Jay Clemens

Agriculture Department Invests $5M in Cyber Physical Systems Research; Sonny Ramaswamy Comments

The Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has invested up to $5 million in a research program that aims to mature the technology behind internet-connected agricultural resources. The investment is part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative and is intended to coordinate other agencies to update complex …

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BAE Systems to Test Active Protection Systems on Netherlands’ CV90 Fighting Vehicles; Tommy Gustafsson-Rask Comments

BAE Systems has been selected to test and verify the Active Protection Systems installed aboard the Netherlands’ CV90 infantry fighting vehicles. The system comprises countermeasures designed to intercept rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and other threats in order to protect crewmembers and the vehicle, BAE Systems said Friday. BAE Systems will …

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Energy Department Invests $40M in Wave Energy Testing Facility; Franklin Orr Comments

The Energy Department has invested $40 million in the development and construction of an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility in Newport, Oregon. DOE said Wednesday the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University will build the wave energy testing facility and help develop new wave …

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Janus Clears More Than 1,000 Landmines, Unexploded Ordnance in Iraq; Alan Weakley Comments

Janus Global Operations has identified and destroyed 1,246 landmines and other unexploded ordnance in support of the Iraqi-Kurdistan Mine Action Agency’s demining project in Kurdistan, Iraq. JGO said Thursday its explosives detection teams under the Sterling Global Operations unit conducted the demining task in the Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah provinces of …

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Technavio Estimates Global Military Vertical Take-Off, Landing Aircraft Market CAGR at 4% in 2016-2020

Technavio has released a new report that indicates the global military vertical take-off and landing aircraft market will reach a compound annual growth rate of nearly 4 percent from 2016 through 2020. Technavio said Wednesday the market is segmented into military powered-lift VTOL aircraft and military rotorcraft VTOL aircraft market, …

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Orbit International Receives $1.2M Order for Gun Computer System Cabinet; Mitchell Binder Comments

Orbit International Corp.’s electronics group has been awarded a $1.23 million order to produce an MK 119 gun computer system cabinet and related spare parts for a U.S. government client. The company said Tuesday it will manufacture the cabinets at its Louisville, Kentucky-based integrated combat systems division and ship the …

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Raytheon Lands $63M Navy Contract to Produce Tactical Data Encryption Tech; John Droge Comments

Raytheon has received a potential 10-year, $63 million contract from the U.S. Navy to manufacture encryption devices in an effort to help protect military tactical data transmissions across various platforms. The Navy intends for the Link Level Communication Security 7M encryptor to secure the Link 22 tactical radio system the U.S. …

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