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Radar/EW

First EA-18G Growler electronic attack fighter delivered to Navy under multi-year contract - News

March 20, 2012
ST. LOUIS. Boeing officials delivered the first EA-18G Growler to the U.S. Navy as part of the company?s multi-year contract to produce F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs. The first airborne electronic attack aircraft ? dubbed Aircraft G-57 ? will be based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Radar/EW

Navy funds two more Littoral Combat Ships to be built by Lockheed Martin - News

March 19, 2012
WASHINGTON. U.S. Navy officials are adding funding for two Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) to be produced a Lockheed Martin-led industry team under a $715 million modification to an existing contract. The two ships will be the third and fourth vessels in a 10-ship contract awarded back in late 2010.
Avionics

Army mobile ATC tower systems to be provided by Sierra Nevada - News

March 16, 2012
SPARKS, Nev. U.S. Army officials tasked engineers at Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) to produce ten Mobile Tower Systems (MOTS), and engineering and logistics services under a $56 million contract. AN/MSQ-135 MOTS is slated to replace the Army AN/TSW-7A Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower.
Comms

Cloud computing solution from Lockheed Martin UK being adopted by UK Cabinet office to create Cloudstore - News

March 16, 2012
BETHESDA, Md. Officials at the United Kingdom Cabinet Office chose G-Cloud computing services from Lockheed Martin UK across its government organizations and departments. The agreement will be dubbed CloudStore and will run for about six to nine months, with a potential for rolling contract extensions.
Comms

Marines order Falcon III manpack radios from Harris - News

March 15, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S. Marine Corps officials needing voice and mobile data network technology for their expeditionary operations placed a $64 million order with Harris for the company?s Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, antennas, vehicular amplifier adapters, and field support.
Unmanned

Hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye UAV makes its first medium speed taxi test - News

March 14, 2012
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The Phantom Eye High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) completed its first medium-speed taxi test. The test took place at Edwards Air Force Base in cooperation with officials at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. Phantom Eye reached speeds of as fast as 30 knots while ground personnel relayed directions and data using Boeing?s Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (COMC2) system.
Avionics

New avionics-focused business unit formed by Curtiss-Wright Controls - News

March 13, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Officials at Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., have restructured their Integrated Sensing business to focus more on avionics and global aerospace applications. The group is now called the Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division, which will be based in Christchurch, United Kingdom.
Comms

3D handheld display for warfighters - Product

March 13, 2012
Leveraging 3D film technology from 3M, engineers at IEE in Irvine, CA, developed a 4.8-inch handheld control display unit for warfighters that does not require 3D glasses.
Avionics

MC-130J avionics to DO-178B tool from Presagis - Product

March 13, 2012
Managing avionics safety certification challenges is a costly and time-consuming procedure, whether it is in military or commercial aircraft.
Comms

New control unit provides Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) for military ground vehicles - Product

March 13, 2012
Leveraging Intel Atom-based processing technology, engineers at Aitech Defense Systems in Chatsworth, CA, are able to provide a rugged, lightweight, control unit for military ground vehicles.
Avionics

MEMS-based attitude heading reference system for helicopters - Product

March 13, 2012
Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. are improving helicopter navigation with a new Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)-based Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), called the LCR-300.
Comms

SDR enabled by Virtex-7 FPGA modules from Pentek - Product

March 13, 2012
FPGAs are a game changer for many signal-processing applications and especially for Software-Defined Radio (SDR).
Comms

New crypto tool suite provides authenticated software security for embedded products - Product

March 13, 2012
Officials at Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, CA, released a security solution consisting of Suite B-Compliant Security Protocol Toolkits and Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) system, designed by the company's INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS) business unit.
Radar/EW

Tomahawk missile's weapons system gets hardware and software upgrade - News

March 12, 2012
PHILADELPHIA. Engineers at Lockheed Martin are upgrading the Tomahawk Land Attack missile?s weapon-control system software and hardware. The Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System, or TTWCS), TTWCS gives firing units the ability to control, prepare, and launch Tomahawk missiles and is one of the three main components that make up the Tomahawk Weapons System.
Comms

U.S. Special Forces to use small, lightweight night vision goggles from L-3 - News

March 09, 2012
NEW YORK CITY. U.S. Navy officials are ordering Binocular Night Vision Devices (BNVD) from the L-3 Communications Warrior Systems ? Insight Technology business unit for operators in the U.S. Special Operations Command. The BNVD is smaller and more lightweight than typical night vision goggles.
Radar/EW

Space Fence radar already tracking objects in Earth orbit - News

March 08, 2012
MOORESTOWN, N.J. A Space Fence radar prototype ? designed by Lockheed Martin engineers ? is in the process of tracking orbiting space objects. The radar system development, which is an Air Force program, will improve space situational awareness for the U.S.
Radar/EW

Lynx radar simulation tool released by GA-ASI - News

March 07, 2012
SAN DIEGO. Engineers at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) unveiled a new radar training tool called the Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Simulator (TARS). TARS enables operators of Lynx Multi-mode Radar systems to train via a software-based tool on a laptop computer.
Avionics

New aircraft platforms get cut back, opening the door for avionics retrofits that leverage COTS hardware and software - Story

March 07, 2012
Military cockpits - from helicopters to cargo jets to fighter aircraft - will be depending on open architecture designs and Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) hardware and software to keep them flying beyond the next decade as DoD budgets scale back on new platforms. Meanwhile, industry and government experts formed a consortium to enable affordable, platform-agnostic avionics.
Avionics

FY 2013 DoD budget request shrinks, but avionics retrofits get dollars - Story

March 07, 2012
As fiscal year budgets continue to decline, retrofitting with COTS products looks to be a sign of the times.
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