Rheinmetall to Supply Laser Light Module to Swiss Army

Rheinmetall has signed a contract with Switzerland’s Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) to supply VarioRay LLM laser light modules to the Swiss Army. Under the contract, Rheinmetall will deliver 9,640 devices starting May this year, with completion expected by the end of 2022. The company will also supply accessories, spare parts and offer training support to the Swiss Army. Rheinmetall Air Defence is serving as the general contractor for the project while Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics is the manufacturer.

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A Focal Plane Array and Electronics Model for CMOS and CCD Sensors in the AFIT Sensor and Scene Emulation Tool

Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Data Acquisition, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Imaging, Optical Components, Optics, Photonics, Semiconductors & ICs, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors

Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Correlated Oxide Field Effect Switching Devices for High Speed Electronics

The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Optical Components, Optics, Photonics, Semiconductors & ICs, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Metrology, Test & Measurement

Ruggedizing Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies from Mechanical Strain

Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Controls & Automation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, Fiber Optics, Optical Components, Optics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement

NASA Prepares for the Moon and Mars with Expanded Deep Space Network

NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Communications, Lasers & Laser Systems, Optical Components, Optics, Antennas, Satellite/Spacecraft Communications, Robotics

Unmanned Aircraft System Offers Superior Surveillance Imagery

AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced the launch of Puma LE.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Communications, Defense, Cameras, Imaging, Lasers & Laser Systems, Antennas, Threat Location, Targeting, & Surveillance

Secure Optical Mobile Local Communications Systems Support Royal Navy

Learn about the communications system being installed on the first three units of the Royal Navy's planned class of eight Type 26 frigates.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Communications, Defense, Optical Components, Optics, Antennas, Avionics

Wearable Device Camouflages Its Wearer Regardless of the Weather

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. It's a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match. The new technology can adapt to temperature changes in just a few minutes, while keeping the wearer comfortable.

Posted in: INSIDER, Defense, Coating/Surface Modification, Materials, Photonics, Digital Health, Health Monitors and Activity Trackers, Wearables

Future Advances in Electronic Materials and Processes - Flexible Hybrid Electronics

There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, Materials, Photonics, Semiconductors & ICs, Sensors

Shoulder-Launched Weapon System

Guided flight tests have been completed.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Imaging, Lasers & Laser Systems, Detectors, Sensors