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« Responder #105 em: Julho 27, 2004, 11:54:13 am »
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Boeing Delivers First Production F-Model Chinook

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2004 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first production CH-47F Chinook helicopter two months ahead of schedule, marking the beginning of the U.S. Army’s Chinook modernization program.

The aircraft, the first of seven Lot 1 deliveries, will be used initially for flight demonstrations. The remaining six aircraft in Lot 1, all MH-47G Special Operations Chinooks, will be delivered by March 2005. To ensure that the U.S. Army Special Operations forces can meet high priority operational needs, Boeing will next remanufacture approximately 30 more G-model Chinooks before the next CH-47F is delivered in 2006. Boeing will deliver more than 300 F-model Chinooks to the U.S. Army between 2006 and program completion.

“This delivery continues Boeing’s long history of producing and modernizing this vital aircraft for Army service and begins what is expected to be nearly 15 more years of business with our U.S. Army customer,” said Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. “The Chinook is the world’s most advanced heavy-lift helicopter, and the Army’s commitment to the aircraft is a testament to its proven technology, productive history and continued relevance to the Army’s future.”

Boeing delivered the first of two F-model engineering and manufacturing development prototypes in May 2002. Like the prototypes, the first production CH-47F not only will extend the service of the fleet, but features numerous upgrades over its predecessors, including reduced vibration, improved avionics and more powerful engines to help improve mission performance and reduce operation and maintenance costs. The aircraft’s improved cockpit design offers improved situational awareness to support interoperability requirements.

Boeing builds the Chinook in Philadelphia, where employees use state-of-the-art lean manufacturing and engineering methods to generate efficiencies and cost savings in all stages of development and production. Boeing’s longest running continuous production program, the Chinook first entered service with the U.S. Army in 1962, is in service with 20 allied nations and in use in countless military, civilian and humanitarian missions around the world every day. The U.S. Army will upgrade more than 300 D-model Chinooks to the fully modernized F-model configuration, extending the Chinook’s service life through at least 2030.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business that provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities (or systems); the world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.
 

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« Responder #106 em: Julho 30, 2004, 04:55:53 pm »
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28 de julho de 2004

Mais Mentor para a Bolívia

A Fuerza Aérea Boliviana (FAB), acaba de receber da Venezuela, como doação, oito treinadores Beechcraft T-34 Mentor, com as duas primeiras célular tendo sido entregues em 12 de julho. O T-34, incorporado à Fuerza Aérea Venezolana em 1959, para substituir os T-6, foi por sua vez substituído em 2000 por 12 Aermacchi SAF-260U. A FAB já havia recebido onze dessas aeronaves provenientes da Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya; esses aviões estão sendo revisados pela Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina Sociedad Anónima (LMAASA), e serão colocados no mesmo padrão dos 29 Mentor atualmente utilizados pela Fuerza Aérea Argentina. (Juan Carlos Cicalesi/César Del Gaizo)
 

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« Responder #107 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:04:41 pm »
O sistema interceptor de mísseis balísticos americano (ABM) começou a ser colocado em funcionamento. Robert Park (http://www.aps.org/WN/index.cfm) esteve lá e ouviu umas opiniões muito curiosas dos responsáveis:

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MISSILE DEFENSE: INTERCEPTOR EMPLACED IN SILO AT FORT GREELY.
"It marks the end of an era during which we could not defend our
caribou against long-range ballistic missile attacks," General
Persiflage told reporters at a Missile Defense Agency briefing.
Alas, I was the only one there; everyone else was covering the
campaign.  "But is it true," I asked, "that the interceptor has
not been tested?"  "Of course," he snapped, "the whole purpose of
a missile defense is to sow doubt in the mind of any would-be
attacker.  All testing would do is remove the uncertainty."


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I hope that you accept Nature as It is - absurd.

R.P. Feynman
 

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« Responder #108 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:25:46 pm »
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Israelitas reforçam defesa com novo míssil
 
 
Ariel Sharon não desarma


O míssil antimíssil israelita Hetz (Arrow), agora testado com êxito, dá uma nova vantagem estratégica a Telavive, sobretudo porque o último ansaio foi feito pela primeira vez tendo como alvo um Scud.

Comentando o ensaio que decorreu nas costa da Califórnia, o ministro israelita da Defesa, Shaoul Mofaz, disse que dada a instabilidade na região causada pelo Irão, "é legítimo que Israel tenha capacidade militar ao nível de armamento não convencional".

