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Navy chooses Lemoore Naval Air Station, Calif., as home base for Pacific Fleet F-35 aircraft

LEMOORE NAS, Calif., 27 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy carrier aviation leaders say they plan to base future Navy F-35C Lightning II fighter-bombers at Lemoore Naval Air Station, a master jet base in California's San Joaquin Valley with a history of intensive military jet aircraft operations.

Spanish satellite engineers choose AdaCore development environment for satellite control software

Spanish satellite engineers choose AdaCore development environment for satellite control software

BRISTOL, United Kingdom, 24 Oct. 2014. Oficials at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / UPM) have selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro cross-development environment for the UPMSat-2 UNION satellite project’s real-time, on-board and ground-control software. The 50-kilogram micro-satellite, scheduled to be launched in Q4 2015, will provide a technology demonstration platform for the university from a sun-synchronous orbit nearly 600 kilometers above Earth.

Gulfstream Aerospace chooses Elbit Systems Kollsman Enhanced Vision System for new G500 and G600 aircraft

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Gulfstream Aerospace officials selected Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, to deliver its Kollsman Enhanced Vision System - Superior Performance (EVS-SP) for the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 business aircraft.

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

Bombardier Vision flight deck on Challenger 650 features Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 enhancements

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. BAE Systems officials have selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions to provide ELDEC Power Conditioning Modules (PCMs) and batteries on the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft.

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration and network, advanced power management system, and advanced health management system to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for the G500/G600 business jet aircraft.

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 20 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

TTI introduces harsh-environment connectors from TE Connectivity for civil aircraft uses

FORT WORTH, Texas, 20 Oct. 2014. Electronics distributor TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, is introducing the DEUTSCH 369 connector series from TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., for harsh-environment aerospace applications like in-flight entertainment and power in civil aircraft.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 13 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Navy moves forward on helicopter-based EW to protect surface warships from missiles

WASHINGTON, 13 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8428 discrete-to-digital sensor integrated circuit for a variety of commercial and military avionics applications.

AIT conformal coatings designed to protect electronics in extreme environments

AIT conformal coatings designed to protect electronics in extreme environments

PRINCETON, N.J., 10 Oct. 2014. Traditional acrylic, epoxy, and polyurethane protective coatings, commonly called conformal coatings, are not hydrophobic and do not adequately protect electronic and electrical devices from heavy moisture and are particularly susceptible to degradation in salt-fog environments, according to AI Technology (AIT) officials in Princeton, N.J. Similarly, silicone-based conformal coatings, while hydrophobic to water, allow for very high moisture penetration and are susceptible to moisture and salt-fog induced corrosion.

Air Force researchers asks Leidos to redefine aircraft missile defense state of the art

Air Force researchers asks Leidos to redefine aircraft missile defense state of the art

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 6 Oct. 2014. Aerial missile defense experts at Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va., will attempt to advance the state of the art in aircraft missile warning and countermeasures under terms of a $49.4 million U.S. Air Force research contract.

Army awards $130 million deal to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 6 Oct. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification.

RF and microwave adapters for aviation and military applications introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 6 Oct. 2014. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a line of IP67 RF and microwave adapters for aviation, military, DAS, and cellular applications that require ingress protection from water and dust.

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