The Connected Battlefield Blog

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MOSA/SOSA: a new dawn for military computing

January this year saw the US Army, Navy and Air Force come together to agree on a new computing standard - MOSA - that promises to be transformational for the military.

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The mule of embedded computing

When you think of something that's hard working and reliable, you may well think of a mule. David Pepper sees mules as being analagous to VMEbus.

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At Spain’s first defense fair

Around 150 exhibitors from 11 countries, some 40 official delegations from 27 countries and 10,000 visitors were in Madrid, Spain last week for the inaugural FEINDEF.

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One size fits all? Not always.

Any racegoer will confirm the truth of the old adage: "Horses for courses". You wouldn't necessarily back a horse to win without knowing what its preferred conditions are. The same applies to choosing the optimum solution for moving a gas grill - or for intensive DSP applications.

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I became an Old Crow in Stockholm

The theme of this year’s EW Europe was how the electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace and the scope and depth of electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare is consequently changing in parallel. We were there to demonstrate our capabilities.

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We’re growing

By the end of the year, we'll occupy 50% more space in our home city of Hunstville as we respond to growth in our business.

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Seeing clearly

Earworms - tunes you just can't get out of your head - can be extremely irritating, especially if you don't know how they've become lodged there. Stuart Heptonstall tracks his down.

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In Maryland to meet the Army

Any opportunity to hear in depth about what your customers need from you is an opportunity to be grasped with both hands. That's why we were at APG APBI last week.

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We're in Istanbul with EMF

This week, we're in Istanbul at IDEF, a major show not only for the Turkish market but for international visitors too.

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It’s all about thermal efficiency

Glyn Evans returns to the topic of his new home - this time, pondering central heating systems in two apparently similar properties and their relative performance.

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What the future holds

The ability to predict the future has long been one of man's ambitions. Increasingly, we have the necessary mass of knowledge that can bring that dream closer to reality.

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Technology: insert or preserve?

Many military programs have a deployed life measured in decades. What does it take to keep them viable over such extended timeframes?

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Dispatch from California

300+ attendees were at the AOC Collaborative EW Symposium at Pt. Mugu, and we were delighted that our new CTO had the opportunity to address them.

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Taking the plunge

When you're considering implementing a new technology, there are three key questions you'll be asking yourself. In the case of our new avionics product family, the answers are all positive.

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AUSA Day 3: so what’s all the excitement been about?

AUSA Global Force has ended. Here, Dave Tetley - who demonstrated our new Obox almost non-stop at the show - explains what it was that caused so many visitors to want to see it.

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