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Dassault Systemes to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain and business operations tools

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. Dassault Systèmes officials intend to acquire Quintiq. By combining Dassault Systèmes' 3D software solutions with Quintiq’s full scope of business operations planning solution, they will enable businesses to imagine innovation in a 3D world, design and plan operations, schedule and produce products, and deliver with yet unimaginable outcomes.

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage the tactical and strategic planning of 2,800 pilots

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage 2,800 pilots

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) officials adopted software from Quintiq, a provider of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), to optimize the company’s workforce planning strategies for pilot management.

Mentor Graphics infuses Nucleus RTOS with capabilities for microcontroller and multicore applications

Mentor Graphics infuses Nucleus RTOS with capabilities for microcontroller and multicore applications

WILSONVILLE, Ore., 28 Aug. 2014. Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ:MENT) has announced a new version of the Mentor Embedded Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices.

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.

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.

Methodology and certification roadmap key to standards compliance, addressing goals of regulatory authorities, says LDRA’s StClair

Methodology and certification roadmap key to standards compliance, addressing goals of regulatory authorities, says LDRA’s StClair

An avionics regulations and certification expert from LDRA describes the FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference, which the company is co-sponsoring, and the path to certification.

Cathay Pacific airlines chooses avionics interface from Ballard to safeguard flight controls

Cathay Pacific airlines chooses avionics interface from Ballard to safeguard flight controls

EVERETT, Wash., 18 Aug. 2014. Avionics integrators at Cathay Pacific airlines in Hong Kong needed avionics interface technology to protect flight-critical aircraft control systems aboard long-range passenger jets from potential corruption from in-flight entertainment and other non-flight-critical systems. They found their solution from Ballard Technology Inc. in Everett, Wash.

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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.

Big-data analytics framework released for public beta testing

NEWARK, Del., 12 August 2014. ET International Inc. (ETI) has released a beta version of its HAMR big-data analytics framework for testing. After an extensive period of collaborative R&D and private testing, HAMR is now available for market-wide testing by developers and data scientists.

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

Navy chooses secure data transfer units from Physical Optics for carrier-based combat jets

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 11 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy air warfare experts needed encrypted data transfer units for the carrier-based F/A-18E/F fighter-bombers and EA-18G electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from Physical Optics Corp. in Torrance, Calif.

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SAN DIEGO, 4 Aug. 2014. Military communications experts from two U.S. defense contractors are upgrading military tactical data communications terminals to standards of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Global military simulation and training market trending stable to downward through 2022

LONDON, 28 July 2014. The global military training and simulation market is set to take a slight dip over the next decade from $6.74 billion in 2013 to $6.36 billion in 2022 as military spending continues to shrink, say analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces from GE for Cessna aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 28 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Lockheed Martin chooses flight-control systems from NAI for DARPA ARES unmanned helicopter

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 21 July 2014. Aircraft designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Skunk Works segment in Palmdale, Calif., needed a navigation system for an experimental unmanned cargo helicopter for future military forces. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

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