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Navy gets second P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing - News

July 20, 2012
SEATTLE. The U.S. Navy received the second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing. The P-8A is one of 13 low rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft being built for the Navy. The aircraft, which will replace the venerable P-13 aircraft performs anti-surface warfare anti-submarine warfare, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
Radar/EW

Small Diameter Bomb II from Raytheon engaged and destroyed target - News

July 19, 2012
WHITE SANDS, N.M. The GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz., engaged and hit a moving target as part of a flight test at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The SDB II is designed to take out moving targets in hazardous weather and through battlefield obscurants.
Comms

Rad-hard switching regulator with adjustable voltage range released by MS Kennedy - News

July 18, 2012
MIAMI. Engineers at MS Kennedy in Liverpool, N.Y., featured their MSK 5058RH radiation-hardened (rad-hard) step-down switching regulator controller at the Nuclear Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), held this week in Miami. The devices operate from 200 KHz to 2.0 MHZ and is a high efficiency .25 integrated switch.
Avionics

F-22 avionics display sustainment contract awarded to Rockwell Collins - News

July 18, 2012
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins won a three-year, $8.8 million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin and sustainment services for avionics displays on 187 F-22 fighter aircraft.
Comms

VPT's SVGA point of load DC-DC converters for space get DLA drawings - News

July 18, 2012
MIAMI. Engineers at VPT in Everett, Wash., announced at the Nuclear Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) this week in Miami that the Defense Logistics Agency issued Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for the company?s SVGA Series point of load DC-DC converters for space radiation environments.
Comms

Aeroflex Voltage Supervisor enables power supply monitoring in hi-rel FPGAs, DSPs, ASICS, and microprocessors - News

July 17, 2012
MIAMI. Aeroflex Colorado Springs is showcasing their new Voltage Supervisor at the Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Miami this week. The line, which has four products, enables users to reduce circuit quantity and complexity for monitoring and sequencing power supplies in systems that use microprocessors, ASICS, DSPs, and FPGAs used in high reliability (HiRel) environments.
Comms

Rad-hard reconfigurable microprocessor solution announced by ATMEL - News

July 17, 2012
MIAMI. Engineers at Atmel Corp. in Rousset, France announced a SPARC V8-based, radiation-hardened (RAD Hard) microprocessor -- Atmel ATF697FF -- that can be reconfigured for space applications on-the-fly. ATMEL officials made the announcement this week at the Nuclear Space and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Miami.
Unmanned

Stalker UAS powered by lasers extends its flight time by 48 hours - News

July 16, 2012
PALMDALE, CA. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and LaserMotive in Kent, WA., joined hands to demonstrate the how a laser can power a Unmanned Aerial System for extended periods of time. During the demonstration a LaserMotive laser powered Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to an extended flight time of more than 48 hours ? a 2,400 percent increase in flight duration.
Avionics

TopOwl night-vision, helmet mounted sight and display to be tested on A400M - News

July 13, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Officials of the Organization for Joint Armaments Cooperation (OCCAR) selected the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) for flight testing on the A400M military transport aircraft prototype. The tests are being done to confirm the HMSD compatibility with the A400M for night missions. TopOwl has an integrated night vision capability for pilots. Thales officials made the announcement this week during the Farnborough Air Show.
Unmanned

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter training facility opened by Navy in Florida - News

July 12, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Northrop Grumman officials opened a new Fire Scout unmanned helicopter training facility for operators that has enhanced flight simulators, classroom instruction, and hands-on aircraft maintenance. It is located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
Radar/EW

Reaper UAV to use dismount detection radar from Raytheon - News

July 11, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Raytheon won a U.S. Air Force contract to provide four radar pods equipped with ground moving target indication and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. The pods will be mounted beneath the wings of MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Raytheon officials made the announcement this week during the Farnborough Air Show.
Radar/EW

Airborne synthetic aperture radar from Lockheed Martin now available to nations in Europe and Asia - News

July 10, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin?s airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is now available internationally. The AN/APY-12 airborne reconnaissance radar produces high resolution, photo-like imagery, in darkness or inclement weather or darkness. Company officials made the announcement this week at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom.
Unmanned

ITT Exelis & Sierra Nevada to design Advanced WAPS System - News

July 09, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. Officials at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and ITT Exelis have joined hands to build a manned aircraft-based Wide-Area Airborne Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) system, dubbed Vigilant Stare. It is inspired by a similar U.S. Air Force system.
Unmanned

New rugged computer released by Ecrin for manned and unmanned aircraft - News

July 06, 2012
CROLLES, France. Engineers at Ecrin Systems released a new rugged computer ? ONYX ? for constrained space applications such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. The new small form factor device is based on a rugged COM Express module design.