Navy orders diminishing manufacturing sources (DMS) FPGAs to keep F-35s and other military aircraft flying
PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – The U.S. Navy is buying more than $40 million worth of obsolescent field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of the F-35 joint strike fighter and other military aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps., and allied military forces.
Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $41.5 million order Monday to the Lockheed Martin Corp. Aeronautics segment in Fort Worth, Texas, to procure Xilinx and Intel-Altera Diminishing Manufacturing Sources (DMS) parts that have reached end-of-life.
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