Echodyne Corp. announced the first ever successful test of an airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar on a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (sUAV). Echodyne’s radar was mounted on a small commercial drone which flew multiple missions below 400’ over a period of several days. The drone was of a size, payload, and range well suited for package delivery, infrastructure inspection and agricultural monitoring.
W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announces the successful integration of GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables into upcoming F-16 upgrade initiatives. Gore’s new 10-gigabit cables exceed Cat6a electrical requirements by delivering reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission over longer distances. These cables are qualified according to C21091 Specifications for F-16 upgrades that require exceptional electrical and mechanical performance in harsh aerospace environments to ensure mission-critical success.
AceAxis has signed an agreement with Thales, under which it will adapt its remote radio head design for use in a system providing broadband Internet connectivity to passengers on board commercial aircraft.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research have awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. the third phase of the Tern unmanned systems program. Phase three plans to include final design, fabrication and a full-scale, at-sea demonstration of the system.
Finmeccanica – Selex EShas received a contract from Embraer Defense & Security to provide an undisclosed number of Gabbiano T20 radar systems for the KC-390 transport aircraft procured by the Brazilian Air Force.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co., was selected by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to supply its ELDEC® Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU) on the Gulfstream G500 and G600. Each aircraft will have five 250 Amp TRUs, which will provide DC bus power throughout the aircraft. Gulfstream previously selected the same TRU for use on the G650 aircraft providing commonality across all three aircraft models.
Finmeccanica – Selex ES has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract from Cobham Aviation Services in Australia to supply a number of Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) surveillance radars.