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Line driver to convert TL/CMOS input to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 22 June 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

Septentrio Satellite Navigation acquires Altus Positioning Systems, grows GPS/GNSS portfolio

LEUVEN, Belgium, 16 June 2015. Septentrio Satellite Navigation has acquired Altus Positioning Systems, forming a global, integrated company delivering GPS/GNSS positioning equipment to and increasing advancements in the field of GIS. 

Paris Air Show

Rohde & Schwarz debuts security scanner for increased air traffic safety

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Rohde & Schwarz is at Paris Air Show debuting a new product designed to contribute to air traffic safety: the R&S QPS100 security scanner. Developed for use in security zones at airports and other facilities with access control, the device detects potentially dangerous items carried on the body or in clothing.


Commercial aerospace grew by $23B in 2014

Commercial aerospace grew by $23B in 2014

PARIS, June 2015. The global aerospace and defense (A&D) sector added $12.7 billion in revenue in 2014, with the commercial aerospace subsector increasing by $23.7 billion, offset by a $8.2 billion decrease in revenue in the defense sector, according to Deloitte analysts. More key findings from the new Deloitte annual global aerospace and defense sector financial performance study are being presented at Paris Air Show.

Airborne Technologies debuts Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX

Airborne Technologies debuts Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX for airborne surveillance

PARIS, June 2015. At Paris Air Show, Airborne Technologies is exhibiting the Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX, which company officials call an “ingenious merger of system components for airborne surveillance.”

Thales to provide radar and computers for Royal Navy Merlin helicopters

LONDON, 8 June 2015. Military helicopter systems integrators at Lockheed Martin U.K. Holdings Ltd. in London needed radar and mission systems for the United Kingdom Royal Navy Merlin helicopters. They found their solution from Thales Holding UK PLC in Weybridge, England.

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 1 June 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a program to develop a hypersonic munition able to attack and destroy targets quickly over long distances, and pose lethal threats to many different targets in many different locations all at the same time.

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Reaper attack drones from General Atomics

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 1 June 2015. U.S. Air Force unmanned systems experts are ordering eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 armed aerial drones from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.

Electro-optical gimbal sensor for manned and unmanned aircraft offered by ADSYS

IRVINE, Calif., 1 June 2015. Electro-optics experts at ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif., are introducing the Arrow 600 stabilized gimbal with modular configurations for a variety of manned and unmanned aircraft.

Army looking for stabilized platform for electro-optical sensor avionics

<B>FORT BELVOIR, Va., 25 May 2015.</B> U.S. Army researchers are reaching out to industry to fine companies able to design and build a stabilized sensor platform for electro-optical sensor payloads. Sensor packages need stabilized platforms to avoid jitter caused by movement, shock, or vibration. 

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. 


RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft moving toward modernization

RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft moving toward modernization

SAN DIEGO, 7 May 2015. The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed Milestone C approval, advancing the Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)-built Global Hawk program in the Department of Defense's acquisition process and enabling modernization activity.

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.

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire advanced missiles

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 April 2015. U.S. Navy air warfare experts are ordering special new missile launchers to enable Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter-bombers to carry the nation's latest and most lethal air-to-air missiles.

Rugged avionics computer for commercial aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 20 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform avionics computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

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