Eric Tegler

Eric Tegler
Articles
Hangars Of Future Will Have Much Different Needs 
The design, building and cost of F-35 hangars offer clues to future commercial MRO infrastructure.
Pacific Forces See Rise In Laser Dazzling  1
Potentially blinding laser weapons are increasingly being pointed at U.S. military aircrews.
Laser Dazzling Of U.S. Military Pilots Spreads To Pacific  2
An uptick of activity in the Pacific and in Central Command has forces seeking protective eyewear.
U.S. Military Pursues GPS Alternatives 
To address the threat of anti-satellite weapons, the U.S. military and private sector are already using an alternative system to augment GPS for critical position, navigation and timing (PNT) applications.
Four Companies Vie For New Zealand Airlifter Business  4
Wellington wants a transporter that can conduct search-and-rescue and humanitarian missions and make flights to Antarctica.
Could The U.S. Military Lose Its Connection To Space?  29
The space infrastructure on which America’s highly networked armed forces depend is resilient but not invulnerable.
KC-10s Quietly Fuel U.S. Mideast Operations  9
The aerial refueling tanker has been a vital component in the U.S. Central Command for a quarter century.
NASA Investigating Benefits Of Aerosol Jet Printing 
New technique for producing printed circuit boards may help overcome the physical limitations that conventional manufacturing is running into as more components are crammed onto a small space.
Israel To Equip F-35 With Its Own C4 ‘App’ 
In effect, Israel has written the first “app” for the F-35 and, arguably, set a precedent for software independence for F-35 users.
Israel’s F-35 App And Its Implications  80
Software design highlights the tension in the mammoth multinational F-35 program—how to achieve independence without disrupting interoperability.
U.S. Navy Continues Upgrades To Analog Carrier Landing System 
Late last year,the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS) Phase IV (MK 13 Mod 1) was installed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
NATO E-3 To Fly With Flight-Deck Upgrades In 2014 

By the end of 2014, a NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry will have flown with the first comprehensive flight-deck upgrade since the type began full production in 1976.

Engineering and development have gone forward under the joint U.S. Air Force/NATO Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (Dragon) program. 

E-2D Hawkeye Gains Aerial Refueling Capability 
The aerial refueling capability will extend the range and persistence of the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to at least 7 hr., up from the current 4-6 hr.
U.S. Army Wants To Field Integrated C-RAM Systems 
Combining assets to defeat the rocket, artillery and mortar (RAM) threat has proven successful, but other traditional threats (aircraft/cruise missile) and emerging asymmetric ones (unmanned air systems) still have been treated separately. The RAM experience suggested an integrated approach to defeating these threats and to the acquisition process. This approach unites sensor, weapons and mission-command components with a standard set of interfaces using a standardized set of networks to communicate—a meta-system for air defense.
Black Dart Exercise Aims To Counter UAV Threats 

NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY, California — For the first time, media have been allowed to observe “Black Dart,” the military’s large-scale, live counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS)/air defense exercise.

Black Dart, which takes place within and around Naval Base Ventura County, California, (formerly NAS Point Mugu, merged with the adjacent Port Hueneme Naval Base and San Nicholas Island), began in 2004 as a classified exercise.

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