Cockpit Electronics & Avionics Technology

Advanced avionics systems and components


L-3 Link to upgrade F-16 flight simulators to reflect latest jet fighter systems

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 31 Aug. 2015. Simulation and training experts at L-3 Link Simulation & Training in Arlington, Texas, will upgrade the flight software of advanced U.S. Air Force F-16 Block 40/50 flight simulators.

HEICO boosts expertise in F-16 jet fighter maintenance with ACT acquisition

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., 31 Aug. 2015. HEICO Corp. in Hollywood, Fla., is boosting its expertise in maintaining Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters with its acquisition of F-16 maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) specialist Aerospace & Commercial Technologies Inc. (ACT) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lightweight braid system for avionics applications introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 31 Aug. 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system for aerospace and defense applications.

Air Force continues project to upgrade propeller control systems in C-130 aircraft

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force Reserve C-130 utility turboprop aircraft are receiving computer-controlled propeller control to enhance aircraft safety and performance.

Navy to buy as many as 80 L-3 Wescam MX-20HD EO/IR sensor pods for P-8A jets

LAKEHURST, N.J., 24 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts will buy as many as 70 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor pods from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario, for use aboard U.S. and Australian Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

Rugged connector for military SATA data storage applications introduced by Smiths

HUDSON, Mass., 24 Aug. 2015. Smiths Connectors in Hudson, Mass., is introducing the Nebula series Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6-gigabit-per-second connector for aerospace, defense and industrial rugged data storage applications.

Wearable technology drives aerospace efficiency and productivity

Wearable technology drives aerospace efficiency and productivity

Seventy-two million wearable devices will be shipped this year, up a 173 percent from 26.4 million units shipped in 2014, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) analysts in Framingham, Mass., in the company’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. 

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Aug. 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision military aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

Rugged network storage subsystem for military avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced version of its rugged CNS4 Compact Network Storage subsystem for military avionics applications that require high-speed data recording, cryptography and removable storage.

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for flight training & simulation

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force flight training & simulation experts are spending as much as $20.9 billion and involving 25 U.S. providers of flight simulators in an effort to streamline their acquisition and procurement process.

Small-form-factor MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 interfaces introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the MAMBA family of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 avionics databus interface devices in an ultra-compact form factor.

Air Force wants new electronics cooling techniques for fighter aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, 13 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force electronics thermal management experts are asking industry for new ideas on how to cool the electronics on future fighter aircraft, which could be at least 10 times more demanding than they are today.

NASA notifies industry of CubeSat launch opportunities from 2016 to 2019

GREENBELT, Md., 13 Aug. 2015. Space exploration experts at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are inviting government researchers, non-profits, and schools to propose tiny satellite spacecraft and missions to be scheduled over the next four years.

Lockheed Martin gets go-ahead to develop new Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM)

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 Aug. 2015. Missile experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are gearing-up potentially to build thousands of new missiles as part of the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.

Solid-state power amplifier for EW, avionics, and radar introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 13 Aug. 2015. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME1929-300 solid-state power amplifier module for avionics communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

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