Monthly Military Update: Expert Insights
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February 17, 2011

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Industry News

Herley to be Acquired by Kratos Defense and Security Solutions

GigOptix to Acquire Endwave

JTRS SRW Network Manager Successfully Completes FQT

Remcom Announces Selection to Develop Wind Turbine/Radar Modelling Tool

Harris Awarded IDIQ Contract to Provide Tactical and Land Mobile Radios to US International Partners

Raytheon Awarded Contract for F/A-18 Super Hornet AESA Radars

Boeing Tests New Ka-band SATCOM Antenna System

Comtech Awarded $1.4 M for SATCOM High Power Amplifiers

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RF/Microwave Filters and Assemblies
Visit Reactel's newly re-designed website for the latest in RF/Microwave Filters, Multiplexers and Multifunction Assemblies for Military applications. Issuing an online RFQ is just a click away and our full line catalog is available for quick and easy download.

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A&D Technologies

Multilayer Technology Enables Miniaturization of Integrated Multi-function Modules
Ronen Holtzman, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd.

Solutions for Wideband Radar and Satcom Measurements
Agilent Technologies

NXP's SiGe:C Technology: Expanding Options for Design Engineers
Greg Baker, NXP Semiconductors

Military Hardware/Software

GaAs MMIC I/Q Downconverter/Receivers:
Hittite Microwave Corp.

Hittite Microwave Corp. has introduced three new SMT packaged I/Q Downconverter/Receivers that are ideal for point-to-point radio, military EW/ECM and satellite communications applications from 5.6 to 24 GHz. The HMC951LP4E, HMC966LP4E and HMC967LP4E are GaAs MMIC I/Q Downconverter/Receivers, each comprised of an LNA followed by an image reject mixer, which is driven by an LO buffer amplifier.
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Cavity Triplexer: Reactel

Reactel model 3TP-1176.45/1575.42-S11 is a cavity triplexer designed for all 3 GPS frequencies: L1 (New Civilian), L2 (Civilian), and L5 (Safety of Life). The passbands for this particular unit are L1: 1560.42 to 1590.42, L2: 1212.6 to 1242.6 MHz and L5: 1164.45 to 1188.45 MHz.
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TS6710 Test System: Rohde & Schwarz

The new R&S TS6710 test system from Rohde & Schwarz is a highly flexible, turnkey standard solution for manufacturers of AESA radar equipment. Its modular architecture allows it to be configured for product development or for use on production lines. Predefined test cases and the easy compilation of complete test sequences simplify operation significantly. The user can also adapt all test cases individually to specific customer requirements.
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Expert Insights

Jim Fallon, President and CEO of Fallon & Associates Consulting and past chairman of the International AOC convention, shares his opinions about how RF and microwave companies can be successful as Defense budgets tighten.
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Asif Anwar is a Program Director within the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics. In this month's column Asif analyzes the US Defense budget, new programs and mergers.
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Educational Webinars

AESA Radar Applications and Market Trends

Strategy Analytics series
Now On Demand
Rohde & Schwarz

RF Power Amplifier Linearization Techniques

Besser Webinar Series
Now On Demand

Defence/Security Executive Forum
New last year to EuMW was a defense related session organized by EuMA and Microwave Journal providing attendees with a high-level view of defense needs and future R&T opportunities in Europe.

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AUSA's ILW Winter Symposium & Expo
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 23-25, 2011

Satellite 2011
Washington D.C.
March 14-17, 2011

Dixie Crow Symposium
Warner Robins, GA
March 20-24, 2011

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Baltimore, MD
June 5-10, 2011

EMC 2011
Long Beach, CA
August 14-19, 2011

AUVSI Unmanned Systems N. America 2011
Washington D.C.
August 16-19, 2011

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