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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.

BAE to provide Navy shipboard IFF interrogators to identify friendly and enemy aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 27 April 2015. U.S. Navy aviation experts are asking BAE Systems to build identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft.

MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for height-restricted uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 27 April 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2579CG 3.3-volt MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for applications using cards with component height restrictions like PMC and XMC.

Rugged avionics computer for commercial aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 20 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform avionics computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

L-3 Unmanned Systems debuts VideoScout Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software

L-3 Unmanned Systems debuts VideoScout Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 14 April 2015. L-3 Unmanned Systems is releasing its next-generation Insyte 5.0 video processing and exploitation software for use in all VideoScout intelligence exploitation systems.

Air Force to convert 25 F-16 jet fighters to target drones in $28.5 million Boeing contract

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 13 April 2015. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. will convert 25 retired U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters into sophisticated manned and unmanned target drones under terms of a $28.5 million contract.

Interface computer introduced by DDC to develop MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 applications

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 13 April 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the Avionics Interface Computer (AIC), a scalable, programmable, and portable platform to develop and test MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 system applications via an Ethernet network.

Readers asked to weigh-in on the importance of cyber security and cyber warfare

NASHUA, N.H., 9 April 2015. The editors of Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics are reaching out to readers in an effort to gauge the importance that the aerospace and defense industry places on cyber security, information security, and cyber warfare.

VNX-based small-form-factor mission computer for avionics uses introduced by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 30 March 2015. CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the ROCK-3210 rugged VNX small-form-factor mission computer for deployed avionics and aerospace applications.

U.S. Air traffic control computers vulnerable to cyber security threats, GAO says

WASHINGTON, 23 March 2015. The U.S. commercial air traffic control (ATC) system is vulnerable to hackers and other cyber security threats, say auditors at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, the investigative arm of Congress.

SAIC services to support U.S. Strategic Command systems and missions

SAIC services to support U.S. Strategic Command systems and missions

MCLEAN, Va., 19 March 2015. Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) in McLean, Va., won a subcontract from Constellation West, a provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government, to support the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Systems and Missions Support (USAMS) III program.

Boeing moves ahead with upgrading strategic communications on airborne command post

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 9 March 2015. Military strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency airborne communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency.

Orbital ATK to build and upgrade aircraft missile-warning in $30.7 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 9 March 2015. Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract.

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