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Textron Systems unveils web-based geospatial image exploitation capability

Textron Systems unveils web-based geospatial image exploitation capability

STERLING, Va., 27 Feb. 2015. Textron Systems Geospatial Solutions, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, is unveiling the beta release of its RVcloud web-based Electronic Light Table (ELT), providing many of the image exploitation capabilities in its RemoteView geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) software.

Aerospace company SNC acquires 328 Support Services GmbH aircraft business

Aerospace company SNC acquires 328 Support Services GmbH aircraft business

LONDON, 27 Feb. 2015. Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has acquired a United Kingdom- and Germany-based aircraft company, 328 Support Services GmbH. The company 328 owns the type certificate and intellectual property (IP) rights for design, manufacturing, maintenance, and certification of the 200 existing Dornier 328 (D328) prop and jet aircraft.

Engility acquires TASC, expands into analysis of space systems architectures, data, geospatial intelligence

Engility acquires TASC, expands into analysis of space systems architectures, data, geospatial intelligence

CHANTILLY, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EGL) has completed its acquisition of TASC Inc. for approximately $1.3 billion, creating “a leading government services provider with a customer footprint that spans the federal services market,” officials say.

Rising passenger travel, fuel-efficient aircraft grow global aerospace and defense industry

Rising passenger travel, fuel-efficient aircraft grow global aerospace and defense industry

NEW YORK, 13 Feb. 2015. Revenue and earnings growth in the commercial aerospace sector will be a driving force behind the global aerospace and defense industry performance in 2015, according to a new report from Deloitte Global.

Particle-filled silicones provide EMI shielding and environmental sealing

Particle-filled silicones provide EMI shielding and environmental sealing

By Dominic Testo
Particle-filled silicones are elastomeric compounds that combine the advantages of silicone with the electrical properties of metals. An inert, synthetic rubber, silicone offers thermal stability over a wide temperature range and resists ozone and ultraviolet (UV) light. Silicone rubber also resists water, and can be formulated to impart electrical conductivity. When filled with tiny metal particles, typically silver-plated or nickel-coated, silicone compounds can be used for environmental seals that resist electromagnetic interference (EMI).

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget

WASHINGTON, 9 Feb. 2015. The U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) -- one of the nation's costliest defense programs -- leads efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to upgrade and build new military aircraft in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget request, submitted this past week.

Lockheed Martin to provide aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 9 Feb. 2015. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with advanced combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $78.5 million contract modification.

BAE Systems to develop ASW drone to help Navy P-8A hunt enemy subs from altitude

ARLINGTON, Va., 2 Feb. 2015. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts at BAE Systems are developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) sensor payload able to look for submerged enemy submarines by detecting small variations in the Earth's magnetic field.

Navy orders AN/ARQ-59 tactical data link from L-3 to connect helicopters with ships

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 Feb. 2015. Command and control experts at L-3 Communications Systems-West in Salt Lake City will provide advanced digital communications to enable airborne data terminals to share information with land- and ship-based data terminals under terms of a contract modification.

High-linearity 4-Watt power amplifier for Ka-band high-data-density SATCOM offered by M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass., 2 Feb. 2015. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MAAP-011139 high-linearity 4-Watt power amplifier for Ka-band high-data-density satellite communications (SATCOM).

Lockheed Martin to build electro-optical infrared sensors for Marine attack helicopters

CRANE, Ind., 26 Jan. 2015. Electro optics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are building 14 multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire-control systems for U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters.

In-line DC pass surge protectors for avionics and aerospace introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 26 Jan. 2015. Times Microwave systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the LP-18-240 and LP-18-195 in-line broadband DC pass surge protector series for aerospace and defense applications.

VME and VPX adopted widely for defense, yet to break into civil aerospace

VME and VPX adopted widely for defense, yet to break into civil aerospace

PHOENIX, 19 Jan. 2015. The largest market for VME and VPX components continues to be defense, explains Toby Colquhoun, senior analyst with IHS Electronics & Media, during a discussion of the world electronics market at VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends in Phoenix. Whereas the largest sector for VME and VPX components adoption is defense, the growing civil aerospace market sector has yet to embrace the technologies.

Airport passenger boarding bridge market to reach $7.5 billion by 2020, forecast says

Airport passenger boarding bridge market to reach $7.5 billion by 2020, forecast says

DALLAS, 12 Jan. 2015. the global market for airport passenger boarding bridges will grow to $7.5 billion by 2020, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.85 percent, predict analysts at market researcher Markets and Markets in Dallas.

Boeing to equip Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for high-altitude ASW

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Jan. 2015. Surveillance aircraft experts at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security segment in Seattle are upgrading the U.S. Navy's new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to enable the long-range reconnaissance aircraft to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions from high altitudes.

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