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Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

A former NASA administrator discusses current and future aerospace opportunities and challenges, including U.S. dependence on foreign aerospace technologies and capabilities. 

CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J aircrews

CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J aircrews

ADELAIDE, Australia, 26 Aug. 2014. CAE has demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond. CAE engineers linked the CAE-built C-130J full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) with a C-130J tactical airlift crew trainer (TACT) developed by Bluedrop and Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) to demonstrate a single virtual aircraft operating in a common synthetic environment.

CAE to provide U.S. Air Force with integrated Aeromedical Evacuation Training System

TAMPA, Fla., 26 Aug. 2014. CAE won a contract from ADS Inc. under the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Force Base with a comprehensive Aeromedical Evacuation Training System.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 mission computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare combat jets.

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., 25 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force combat aircraft experts needed tactical receivers to enable air crews to receive situational awareness information in a secure environment. They found their solution from DRS ICAS LLC in Dayton, Ohio.

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

HAIFA, Israel, 25 Aug. 2014. Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel, is introducing a helicopter version of the Skylens wearable head-up display for enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) applications.

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

FORT WORTH, Texas, 21 Aug. 2014. DynCorp International (DI) and NASA engineers, mechanics, and logisticians working on the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support (AMOS) program have made aviation history by reconstructing a WB-57 aircraft 40 years follows its last mission.

Greece, U.S. continue to enhance NATO airpower

Greece, U.S. continue to enhance NATO airpower

SOUDA BAY, Greece, 20 Aug. 2014. The bilateral training between Greek and U.S. air forces continues this week with more large-force employments (LFE).

Antares rocket

Antares rocket

The Antares medium-class launch vehicle represents a major increase in the payload launch capability that Orbital can provide to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial customers compared to its heritage small-class space launch vehicles such as Pegasus, Taurus and Minotaur. The Antares rocket can launch spacecraft weighing up to 14,000 pounds (6,400 kilograms) into low-Earth orbit, as well as lighter-weight payloads into higher-energy orbits.

Cygnus cargo spacecraft

Cygnus cargo spacecraft

Orbital Sciences Corp. originally developed the Cygnus cargo spacecraft as part of a joint research and development initiative with NASA. Cygnus consists of a common Service Module (SM) and a Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM).

Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has recieved a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

Pilatus Centre Canada wins STC for Pilatus PC-12 high-definition enhanced vision system

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, 19 Aug. 2014. Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has received a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

Navy asks Raytheon to upgrade electronic subsystems in AIM-9X Block II air-to-air missile

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 18 Aug. 2014. Air-to-air missile designers at the Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., will make several subsystem upgrades to the AIM-9X Block II aircraft-launched heat-seeking missile under terms of a $44 million contract modification.

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test gear, and antennas offered by Pasternack

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test gear, and antennas offered by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 18 Aug. 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing low passive intermodulation (PIM) cable jumpers with formable coax for low PIM applications like black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and lab testing.

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Leverage COTS IP to speed development, comply with requirements, and mitigate SEE, urges Logicircuit’s Lange

An avionics regulations and certification expert from Logicircuit describes the upcoming FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference and its value, commercial off-the-shelf IP, and the path to certification.

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests rocket motor for Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests rocket motor for Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System (LEONIDAS) first-stage, solid-propellant rocket motor (LEO-46) has completed a hot-fire static test at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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