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09 Oct 06. On the first day of the show, DRS Technologies showed BATTLESPACE its new Satcom on the Move system and showed its capabilities in a ride round DC in the company’s converted HMMV. A full report on this demo and an interview with Steve Schorer will be in the next issue of BATTLESPACE.

11 Oct 06. AdaCore, has launched its Remote Programming solution, an advanced feature of the company’s GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The GPS Remote Programming facility provides a secure, efficient, and flexible way for software development teams to reduce costs by taking full advantage of their desktop computers and networks. In traditional software development scenarios, operations are executed on a central server. Developers either use an IDE displayed via an X Window system, or abandon the IDE all together and resort to using a text editor and terminal. When using an IDE, all functions are carried out on the central server, which requires large network and power resources, thus increasing infrastructure costs. By contrast, AdaCore’s GPS Remote Programming facility separates the software development project into a multiple client, single/multiple server environment. It makes all project sources available on both the desktop PC and the server, which allows IDE-related operations to be carried out on the local desktop computer using the local CPU, display, and memory. As soon as a remote action is required, such as compilation, debugging or execution, the IDE automatically connects to the remote machine, synchronises the files when necessary, and performs the action. Limiting the number of operations carried out on the remote server significantly reduces the amount of required network and power usage. AdaCore’s GPS Remote Programming feature offers the major benefits of the “one server/multiple clients” solution, including: Greater control of the development environment, ensuring that the code that is tested will be exactly the production code that will run, Easier installation of node-locked software, and easier sharing of project sources and builds, Ability to develop software that is portable from desktop PCs to several platforms.

06 Oct 06. BAE Systems has delivered the first communications payloads composed of Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio Systems under the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. Delivery of the system to Boeing, FCS lead system integrator, is a major step in the Army’s plans to deploy the software-programmable radios on current-force Abrams tanks, Bradley Combat Systems, and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). As FCS communications systems integrator, BAE Systems provides electronic and mounting hardware, the radio’s antenna, and integration services to deliver a complete Ground Mobile Radio system. The system is now undergoing integration testing at a Boeing lab in preparation for vehicle testing in spring 2007.

06 Oct 06. BAE Systems has leveraged the combined strengths of its global land business to create its new 6×6 RG33L Mine-Protected Vehicle, which was unveiled on Monday at AUSA. BAE Systems is offering its production-ready mine protected RG33L vehicle to meet urgent requirements. The company has multiple tactical wheeled vehicles in production now and skilled employees with mine hardened vehicle production expertise in low-cost, low-risk U.S. production facilities. The RG33 is a next-generation 6×6 mine protected vehicle that offers more volume under armor than any other C130 transportable mine protected vehicle and incorporates the latest designs in protecting against improvised explosive devices. The RG33L incorporates a monocoque V-shaped hull design leveraging knowledge gained in recent and ongoing conflicts.

13 Oct 06. The Boeing Company has begun flight testing for the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) Advanced C

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