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16 Aug 11. At the U.S. Joint Forces Command’s Empire Challenge 2011, Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully demonstrated the ability of its STARLite radar to provide Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) data and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery to ground commanders in real time. Flying on the company’s Firebird optionally manned aircraft, STARLite demonstrated its Dismount Moving Target Indicator (DMTI) capability from a moving platform for the first time in a joint exercise.
STARLite also demonstrated its ability to cue other sensors on an aircraft and to function as part of a networked system using standard protocols. Empire Challenge marked the first time STARLite transmitted information through a Tactical Common Data Link from an unmanned aircraft under operational conditions.
“Our experience at Empire Challenge proved again that STARLite can give commanders the information they need to make tactical decisions in real time,” said John Jadik, vice president of weapons and sensors for Northrop Grumman’s Land and Self Protection Systems Division. “STARLite is the only production radar in its class that offers warfighters this combination of SAR, GMTI and DMTI capability.”
During Empire Challenge, two different STARLite configurations were demonstrated. The baseline system plus an extended range antenna that will double the range capability of the radar took part in the exercise.
Northrop Grumman’s AN/ZPY-1 STARLite Small Tactical Radar – Lightweight is the U.S. Army program of record for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. Each STARLite radar comes equipped with a complete software package for interfacing with U.S. Army systems, enabling easy operator control of the SAR maps and ground moving target detection features on standard Army maps. The AN/ZPY-1 leverages Northrop Grumman’s experience acquired from the company’s proven Tactical Endurance Synthetic Aperture Radar and the Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Radar programs.
19 Aug 11. SavWatt USA, Inc., pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license for LED lights utilizing P2i’s liquid repellent nano-coating technology, see www.p2i.com. P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has won an International Stevie Award for 2011’s ‘Most Innovative Company in Europe’ at the 2011 International Business Awards (IBAs), in recognition of how the company’s
revolutionary technology challenges the way people think about everyday conventional liquid protection. Carl Francis, Chief Executive at P2i, comments: “We have a highly innovative, fast growing and scalable business which is based on proprietary and game-changing technology. Originally developed to protect military clothing against chemical warfare, our liquid repellent nano-coating is now applied throughout five key sectors: Electronics; Lifestyles; Life Sciences; Filtration and Energy; Military and Institutional. We are building on our cutting-edge technology in liquid repellency by moving into anti-microbial, anti-scratch, anti-stain and other functional nano-coatings as well. Working with LED lights opens a whole new sector of applications and we are excited to work with SavWatt.” “This exclusive license from P2i strengthens our goal of becoming the leader in LED lighting and provides a differentiating factor for SavWatt LEDs, especially for outdoor lights and street lights. P2i’s technology will definitely be game changing for SavWatt in the worldwide LED Lights market segments for Cruise Ships, Marine Industry and the Navy,” noted Ike H. Sutton, founder of SavWatt. (Source: Yahoo!/Marketwire)
19 Aug 11. Special Operations Apps, the smart-device CamoScience™ innovator, announced the plans to launch the SF App Store, which will put advanced technologies directly into the hands o