"O Hetz reforça a nossa capacidade de dissuasão", explicou Arié Herzog, director do projecto de defesa antimíssil "Homa" , acrescentando que "o Irão desenvolve hoje mísseis mais sofisticados e de maior alcance pelo que era urgente Israel ter capacidade de resposta.

Ou seja, o Governo de Ariel Sharon tem informações de que Teerão terá uma assinalável capacidade nuclear antes de 2007.

O desenvolvimento do Hetz foi acelerado antes da guerra no Iraque, em Março de 2003, sobretudo porque durante a guerra do Golfo, em 1991, o Iraque disparou 39 mísseis Scud contra Israel.

O projecto Hetz foi lançado em 1988 por iniciativa dos EUA no âmbito da "guerra das estrelas", do presidente Ronald Reagan que, contudo, foi abandonado oficialmente em 1993. Os EUA asseguraram o financiamento da primeira geração do Hetz até 80%. Desde 1991, o seu desenvolvimento é financiado em partes iguais pelos norte-americanos e pelos israelitas.  
 
 

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« Responder #109 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:45:43 pm »
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S-92 PARA TURKMENISTÁN.

Turkmenistán solicitó dos Sikorsky S-92, que recibirá en el 2005 y 2006, para transporte del jefe del Estado. El fabricante ha vendido hasta el momento 27 unidades de este modelo.
 

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« Responder #110 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:46:07 pm »
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HELICOPTEROS PARA PAKISTAN.

Pakistán encargó 26 Bell 412EP para transporte de personal, EMS y actuación en desastres, con entregas durante el próximo año. mid-2005.
 

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« Responder #111 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:49:06 pm »
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Boeing entregó el primer ejemplar de producción -de un lote de siete- del helicóptero CH-47F "Chinook" al U.S. Army, dos meses antes de lo previsto. Se trata de una modernización que reduce las vibraciones, mejora la aviónica e incorpora nuevos motores T55-GA-714. Espera hacer lo mismo con más de 300 ejemplares.
 

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« Responder #112 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:49:43 pm »
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MAS "BLACK HAWK" PARA JORDANIA.

Jordania ha comprado ocho helicóptos Sikorsky UH-60L, para entregas en el 2006, que se agregarán a los cinco "Black Hawk" que ya opera.
 

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« Responder #113 em: Julho 31, 2004, 12:50:25 pm »
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PLANES PARA LA RAF.

El Ministerio de Defensa británico prevé adquirir para la Royal Air Force los cuatro aviones de transporte C-17 que opera, al final del periodo de alquiler y añadir un quinto ejemplar; retirar la flota de "Jaguar" a finales del 2007, en favor del "Typhoon" y de "Tornado" modernizados y "Harriers"; reducir la cantidad de "Nimrod" de 21 a 16; e invertir 3.000 millones de libras en helicópteros en los próximos diez años.
 

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« Responder #114 em: Agosto 01, 2004, 12:33:38 am »
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Marine One: Former Senator, Now Sikorsky Consultant, Blasts US-101 For Jobs Claims.

In his years in the US Senate, Malcolm Wallop tackled a lot of defense issues. Now, as a consultant to Sikorsky on its bid for the executive helicopter project, VXX (or 'Marine One' ) Wallop says award of the contract would mean an overall loss of high tech jobs from the military helicopter industry in the US. Instead, jobs would go overseas to Italy and the UK.

Claims of any new jobs are false, he says. New work created by the contract coming to the US would be taken from other parts of the aerospace industry.

Wallop is out with his claim under the banner of being chairman of the Frontiers of Freedom foundation, a lobbying group based in Oakton, Va., But his survey of the job situation was produced on contract to Sikorsky. The PR firm, Edleman, which does work for the latter in the run-up to contract award, released Wallop's remarks.

In them, he calls on 'Italy's AgustaWestland' to stop what he says are misleading claims on the issue. 'It is simply disingenuous for these companies to claim they will be creating new jobs,' he says.

He also goes on the attack over marketing and political lobbying activities by the team, which he claims routinely over-state the jobs issue. He is particularly critical of the team's role in a visit by Sen Hillary Clinton  (Dem, NY) to Lockheed Martin's Owego facility, which is in her state.

