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Strike or surveillance: GAO says Navy needs to settle on role of future combat drone

WASHINGTON, 18 May 2015. The role of a future U.S. Navy aircraft carrier-based combat drone remains unclear, which leaves Navy leaders uncertain of the program's long-term costs, congressional investigators have found.

Laser navigation for unmanned aircraft in RF- and GPS-denied areas developed by ADSYS

ATLANTA, 18 May 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard unmanned aviation experts needed navigation and landing capability for unmanned aerial vehicles in areas where RF and GPS signals are jammed or disrupted. They found their solution from ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Electro-optical sensor and gimbal for airborne tactical surveillance introduced by IJK

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., 18 May 2015. IJK Controls LLC in South Pasadena, Calif., is introducing the Tactical Airborne Gimbal System (TAGS) electro-optical sensor gimbal for special operations, tactical surveillance, and law enforcement applications on fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Rockwell Collins and NASA to design novel cockpit display, furthering supersonic civil transport aircraft development

Rockwell Collins and NASA to design novel cockpit display, furthering supersonic civil transport aircraft development

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 14 May 2015. Rockwell Collins won a two-year NASA contract to develop a conceptual cockpit display that will provide a visual representation of sonic boom over the Earth’s surface to mitigate impact on populated areas. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will lead the research, working with engineers at the Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center.

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from RFI threats

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from threats

CLIFTON, N.J., 14 May 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) and L-3 Platform Integration are partnering to provide electronic self-protection capabilities for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) AC/MC-130J Commando II aircraft.

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

DUBLIN, 13 May 2015. The global autopilot systems market is poised to grow at a 6.78 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, according to Research and Markets’ "Global Autopilot Systems Market 2015-2019" report.

Mentor Graphics enhances MicReD industrial power tester with 4X component power cycling, thermal testing

Mentor Graphics enhances MicReD industrial power tester with 4X component power cycling, thermal testing

WILSONVILLE, Ore., 12 May 2015. Mentor Graphics Corp.’s (NASDAQ:MENT) next-generation MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A product, which provides electronics components power cycling and thermal testing for up to 12 devices simultaneously.

Boeing to provide flight training and weapons tactics simulators for P-8A crews

ORLANDO, Fla., 11 May 2015. Training and simulation experts at the Boeing Co. will build and install several kinds of flight simulators for crews of the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash.

Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits and transportation offered by Elma

FREMONT, Calif., 11 May 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits, transportation, construction, and test and measurement applications in outdoor environments.

EMI/RFI shielding essential in safety-critical systems

Advances in electronics technology deliver myriad benefits, but also pose challenges – especially for today’s engineers. The proliferation of advanced electronics and wireless solutions is driving the need, now more than ever, to shield safety- and mission-critical systems from electromagnetic interference (EMI), also known as radio frequency interference (RFI).

Kollsman to provide infrared sensors for Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters

CRANE, Ind., 4 May 2015. Military electro-optics experts at Kollsman Inc. in Merrimack, N.H., will provide night vision and targeting equipment for U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopters under terms of a $43 million contract.

Air Force orders nine Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for French military forces

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 4 May 2015. U.S. Air Force electro-optics experts are helping the government of France acquire airborne, forward-looking turreted infrared sensors for long-range surveillance and target acquisition for NATO laser guided smart munitions.

Power electronics connectors for military and commercial aerospace uses introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 4 May 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the AS81714 Series II DEUTSCH CTJ connector modules that are customizable for military and commercial aerospace applications.

iPad EFB app blamed for technical glitch grounding American Airlines planes

iPad EFB app blamed for technical glitch grounding American Airlines planes

FORT WORTH, Texas, 29 April 2014. Several American Airlines commercial airplanes were grounded and dozens of flights delayed yesterday as the result of what airline spokespeople are calling an apparent glitch with a software application (app) on the Apple iPad computers used by cockpit crew. Travelers quickly took to Twitter, as pilots revealed that their iPads had gone black and many returned to the airports for a wi-fi (wireless-fidelity) signal to correct the issue. Airline representatives on Twitter blamed a “third-party app,” records show.

Army orders Shadow catapult-launched UAVs for Army and Marine Corps brigade surveillance

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 27 April 2015. Textron Systems Corp. will provide new RQ-7B Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-control systems under terms of a $79.5 million contract.

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