Radar & Electronic Warfare
June 2017

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Feature: Special Report

Paradigm shifts underway for electromagnetic spectrum dominance

The electromagnetic spectrum is no longer primarily just a means for the military to communicate or sense the environment—it’s becoming a full-on warfare maneuver space. Dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum is a multifaceted technique primarily used today by the military to improve the ability to sense and understand the surrounding environment and to characterize how [...]

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Feature: Guest Blog

The emergence of software-defined radar technology

Radar technology has been undergoing a period of resurgence driven by the demand for high-powered, cost-effective, compact technology for military and commercial applications. This has also led to the re-evaluation of how technology should be used to achieve robust and economical radar solutions. Further, groundbreaking technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), autonomous cars, as [...]

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VME Forever
VME has been at the heart of rugged embedded computing for over 30 years. Alternative architectures have come along – but VME is still thriving. And: there are good reasons why VME will continue to thrive – as this white paper explains.
Industry News

Northrop Grumman to upgrade National Guard F-16s with APG-83 AESA radar

BALTIMORE. U.S. Air Force officials selected Northrop Grumman to upgrade 72 U.S. Air National Guard F-16s with the company's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) as the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar upgrade.

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Industry News

BAE Systems to develop tech that enables multi-mission UAS with single, multifunction payloads

The technology developed will affect DARPA’s CONverged Collaborative Elements for RF Task Operations (CONCERTO) program. It focuses on supporting communications, radar, and electronic systems (EW) systems with a flexible radio-frequency (RF) architecture that uses shared common hardware, enabling multifunction systems that meet the low-SWaP [size, weight, and power] requirements of compact UAS. The converged systems [...]

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Intel Xeon D: A Significant Leap Forward in General Purpose Processor (GPP) Technology Across the Spectrum of Defense Applications
As technology progresses, the power and size challenges in the defense industry will always be a challenge-Download this whitepaper today.
Industry News

Trump DoD budget request jumps more than $50 billion over previous year

The request is also $52 billion above the defense budget cap in the Budget and Control Act (BCA) of 2011, more commonly known as sequestration. The FY 2018 funding request will be “fixing the holes” in previous budgets in areas like training, maintenance, and modernization, states a DoD release. The BCA and sequestration have “done [...]

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Industry News

General Dynamics receives $40.8 million contract modification for Aegis fire control

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has received a $40.8 million modification to an existing contract that covers production of the MK 82/MK 200 Missile Fire Control System director controller equipment.

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Industry News

Nitride research may lead to new microelectronic technology and devices

While the thin crystalline material has a similar structure to GaN, its electrical and physical properties are dramatically different: For example, Nb2N is metallic instead of semiconducting and can become superconductive at cryogenic temperatures. Another unique property of the new material is how it dissolves away in a reactive gas, while leaving nearby GaN electronics [...]

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Field Intelligence

High-speed Ethernet meets the armored cavalry

Tanks make good targets. They are large, heavy, slow, and hard to maneuver. They have to monitor their surroundings night and day to lumber through the terrain and engage or avoid their adversaries, as the situation warrants. In the urban battlefield so common in today’s asymmetrical conflicts, these vehicles also need to deal with improvised [...]

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Industry News

Proposed AESA upgrade to Patriot missile defense passes testing milestone

WALTHAM, Mass. Raytheon's proposed upgrade to its Patriot Air and Missile Defense system has sustained more than 1,000 hours of operational testing in just over a year, which is half the time of a typical testing program.

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Industry News

Army uses Northrop Grumman HAMMR to demo multi-mission capabilities

During the Yuma trial, the system successfully detected and identified Groups I and II unmanned aerial systems (UASs); HAMMR also confirmed that it is able to connect to the Army’s Forward Area Air Defense command and control system, which enables the communication of information from the system back to the force. HAMMR uses an active [...]

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Industry News

Navy awards Raytheon $28 million contract for new anti-sub radar

The contract — worth $27.9 million — was awarded following a study and product-assessment phase during which Raytheon proved that its sonar solution’s features and capabilities would meet the Navy’s design and performance requirements. This newly designed sonar system design — identical for both LCS variants (Freedom class and Independence class) — offers reduced weight [...]

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Industry News

Missile defense test successfully intercepts ICBM target

During the May 30 test — the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target for GMD (built by Boeing) and the U.S. ballistic missile defense system — an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Multiple sensors provided target acquisition and tracking [...]

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Industry News

Boeing upgrades radar on Saudi Arabia's AWACS fleet

The upgrades, which Boeing calls the Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP), installed a new radar computer, a radar-control maintenance panel, and new electrical and mechanical software and hardware. While Boeing engineers and technicians performed the installation and checkout of the first upgraded aircraft at Boeing Field in Seattle, the rest of the aircraft got their [...]

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