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Comms

TT Electronics gains U.S. defense footprint with acquisition of Torotel - News

September 17, 2020

WOKING, England. Performance-critical electronics engineering firm TT Electronics will acquire Torotel (Olathe, Kansas), a U.S-based designer and manufacturer of high-reliability power and electromagnetic assemblies and components for defense and aerospace, in an agreement worth $43.4 million. 

Comms

Microcontroller for space use gets European Space Agency win - News

September 16, 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden. Cobham Gaisler -- a space design center of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions -- has received a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development and validation of a new mixed-signal LEON3FT microcontroller, which is aimed at use in satellite and other space applications.

Comms

C5ISR systems market will reach $165.3 billion across the globe by 2030, study says - News

September 16, 2020

NORTH WALES, Penn. The world market for C5ISR [Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance] will grow by 3.3% every year between 2020 and 2030, reacing $165.3 billion by 2030, according to a recent report by GMD Research, "Global C5ISR Systems Market 2020-2030 by Solution, Platform (Land, Airborne, Naval, Space), Application, End User (Defense, Commercial), and Region: Trend Forecast and Growth Opportunity."

A.I.

NVIDIA to acquire chipmaker Arm in $40 billion deal - News

September 14, 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif.; CAMBRIDGE, U.K.; TOKYO. NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (together known as “SoftBank”) in a transaction valued at $40 billion.

Radar/EW

Sensors with boosted range and resolution to be tested on Navy P-3C Orion aircraft - News

September 14, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Collins Aerospace Systems (a unit of Raytheon Technologies) has won a 30-month, $19.9 million contract with the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) to conduct a maritime experiment of the company’s MS-177A long-range multispectral imaging sensor on a Navy flight-test P-3C Orion aircraft. 

Radar/EW

Military radar systems market in flux due to defense budget cuts, report says - News

September 10, 2020

LONDON. The world market for military radar systems is currently in a state of transition due mainly to extensive cuts in defense budgets in many markets that previously had a major impact on procurement, according to a new report from Visiongain, "Military Radar System Market Report 2020-2030."

A.I.

Video games on the hunt to build a better virtual AI teammate - Story

September 08, 2020

Military teams operating in the battlespace against opponents under often-adverse conditions must act and react incredibly quickly, as adversaries become more adept and gather data on the fly. Artificial intelligence (AI) will become increasingly critical in helping commanders and team members with decision-making.

From The Editor

Giving Back -- Catch A Lift Fund - Blog

September 08, 2020

Each issue, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charitable organization that benefits the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every group we showcase on this page.

Avionics

Tactical UAS for Europe will use AdaCore software tools - News

September 08, 2020

NEW YORK. AdaCore, which makes mission-critical software development and verification tools, announced that Airbus Helicopters (Marignane, France) has selected the GNAT Pro tool suite and the Ada programming language to develop new software components for the VSR700 prototype project; the VSR700 is Airbus Helicopters’ tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) aimed at the demanding requirements of modern navies and armies around the world.

Unmanned

Edge-computing test on UAS deemed successful for GA-ASI and SRC - News

September 08, 2020

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.(GA-ASI), in cooperation with defense contractor SRC Inc. (Syracuse, New York) reports that it successfully integrated and flew the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Agile Condor Pod on an MQ-9 remotely piloted sircraft (RPA) at GA-ASI’s Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Radar/EW

AESA radar for U.K. air force fleet brings $420 million contract win for BAE Systems, Leonardo - News

September 04, 2020

LONDON. Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is set to receive active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to equip its Typhoon combat jets under a £317 million ($420 million) contract between the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and BAE Systems and Leonardo.

Radar/EW

TT Electronics will design and develop power converter for Tempest fighter aircraft - News

September 01, 2020

WOKING, U.K. TT Electronics has won a contract from BAE Systems for the design, development, and qualification of a DC/DC Converter to support Project Tempest, the fighter-aircraft concept under development in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Italian Air Force.

Cyber

Cybersecurity capabilities across DoD platforms to be provided by Forescout Technologies - News

September 01, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. Security firm Forescout Technologies has won a multimillion-dollar award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to expand cybersecurity across the DoD global enterprise; in this initial phase of the contract, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) chose Forescout’s technology as the foundation of the DoD’s “Comply to Connect” (C2C) initiative. 

Radar/EW

Intelligent mobile surveillance towers use AI, sensors to reduce workload for border and antiterrorism agents - News

August 31, 2020

FORT WORTH. Elbit Systems of America is supplying two variants of its intelligent and autonomous trailer-mounted surveillance tower systems -- aimed at reducing operator workload and increasing situational awareness and safety -- to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) and the U.S. Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). 

A.I.

AI and quantum science institutes get $1 billion-plus investment from U.S. government - News

August 27, 2020

WASHINGTON. The National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the granting of more than $1 billion in awards for the establishment of 12 new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research institutes across the U.S. 

Radar/EW

EW, cyber elements for warfare benefit under USAF and Johns Hopkins accord - News

August 21, 2020

LAUREL, Md. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has signed a contract worth $49.9 million with the U.S. Air Force to develop air warfare systems that will include munitions, cyberwarfare, and electronic warfare (EW) components, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). 

Radar/EW

Electronic warfare for airborne use pact signed between U.S. DoD and Australian defense forces - News

August 20, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Australian Defense Force have signed an agreement to collaborate on the joint design, development, testing, and demonstration of dynamic multiplatform electromagnetic maneuver warfare resource allocation management (EMW RAM) tools and decision aids for airborne use.

Comms

FPGA systems for U.S. Air Force to be supplied by Abaco Systems - News

August 19, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems has won orders from a major systems integrator -- which specializes in providing advanced technologies for the defense and aerospace markets -- for a quantity of Abaco’s PC821 FPGA Cards and FMC120 FPGA mezzanine cards, which will be deployed in a subsystem to provide FPGA [field-programmable gate array] processing capability needed to scan, analyze, and act on satellite-communications data for the U.S. Air Force.

Unmanned

Mobile counter-UAS package introduced by Liteye Systems - News

August 18, 2020

CENTENNIAL, Colo. Liteye Systems has launched a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solution that it calls the Trailer Anti-UAS Defense System (T-AUDS), an on-the-move or fixed-site C-UAS package that the company says is able to detect and defeat radio-frequency-controlled and silent flight drones while mobile and then transition quickly to static mode. 

Unmanned

Mini UAS from Elbit tests well prior to delivery of over 1,000 units to Southeast Asia military - News

August 17, 2020

HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems announced that its THOR multirotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini unmanned aerial system (UAS) successfully underwent a series of environmental-durability tests ahead of Elbit's delivery of more than 1,000 THOR units to an army in Southeast Asia. 

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