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Hundred Mile Marine update - Other

June 22, 2012
NEW YORK CITY. Last month on Memorial Day retired Marine Brian Gallagher set a goal to run 100 miles around Ground Zero in New York City in less than 30 hours to raise money for wounded warriors and their families. He did it! Gallagher ran the 100 miles in 29 hours and 15 minutes to raise $100,000 dollars for the charities he supports.
Radar/EW

10-gigabit RF signal detection, recording, and playback products for SIGINT released by D-TA - News

June 21, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario. Engineers at D-TA Systems Inc., released two new software radio solutions, dubbed RFvision-1 and RFvision-2, for performing signal activity detection, RF spectrum scanning, and real-time signal recording and playback.
From The Editor

Sequestration is a meat axe to the defense industry, says Lockheed Martin CEO - Other

June 19, 2012
WASHINGTON. The single greatest challenge to the U.S. defense industry is the looming threat of sequestration, said Bob Stevens, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin in a briefing today in Washington. ?Sequestration is a meat axe.?
Unmanned

Unmanned space vehicle from Boeing completes first flight - News

June 19, 2012
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) completed its first flight for the U.S. Air Force?s Rapid Capabilities Office. The experimental test mission lasted 469 days.
Unmanned

First MQ-4C BAMS UAS unveiled by Northrop Grumman - News

June 18, 2012
PALMDALE, Calif. Officials at Northrop Grumman showed off the first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) for the first time at their Palmdale, Calif., facility.
Avionics

Army helicopters to use synthetic vision technology from Rockwell Collins under DARPA contract - News

June 15, 2012
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Officials at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has tasked Rockwell Collins engineers with developing a synthetic vision avionics backbone for next generation helicopter applications under the Multi-Function Radio Frequency (MFRF) program.
Unmanned

Excalibur fired from record range by Marines in Afghanistan - News

June 14, 2012
AFGHANISTAN. U.S. Marine Corps personnel fired two Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a record range of 36 kilometers, or 22.3 statute miles, while in theater in Afghanistan. According to Excalibur producer Raytheon the fired shots represent the longest distance an Excalibur round has been fired in combat since it was first fielded in 2007.
Radar/EW

British army ground vehicle uses rugged GE embedded computers for ISTAR capability - News

June 13, 2012
TOWCESTER, United Kingdom. General Dynamics UK officials chose embedded computing solutions from GE Intelligent Platforms for the British army?s Scout Specialist Vehicle Demonstration Phase. The contract is valued at $5 million.
Comms

Rugged smart displays for ground vehicles showcased by Barco at Eurosatory - News

June 12, 2012
PARIS, France. Barco engineers released two new smart displays at Eurosatory this week in Paris ? the SV-126 and the SV-231. The units are compact and targeted at tracked and wheeled military vehicles.
Comms

Rugged ATCA platform released by SANBlaze for tactical military applications - News

June 11, 2012
LITTLETON, Mass. Engineers at SANBlaze Technology?s Defense Solutions Group have designed a new rugged AdvancedTCA (ATCA) solution called Rugged Compute Platform for Tactical Ops, or RCP-Tactical Ops. The new Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) is produced to meet the Size, Weight, and Power ? Cost (SWaP-C) requirements and Modular Open Systems Approach of Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs.
Cyber

Cybersecurity firm acquired by Northrop Grumman - News

June 08, 2012
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corp. officials signed an agreement to purchase privately-held Australian cybersecurity firm called M5 Network Security Pty Ltd., based in Canberra, Australia. M5 also provides secure mobile communications services and products, and advanced analytics to Australian intelligence and military organizations.
Radar/EW

New 3U OpenVPX SBCs released by Kontron use 3rd gen Core i7 processors - News

June 07, 2012
ECHING, Germany. Kontron officials released their latest generation of 3U OpenVPX single-board computers (SBC) that use interface technology that is based on the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors.
Radar/EW

Rugged 3U mission computer subsystem released by Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions - News

June 06, 2012
HIGH WYCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM. A new line of rugged VPX subsystems was announced by officials at Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS). The Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC)-9335 3-slot system can be quickly configured for aerospace, defense, and law enforcement applications.
Unmanned

Liquid-hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye UAV makes 1st autonomous flight - News

June 05, 2012
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The Phantom Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ? a liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft from Boeing -- made its first autonomous flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. During the 28-minute flight the UAV rose to an altitude of 4,080 feet and reached a cruising speed of 62 knots.
Unmanned

Polar Hawk UAV to perform HALE security missions for Canada's Arctic territories - News

June 04, 2012
OTTAWA. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. and L-3 MAS are joining hands to produce the Polar Hawk, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Canada to have continuous surveillance of its Arctic regions. The new UAV will be a variant of Northrop Grumman?s Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE).
Comms

U.S. Navy ships to use Sub-Net Relay system from Rockwell Collins - News

June 01, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario. Officials at Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) chose the Rockwell Collins Sub-Net Relay (SNR) solution for U.S. Navy ships under the PEOC4I Battle Force Tactical Networking program.
Comms

Military satellite payload performance demands drive rad-hard electronics - Story

June 01, 2012
Increased ISR and communications bandwidth demands for military satellites are forcing rad-hard electronics designers to pack more and more performance into smaller form factors. Meanwhile, uncertainty reigns in terms of funding for space-based programs out of the DoD and NASA.
Comms

Navigation payload elements powered on in GPS III test bed - News

May 30, 2012
DENVER. Navigation payload elements of the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite were powered on by the Lockheed Martin team that is producing the satellite system. These navigation elements include advanced atomic clocks that improve GPS accuracy, and the Mission Data Unit, which is the heart of the GPS III navigation payload. The test was completed before the integration of the full Navigation Payload Element.
Comms

Secure smartphones and tablets for defense coming from Samsung and General Dynamics - News

May 29, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. General Dynamics C4 Systems and Samsung are teaming to provide Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE?) smartphones and tablet devices with General Dynamics defense-level information and cyber security technologies. The SAFE tablets and smartphones also have the Samsung Secure Android platform and will a cost-effective commercial technology solution for for military and government agencies, law enforcement and public safety, as well as financial, utility, and other industry personnel who need to be able to browse the Internet and access secure networks.
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