Project moves ahead to develop mini-submarines for covert special operations forces
Leaders of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., are moving ahead with a project to develop mini submarines able to transport combat swimmers such as Navy SEALs covertly while minimizing swim time to maintain combat effectiveness.
IAI chooses space camera from Elop for Italian OPTSAT 3000 observation satellite
Satellite designers at Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) at Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel, needed a space camera for the OPTSAT 3000 observation satellite they are building for the Italian government. They found their solution from Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. (Elop) in Haifa, Israel.
Raytheon-led team to continue development of UAV-based hyperspectral sensor to find hidden objects like IEDs
Multispectral sensors designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will move ahead with developing a new sensor for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) able to see objects on the ground not visible to the human eye, such as hidden roadside bombs or illicit opium crops by detecting their spectral signatures.
L3 to develop high-resolution night-vision sensor payload for Marine Corps tactical UAVs
U.S. Navy researchers are asking night-vision sensors experts at L-3 Integrated Optical Systems in Wilmington, Mass., to develop a prototype sensor that enables tactical nighttime wide-field-of-view persistent surveillance from an AAI Corp. Shadow-200 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
DHS surveys industry for wireless IP mesh technology for covert federal law enforcement
Wireless communications experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington are surveying industry to gauge available capability for wireless IP mesh transceivers for video data by federal law enforcement agencies.
Chandler/May acquired by Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has announced the acquisition of Chandler/May, Inc., a company that specializes in the design, development, integration, manufacturing, and support of mission critical systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) missions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin's results of operations.
Dual-output DC-DC power converter for unmanned vehicles, ships, and vehicles introduced by VPT
VPT Inc. in Blacksburg, Va., is introducing the VPT5-2800D dual-output DC-DC power converter for unmanned vehicles, ships, armored ground vehicles, and other rugged systems.
Low-cost precision strike capability tested on drones
A GPS-guided munition was fired from a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in recent tests by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC).
Aurora, SRI International Sarnoff infuse Skate small unmanned aerial system with video processing
Engineers at Aurora Flight Sciences and SRI International Sarnoff have integrated the SRI Sarnoff DL Micro digital data link and video processor into the Aurora Skate small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) to maximize the real-time delivery of video.
Rugged computer for radar processing in UAVs and combat vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in High Wycombe, England, is shipping an enhanced version of its MPMC-9335 multi-platform mission computer (MPMC) for demanding compute-intensive applications such as image, data and radar processing in space-, weight-, and power-constrained uses such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground vehicles.
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