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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.

BAE to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 April 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking BAE Systems to build identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for height-restricted uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 27 April 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2579CG 3.3-volt MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for applications using cards with component height restrictions like PMC and XMC.

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 22 April 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is showcasing its Mexican operations and capabilities at the first-ever Aerospace Fair Mexico (Feria Aeroespacial Mexico 2015, FAMEX), which opens at the military base in Santa Lucia, Mexico, today.

F-35 program advances with training deployment of 10 aircraft

F-35 program advances with training deployment of 10 aircraft

LUKE AFB, Ariz., 21 April 2014. Personnel at the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) – responsible for training F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots and maintainers, qualifying instructors, conducting conversion pilot training, instructing forward air controllers, and deploying mission-ready combat pilots –performed the first F-35 training deployment this month. Luke AFB officials sent 10 F-35 Lightning II aircraft, half the base’s current fleet of F-35 jets, to Nellis AFB, Nevada, for two weeks to see how well the team could conduct operations elsewhere.

Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to receive new control tower

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., 20 April 2015. The Gray Army Airfield, a helicopter airport at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will receive a new air traffic control tower to replace a relatively old tower that's now considered an obstacle to aviation.

Navy orders missile launchers from Marvin to enable F/A-18 to fire advanced missiles

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 April 2015. U.S. Navy air warfare experts are ordering special new missile launchers to enable Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter-bombers to carry the nation's latest and most lethal air-to-air missiles.

Rugged avionics computer for commercial aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 20 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform avionics computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

Exelis delivers encryptors for GPS OCX to Raytheon

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 16 April 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) delivered to Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) six enhanced ground encryptors designed to improve information security for the Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX), part of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS modernization program.

L-3 Unmanned Systems debuts VideoScout Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software

L-3 Unmanned Systems debuts VideoScout Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 14 April 2015. L-3 Unmanned Systems is releasing its next-generation Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software for use in all VideoScout intelligence exploitation systems.

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million Boeing contract

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 13 April 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will convert 25 retired U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters into sophisticated manned and unmanned target drones under terms of a $28.5 million contract.

Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 13 April 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook multi-mission, heavy-lift transport helicopters under terms of a $713.9 million contract.

Interface computer introduced by DDC to develop MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 applications

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 13 April 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the Avionics Interface Computer (AIC), a scalable, programmable, and portable platform to develop and test MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 system applications via an Ethernet network.

Measurement team evaluates General Atomics Gen 3 high-energy laser

Measurement team evaluates General Atomics Gen 3 high-energy laser

SAN DIEGO, 9 April 2015. An independent measurement team contracted by U.S. government officials completed beam quality and power evaluations of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s (GA‑ASI’s) Gen 3 High Energy Laser System (HEL) using the Joint Technology Office (JTO) Government Diagnostic System (GDS).

Global military aircraft market to grow from $61 billion to $87 billion

Global military aircraft market to grow from $61 billion to $87 billion

DUBLIN, 9 April 2015. The global military aircraft market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.64 percent over the next decade, increasing from $61.2 billion U.S. in 2015 to $87.5 billion U.S. by 2025, according to Research and Markets’ report, entitled "The Global Military Aircraft Market 2015-2025 - Market Size and Drivers: Market Profile".

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