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ITAR compliance is a mission-critical task for defense suppliers - Story

May 25, 2012
Even though the U.S. government is entertaining various forms of export compliance control, defense suppliers must continue to be vigilant when dealing with the ITAR and other export regulations or face multimillion-dollar fines for failing to comply. Meanwhile, potential reforms to spacecraft export rules potentially could be a big win for rad-hard electronics vendors.
From The Editor

ITAR fines can cripple your business - Story

May 25, 2012

Export regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), if taken lightly, levy heavy fines for unapproved military exports.

Avionics

New rugged computer system for avionics, C4ISR released by Kontron - News

May 25, 2012
ECHING, Germany. Engineers at Kontron released a new multi-mission rugged computer system called ApexVX -- based on 3U OpenVPX technology -- is designed for avionics and military applications such as precision-guided munitions, mobile military vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare, and C4ISR.
From The Editor

Marine to run 100 miles around Ground Zero on Memorial Day weekend for wounded vets - Other

May 24, 2012
NEW YORK CITY. This Memorial Day Weekend retired Marine Cpl. Brian Gallagher will be running 100 miles in less than 30 hours over May 26-27 around Ground Zero to raise $100,000 for wounded warriors and their families through three charities.
Avionics

Avionics upgrade by Boeing for NATO & U.S. AWACS fleet worth $368 million - News

May 24, 2012
SEATTLE. U.S. Air Force and NATO officials tasked Boeing to create a new design for modernizing the avionics and flight deck of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft fleet ? under a $368 million contract.
Comms

New UK submarine class to be designed by BAE Systems for about $516 million - News

May 23, 2012
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, United Kingdom. The Royal Navy selected BAE Systems to design the next generation of submarines for the United Kingdom. UK Ministry of Defense officials awarded the first design contracts for the Vanguard replacement program to the main industrial partners, BAE Systems Maritime ? Submarines, Babcock, and Rolls-Royce.
Radar/EW

Rugged FPDP recorders for military airborne, ground, and shipboard applications released by Pentek - News

May 22, 2012
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. Pentek engineers released a high-speed, multi-channel Serial FPDP recorder family called Talon including a rugged portable and rackmount devices as well as a commercial rackmount version. The systems hit aggregate recording rates as fast as 2 Gbytes per second.
Unmanned

Phalanx weapon system to get overhauled by Raytheon - News

May 21, 2012
LOUISVILLE, KY. Raytheon engineers will be upgrading and overhauling nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems for a U.S. Navy contract valued at $57.8 million. Under the contract the company also will produce two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems and provide 20 radar upgrade kits.
Radar/EW

New SBC from Trenton uses Intel dual-processor solution - News

May 18, 2012
ATLANTA, GA. A new single-board computer (SBC) for military applications from Trenton Systems ? the BXT7059 -- integrates the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 family Intel C604 chipset into a dual-processor, PICMG 1.3 design.
Unmanned

New UAS open payload architecture verified in PredatorB/MQ-9 Reaper flight test - News

May 17, 2012
SAN DIEGO. Officials at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), SELEX Galileo, and Cobham Aviation Services joined hands in an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) open payload architecture demonstration for the Sovereign Payload Capability Demonstration (SPCD) that took place at GA-ASI?s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facilities in Palmdale, Calif.
Avionics

Rockwell Collins selects INTEGRITY-178B tuMP RTOS for Shadow UAS mission computer - News

May 16, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, CA. Engineers at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, chose the INTEGRITY-178B Time-Variant Unified Multi Processing (tuMP) multicore operating system from Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., for use in their mission computer designed for the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Air System (UAS).
Comms

Rugged small form factor router running Cisco IOS released by X-ES - News

May 15, 2012
MIDDLETON, Wis. Cisco officials selected Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) to host the Cisco IOS IP Routing software on the X-ES SFFR, a rugged small form factor router. The router enables mobile ad hoc networking for military and emergency response applications.
A.I.

Army, Raytheon BBN to track metaphors under IARPA research program - News

May 14, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Officials at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA, through the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), selected Raytheon BBN Technologies to create analysis tools and techniques that enable insights into the underlying beliefs and worldviews revealed by metaphors.
Radar/EW

Mercury solution delivers sensor data directly to coprocessors for electronic warfare applications - News

May 11, 2012
CHELMSFORD, Mass. Engineers at Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., are leveraging technology from NVIDIA for a new product called StreamDirect, that is designed for sensor applications that require significant amounts of signal processing. StreamDirect essentially is an efficient way to deliver streams of sensor data directly to specialized coprocessors such as general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).
Comms

Space vehicle from Alenia Aerospace to use Curtiss-Wright Controls data handling and telemetry subsystems - News

May 10, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC ? May 8, 2012 ? Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A. in Turin, Italy selected Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division to supply rugged data acquisition subsystems for Alenia?s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV). Curtiss-Wright Controls engineers will provide their Acra KAM-500, Acra PCM recorder, and Acra network switch for the re-entry vehicle?s data handling and telemetry subsystem for acquiring data to test new re-entry vehicle technologies.
Unmanned

Apache test pilots take out moving targets with DAGR from Lockheed Martin - News

May 09, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. The Direct Attack Guided Rocket (DAGR) from Lockheed Martin tracked and engaged a moving target from 3.5 kilometers during an Apache helicopter demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Test pilots on an AH-64D Apache shot an inert DAGR round in high winds, designating the target via the helicopter?s lock-on-before-launch mode. The target -- a truck ? was moving at 25 miles per hour.
Unmanned

Sonar upgrade installed on Navy minehunting fleet - News

May 08, 2012
WASHINGTON. Improved sonar detection technology for minehunting operations was installed by Naval Surface Warfare Center engineers on the on USS Guardian (MCM 5) in Sasebo, Japan, its home port. The AN/SQQ-32(V)4 minehunting sonar set is a high-frequency wideband upgrade to the current AN/SQQ-32(V)3 sonar.
Comms

Air Force launches second Advanced EHF military communications satellite - News

May 07, 2012
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. Air Force officials launched the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-2) military communication satellite an Atlas V rocket, built by United Launch Alliance (ULA).
Radar/EW

Patriot and JLENS work together to shoot down target during test - News

May 04, 2012
TEWKSBURY, Mass. A pair of Raytheon systems with advanced radar capability, -- the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System and the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) ? worked in concert together to detect, track and take out a test target simulating an enemy cruise missile during a demonstration at the Utah Training and Test Range.
Avionics

Final F-22 Raptor delivered to U.S. Air Force - News

May 03, 2012
MARIETTA, Ga. Lockheed Martin officials delivered today the final F-22 Raptor ? 195th overall -- to U.S. Air Force. The delivery was concluded in an official ceremony at Lockheed Martin?s facility in Marietta, Ga., with various government and local officials as well as the Lockheed Martin employees that helped build the F-22 Raptor fleet.
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