Aeroshield Pod to Protect Airbus 320
BIRD Aerosystems has won a contract for the installation of the AeroShield POD on a number of Airbus 320 Type aircraft Under this contract, the company will install the AeroShield POD with the AMPS-MV system on aircraft of a governmental customer in Europe. This contract follows a successful program of the AeroShield POD with a similar configuration on Boeing 737 type aircraft.
Global Hawk’s New Optical Sensor to Use AlBeMet Metal Matrix Composites
Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) has been awarded a contract by UTC Aerospace Systems for AlBeMet metal matrix composite parts for its MS-177 long-range, multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor, to be used by RQ-4B Global Hawk.
Falcon III Selected for Polish Tactical Radio Networks
Harris Corporation will supply the Polish Ministry of National Defense new radio sets under an order worth US$61 million. Poland is acquiring Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios for the next phase of its tactical radio modernization. These radios will provide Poland’s armed forces with secure wideband combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air communications. Both...
Raytheon Deploys Miniature Air Launched Decoys From C-130 Cargo Aircraft
A recent air launching demonstration of two Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) instrumented shapes from the ramp of a C-130 Hercules, employed the new Raytheon-developed and funded MALD Cargo Air Launched System (MCALS), opening the door for 'non traditional' counter-air support operations.
Scientists Plan to Print Radar With Nano Scale ‘Functional Ink’
Researchers at a Raytheon-sponsored lab at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, have developed a new "ink" that "print" tunable microwave components on plastic surfaces, forming key elements of radar systems, including phase shifters and screening filters
A Digital Window Embedded with Transparent Armor
ScreeneX, a digital display embedded in a vehicle's windshield is the first armored windshield with a built-in LCD digital screen, enabling combat vehicle designers to use areas of the vehicle’s ballistic protected windows to display digital images, including information from the vehicle systems, command, and control, on board sensors or digital maps.
Taking Airborne Audio and Video to New Heights
An advanced, distributed real-time IP networking platform known as ‘Orion’ is introducing advanced communications and audio management capabilities on board aircraft, facilitating advanced directional audio and voice command that become essential for modern fighters, flown 'heads out' using of helmet-displays.
Nano-Coating Makes Coaxial Cables Lighter
Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists. “Our cable meets military standards, but we’re able to supply the strength and flexibility without the bulk.” said research scientist Francesca Mirri.
MilDef Introduces a new Tablet Computer fro Military Applications
MilDef has released a new militarized tablet computer - the Panther DT6. This rugged device features 8.9” WSVGA LCD touchscreen designed for a wide range of military and field applications.
US Military Buy $3.9 Billion of Electronic Hardware from GD
General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a US$3.9 billion sole-source contract by the U.S. Army, for the supply of Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) over the next five years. Products included in the CHS program include servers, storage, clients, networking devices, ruggedized platforms, hand-held end devices, Operational Transit Cases (OTC) and peripherals devices, all tested and proved to meet the program's requirements.
Vuzix Develops Wearable Avionics for a Major Aviation Company
Vuzix' smart glasses like this M100 are widely used in technical support, providing expert advice, video support, supervision and auditing for technicians. The new applications will likely utilize these technologies with cutting-edge augmented reality, introducing wearable avionic devices used by the flight crew into the cockpit