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Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft laser missile-defense program

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

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.

WIRRAL, U.K., 11 Dec. 2014. LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next-generation Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS) to achieve compliance with industry safety- and security-critical standards.

LDRA unveils software verification on VxWorks 7 platform

WIRRAL, U.K., 11 Dec. 2014. LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next-generation Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS) to achieve compliance with industry safety- and security-critical standards.

Mercury Systems to deliver open-architecture subsystems for military airborne sensor processing

Mercury Systems to deliver open-architecture subsystems for military airborne sensor processing

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 11 Dec. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) will deliver open-architecture electronic subsystems in support of a sensor-processing application on fighter aircraft under a $2.6 million purchase order from an unnamed military customer.

eXtremeDB embedded database system compatible with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Toolset for Ada programming language

eXtremeDB embedded database system compatible with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Toolset for Ada programming language

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., 9 Dec. 2014. McObject’s eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) has been tested and proven compatible with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment.

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

MUNICH, 9 Dec. 2014. Flughafen München GmbH officials overseeing Munich Airport, the second busiest airport in Germany behind Frankfurt, sought to modernize the airport’s flight information display system (FIDS). They found their solution at InoNet, hiring the company to integrate a 72-monitor video wall driven by Matrox M-Series multi-display graphics cards.

Risk analysis and staying informed help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

Risk analysis and staying informed can help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

If you’ve been keeping up with conversations around the hangar, you’ve likely noticed all the talk these days about supply-chain management in aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Supply-chain management techniques, including supply-chain mapping and risk analysis, have emerged as major contributors to efficient aviation maintenance and repair.

Arête to build UAS multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 8 Dec. 2014. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) sensor payload experts at Arête Associates in Tucson, Ariz., are building UAS-based multispectral sensors to detect and pinpoint mines and obstacles in beach surf zones to help keep Marines safe during amphibious attacks.

FAAC powers visual display for Air National Guard boom operator simulation system with Christie LED projectors, LCD panels

FAAC powers visual display for Air National Guard boom operator simulation system with Christie LED projectors, LCD panels

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2014. Officials at FAAC Inc. and the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) selected Christie Matrix LED simulation projectors to power the visual displays for the Air National Guard’s Boom Operator Simulation System (BOSS).

Northrop Grumman details VME-based flight computers on Marine Corps combat helicopters

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems sector in Woodland Hills, Calif., are revealing details of a $25 million U.S. Navy contract awarded last May to provide flight computers for the U.S. Marine Corps.UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

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.

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.

Eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 24 Nov. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8429 eight-channel discrete-to-digital sensor IC for avionics applications.

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

TORONTO, Ontario, 21 Nov. 2014. Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. and International Communications Group of Newport News, Va., are launching an integrated solution for Status Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting and Tracking System (S.M.A.R.T. AIRCRAFT), a result of the integration between ICG's NxtLink Series of satellite-based flight deck communications systems and the STAR-ISMS.

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