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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.

Rugged enclosures for aerospace, defense, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 21 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular electronics enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions like aviation and aerospace.

Boeing to install infrared search and track systems on Navy carrier-based jet fighters

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 14 July 2014. U.S. Navy air combat experts are asking electro-optics engineers at the Boeing Co. to produce passive sensors for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber to enable the aircraft to detect, track, and attack enemy aircraft in a stealthy way without making its presence known.

Honeywell to upgrade antenna electronics for Air Force satellite-control station

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 14 July 2014. Satellite control experts at Honeywell Aerospace will upgrade the electronics at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., under terms of a $12.9 million contract modification.

Rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for military aircraft offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 14 July 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX6-218 rugged 6U OpenVPX XMC carrier card for deployed applications intended for harsh defense and aerospace environments such as manned and unmanned aircraft and ground combat vehicles.

Aviation authorities to brief industry this fall on UAS sense-and-avoid technologies

LAUREL, Md., 7 July 2014. U.S. government aviation authorities will meet with industry this fall to discuss lightweight sense-and-avoid technologies to enable unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to operate safely with manned aircraft in crowded civil airspace.

Rugged computer for airborne command centers and unmanned vehicles offered by Crystal

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 7 July 2014. Crystal Group Inc. in Hiawatha, Iowa, is introducing the RS111S13 rugged embedded computer for rackmount applications in tight confines like airborne command centers, unmanned vehicles, submarines, ships, server rooms, and process control centers.

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Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Navy asks Boeing to update obsolescent electronic modules in F/A-18 AESA airborne radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 June 2014. Component obsolescence in advanced weapon systems is one of the most nagging and costly challenges of long-term systems development, but U.S. Navy officials are seeking to nip this problem in the bud for one of their newest airborne radar systems.

Curtiss-Wright introduces rugged data storage for aircraft, UAVs, and mobile radar

Curtiss-Wright introduces rugged data storage for aircraft, UAVs, and mobile radar

ASHBURN, Va., 30 June 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the rugged CNS4 compact network data storage subsystem for demanding military applications like transport aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and mobile radar systems.

Worldwide demand for altimeters and pitot tubes to grow 12.2 percent over next five years

Worldwide demand for altimeters and pitot tubes to grow 12.2 percent over next five years

DALLAS, 23 June 2014. The global market for aircraft altimeter systems and pitot tubes will rise 12.2 percent from an estimated $2.3 billion this year to $2.62 billion in 2019, predict analysts at market researcher Markets and Markets in Dallas. These sensors measure aircraft altitude and speed.

Geospatial technology spending to reach $2.43 billion by 2018 amid need for data

Geospatial technology spending to reach $2.43 billion by 2018 amid need for data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 23 June 2014. U.S. military spending for geospatial technologies will reach $2.43 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif.

DDC introduces multi-protocol XMC and PMC cards for avionics databus interfaces

DDC introduces multi-protocol XMC and PMC cards for avionics databus interfaces

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 23 June 2014. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y, is introducing the BU-67118 multi-protocol data bus networking XMC and PMC cards capable of supporting all avionics I/O requirements.

Elbit Systems deploys Aldec DO-254/CTS, passes EASA Level A verification audit

Elbit Systems deploys Aldec DO-254/CTS, passes EASA Level A verification audit

HENDERSON, Nev., 19 June 2014. Elbit Systems Ltd. engineers employed Aldec Inc.’s DO-254/CTS as the primary FPGA physical testing platform for a project that has just passed a critical European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) verification audit.

Three companies to design new L-band RF power amplifiers to improve GPS signals efficiency

Three companies to design new L-band RF power amplifiers to improve GPS signals efficiency

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 16 June 2014. U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites may be on the way to becoming smaller and more power efficient with a series of planned upgrades to the way the satellites generate navigation signals.

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