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Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems

Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 7 Jan. 2015. Space technology company Stevenson Astrosat is accelerating into spacecraft systems to boost its business growth trajectory, officials say.

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 22 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier for X-band radar applications.

NASA Charles Bolden

NASA partners with industry to return Americans to space, advance space exploration

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The U.S. Government is partnering with American technology leaders to enable human space exploration once again, according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA officials. The North American aerospace community and general public are celebrating the news, announced this week.

Intelligent Aerospace

Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Geospatial technology spending to reach $2.43 billion by 2018 amid need for data

Geospatial technology spending to reach $2.43 billion by 2018 amid need for data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 23 June 2014. U.S. military spending for geospatial technologies will reach $2.43 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif.

Tax credit

R&D credit open to more companies thanks to modified IRS regulations

By Jim Foster, J.D.
On 3 June 2014, the United States (U.S.) Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a policy change that will benefit research and development businesses to the tune of millions of dollars through the promulgation of temporary regulation TD 9666.

Intelligent Aerospace

Intelligent Aerospace launches to serve the international aerospace industry

NASHUA, N.H., 30 May 2014. PennWell Corp.’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group in Nashua, N.H., has expanded and rebranded its award-winning Avionics Intelligence online and digital trade publication to Intelligent Aerospace to meet the evolving needs of the worldwide aerospace community.

Lynx Software

Lynx Software Technologies, formerly LynuxWorks, focuses on real-time safety, security

SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 May 2014. LynuxWorks Inc. has changed its name to Lynx Software Technologies, focused on deliver solutions for the connected embedded world, officials say.

Cobham plc to acquire Aeroflex for $1.46 billion

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 21 May 2014. Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), a provider of high performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment, has entered into a merger agreement with Cobham plc (LSE:COB.LN), a UK-listed company that designs and manufactures a wide range of equipment, specialized systems, and components for the aerospace, defense, energy, and electronics industries.

AUVSI

International Consortium of Aeronautical Test Sites launches, seeks partners

ORLANDO, Fla., 21 May 2014. A small but growing group of industry professionals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the International Consortium of Aeronautical Test Sites (ICATS).

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 21 April 2014. U.S. Navy aviation experts needed identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Greenlawn, N.Y.

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., 13 April 2014. U.S. aviation authorities say they will create a center of excellence for unmanned aircraft within the next year, consisting of representatives from government, academia, and industry to conduct unmanned aircraft research, education, and training.

ILFC subsidiary AeroTurbine expands aircraft maintenance facility to provide narrowbody aircraft MRO services

ILFC subsidiary AeroTurbine expands aircraft maintenance facility to provide narrowbody aircraft MRO services

MIAMI, 8 April 2014. AeroTurbine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC), has expanded its aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Goodyear, Ariz.

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

HOUSTON, 16 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer UAVs to receive electro-optical targeting systems from Raytheon in $50.2 million contract

MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer UAVs to receive electro-optical targeting systems from Raytheon in $50.2 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials needed electro-optical targeting systems for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as for manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

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