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M1 Abrams Tank Engine Updates

Honeywell Aerospace
Phoenix, AZ
602-365-3099
https://aerospace.honeywell.com

The Honeywell-powered M1 Abrams tank has been a mainstay of the U.S. military’s heavy armored forces for more than 25 years. Over that time, global defense strategies and battlefield engagements have changed, meaning the M1 Abrams now requires more power, extended mission range, and greater dependability.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Engine control systems, Gas turbines, Military vehicles and equipment
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Aircraft Automation System

Aurora Flight Sciences
Manassas, VA
703-369-3633
www.aurora.aero

Aurora Flight Sciences is breaking ground in the world of automated flight through its work on the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Aurora recently demonstrated automated flight capabilities with ALIAS flying a Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers under the supervision of a pilot.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Flight control actuators, Optics, Human machine interface (HMI), Flight tests, Unmanned aerial vehicles
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Reconfigurable Radio Tracks Flights Worldwide

When Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in 2014, it had flown far beyond radar range. Under a new space-based air tracking system — starting with a reconfigurable radio developed by NASA — no plane would ever be off the grid that way.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Radio equipment, Satellite communications, Air traffic control
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Submarine Radar Technology

Kelvin Hughes
Enfield, UK
+44 19 9280 5200
www.kelvinhughes.com

Kelvin Hughes recently announced that it has developed a way to bring all the benefits of its innovative SharpEye™ radar technology to submarines.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Radar, Marine vehicles and equipment
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Upgraded Electronic Flight Bag System

Astronautics Corporation of America
Milwaukee, WI
414-449-4000
www.astronautics.com

Astronautics Corporation of America has been selected to provide an improved and upgraded electronic flight bag (EFB) system on all fielded and future production Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes. The new Block Point Five (BP5) EFB will be a form/fit replacement for Astronautics’ current Boeing EFB. The BP5 will give Boeing 787 operators additional functionality and will be compatible for use throughout all phases of airplane operations.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aviation, Defense, Electronics & Computers, Stability control, Electronic control systems, Spacecraft
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Helicopter Vibration Control System

LORD Corporation
Cary, NC
877 ASK LORD (275 5673)
www.lord.com

LORD Corporation recently announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has now completed all program milestones and received final qualification approval for the state-of-the-art patented system that controls steady state and transient vibration on the twin-engine tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aviation, Defense, Electronic control systems, Vibration, Rotary-wing aircraft
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Communications Electronics Cooling Systems

Aspen Systems
Marlborough, MA
508-281-5322
www.apspensystems.com

Aspen Systems are supplying Environmental Control Units (ECU’s) for critical communications electronics cooling for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) being produced by Oshkosh Corporation. The first vehicle order under this contract was released by the Army on March 23, 2016 for 657 vehicles. The initial JLTV production contract calls for a delivery total of nearly 17,000 vehicles, while the total program is expected to result in over 50,000 JLTVs delivered to the US Military.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Communications, Defense, Electronics, Thermal Management, Electronic equipment, Telecommunications, Cooling
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Advanced Simulation Technology

RGB Spectrum
Alameda, CA
510-814-7000
www.rgb.com

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Department of Defense's next generation strike aircraft weapon system for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and US allies. The fifth-generation fighter brings cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. On July 31, 2015, the first squadron was declared ready for deployment after training, an important part of which was accomplished with Lockheed Martin’s high-fidelity Full Mission Simulator (FMS). RGB Spectrum’s DGy™ recording and streaming codecs and multi-channel video servers are core components in the FMS.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Computer simulation, Aircraft
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Airframe/Engine Seal Fire Test Facility

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Trelleborg Sweden
+46 410 670 00
www.trelleborg.com

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has designed and built a new airframe/engine seal fire test facility located at its manufacturing facility in Northborough, Massachusetts in the U.S. This state-of-the-art fire test facility addresses aerospace manufacturers’ growing need to meet varyious fire test requirements in order to comply with industry and customer standards for vibration and air flow. Trelleborg is one of only a few seal manufacturers that deliver comprehensive in-house qualification testing, now including fireproof and fire resistance testing.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Airframes, Jet engines, Fire, Test facilities
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Avionics Upgrades

ARC® Avionics Corporation (ARC)
Kirkland, WA
425-576-5030
www.arcavionics.com/

ARC® Avionics Corporation (ARC), a wholly-owned business unit of AirSpeed® Engineering (ASE) and host MRO Commercial Jet, announced completion and delivery of a B737-400C as avionics-compliant for EASA-SESAR operations. ARC, as Universal Avionics integrator, has installed STC - ST03662AT for dual UNS-1Fw FMS and future UL-801 DataLink capability. Commercial Jet (KMIA) has installed an 11-pallet AEI cargo door and floor conversion as new NextGen DHL freighter conversion delivered to CarGOAir of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Avionics
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