Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

Technologies related to air traffic management as well as airport infrastructure and operations

 

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

MCLEAN, Va., 22 May 2015. Exelis Inc. shareholders have voted in favor of the acquisition by Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, whereas the Department of Justice has terminated the waiting period applicable to the merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Exelis and Harris officials now expect the merger to close on 29 May 2015, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions. 

 

Team of military pilots enter consumer drone market, launch UAV control software

Team of military pilots enter consumer drone market, launch UAV control software

FARGO, N.D., 21 May 2015. Botlink in Fargo, North Dakota, introduces the beta release of its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control software on the heels of multiple near-misses between unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) and manned aircraft, as well as close calls near the White House in Washington.  

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from RFI threats

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from threats

CLIFTON, N.J., 14 May 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) and L-3 Platform Integration are partnering to provide electronic self-protection capabilities for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) AC/MC-130J Commando II aircraft.

NEWS: EMI shielding technology a must for safety-critical systems engineering

A compilation of the latest news and information related to shielding electronic systems and components from electromechanical interference (EMI), also referred to as radio frequency interference (RFI) or EMI/RFI.

Demand for real-time data driving commercial avionics systems market growth through 2020

Demand for real-time data driving commercial avionics systems market growth through 2020

DALLAS, 8 May 2015. The commercial avionics systems market is on track to reach $23.7 million by 2020, growing at a high compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.06 percent, from $15.7 million in 2014, according to the latest report from MarketsandMarkets.

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Exelis upgrades and tests GPS threat detection technology

Exelis engineers have enhanced the company’s Signal Sentry 1000, which detects and locates sources of intentional and unintentional interference to GPS signals, with sensors that increase detection accuracy to better pinpoint the jamming source, enhanced analytics to recognize patterns of jamming, and history functionality to comprehend where interference happened and to follow its path. Jamming events can now be instantly reported via text or email so that appropriate resources may be deployed to an incident.

FAA Administrator Huerta addresses effects of unmanned aircraft on national airspace, safety

FAA Administrator Huerta addresses effects of unmanned aircraft on national airspace, safety

ATLANTA, 6 May 2015. FAA Administrator Micheal Huerta held a press conference today at AUVSI 2015 in Atlanta to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s activities, as well as challenges and soultions, around the integration of myriad unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also commonly called drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), into the national airspace system (NAS).

French airport adopts Implant Sciences explosives detection devices to protect travelers

French airport adopts Implant Sciences explosives detection devices to protect travelers

WILMINGTON, Mass., 1 May 2015. Implant Sciences Corp. (OTCQB:IMSC), a manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) for homeland security applications, has received an order for 25 QS-B220 explosives trace detection systems from a major airport in France. The systems will be used to fulfill the European security regulations requirement for screening passengers and checked bags.

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 27 April 2015. Textron Systems Corp. will provide new RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-control systems under terms of a $79.5 million contract.

BAE to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 April 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking BAE Systems to build identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new control tower

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., 20 April 2015. The Gray Army Airfield, a helicopter airport at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will receive a new air traffic control tower to replace a relatively old tower that's now considered an obstacle to aviation.

Exelis delivers encryptors for GPS OCX to Raytheon

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 16 April 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) delivered to Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) six enhanced ground encryptors designed to improve information security for the Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX), part of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS modernization program.

FAA Administrator Huerta on NextGen ATC: ‘A lot is at stake, and we need to get this right’

FAA Administrator Huerta on NextGen ATC: ‘A lot is at stake, and we need to get this right’

WASHINGTON, 15 April 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta testified before Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and members of the Senate Commerce Committee on the reauthorization of the FAA, crediting government and industry for partnering to upgrade and future-proof the aviation system in the U.S. He also acknowledged the FAA’s continuing work on transforming the national airspace system (NAS), including En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a new high altitude air traffic control system that accommodates NextGen technologies and replaces a legacy system from the 1960s.

Readers asked to weigh-in on the importance of cyber security and cyber warfare

NASHUA, N.H., 9 April 2015. The editors of Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics are reaching out to readers in an effort to gauge the importance that the aerospace and defense industry places on cyber security, information security, and cyber warfare.

Royal Air Force of Oman selects tactical data link system from Tactical Communications Group

Royal Air Force of Oman selects tactical data link system from Tactical Communications Group

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 7 April 2015. The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) is deploying tactical data link (TDL) hardware and software components from Tactical Communications Group (TCG) to meet its operational and training needs for Link 16 interoperability with national and coalition forces.

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