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26 Apr 11. The Russian military successfully test launched a Sineva ballistic missile from a submarine in the Arctic on April 26, the Interfax news agency quoted a Defense Ministry spokesman as saying.
“The launch was carried out from underwater in the Barents Sea from the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine. At the expected hour, the payload of the Sineva missile arrived at the Kura range in Kamchatka” in Russia’s Far East, spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. (Source: Defense News)

28 Apr 11. Silynx Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of C4OPS software version 2.0. The updated software has the following cool new features:
* Full C4Grip functionality
* Supports the soon-to-be-released new Hybrid Headset Config
* Support for the Land Warrior adaptor cable
* Support for the Rifleman adaptor cable
* Support for the Harris SPR and SPR Dual-Comm adaptor cable
* Support for the Smart iPhone adaptor cable
Added Enhancements:
* Improved situational awareness in impulse environments
* Enhanced situational awareness by allowing the user to better monitor the ambient sounds while radio traffic is received
– Added user net monitoring control in “Extras Menu” selection
* C4OPS hot key can now be configured for tone signaling
* Enhanced C4OPS volume level when connected to an AN/PRC-148 MBITR radio
* Added ability to hot swap the headset while unit is powered on (user is no longer required to cycle the unit on and off when changing a headset)
* Increased voice prompt level volume range
* Added mute primary, mute secondary, mute both functions to C4OPS hot key
* DWPTT “Channels” hot keys defaulted to [+] and [-] hear through feature
– DWPTT “Channels” hot keys can be configured for channel change via C4OPS PC Programmer
* Increased volume levels for the Peltor Headset

28 Apr 11. CompactSec PZT Thermal Imaging Camera with Shutterless Technology. A new, shutterless version of the CompactSec PZT, low powered thermal imager is now available. It is based on a state-of-the-art 384 x 288, uncooled ASi 8-14µ micro bolometer detector with a 25-micron pitch. This unit has a full PZT system. Shutterless technology allows uncooled IR engines and cameras to operate continuously without the need for a mechanical shutter for NUC (Non Uniformity Correction) operations. By eliminating the need for a shutter, these engines are constantly open, experiencing no image freezes – critical to applications such situational awareness. Shutterless engines are also smaller and lighter than conventional engines, operate silently, have a faster start up time, consume less power, possess a lower current draw, and have better MTBF. The CompacSec is tuned to long wave infrared, 8-14m, with less than 0.060°c sensitivity. The unit is available with or without NUC shutter or as an open frame camera. It includes powerful proprietary algorithms that have been fully tested and proven effective in poor visibility conditions ensuring good visuals in the most testing situations. The built in anti-blooming system prevents image flare. Electronic zoom of x2 and x4 enables close up images of areas of interest; user can define the ROI. A high-resolution graphics overlay enables user to add features to the screen display. Features are controlled via an on screen display. The imager can store up to 50 snap shot images for further analysis at a later time. The camera offers standard video outputs but can be supplied with a digital interface via the LVDS interfaces. With its night vision capabilities the CompactSec is the ultimate security solution for surveillance and protection of national borders, airport perimeters and other sensitive sites. In the industrial and safety markets, the CompactSec PZT infrared thermal engine can be integrated into predictive maintenance applications and fire detection systems. Thermal camera integrators will find the CompactSec PZT the perfect solution when space, weight and power are the critical factors. The PT

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