In other criticisms, Wallop says AgustaWestland stands to receive $1.7-billion, or about 68 percent of the value of the contract if they win. And he goes back to old press cuttings to support a view that the Brits and Italians may be pitching the US-101 as an 'American' helicopter knowing it to be false.

The full text of the release follows:

(Washington, DC) – Frontiers of Freedom chairman and former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop today called on Italy’s AgustaWestland and partner Lockheed Martin to put an end to their misleading claims about the number of jobs they would create if granted the Navy’s Marine One helicopter contract.  

'It’' simply disingenuous for these companies to claim they will be creating new jobs,' said Wallop.  'If they got the contract, they would merely shift jobs from existing U.S. manufacturers to their companies, but even that would cause a net loss in U.S. jobs because many high-value, engineering and technology-related positions will be going to Italy.'

Lockheed Martin and AugustaWestland have been holding publicity events and making job-related announcements in several states over the past several months, including a groundbreaking for a “Presidential Helicopter Program Office” in Maryland, visits by Sen. Hillary Clinton to Lockheed’s Owego campus in New York, and a recently announced deal with a company owned by Choctaw Indians in Mississippi to build wiring harnesses.  By their own admission, AgustaWestland and Lockheed Martin will build 35 percent of the helicopters’ content in Europe, a figure that represents 1500 European jobs based on the size of the Marine One contract.

Wallop cited a recent study by Goldman Sachs that estimated AgustaWestland stands to receive nearly $1.7 billion, or roughly 68 percent of the Marine One contract, if their bid prevails over Connecticut-based Sikorsky, the incumbent manufacturer. Sikorsky has been building and servicing the Marine One fleet since the helicopters began Presidential service in the Eisenhower Administration.  

Wallop also cited remarks by Kevin Smith of GKN, the former British parent company of AugustaWestland, as additional evidence for the need to have the Italian company come clean on the jobs story.  In The Guardian's August 8, 2003 story  'Blair and Berlusconi Lobby Bush for Helicopter Deal,' Smith was quoted as saying: 'you never know, you might just see the president climbing into a foreign helicopter.'  Westland's pubic relations director, David Bath, has gone on record in a January 10, 2004 story in the Western Daily Press saying 'the aircraft will be largely sourced and completed in the U.S. to satisfy its need for it to be an American helicopter.  But we will certainly make the first four in Yeovil (England).'

'It's time to stop the jobs facade and let American taxpayers know what's really at stake in this competition.  If AgustaWestland and Lockheed Martin win the competition, there will be a net loss in U.S. jobs plain and simple,' said Wallop.  'Perhaps the pending European Commission lawsuit against Italy for anti-competitive practices in granting helicopter contracts to Agusta will infuse a greater sense of fairness into this team.'

Agusta and the Italian government made news earlier this month when the European Commission decided to refer Italy to the European Court of Justice for the country's history of awarding helicopter contracts directly to Agusta, without competition and in violation of laws intended to promote transparency, better service to taxpayers, and to prevent corruption.  The Italian Government owns roughly one-third of Agusta.

In a similar contract competition, the Government of Canada last week announced that it had selected Sikorsky’s H92 over AgustaWestland's EH101 after a thorough pre-qualification and evaluation process.      

Malcolm Wallop served for 18 years in the United States Senate representing the state of Wyoming.  His tenure included serving on the Senate Arms Control Observer Group and the Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Senator Wallop has written numerous articles on defense and foreign policy. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Heritage Foundation where he writes and speaks on issues of foreign policy and national defense.  Wallop is working on behalf of Sikorsky Aircraft in support of their bid for the Marine One contract.
 

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« Responder #115 em: Agosto 01, 2004, 12:35:11 am »
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UK: Royal Air Force detail Future Armed Forces (Re)Structure

(Press release edited, helicopter related elements only)

The main changes to the force structure are set out below:

Changes will also be introduced in the RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) force where it is planned that the military engineering support will be contractorised. At the same time, to maximise training benefits, we plan to move the RAF St Mawgan SAR Operational Conversion Unit and Force HQ to RAF Valley alongside the operational SAR Flight. The long-term requirement for RAF St Mawgan will be considered as part of the review of the future requirements for Defence airfields.

Within Joint Helicopter Command, a number of changes will impact on RAF personnel. There will be an adjustment in the size of the Puma force to reflect the improving security situation in Northern Ireland - 6 aircraft and 9 crews will be withdrawn from 230 Squadron. Other changes may emerge from the review of the future requirements for Defence airfields and the helicopter procurement programmes, details of which will be reported in due course.

