NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. The U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft completed its first flight with the APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) radar configuration. The U.S. Navy, Raytheon, and Boeing worked together to achieve this milestone.
ASHBURN, Va. The Defense Solutions division at Curtiss-Wright announced the development phase completion of a contract from LIG Nex1 where they supplied to the Korean Army’s Next-Generation Local Air Defense Radar and Korean Air Force’s Long-Range Surveillance Radar programs its rugged COTS-based radar processing module technology.
PALMDALE, Calif. Northrop Grumman Corp. and industry partners together with NATO leaders unveiled NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft. The purpose of the aircraft is to expand NATO's joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability.
Last fall Raytheon won a contract to be prime contractor on the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). The other competitors weren't happy about it and filed a protest, then Raytheon filed a suit to block the protest. Last month a judge ruled in favor of the protesters so the drama will continue.
Since the dissolution of cutting-edge digital signal processor (DSP) product lines designers have been forced to develop using either FPGAs integrated with time-consuming fixed-point DSP blocks, or floating-point general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs) that leave performance on the table in high-end signal processing systems. But now, with the release of Altera’s Generation 10 FPGAs that [...]
FRANCE. The C-band radar instrument, built by Airbus Defence and Space, for the Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite is en route to the spacecraft at Thales Alenia Space (TAS) in Italy, the prime contractor for the program. The satellite is scheduled to launch in 2016 to join Sentinel-1A after the integration and testing is complete.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. Over the Patuxent River air space, the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS completed its inaugural flight with the new search radar.
According to a report I heard on CNBC this morning, computer chip giant Intel in Santa Clara, Calif., is looking to buy FPGA-designer Altera in San Jose, Calif., for about 16.7 billion or $54 a share. Altera Stratix FPGAs play key links military signal processing chains for applications such as radar, sonar, and electronics warfare to name a few.