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04 Feb 13. Terma achieves new milestone in Canadian MHLH programme. Terma North America has achieved a significant milestone in the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) medium to heavy lift helicopter (MHLH) development programme. The company has successfully completed a key critical design review (CDR) of its design, which fully addresses the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre’s (CFAWC) electronic warfare operational support (EWOS) requirements for the MHLH project. As part of a contract awarded by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) in June 2012, a special test equipment bench that includes aircraft survival equipment hardware along with Terma mission support tools is being provided by the company to the CFAWC. The equipment is designed to help the electronic warfare operational support lab to fully manage the defensive electronic warfare suite (DEWS) software, which is being developed for the programme. (Source: airforce-technology.com)

05 Feb 13. The ROCKY DT6 rugged tablet, a powerful new mobile solution, was announced by AMREL, the leader in rugged computing. Designed to match the needs of military and enterprise applications, the DT6 is: Rugged – Its magnesium casing means it won’t break when you need it the most; Light and portable – Perfect for field work; Built for massive manual data input – The built-in keyboard lets you file reports no matter where you are; This special processor allows you to run full Windows/Linux OS. Some connectivity options include USB 2.0, Serial Port DB9, GB LAN port, and many more. A docking solution allows for easy I/O expansion, which includes RGB as well SD and SIM card slots. Options include WLAN, WWAN, GPS, and AF 2.0 camera. The DT6 uses the IntelĀ® Atom™ Processor, which is specifically built for mobile applications. More powerful than typical PDA processors, it consumes very little energy. Consequently, the lightweight DT6 can run the same OS and applications as a laptop, but with significantly longer battery life. This eliminates the need to modify standard programming for mobile devices. Since it is an AMREL product, it’s built for durability. AMREL has been fielding rugged computers for over 20 years. As with any platform, our computers can be purchased as COTS or modified COTS to meet your specific requirements and application. (Source: Yahoo!/Marketwire)

05 Feb 13. IBM is aiming to take on competitors such as Oracle and Hewlett Packard by offering a more affordable Power Systems server and storage product range later this month. The company said it was rolling out new servers based on its Power architecture with the Power Express 710 starting at $5,947. “The 710 is competitively priced to commodity hardware from Oracle and HP,” IBM said, referring to Oracle’s Sparc servers and HP’s Itanium integrity servers.(Source: Reuters)

29 Jan 13. QinetiQ North America Unveils Integrated Warrior System. QinetiQ North America introduced its Integrated Warrior System, which will route information to a soldier to a single electronic device, like a smartphone or computer. The company displayed the new IWS as the Soldier Technology Meeting and Exhibition in Arlington, Va. The system integrates data and power from multiple systems and, through its battery power management system, allows each device to operate in theater. The soldier can plug-and-play devices such as tablets or smartphones through a wearable hub. (Source: AUVSI)

06 Feb 13. Enhanced hand-held instrument can now pinpoint sources of pulsed or sporadic signals. Now available from Link Microtek is an enhanced version of the IDA-3106 interference and direction analyser, which offers a number of new features, including the ability to pinpoint sources of pulsed or sporadic signals. This is believed to be a world first for a hand-held device. Manufactured by Narda Test Solutio

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