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Army Tests High-Tech Helicopter Simulator

The Army is using a new helicopter simulator, called the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3), to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk. Through specially created virtual reality glasses, which fit the same as night vision goggles, soldiers can practice...

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Pentagon Explores Use of Small, Throwable Robots

The Army, Marine Corps and the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) are working to procure and deliver thousands of small, easily transportable "throwable" robots equipped with surveillance cameras designed to beam back video from confined spaces, buildings, tunnels and other...

Application Briefs: Defense

In January, Concepts NREC (CN) was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Navy to improve the power efficiency of its gas turbine prime...

Application Briefs: Defense

As materials, ergonomic design, and ballistics protection have evolved, the U.S. Army helmet has improved in form and function, from the M1 of WWII, to the 29-layer Kevlar PASGT (Personnel Armor...

Application Briefs: Defense
Hybrid battery system
International Battery
Allentown, PA
610-366-3925

International Battery has been given a contract from the U.S. Army’s Tank...

Application Briefs: Defense

Lansmont Corp. engineers have developed the active impact surface design technology for several test machines currently installed at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland and the Air...

Application Briefs: Defense

Sealevel Systems was selected to design and manufacture docking stations for VT Miltope’s At-Platform Automatic Test Systems (APATS) Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE)...

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The US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), the Army’s focal point for aviation and missile platform research, has replaced its aging projectors with...

Application Briefs: Defense

Kollmorgen has released an in-line variant of its lightweight, low voltage Power Generation System, which will be used by the United States Army to...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has extended its contract with Thermacore to develop and commercialize active heat sinks that can be used...

Application Briefs: Defense

Engineers at several United States Air Force (USAF) bases now use NVision's HandHeld laser scanner to reverse-engineer complex aircraft parts, which are then accurately machined and installed....

Application Briefs: Defense

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) recently delivered six additional Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems (PMATS) and associated support equipment to two U.S. Air Force...

Application Briefs: Defense

Minnesota Wire’s R&D division, Minnovate, has been awarded a Phase One Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive...

INSIDER Product: Defense

FoxFury (Vista, CA) has introduced new side-worn helmet lights that attach to Special Ops, EMS and Flight helmets via the side mounting screw or industrial Velcro. These TX helmet lights are available with either white or...

INSIDER Product: Defense

Aitech Defense Systems (Chatsworth, CA) now offers the S750, the space industry's first COTS, radiation-tolerant, Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch PCI mezzanine card (PMC) that quickly and reliably transfers Ethernet data to...

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Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano) has introduced the Endevco® model 8530C series of high-sensitivity piezoresistive absolute pressure transducers, offering high output and a non-linearity of 1% at 3x...

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ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has expanded its ARINC 600 Series avionic connector product line to include next-generation avionic connector inserts that combine signal, power, Ethernet and fiber optic...

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TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA) has introduced the new DPX Series DIN-rail mounted DC-DC converters. Available with both 2:1 and 4:1 input voltage ranges covering from 9.5V to 75V, with 40 to 60W output ratings, this new...

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VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene, OR) has introduced the Mamba, an ultra-fast single-board computer (SBC) on an industry-standard EBX form factor. Designed around an Intel® Core™2 Duo P8400 processor, the Mamba performs at...

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Line Driver

Holt Integrated Circuits (Mission Viejo, CA) has introduced the HI-8596 line driver that automatically generates all ARINC 429 voltage levels on-chip, eliminating the need for negative voltage supplies or inverters typically found in ARINC 429 bus driver designs. The HI-8596 operates from a single +3.3V supply using four external...

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Omnetics Connector Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the Latching-Bi-Lobe, is a Nano-D-shaped metal connector assembly with multiple pins and sockets set on 25 mil (.635 mm) pitch that matches the performance...

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AVX Corp. (Greenville, SC) offers the TRM Series SMD tantalum professional multi-anode capacitor series that provides ultra-low ESR and high reliability levels. The capacitors feature failure rates better than...

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Data Device Corp. (Bohemia, NY) has introduced the BU-672 Series PMC, PCI, cPCI/PXI, and PCI Express MIL-STD-1553 cards designed around its AceXtreme™ 1553 core. The cards add multi-function capability,...

INSIDER Product: Defense

The XZ1001-BD is a highly integrated transmit/receive 4 port core chip from M/A-COM Tech Asia (Hsinchu, Taiwan). It is designed for applications operating within the 2.5 to 4 GHz range. The XZ1001-BD features 100%...

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Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) introduces the MS202x/3xC VNA Master series of handheld vector network analyzers (VNAs) that provides the performance and capabilities of numerous benchtop instruments in a...

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Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, CA) offers the Spartan®6Q family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) qualified for meeting the rigorous requirements of the aerospace and defense market. The Spartan-6Q family meets the needs of...

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New printable CM-NMX military-grade cable markers for identification of large wire bundles, cables, pipes, and conduits have been launched by Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA). The markers are well-suited for the...

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Crystek (Fort Meyers, FL) offers the Armored LL142 rugged low-loss RF cable assemblies with a spiraled stainless steel casing and heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a Neoprene jacket. At 18 GHz,...

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NextComputing (Nashua, NH) has released the Vigor Evo Plus rugged mobile computers to support high-end software applications in deployed environments. Created for military...

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