With the changes in force structures outlined above, and the other MOD efficiencies already in hand, the trained strength of the RAF will reduce to 41,000 by 1 April 2008 from its current level of around 48,500. This reduction will be managed through a combination of natural wastage, recruiting adjustments and a redundancy programme. This will enable the Service to maintain a satisfactory balance between skills, capability, experience, seniority in rank and promotion prospects. The details of how the redundancy programme will be administered will be announced towards the end of the year.

The review of the future requirements for Defence airfields, mentioned above, will be looking for opportunities to deliver military aviation requirements across all 3 Services with fewer, larger and better supported bases. The findings will be announced in 2005.
 

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« Responder #116 em: Agosto 02, 2004, 12:30:37 am »
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Concept Design of Fifth Generation Airplane to Be Presented to Customer in Third Quarter 2004

The Sukhoy Aviation Holding Company (AKhK) will present the concept design of the fifth generation combat airplane to the customer – the Russian Federation ministry of defense – in the third quarter 2004, the Sukhoy AKhK general director, Mikhail Pogosyan, reported at a press conference at the Interfax central office on Wednesday.

"The concept design (of the fifth generation fighter – Interfax) will be presented to the customer in the third quarter. We plan to have the customer's decision on the airplane concept design being developed before the end of the year," M. Pogosyan said.

According to him, the period for development of the concept design was shifted somewhat, but the timetable on the whole for creation of the new airplane will be sustained.

Interfax
 

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« Responder #117 em: Agosto 02, 2004, 12:34:58 am »
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Upgraded Su-27SM Airplane Maximally Approximates Fifth Generation Airplane

The Komsomol’sk-on-Amur Aviation Production Association is realizing the upgrade program for the Su-27 multirole fighters into the Su-27SM variant developed by the Sukhoy OKB. The first five Su-27SM fighters reached the Russian air force inventory at the end of 2003. A task was set in place for 2004 to complete state tests and upgrade 12 Su-27 fighters to comply in full with the air force tactical-technical task. The whole fleet of Russia’s Su-27 air force fighters is subject to the upgrade. This work is going on within the framework of the state defense order, and also using non-budgetary funds which are earned and attracted from Sukhoy Aviation Holding Company export contracts.

The upgraded Su-27 are distinguished by an appreciably increased combat effectiveness. An modified radar has been installed on them which allows the use of television guided missiles with the aid of prior target designation from the radar set and also to carry out bombing in poor weather conditions and at night. The Su-27SM airplane is equipped with a new reconnaissance system.

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They Are Upgrading Several Dozen Su for the Air Force

Several dozen Su-27SM airplanes will arrive in Russian air force aviation units before year's end, Russian Federation air force CinC, General of the Army Vladimir Mikhaylov, announced on Wednesday.

According to him, at the present time the air force has eight aircraft of this type available, Interfax reports. "Methods of usage are being polished on them at the aviation training center," the CinC said.

He reported that the line for upgrade of the aircraft fleet will be continued. "We are working on the creation of new aircraft, but the main direction is upgrade. This route is cheaper," Mikhaylov said.

Vesti.RU
 

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« Responder #118 em: Agosto 02, 2004, 12:36:13 am »
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Generations not Changing

The appearance of the new combat airplane isn't expected until 2012

Yesterday, the head of the Sukhoy Aviation Holding Company, Mikhail Pogosyan, and the air force commander-in-chief, General of the Army Vladimir Mikhaylov, almost simultaneously acknowledged that there will not be a revolution is military aircraft construction in the near future. Russian aces will receive the long-awaited fifth generation combat airplane not earlier than 2012. Only the aircraft's concept design will be presented to the customer – the Russian Federation defense ministry – at the end of this year. The Su-35 airplane will fill the eight-year time interval, which, according to Mikhail Pogosyan's assurance, will be "an intermediate airplane between the utmost as of today in the family of Sukhoy Su-30 and the fifth generation airplane."

