Tag Archives: infrared

Northrop Receives First Task Order Under $3.6B Air Force IR Countermeasure Tech Contract

Northrop Grumman has received a $2.4M initial task order to provide logistics support for the U.S. Air Force‘s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure system. The order falls under a potential $3.6B indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the provision of LAIRCM equipment and support services, the company said Thursday. The system is designed to help aircrews detect, …

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L3 Wescam Adds New Imaging, Processing Tools to MX Sensor Product Line

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam subsidiary has incorporated imaging and processing technologies into the MX Series product line of electro-optical and infrared sensor systems. Wescam said Tuesday it updated MX imaging technologies to feature high-sensitivity cameras, an embedded video engine and a new graphics processing unit. The new cameras are designed to help operators view objects across a wide range of …

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Army Tests Saab-Built Mobile Camouflage System on Fighting Vehicles

The U.S. Army‘s 2nd Cavalry Regiment has begun a field evaluation of a Saab-developed mobile camouflage system as part of operational training activities in Hohenfels, Germany. Saab said Friday the service branch is testing Barracuda MCS on Stryker fighting vehicles with NATO allies that support Operation Atlantic Resolve and the Enhanced Forward Presence missions. MCS offers multi-spectral signature …

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BAE, Leonardo Subsidiaries to Collaborate on Aircraft Threat Detection Tech Offering for US Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leonardo‘s DRS business to jointly offer threat detection systems for the U.S. Army‘s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft platforms. The partnership aims to develop an infrared-based threat warning technology to help the Army’s current and evolving aircraft survivability requirements, BAE said Wednesday. “Together, we can better protect our …

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Boeing Delivers 50th Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Navy; Tony Rossi Comments

Boeing has built and delivered its 50th P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the U.S. Navy‘s anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Navy said Thursday it accepted the new unit at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, and expects to complete the branch’s fleet transition from P-3C to P-8A by fiscal year 2019. “This …

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CACI to Help Army Develop Payload Modeling, Simulation & Training Systems; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has received a $31 million task order to help the U.S. Army develop electro-optical/infrared and signals intelligence payload modeling, simulation and training systems for data collection efforts. The company said Monday it will support technology for the night vision and electronic sensors directorate of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s …

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BAE to Supply Retrofit Systems for USAF Countermeasure Dispenser Platform

BAE Systems has received a $15.3 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply 242 retrofit systems for the U.S. Air Force‘s (AN/ALE)-58A countermeasure dispenser platform. The Defense Department said Thursday the (AN/ALE)-58A platform is designed to dispense countermeasure decoys such as chaffs and flares in order to disrupt radar and infrared homing threats and increase …

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Lockheed Unveils New F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting Platform; Paul Lemmo Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched a new electro-optical targeting platform as a replacement to its current EOTS and designed for the Block 4 configuration of F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. The company said Thursday Advanced EOTS contains an infrared marker, new resolution for image detector, high-definition television and short-wave infrared system that work to provide …

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Research and Markets: Vehicle Electronics to Drive Market for Military Infrared, Electro-Optical Systems

A new Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for military infrared and electro-optical systems to record compound annual growth rate of 6.07 percent through 2019. The market research firm said Wednesday an increase in demand for vehicle electronics or vetronics and technological advances in EO/IR sensors and radio frequency jamming …

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