ViaSat has executed a contract with Boeing to build ViaSat-2, which is based on ViaSat’s next generation, Ka-Band satellite technology and architecture. ViaSat-2 is expected to be, by far, the world’s highest capacity satellite at the time of launch (scheduled for mid-2016).
Raytheon Co. has delivered two electronic attack payloads in support of the U.S. Army's Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system. The payloads were delivered as part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy NAVSEA-Crane in 2012. NERO is utilized on the Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS (Umanned Aircraft System) as an airborne electronic attack system capable of jamming enemy communications systems.
Eastern OptX, specialists in fiber optic delay lines for RF and microwave test applications, introduced its new Series 5000 Doppler radar target generators. The company will be showing the systems at IMS 2013 for the first time.
Mercury Systems Inc., a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and big data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, confirmed it had received $6.9 million in follow-on orders from Lockheed Martin for high performance signal processing subsystems as part of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) upgrade program.
Attendees of the 2013 International Microwave Symposium (IEEE MTT-S) Exhibition will have the opportunity to see printed circuit boards made live and in-person by visiting LPKF Laser & Electronics in booth 2215. The in-house rapid PCB prototyping specialist has announced that they will be demonstrating two PCB prototyping systems at the exhibition, which takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., June 4-6.
Diamond Antenna & Microwave and Diamond-Roltran have expanded their joint microwave rotary joint repair business to include the ability to repair and refurbish all OEM rotary joints including those made by Kevlin, Sivers, Cobham, Premier, ITT, Diamond and others.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC4290/LTC4271 isolated 8-port power source equipment (PSE) controller chipset designed for use in IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) Type 1- and Type 2-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. The LTC4290/4271 provides 8 independent PSE channels for simpler lower component count designs, reduced board space and ultimately reduced total solution costs.
The MADL waveform developed by Northrop Grumman was successfully demonstrated in a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program flight test, validating an eight-year development effort to advance communication among fifth-generation aircraft.