Tag Archives: military vehicles

BAE Develops Bendable Titanium Alloy Suspension System for Military Vehicles

BAE Systems has developed a bendable titanium alloy suspension system that the company said has the potential to protect military vehicles from explosive impacts. The suspension system is based on the hard shells and legs of ironclad beetles and the system uses memory metal alloy to “bounce back” into shape after impact, BAE said Sunday. Marcus …

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Raytheon BBN Designs Situational Awareness Interface for DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Tech Program

A Raytheon subsidiary has begun development work on a three-dimensional interface designed to help military personnel gain situational awareness while they are inside a  windowless armored ground vehicle. Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing the “human-machine” interface as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies initiative, the company said Monday. The platform will employ lidar data …

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Leonardo Marsala: API Technologies to Demo Power Distribution Offerings at AFCEA Expo

API Technologies will exhibit its portfolio of power supply, distribution and controller products for military customers at an upcoming Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference and exposition. The company will participate in the AFCEA West forum that is scheduled to take place at the San Diego Convention Center from …

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Philippine Army to Procure BAE-Made Personnel Carriers as Part of $2B Modernization Program

The Philippines intends to purchase 14 BAE Systems-built M113 armored personnel carriers by 2015 as part of a $1.9 billion defense modernization program, United Press International reported Thursday. UPI reports Philippine Army spokesman Capt. Anthony Bacus said the Asian nation’s M113 armored fleet will be designed with fire control systems, …

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General Dynamics Computers Built to Embed in Rugged Vehicles; David Ibbetson Comments

General Dynamics has designed two types of embedded computing and display systems that are meant to work in rugged military vehicles. The PE8000 computers and DS8000 displays use Intel quad-core processors as well as virtualization and cooling technology, General Dynamics said Tuesday. “Differing vehicle requirements and user functions often translate into mismatched …

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