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GE Intelligent Platforms releases PEX431 multi-fabric switch and carrier card - News

July 18, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, AL. GE Intelligent Platforms rleased the PEX431 a multi-fabric switch and PMC/XMC carrier card that enables multiple I/O modules and processors to be configured in a single 3U VPX system. The PEX431 is capable of interconnecting six processors, and provides control and data plane switching on a single board.

e2v releases extended-reliability mutlicore QorIQ processors - News

July 16, 2013
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. e2v has released two quad-core, extended-reliability QorIQ processors, the P2041 and P3041. A trust architecture implemented into the processors’ e500mc cores and peripherals allows for high-security designs, and leaded versions of the extended temperature range (-40 ºC – 110 ºC) processors will qualify for military operation (-55 ºC – 125 ºC) by the end of 2013.

X-ES releases Freescale QorIQ-based 6U OpenVPX processor module - News

July 12, 2013
MIDDLETON, WI. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has released a 6U OpenVPX processor module based on Freescale QorIQ T4240/T4160 Systems on Chip (SoCs), the XCalibur1840. The XCalibur1840’s Power Architecture e6500-based processors include 1.8 GHz dual-threaded cores and the AltiVec Single-Instruction, Multiple-Data (SIMD) engine for high-performance control and data plane processing tasks.

X-47B UAS completes first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier - News

July 11, 2013
NORFOLK, VA. The U.S. Navy successfully conducted an arrested landing of an X-47B Unmanned Aerial System UAS aboard the U.S.S. H.W. Bush on Wednesday. The X-47B UAS departed from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland before landing on the U.S.S. H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia.

DornerWorks to develop space-qualified hypervisor for DARPA - News

June 28, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract to DornerWorks to study hypervisors capable of supporting virtualization in satellite payloads. DornerWorks will work off of the open-source ARLX Hypervisor project, a flight-certifiable ARINC 653 partitioning environment that is based off of the Xen hypervisor and runs real-time Linux in each domain.

GA-ASI Predator B variant to comply with NATO airworthiness standards - News

June 27, 2013
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is undertaking an Independent Research And Development (IRAD) effort to produce a variant of the Predator B Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that complies with the airworthiness requirements of the U.S. Air Force and other anticipated NATO customers. The UAS will be a multinational certifiable platform based on the Block 5 Predator B and Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station (GCS), and featuring enhanced capabilities for integration into domestic and international airspace.

Cambridge Pixel sensor fusion technology integrated with Hyperstar C2/ABI system - News

June 21, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, UK. Engineers at Suritec have integrated the Cambridge Pixel SPx Fusion video and display software into the Hyperstar Command & Control (C2) Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI) system. SPx fusion enables fusing primary radar video tracks with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from ship and aircraft transponders. This capability will improve target validation and reduce information on the operator display of the Hyperstar system.

NASA, Rockwell Collins complete integration testing for UAS in national airspace - News

June 19, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. NASA and Rockwell Collins recently completed the first of a series of tests that will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) to safely operate in the national airspace. The data link waveform tests simulated communication between one aircraft and one ground-based pilot station, with the objective of verifying the waveform’s operation in the radio spectrum.

Enhanced sensor dissemination demonstrated by GA-ASI - News

June 18, 2013
PARIS AIR SHOW. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), has announced that a Predator B Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) surrogate used Lynx Radar to detect moving ground-based targets, which were then automatically cross-cued to the Star SAFIRE for target visual identification using the Claw payload control software. The operation took place at the annual U.S. Navy Trident Spectre experiment at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA from May 8-18.

USSOCOM orders Harris Falcon III SDRs - News

June 17, 2013
MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY. The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has placed a $36 million order with Harris Corporations for Falcon III wideband AN/PRC-117G manpack and Falcon III AN/ORC152A handheld radios. The order will accelerate the deployment of advanced wideband tactical communications systems, and provide Special Operations Forces with wireless broadband capabilities in battlefield conditions.

U.S. Navy extends RTCASS contract with Boeing - News

June 14, 2013
ST. LOUIS, MO. The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5.5 million follow-on contract to Boeing to maintain the Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System (RTCASS). RTCASS is an automated test platform that will be used to help extend the availability of the F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier, EA-6B Prowler, and V-22 Osprey.

RDECOM investigates carbon nanotubes for rotor blade improvement - News

June 13, 2013
ADELPHI, MD. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) research laboratory is conducting a study on the insertion of carbon nanotubes into helicopter rotor blades. Researchers are hopeful that the nanotubes will provide improved performance for design and fabrication of next-generation rotor blades and fixed wings.

Bridge system from Sabtech connects legacy ATDS equipment via Ethernet - News

June 07, 2013
YORBA LINDA, CA. Sabtech engineers have extended Airborne Tactical Data Systems (ATDS) serial (MILSTD-188-203-1A, Appendix D2) data communications over a network using the PowerNet ATDS Bridge System. The PowerNet Bridge uses transparent hardware and protocol conversion that allows legacy cryptographic, Data Terminal Set (DTS), Tactical Data System (TDS) equipment to communicate via Ethernet without modification. ATDS is used in equipment supporting Tactical Digital Information Link-A (TADIL-A), designated as Link-11 by NATO.

LynxOS 7.0 adds military-grade security for connected embedded devices - News

June 07, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA. LynuxWorks has released version 7.0 of the LynxOS Real Time Operating System (RTOS), which allows developers to add military-grade security functions to connected devices. LynxOS 7.0 is a deterministic RTOS that provides POSIX-conformant, open APIs in an embedded kernel. These include medium-assurance security via the General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile (GPOSPP).

Frost & Sullivan study forecasts spike in DoD spending on COTS Aircraft - News

June 06, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. Frost & Sullivan’s Aerospace and Defense practice has issued a study that forecasts a spike in spending on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) aircraft by the Department of Defense (DoD). The report shows that COTS aircraft will be favored over new designs because they reduce long-term development costs and provide Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) by circumventing the Program Of Record (POR) procurement process.

Extension of NASA, Northrop Grumman Space Act Agreement continues use of Global Hawk for scientific research - News

May 31, 2013
SAN DIEGO. The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Northrop Grumman have agreed to extend the NASA Space Act Agreement, and will continue to cooperatively use the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for global science research. The Space Act Agreement allows for shared use and expense of NASA Global Hawks, and the recent extension will keep the partnership in place until April 30, 2018. Northrop Grumman-produced UAS will perform missions such as atmospheric research and hurricane surveillance and will also explore new mission capabilities.

Completion of Project Hi-Lite to improve verification for high integrity systems - News

May 30, 2013
PARIS and NEW YORK. AdaCore has announced the completion of Project Hi-Lite, a joint research project focused on enhancing formal verification for multi-language, open-source software projects that require safety certification. Leveraging Airbus verification methods and industry tools, Project Hi-Lite combined formal proofs with testing and static analysis to improve the development of high integrity software. In the process, the Hi-Lite project also produced the first tools capable of integrating testing and formal verification for Ada and C programs.

U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS completes maiden flight - News

May 24, 2013
PALMDALE, CA. The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft completed its maiden flight from the Northrop Grumman manufacturing facility in Palmdale, CA. The Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is a high-altitude UAS that will be used for surveillance missions by the U.S. Navy to monitor large ocean expanses and coastal regions.

JDL Level 2-4 information fusion engine released by Larus Technologies - News

May 23, 2013
OTTAWA, ONTARIO. Larus Technologies Corporation has released the Total::Insight High-Level Information Fusion Engine (HLIFE). Total::Insight is a COTS software analytics engine for use in C4ISR systems. The multi-source, multi-sensor software operates from levels 2, 3, or 4 of the DoD Joint Director of Laboratories (JDL) information fusion model.

SABR Auto Target Cueing increases F-16 mission capabilities - News

May 15, 2013
BALTIMORE. The Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has demonstrated its autonomous, all-environment Auto Target Cueing (ATC) capability. SABR was designed specifically for the F-16 fighter aircraft, and the ATC precision targeting technology will increase the mission capabilities of F-16 retrofits.
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