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Sierra Nevada to provide upgrade kits for carrier precision-approach landing systems

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 15 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts needed upgrade kits to improve the AN/SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system. They found their solution from Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev.

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft laser missile-defense program

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express board for avionics applications introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 15 Dec. 2014. Data Device Corp. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-40001H060 ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express avionics databus board for a variety of commercial aviation and business aviation avionics applications.

Indian Navy fills multi-role helicopter requirement with Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk aircraft

Indian Navy fills multi-role helicopter requirement with Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk aircraft

STRATFORD, Conn., 10 Dec. 2014. Indian Navy officials needed a multi-role helicopter for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), and to fulfill other maritime roles. They found their solution at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) in Stratford, Conn.

Arête to build UAS multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 8 Dec. 2014. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) sensor payload experts at Arête Associates in Tucson, Ariz., are building UAS-based multispectral sensors to detect and pinpoint mines and obstacles in beach surf zones to help keep Marines safe during amphibious attacks.

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