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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.

Xsight Systems runway management system gains remotely activated auditory deterrence to reduce bird-strike threats on airport runways

Xsight Systems runway management system gains remotely activated auditory deterrence to reduce bird-strike threats on airport runways

SALT LAKE CITY, 19 Dec. 2014. Xsight Systems has expanded the capabilities of its BirdWize runway management product to reduce bird strikes on airport runways.

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.

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