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Avionics

NATO country buys $17 million multispectral vision system from Elbit - News

January 18, 2017
HAIFA, Israel. Elbit Systems has been awarded a $17 million/30-month contract to supply its BrightNite multispectral helicopter-pilot vision systems to an air force in a NATO country; the company did not specify the country in the announcement.
Unmanned

Sparton/Ultra Electronics USSI joint venture wins $30.3 million U.S. Navy sonobuoy contract - News

January 17, 2017
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. Sparton Corp. and Ultra Electronics Holdings -- working together in their ERAPSCO joint venture -- have been awarded subcontracts valued at $30.3 million for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. The award is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract release for sonobuoy requirements under ERAPSCO?s five-year contract.
Cyber

CAE signs training services contracts with U.S. Army and Royal Canadian Air Force worth more than C$1 billion - News

January 17, 2017
MONTREAL. CAE -- a provider of aviation training and maker of military flight-simulation equipment -- announced that it has signed two long-term training services contracts with the United States Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) with a combined value of more than C$1 billion ($766 million), including options to extend.
Radar/EW

Raytheon and U.S. Navy run Tomahawk missiles through real-time tests - News

January 13, 2017
SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, Calif. The U.S. Navy and Raytheon have completed two flight tests of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, in a demonstration of how service personnel can plan missions in real time to strike time-sensitive enemy targets.
Unmanned

Textron starts on-water testing of unmanned maritime vehicle - News

January 12, 2017
HUNT VALLEY, Md. Textron System Unmanned Systems has begun on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) -- a multimission unmanned surface vehicle with a large, configurable payload bay -- that is supporting the U.S. Navy?s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) mine-countermeasure program.
Avionics

DARPA awards Sikorsky with Phase 3 of ALIAS program - News

January 12, 2017
STRATFORD, Conn. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin company) with Phase 3 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, a package of hardware, software, and sensors that is aimed at capitalizing on advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability.
Cyber

Rohde & Schwarz cyber unit acquires security firm DenyAll - News

January 11, 2017
MUNICH. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity has announced its acquisition of DenyAll, a Paris-based web application security and vulnerability management vendor. The DenyAll deal is intended to expand Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity's current stable of network and endpoint security and management products.
Radar/EW

Harris Corp. tapped for $91 million in EW systems on RMAF fleet - News

January 11, 2017
MELBOURNE, Fla. Harris Corporation has won a $91 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide its AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems to the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) for installation on the RMAF's fleet of F-16 aircraft.
Unmanned

DoD signs underwater drone contract with Teledyne SeaBotix - News

January 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO. Teledyne SeaBotix has won a multimillion dollar U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) operational capability upgrade contract for underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The observation-class ROVs are used by mobile explosive ordnance disposal units around the world.
Unmanned

DoD demonstrates large autonomous microdrone swarm - News

January 10, 2017
WASHINGTON. The Department of Defense (DoD), in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office (SOC) and Naval Air Systems Command, has successfully demonstrated one of the world?s largest microdrone swarms, which showed advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decisionmaking, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.
Radar/EW

Naval Surface Warfare Center awards ManTech $87 million task order for combat weapons systems support - News

January 09, 2017
HERNDON, Va. ManTech International has been granted a prime contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) to provide test and evaluation (T&E) support to its weapons and combat systems. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a 12-month base period of performance and four 12-month option periods, with a potential total value to ManTech of $87 million.
Radar/EW

U.S. missile manufacturers experience surge in demand - News

January 09, 2017
WASHINGTON. Makers of precision-guided missiles and bombs -- including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems -- are hastening to keep up with demand as the U.S. military continues its aerial assault on Islamic State targets, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Radar/EW

L3 Wescam garners $90 million in EO/IR defense contracts - News

January 06, 2017
BURLINGTON, Ontario. L3 Wescam -- a maker of electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR), laser imaging, and targeting sensor systems -- recently won defense contracts valued at more than $90 million. Key defense wins include systems for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Thai Navy.
Unmanned

UAS claims world record for nonstop unrefueled flight - News

January 06, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Vanilla Aircraft -- a joint business effort backed by DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] and NAVAIR [U.S. Naval Air System Command] -- announced that its VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently completed a nonstop, unrefueled, 56-hour flight. The flight was submitted for a world duration record for combustion-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the 50- to 500-kg subclass; a representative from the National Aeronautic Association was present to witness and verify the record.
Avionics

Air Force gives Diligent, KIHOMAC green light for A-10 embedded avionics system - News

January 05, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. Diligent Consulting, a federal information technology (IT) services company, has announced that it has secured a $940,891 contract to support Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting (KIHOMAC--Reston, Virginia) in providing software sustainment engineering and support IT services at Hill Air Force Base in Utah for the A-10C Operational Flight Program (OFP).
Comms

NASA small satellites launch using hi-rel Cobham microprocessors - News

January 05, 2017
WASHINGTON. NASA has announced the successful launch of its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight low-Earth-orbiting (LEO) microsatellites, with high-reliability controllers and processors from Cobham aboard.
Radar/EW

Global electronic warfare market expected to grow steadily between 2016-2026 - News

January 04, 2017
AMSTERDAM. The global market for electronic warfare (EW), valued at $14.4 billion in 2016, will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.13 percent to reach $19.6 billion by 2026, according to analysts from ASDReports. Cumulatively, the global market for electronic warfare is expected to reach $184.1 billion over the forecast period.
From The Editor

Designing next-generation engineers - Other

December 22, 2016
Enhanced emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in U.S. public schools continues to grow, with federal investment in STEM education totaling more than $3 billion annually for primary and secondary schools, according to the National Science and Technology Council. But even with schools? boosted interest in engineering and math, students often find themselves at a loss as they think about college and careers. Interaction with real-world engineers in actual work situations?especially in the students? local areas?may help as they make crucial decisions about their college years and beyond.
Comms

Raytheon, UMass granted $1.9 million to research flexible RF devices for GPS - News

November 28, 2016
TEWKSBURY, Ma. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and University of Massachusetts Lowell have received a grant of $1.9 million to advance the commercialization of flexible hybrid radio-frequency (RF) electronics that are aimed at use in military global positioning systems (GPS), among other applications.
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