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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.

Rockwell Collins and NASA to design novel cockpit display, furthering supersonic civil transport aircraft development

Rockwell Collins and NASA to design novel cockpit display, furthering supersonic civil transport aircraft development

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 14 May 2015. Rockwell Collins won a two-year NASA contract to develop a conceptual cockpit display that will provide a visual representation of sonic boom over the Earth’s surface to mitigate impact on populated areas. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will lead the research, working with engineers at the Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center.

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from RFI threats

Exelis and L-3 partner to help protect pilots from threats

CLIFTON, N.J., 14 May 2015. Exelis (NYSE:XLS) and L-3 Platform Integration are partnering to provide electronic self-protection capabilities for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's (AFSOC) AC/MC-130J Commando II aircraft.

Kaman to deliver $68 million in Joint Programmable Fuze orders for use on military combat aircraft, manned and unmanned

Kaman to deliver $68 million in Joint Programmable Fuze orders for use on military combat aircraft, manned and unmanned

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., 13 May 2015. Kaman Corp.’s (NYSE:KAMN) Aerospace segment won several commercial sale purchase orders for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) totaling $68 million. The fuzes are expected to be delivered in 2015 and 2016.

Aeros patents cargo airship technology

Aeros patents cargo airship technology

LOS ANGELES, 12 May 2015. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. patent number 9,016,622 for the “Flight System for a Constant Volume Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle,” with Onboard “Control-of-Static-Heaviness” (COSH) management invented and tested by Worldwide Aeros Corp. (Aeros) in Montebello, Calif.

Navy developing swarms of cooperating drones to launch overwhelming attacks

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 May 2015. U.S. Navy researchers have demonstrated swarming unmanned aerial systems (UAS) designed to overwhelm an adversary autonomously as the UAS fly together like flocks of birds.

Boeing to provide flight training and weapons tactics simulators for P-8A crews

ORLANDO, Fla., 11 May 2015. Training and simulation experts at the Boeing Co. will build and install several kinds of flight simulators for crews of the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash.

Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits and transportation offered by Elma

FREMONT, Calif., 11 May 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits, transportation, construction, and test and measurement applications in outdoor environments.

PRODUCT APPLICATIONS: EMI shielding technology a must for safety-critical systems engineering

Real-world aerospace applications taking advantage of electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielded products.

RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft moving toward modernization

RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft moving toward modernization

SAN DIEGO, 7 May 2015. The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed Milestone C approval, advancing the Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)-built Global Hawk program in the Department of Defense's acquisition process and enabling modernization activity.

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Boeing tests anti-jamming technology for satellites, shielding signals from interference

Boeing engineers have proven the company’s new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub.

EMI/RFI shielding essential in safety-critical systems

Advances in electronics technology deliver myriad benefits, but also pose challenges – especially for today’s engineers. The proliferation of advanced electronics and wireless solutions is driving the need, now more than ever, to shield safety- and mission-critical systems from electromagnetic interference (EMI), also known as radio frequency interference (RFI).

VPT unveils VXR Series for operation in harsh environments

VPT unveils VXR Series for operation in harsh environments

BLACKSBURG, Va., 5 May 2015. VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI), is launching its new VXR Series of DC-DC converters and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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