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Ex-U.S. admiral raises cash for cyber security firm

November 17, 2011 6:20 am | News | Comments

Retired U.S. Admiral William Fallon has spent the past year working to turn around a high-tech start-up that sells software that helps government agencies and businesses fight sophisticated cyber attacks.

Soldiers test network, shape future of Army

November 17, 2011 5:07 am | by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague, Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office | Blogs | Comments

The Army has committed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, to evaluate new technologies and network capabilities that are shaping the Army's evolving tactical network.

Analysis: Botched Mars mission shows Russian industry troubles

November 14, 2011 10:11 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Russia's unsuccessful launch of a Mars moon probe points up the problems of a once-pioneering space industry struggling to recover after a generation of brain drain and crimped budgets.

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16 GHz Digital Frequency Discriminator Includes Phase Modulation on Pulse Detection

November 11, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems’ FM021814 digital frequency discriminator (DFD) blends the ability to generate phase and frequency information data streams, providing highly reliable and accurate information instantaneously for critical defense applications. The new FM021814 monitors

Inductors Target Space Flight and Down Hole Drilling Apps

November 10, 2011 1:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its

ELD Connectors Suit Modern Avionics

November 10, 2011 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Since the introduction of the “glass cockpit”, commercial and military aircraft manufacturers have experienced significant demand for next-generation technology. In place of mechanical, analog and digital gauges, pilots now enjoy a fully integrated

ECN’s Tale of Two Veterans

November 10, 2011 12:27 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The military deserves our eternal gratitude, and this Veterans Day, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for their immeasurable sacrifices...for their blood, sweat, and tears shed in defense of this great nation of ours. You may not know this, but Electronic Component News has two veterans in its midst. Your humble author, formerly 2nd Lieutenant Lomberg, served three years in the Army Reserve.

Russia races to salvage stranded Mars probe

November 10, 2011 5:35 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Russia raced on Thursday to salvage a spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars that is stranded in the Earth's orbit, with just days left before the window closes on its first interplanetary mission in 15 years.

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DC:DC Converters Offer Efficiency up to 92%

November 10, 2011 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. The MGDS-75-S series have an input voltage range of 155-480V...

New Products at MILCOM

November 9, 2011 11:55 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced the MASW-000932, a new High Power SPDT switch, and the MADR-010574, a 250 V PIN Diode Driver at MILCOM 2011 in Boston.

High Performance, High-Reliability Oscillators

November 7, 2011 10:35 am | News | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation is showcasing its extensive line of products for military, avionics, and satellite communications at MILCOM 2011 booth #2025 taking place on November 7-10, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

OpenVPX Reference Platform Handles High-bandwidth, Intense Computing Reqs

November 7, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides

Rugged, Secure Network Appliances Target Military Vehicles

November 7, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms and Juniper Networks announced at MILCOM 2011 that the two companies will work together to develop a family of rugged, highly secure routing and network security appliances designed for military/aerospace deployment in harsh environments.

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NASA's new Mars rover reaches Florida launch pad

November 4, 2011 9:42 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a $2.5 billion rover designed to assess that planet's suitability for life, arrived at its Florida launch pad on Thursday in preparation for a planned November 25 liftoff, the U.S. space agency said.

Higher Rating Achieved on RF Inductors for Military Market

November 4, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics announced that the company recently achieved failure rate Level P for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors – ER10M Series and ER17S Series.

Compact Computer Designed for Rugged Environments

November 3, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R1420 is a small, rugged embedded computer that operates without fans or other moving parts for the most reliable operation possible.

Analog Semiconductor Solutions to Showcase at MILCOM

November 3, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions is showcasing a broad portfolio of new products suitable for military communications at the MILCOM, 2011 tradeshow, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Contract Awarded by Lockheed Martin for the C-130J Program

November 2, 2011 9:07 am | News | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to provide Vortex Compact Network Storage (CNS) subsystems to the C-130J Program. The CNS will be deployed as the Network File Server...

Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Solutions at MILCOM

November 1, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced it will demonstrate its latest military communications test technologies and tools at MILCOM, Nov. 7-10, at the Baltimore Convention Center (Booth 1201) in Baltimore.

Boeing brings space taxi jobs to Florida

November 1, 2011 11:23 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

Boeing Co will bring hundreds of jobs to Florida by basing a program to develop passenger spaceships at the Kennedy Space Center, first for NASA and later for commercial use, officials said on Monday.

High Specification AT-cut Crystals Targets Specialist Apps

October 31, 2011 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IQD Frequency Products launched a new range of high specification crystals for specialist applications such as military, radar and pagers. The crystals are available in a variety of package styles including

China plans 2012 manned space flight after docking test

October 31, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

China will launch up to two manned space missions in 2012 as it hones the skills needed to secure a long-term manned presence in outer space, an official spokeswoman said on Monday, on the eve of the launch of an unmanned spacecraft.

Russia poised to resume space station flights

October 31, 2011 8:09 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that forced a cut in staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost.

China denies it is behind hacking of U.S. satellites

October 31, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing on Monday denied a U.S. commission's claim that China may have been responsible for hacking incidents on U.S. environment-monitoring satellites, saying that the committee had "ulterior motives" in writing such a draft report.

Storm forces NASA to call off underwater simulation

October 28, 2011 10:27 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA evacuated astronauts and scientists participating in an underwater space simulation in the Florida Keys over concerns about Hurricane Rina, officials said on Wednesday.

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