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Boeing undertakes major avionics upgrades to extend life spans of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 17 Nov. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are preparing to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Boeing to upgrade cabin and cockpit avionics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Nov. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade cockpit avionics and cabin avionics on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract.

AIM-USA upgrades software at the interface level in PBA.pro for databus interfaces

TREVOSE, Pa., 17 Nov. 2014. AIM-USA in Trevose, Pa., is introducing the PBA.pro Engine option for the AIM Ethernet based ANET avionics databus interface family to offer software functionality at the interface level.

ATCA holds Aviation Cyber Security Day, urges industry-government collaboration to address cyber security challenges

ATCA holds Aviation Cyber Security Day, urges industry-government collaboration to address cyber security challenges

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 12 Nov. 2014. Officials at the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), a valued industry associate of Intelligent Aerospace, are holding an Aviation Cyber Security Day in an Arlington, Va., hotel on 13 Nov. 2014.

Curtiss-Wright to provide embedded computing for Army UH-60V helicopter avionics

ASHBURN, Va., 10 Nov. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) single-board computers for a project to install glass cockpits in Army UH-60 utility helicopters. They found their solution from the Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va.

Kontron introduces rugged embedded computing switches for commercial and military avionics

Kontron introduces rugged embedded computing switches for commercial and military avionics

POWAY, Calif., 10 Nov. 2014. Kontron in Poway, Calif., is introducing the AIRES line of rugged switch products for harsh-environment avionics networking embedded computing applications in military and commercial avionics, mining, smart grid, homeland security, rail transportation, and oil & gas applications.

Air Force to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAS to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 Nov. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Boeing to install strategic communications gear in Air Force airborne command post

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 27 Oct 2014. Strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co., are developing a system to enable military emergency command post aircraft to communicate with submerged submarines in the event of nuclear war or other global disasters.

Servers for crew and passenger web services and flight maintenance offered by Kontron

POWAY, Calif., 27 Oct. 2014. Kontron in Poway, Calif., is introducing the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem for crew and passenger web servers, flight maintenance or manifest servers, connectivity server, wireless content server and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) media servers.

Spanish satellite engineers choose AdaCore development environment for satellite control software

Spanish satellite engineers choose AdaCore development environment for satellite control software

BRISTOL, United Kingdom, 24 Oct. 2014. Oficials at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / UPM) have selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro cross-development environment for the UPMSat-2 UNION satellite project’s real-time, on-board and ground-control software. The 50-kilogram micro-satellite, scheduled to be launched in Q4 2015, will provide a technology demonstration platform for the university from a sun-synchronous orbit nearly 600 kilometers above Earth.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAS defenses against cyber attacks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 20 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to upgrade the abilities of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) to resist computer hackers' attempts to commandeer or disrupt the unmanned aircraft while in flight.

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 20 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 13 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Navy moves forward on helicopter-based EW to protect surface warships from missiles

WASHINGTON, 13 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8428 discrete-to-digital sensor integrated circuit for a variety of commercial and military avionics applications.

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