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Cubic acquires DTECH LABS Inc., expanding secure communications and networking portfolio

Cubic acquires DTECH LABS Inc., expanding secure communications and networking portfolio

SAN DIEGO, 17 Dec. 2014. Cubic Corp. (NYSE:CUB) has acquired DTECH LABS Inc. (DTECH), a provider of modular networking and baseband communications equipment based in Sterling, Va., for up to $114.5 million, including $15 million of contingent consideration and subject to the terms of the stock purchase agreement.

Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, 17 Dec. 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) are using energy-rich tobacco plants from South African farmers to aid in the production of sustainable aviation biofuel.

Sierra Nevada to provide upgrade kits for carrier precision-approach landing systems

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 15 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts needed upgrade kits to improve the AN/SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system. They found their solution from Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev.

ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express board for avionics applications introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 15 Dec. 2014. Data Device Corp. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-40001H060 ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express avionics databus board for a variety of commercial aviation and business aviation avionics applications.

BAE Systems to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, specializing in ISR, from Esterline

BAE Systems to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, specializing in ISR, from Esterline

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Dec. 2014. BAE Systems has entered into an agreement with Esterline Corp. for the proposed acquisition of its wholly owned subsidiary, Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc., for approximately $28 million, subject to closing adjustments.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

RIDGECREST, Calif., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 8 Dec. 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products for applications requiring DC voltage and current to power tower top-mounted electronics.

Analysts: light military helicopter manufacturing set to decline over the next 15 years

NEWTOWN, Conn., 1 Dec. 2014. Rotorcraft manufacturers throughout the world will build 208 light military helicopters in 2016, but that production level will fall to only 55 light military helicopters by 2028, report analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

10-gigabyte connectors for aerospace and defense uses introduced by TE Connectivity

HARRISBURG, Pa., 1 Dec. 2014. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the CeeLok FAS-X connector that meets aerospace and military industry demand for 10-gigabyte-per-second requirements and other high-speed protocols such as IEEE 1394b I/O, Fibre channel networks and Modular D38999 for harsh environment applications.

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts are asking for five mobile air traffic control towers from manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help coordinate air traffic in battlefield and other temporary airfields.

Marine Corps chooses 3D weather radar avionics from Honeywell for upgrade of KC-130T aircraft

PHOENIX, 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps avionics experts needed an advanced weather radar system for a planned upgrade to 14 KC-130T aircraft. They found their solution from Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 19 Nov. 2014. Total worldwide avionics sales for business and general aviation exceeded $614 million in the three-month period from July through September 2014, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. This figure represents a five (5) percent decrease in year-over-year sales; sales in the third-quarter 2013 reached more than $646 million.

Boeing undertakes major avionics upgrades to extend life spans of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 17 Nov. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are preparing to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Boeing to upgrade cabin and cockpit avionics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Nov. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade cockpit avionics and cabin avionics on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract.

Curtiss-Wright to provide embedded computing for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

ASHBURN, Va., 10 Nov. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) single-board computers for a project to install glass cockpits in Army UH-60 utility helicopters. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

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