France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has introduced the new SPEXER 1500 security radar which opens up completely new opportunities for the mobile protection of border regions and sensitive industrial or military installations.
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR and EW subsystems for defense prime contractors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micronetics Inc. (www.micronetics.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency (RF) subsystems and components for defense and commercial customers.
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems announced the appointment of David Lockwood OBE as its chief executive officer.
Applied Radar Inc. received two new contracts this week including a new Phase 1 SBIR ($150,000) on Passive Airborne Radar Using Opportunistic Signals (PASAROS) with the US Air Force Research Lab at WPAFB, OH, and a Phase 2 Enhancement ($500,000) on Adaptive Distributed Aperture Radar Mainlobe Jammer Suppression with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, AL.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has successfully completed all certification measurements of its Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) 2000 I secondary radar by the AIMS Program Office of the US Department of Defense.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a $12.3 million development program focused on ultra-fast gallium nitride (GaN) switch technology for the Microscale Power Conversion (MPC) program. TriQuint’s revolutionary new GaN modulator has the potential to enable highly-efficient RF transmitters substantially smaller than current solutions.
TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com. The new site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions.
Data Patterns Group and SELEX Galileo have signed a Head of Terms agreement with a view towards forming a joint venture later this year that will be located in Chennai, Indi, and will focus on a broad range of defence electronic products and state-of-the-art technology developments.