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Unmanned

Liquid-hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye UAV makes 1st autonomous flight - News

June 05, 2012
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The Phantom Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ? a liquid hydrogen-powered aircraft from Boeing -- made its first autonomous flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. During the 28-minute flight the UAV rose to an altitude of 4,080 feet and reached a cruising speed of 62 knots.
Unmanned

Polar Hawk UAV to perform HALE security missions for Canada's Arctic territories - News

June 04, 2012
OTTAWA. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. and L-3 MAS are joining hands to produce the Polar Hawk, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Canada to have continuous surveillance of its Arctic regions. The new UAV will be a variant of Northrop Grumman?s Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE).
Comms

U.S. Navy ships to use Sub-Net Relay system from Rockwell Collins - News

June 01, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario. Officials at Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) chose the Rockwell Collins Sub-Net Relay (SNR) solution for U.S. Navy ships under the PEOC4I Battle Force Tactical Networking program.
Comms

Navigation payload elements powered on in GPS III test bed - News

May 30, 2012
DENVER. Navigation payload elements of the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite were powered on by the Lockheed Martin team that is producing the satellite system. These navigation elements include advanced atomic clocks that improve GPS accuracy, and the Mission Data Unit, which is the heart of the GPS III navigation payload. The test was completed before the integration of the full Navigation Payload Element.
Comms

Secure smartphones and tablets for defense coming from Samsung and General Dynamics - News

May 29, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. General Dynamics C4 Systems and Samsung are teaming to provide Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE?) smartphones and tablet devices with General Dynamics defense-level information and cyber security technologies. The SAFE tablets and smartphones also have the Samsung Secure Android platform and will a cost-effective commercial technology solution for for military and government agencies, law enforcement and public safety, as well as financial, utility, and other industry personnel who need to be able to browse the Internet and access secure networks.
Avionics

New rugged computer system for avionics, C4ISR released by Kontron - News

May 25, 2012
ECHING, Germany. Engineers at Kontron released a new multi-mission rugged computer system called ApexVX -- based on 3U OpenVPX technology -- is designed for avionics and military applications such as precision-guided munitions, mobile military vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare, and C4ISR.
Avionics

Avionics upgrade by Boeing for NATO & U.S. AWACS fleet worth $368 million - News

May 24, 2012
SEATTLE. U.S. Air Force and NATO officials tasked Boeing to create a new design for modernizing the avionics and flight deck of the U.S. and NATO E-3 707 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft fleet ? under a $368 million contract.
Comms

New UK submarine class to be designed by BAE Systems for about $516 million - News

May 23, 2012
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, United Kingdom. The Royal Navy selected BAE Systems to design the next generation of submarines for the United Kingdom. UK Ministry of Defense officials awarded the first design contracts for the Vanguard replacement program to the main industrial partners, BAE Systems Maritime ? Submarines, Babcock, and Rolls-Royce.
Radar/EW

Rugged FPDP recorders for military airborne, ground, and shipboard applications released by Pentek - News

May 22, 2012
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. Pentek engineers released a high-speed, multi-channel Serial FPDP recorder family called Talon including a rugged portable and rackmount devices as well as a commercial rackmount version. The systems hit aggregate recording rates as fast as 2 Gbytes per second.
Unmanned

Phalanx weapon system to get overhauled by Raytheon - News

May 21, 2012
LOUISVILLE, KY. Raytheon engineers will be upgrading and overhauling nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems for a U.S. Navy contract valued at $57.8 million. Under the contract the company also will produce two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems and provide 20 radar upgrade kits.