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.

Navy continues effort to extend range of helicopter UAVs; asks Northrop Grumman to build five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Navy continues effort to extend range of helicopter UAVs; asks Northrop Grumman to build five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 April 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. will build five long-range unmanned helicopters for operation from destroyers and other surface warships under terms of a $43.8 million U.S. Navy contract announced this past week.

Air Force initiative to keep giant C-5M Galaxy flying moves to new avionics mission computers and weather radars

Air Force initiative to keep giant C-5M Galaxy flying moves to new avionics mission computers and weather radars

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 6 April 2014. Military avionics experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Aeronautics segment in Marietta, Ga., will upgrade the mission computer and weather radar systems in the giant C-5M Super Galaxy cargo jet under terms of an $84.3 million contract.

Aerospace firms can do more with less with digital design tools

Aerospace firms can do more with less with digital design tools

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2 April 2014. “The pressures are going to continue and we need to change the way we do business and how we manufacture,” stresses Tim Cahill, vice president, engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

U.S. military researchers ready to kick off program to enable unmanned aircraft to share information and work together

U.S. military researchers ready to kick off program to enable unmanned aircraft to share information and work together

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry in April on an upcoming project to enable surveillance and attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to work together on missions involving electronic jamming, degraded communications, and other difficult operating conditions.

Boeing chosen to help DARPA find ways to launch satellites inexpensively from aircraft in $30.7 million contract

Boeing chosen to help DARPA find ways to launch satellites inexpensively from aircraft in $30.7 million contract

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2014. Rocket scientists at the Boeing Co. Advanced Network & Space Systems segment in Huntington Beach, Calif., will help U.S. military researchers develop rapid and inexpensive launch capability to place small satellites in orbit at a cost of less than $10,000 per pound.

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.

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.

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 30 March 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the G51 3U CompactPCI Serial single-board computer for data acquisition, encryption, simulation, process control, and other communications and processing systems that require intense, reliable data throughput.

Air Force aircraft upgrade experts considering AESA radar improvements for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

Air Force aircraft upgrade experts considering AESA radar improvements for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 March 2014. U.S. Air Force bomber experts are considering upgrading the Air Force fleet of B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress long-range jet bombers with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems to improve bomber surveillance and targeting capability.

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

HOUSTON, 16 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

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.

<B>MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 2 March 2014.</B> Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing an application programming interface (API) for its HI-6130 and HI-2130 MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal devices.

Application programming interface for MIL-STD-1553 terminal devices introduced by Holt Integrated Circuits

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 2 March 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing an application programming interface (API) for its HI-6130 and HI-2130 MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal devices.

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.

Software to help warfighters plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs is topic of DARPA industry briefing this week

Software to help warfighters plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs is topic of DARPA industry briefing

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 28 Feb. 2014 on a program to develop software decision aids to plan aerial battles involving manned combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Air Force AC-130U Spooky special-ops aircraft gunship to receive rugged network switches from Crystal Group

Air Force AC-130U Spooky special-ops aircraft gunship to receive rugged network switches from Crystal Group

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla., 23 Feb. 2014. U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed ruggedized Cisco network switches for the AC-130U Spooky gunship. They found their solution from Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa.

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