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Space Situational AwernessU.S. Air Force Awards $214 Million to Improve Space Situational Awareness

SOFCCompact JP-8 Diesel-Powered Fuel-Cell Demonstrates Long Operation Durability

akashdeep aerostatIndian Labs Demonstrate Mission-Ready Akashdeep Aerostat at Aero-India 2011

S100 wescamWescam Provides a New EO/IR Payload for the Camcopter

JIM LR2Sagem Wins French Contract for Long-range thermal Binoculars

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Defense Update Defense Electronics & C4ISR Channel - January 2011



Image: This image generated by NASA shows objects in Low Earth Orbit, the region of space within 2,000 km of the Earth's surface. Approximately 95% of these objects are orbital debris - i.e. 'space junk' made by inoperable satellites or disintegrated satellites or other spacecraft. Photo: NASA (Read More...)

Space Situational AwarenessU.S. Air Force Awards $214 Million to Improve Space Situational Awareness

Tens of thousands of small man-made objects known as ‘space junk’ are orbiting the earth, posing significant hazard to satellites, the International Space Station and other space hardware. Some objects are debris that separated from spacecraft in orbit while others are complete satellites that have ended their life and maintained in ‘parking’ orbit around earth. (Read More...)

Fuell cell generatorCompact JP-8 Diesel-Powered Fuel-Cell Demonstrates Long Operation Durability

The Department of Defense (DOD) has more than 100,000 electrical generator systems (“gensets”) deployed around the world. Supporting field installations with power for lighting, air conditioning, run computers, communications or medical equipment, these generators are major consumers of fuel. (Read More...)

akashdeep aerostatIndian Labs Demonstrate Mission-Ready Akashdeep Aerostat at Aero-India 2011

Aerostats are becoming popular in India, for their simple and reliable operation, extended persistence on missions and low operating cost. India has already deployed several aerostat-borne radar systems, used as ‘gap fillers’ in regions where ground-bound radar coverage is incomplete or in high priority areas requiring continuous radar coverage. (Read More...)

Wescam Provides a New EO/IR Payload for the Camcopter

Schiebel and L3 have tested the S-100 Camcopter Vertical take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) equipped with L3′s Wescam MX-10 EO/IR payload. The first flight was performed in Austria. According to Paul Jennison, Vice President Business Development, L-3 Wescam, the MX-10 offers an integrated vibration mounts allowing for even more compact integration into an ‘all-in-one’ design. (Read More...)

JIM LR2Sagem Wins French Contract for Long-range thermal Binoculars

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) has selected Sagem to deliver 1,175 JIM LR2 ‘new generation’ long range multi-function infrared binoculars and 500 remote-control tactical terminals for the French Army. The contract is part of DGA’s “JIR-TTA-NG” infrared binocular acquisition program for all French military services. (Read More...)

DARPADARPA’s NanoWriter Could Bring Small-Lot Custom, ASICs Production to Reality

While commercial applications are driving miniaturization and computing power for personal communications, digital cameras and digital controllers used in modern automobiles and electrical appliances, defense electronics applications dictate the state of the art electronics in space, high precision navigation (GPS and inertial), and digital circuits performing massive processing for imaging, signal processing, high level encryption etc. (Read More...)

Elbit RosomakElbit Systems to Equip the Polish Rosomak with Battlefield Surveillance Suite

By the end of 2011 the Polish Army is expected to equip part of its Rosomak 8×8 armored reconnaissance vehicles with ground surveillance system from Elbit Systems Ltd.(NASDAQ: ESLT). Under the order worth about $16 million, awarded by the Polish Ministry of National Defense, the Israeli company will complete delivering the mobile multi-sensor monitoring and surveillance systems in 2011.  (Read More...)

AstamidsNew Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities

An airborne electro-optical laser sensor designed to detect minefields has demonstrated the ability to detect simulated improvised explosive devices. The Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System (ASTAMIDS) developed by Northrop Grumman, demonstrated this capability during an Army evaluation of the new system. The system was flown on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system. (Read More...)