Nevertheless, it will be difficult to call the Su-35 brand-new: the fighter, per se, will be a hodgepodge of all the best which has been produced by the Sukhoy OKB aircraft designers. In particular, they will take the airframe from the Su-27, and the different experiences of the Su-24M and Su-30 airplanes will be used. As regards the airframe, as Mikhail Pogosyan explained, the use of the airframe from the Su-27 "will permit essentially shortening the time for the development of a new aircraft, since tests of the airframe will not have to be performed. The new aircraft is supposed to appear as early as 2006. OKB adviser, Marshal of Aviation Evgeniy Shaposhnikov, also supported Sukhoy's position on the upgrade while answering a Russkiy Kur'er question. "We have achieved such a technological level that it isn't suitable to expect a revolution a revolution in aircraft construction. The Su-30 has even outpaced the fifth generation in aerodynamic qualities," the ex aide to Russia's president for space and aviation assured. "But it is worth putting work on the avionics over combat characteristics. The new generation airplane is not a 30—50 percent improvement of qualitative performance, but by 2 – 3 times. But this can be achieved today only by evolutionary, and not by a revolutionary means." "We will be able to preserve our leading positions in the aviation marketplace in the 2006 - 2012 interval with the Su-35 airplane and also owing to the upgrade of the Su-30," Mikhail Pogosyan added.

As regards the fifth generation airplane, the air force CinC confirmed to Russkiy Kur'er the words of the Sukhoy manager. "We expect the new airplane by 2012," the general reported. "But it is supposed to be a really new airplane, and not an upgrade of an old aircraft."
 

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« Responder #119 em: Agosto 02, 2004, 12:05:37 pm »
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Mercury Selected By LockMart For Joint Common Missile Program



File image of a JCM test

Chelmsford MA (SPX) Jul 15, 2004
Mercury Computer Systems announced Wednesday that Lockheed Martin will use Mercury's tactical version of its RACE++ Series commercial off-the- shelf (COTS) multicomputers in the guidance electronics unit of the Joint Common Missile (JCM) system.
Mercury's contract, valued at approximately $9 million, is part of the JCM program three-year System Design and Development (SDD) phase.

Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. defense contractor, was selected to develop and build a new JCM system, which Lockheed anticipates will result in the procurement of about 54,000 missiles from 2008 to 2018.

The JCM system is the next-generation air-to-ground missile to be carried on U.S. Armed Forces rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, replacing Longbow-Hellfire and Maverick, respectively.

"We are pleased with the high-performance COTS solution Mercury is developing to support the JCM program," said Steven Barnoske, JCM program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

"Mercury worked with Lockheed Martin to meet the challenge of our customer to deliver a high-performance, scalable and cost-effective missile system."

"Mercury's selection by Lockheed Martin for the JCM program is a milestone event," said Jay Bertelli, president and chief executive officer of Mercury Computer Systems.

"The adaptation of commercial technology for the JCM system demonstrates the ability of our engineering teams to develop solutions for high-volume, low-cost systems deployed in quantities much greater than the typical programs we support in defense electronics."

"It underscores Mercury's leadership as a top supplier of a full range of COTS computing technology and marks a new chapter in our valued relationship with Lockheed Martin."

"We believe Lockheed Martin's team won in part by demonstrating to the government a low-risk integrated solution. Mercury is proud to bring this cost-effective computing capability to Lockheed Martin's innovative team."

The Lockheed Martin JCM system includes a tri-mode seeker for diverse mission, multi-target capability from a variety of Army, Navy and Marine aircraft.

The seeker design includes imaging, infrared, semi-active laser and millimeter wave radar capabilities for active and passive "fire-and forget" and precision-strike targeting with minimal collateral damage, all-weather capability and robustness against enemy countermeasures.

Mercury's tactical field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based compute node (FCN) module, known as VantageRT FCN, provides the processing engine of the tri-mode seeker.

"Our JCM design reduces program risk and ensures future technology insertion by leveraging Mercury COTS technology," Barnoske said.

"Besides reducing time to a hardware solution, by adopting COTS, Lockheed Martin can leverage proven operating software and integrated development tools."

"For example, FPGA development is enhanced with Mercury's FCN Developers Kit (FDK) suite of development tools and services," Bertelli explained.

"The FDK contains off-the-shelf, ready-to-use components for managing input and output data flows and memory transfers in FPGA applications, reducing the time and risk involved in developing fully functional applications which exploit the power of FPGA and PowerPC computing."

Mercury and Lockheed Martin have collaborated on other programs including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Portable Search and Target Acquisition Radar-Extended-Radar (PSTAR-ER), shipboard tactical imagery, and advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs.