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U.S. military evaluates RADA tactical multi-mission hemispheric radar

NETANYA, Israel, 28 July 2015. U.S. military officials have purchased a Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) from RADA Electronic Industries (NASDAQ:RADA) of Netanya, Israel, to test and evaluate its capabilities. RADA will deliver the MHR, which also has been adopted by U.S. integrators, before the end of 2015.

Navy chooses digital HD electro-optical sensors from L-3 Wescam for P-8A Poseidon jet

LAKEHURST, N.J., 27 July 2015. U.S. Navy maritime surveillance experts needed high-altitude surveillance electro-optical sensors for the Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. They found their solution from L-3 Wescam in Burlington, Ontario.

Army orders 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS to go with others from last March

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 27 July 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 19 MQ-1C Gray Eagle reconnaissance and attack unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as well as 19 satellite UAS control stations.

Open-systems architecture for airborne electro-optical sensor pods offered by Northrop Grumman

Open-systems architecture for airborne electro-optical sensor pods offered by Northrop Grumman

WASHINGTON, 27 July 2015. Electro-optical sensor experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are introducing a new sensor architecture to enable aircraft sensor technicians to swap sensors in theater using the same sensor pod.

Army considers multispectral and radar sensor fusion for helicopter pilots

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 20 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multi-spectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Northrop Grumman to enhance MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Flexible rugged cabling for motion-control in avionics offered by Cicoil

VALENCIA, Calif., 20 July 2015. Cicoil Corp. in Valencia, Calif., is introducing the EZ-Flexx Motion Series Plus rugged cabling for high-performance motion-control in aerospace and defense applications.

Engineers complete ground tests of Storm Shadow on Euroflighter Typhoon military jet

Engineers complete ground tests of Storm Shadow on Euroflighter Typhoon military jet

WARTON, U.K., 17 July 2015. Engineers at Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi in Turin-Caselle, Italy, and at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, completed a series of ground-based tests of the Eurofighter Typhoon with MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile, in preparation for flight trials to take place in the U.K. later this year.

Morgan Advanced Materials offers bespoke pump components for aerospace hydraulic systems, valve and actuator assemblies

Morgan Advanced Materials offers bespoke pump components for aerospace

WINDSOR, U.K., 17 July 2015. Morgan Advanced Materials’ Seals and Bearings business now offers a selection of high-performance axial and radial bearings, seal face components, rotors and vanes, in a range of sizes and compositions. The pump components are manufactured from specialized formulations of carbon/graphite and silicon carbide materials, giving them superior tribological and wear characteristics.

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By Christian Kelly
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Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 14 July 2015. The global market for flight management systems (FMS) will reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, from $601.36 million in 2014, predict analysts at marketsandmarkets.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for UAS crew simulators

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 13 July 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAS simulators crew and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

Army asks Intevac to provide high-performance cameras for attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts needed rugged high-performance cameras and related electro-optical sensor equipment for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. They found their solution from Intevac Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

XMC computer for mission- and safety-critical avionics applications offered by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 13 July 2015. Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the MFCC-8557 XMC single-board computer based on the Freescale QorIQ P3041 processor for mission-critical and safety-critical aerospace and defense applications.

AdaCore Co-founder/President Robert Dewar loses battle with cancer at 70

AdaCore Co-founder/President Robert Dewar loses battle with cancer at 70

The global computer science community lost a pioneer on 30 June 2015 with the passing of AdaCore President and Co-founder Dr. Robert Dewar. Dr. Dewar served as the company’s CEO until 2012 and as its President until he succumbed to cancer at his home near Bennington, Vermont. 

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