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Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis

MCLEAN, Va., 22 May 2015. Exelis Inc. shareholders have voted in favor of the acquisition by Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida, whereas the Department of Justice has terminated the waiting period applicable to the merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Exelis and Harris officials now expect the merger to close on 29 May 2015, subject to the satisfaction of the remaining closing conditions. 


Stratasys and MakerBot launch CubeSat challenge for aerospace engineers and students

Stratasys and MakerBot launch CubeSat challenge for aerospace engineers and students

MINNEAPOLIS, 21 May 2015. The CubeSat Challenge invites the GrabCAD community to use 3D printing to rethink the CubeSat, a standard small research satellite built by universities, aerospace startups, and independent makers around the world.

Team of military pilots enter consumer drone market, launch UAV control software

Team of military pilots enter consumer drone market, launch UAV control software

FARGO, N.D., 21 May 2015. Botlink in Fargo, North Dakota, introduces the beta release of its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control software on the heels of multiple near-misses between unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) and manned aircraft, as well as close calls near the White House in Washington.  

UTC Aerospace Systems shows bizjet interior technologies, including in-flight entertainment and cabin management solutions

UTC Aerospace Systems shows bizjet interior technologies, including in-flight entertainment and cabin management solutions

GENEVA, Switzerland, 20 May 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems, part of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is showing its latest business jet aircraft interiors, including in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management systems (CMS), at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

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The Fast Guide to Protecting COTS Electronics with Conformal Coatings

April 1, 2015 This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of  conformal coating, advantages of conformal coating, and applications for conformal coating to enable COTS technology. ...

RR1P Rugged Pluggable Canister RAID Delivers Continuous Data Recording

March 27, 2015 RR1P removable canister RAID data storage system enables military ISR data to be removed from a plane, ship or ground vehicle in under two minutes.  The canister connects t...

Press Releases

Low Viscosity, One Part Cyanoacrylate Is Non-Toxic and Meets ISO 10993-5 Specifications

Master Bond MB250NT is widely used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices and passes ISO 10993-5 testing requirements. It also resists EtO and gamma sterilization processes.

Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy Passes USP Class VI Tests and ISO 10993-5 Specifications

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications in the medical device industry. This two component epoxy system withstands a variety of sterilization methods, including EtO, radiation and many cold sterilants.

One Component, Snap Cure Epoxy Features High Strength Properties

Suitable for a variety of applications in the electronic, aerospace and OEM industries, Master Bond EP3SP5FL is a single component epoxy that cures in 1-2 minutes at 300°F. Since it requires heat curing, it essentially has “unlimited” working life at room temperature.

One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F and Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, electro-optic and OEM industries. This system fully passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing and is well suited for vacuum environments.


Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) on the recent successful first flight of the second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) built for the U.S. Navy. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series, an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem. The new rugged subsystem combines an integrated Cisco®

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Ground Control System (GCS) processing and network switch subsystem. Designed for use with the U.S. Army’s VICTORY (Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability) network architecture, the GCS combines rugged processing and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC) the rugged ADEPT4000 compact high definition digital video tracker with electronic image processing. It is the first HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image


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