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09 Oct 07. Lockheed Martin unveiled its operational prototype of the U.S. Army’s new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 radar – also known as the EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar – at the Association for the United States Army (AUSA)’s 2007 Exposition in Washington, DC. EQ-36 will provide Soldiers with the capability to detect, classify, track and determine the location of enemy indirect fire such as mortars, artillery and rockets – significant threats to allied Soldiers fighting the War on Terror – in either 90 degree or 360 degree modes. EQ-36 systems will eventually replace aging TPQ-36, TPQ-37 and other Cold War era radars, which only operate in limited 90 degree modes. For its EQ-36 prototype, Lockheed Martin is leveraging the existing counterfire capabilities of partner Syracuse Research Corp.’s operational Advanced Technology Objective (ATO), a sensor system developed for the Army’s Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) in Ft. Monmouth, NJ. In spring 2007, the prototype completed successful counterfire target acquisition testing in both 90- and 360-degree modes at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ. This summer, the system also completed successful air surveillance testing at White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, NM.
08 Oct 07. Blazepoint announced the launch of a rugged scanner to compliment the existing range of printers and peripheral products within the ndura Rugged range. Designed to work with the ndura Rugged A4 Printer, launched at DSEi 2005, the new rugged scanner demonstrates Blazepoint’s engineering strengths and highlights a clear understanding of the military environment and its users. Based on the HP Scanjet G4010, the commercial scanner is shock-mounted and has been modified to fit into an aluminium enclosure yet provides instant access to the scanner for ease of maintenance. Designed to withstand hostile environments in mobile or fixed applications, the rugged scanner is fully compatible with any computer. Designed to meet MIL-STD-461E and MIL-STD-810 ENV, the ndura Rugged Scanner offers the durability to survive extreme military conditions.
08 Oct 07. Ultralife (introduced the SMBus-compliant UBBL10 battery at AUSA. The UBBL10 is part of the SmartCircuitTM family of batteries and chargers, which provide advanced solutions to military customers who require functionality and performance not available from traditional products. The UBBL10 battery (NSN: 6140-01-554-2347) is a new SmartCircuit version of the company’s popular, industry-leading UBI-2590 battery (NSN 6140-01-553-3527), which is used in military and government applications worldwide. Both batteries meet all military performance and safety standards. While fully compliant with the open source SMBus protocol, Ultralife’s UBBL10 battery and others in the SmartCircuit family are superior to competitors’ SMBus offerings because they are designed with circuitry that allows for the most efficient operation of the battery; use flex circuit boards whenever possible to reduce the use of wire, resulting in more robust internal construction and allowing for rugged use; and are thoroughly tested to meet the most stringent performance, reliability and safety standards. Batteries and chargers with SmartCircuit technology are able to provide, communicate and display information that has a direct and positive result on battery life, application run time, safety, and more.
08 Oct 07. The Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) in the Boeing CH-47F cockpit has been declared operationally ready for deployment by the U.S. Army. Initially developed for the Special Operations Forces’ MH-47 and MH-60 helicopter fleets, Rockwell Collins’ CAAS solution has also been selected for the UH-60M, ARH-70A, MH-60T, VH-60N, CH-53E and CH-53K. The CAAS solution utilizes common, reusable processing elements in each piece of hardware and