The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Nevada has been selected as one of six locations to be a center for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development in the United States. As a UAV development site, the most likely economic forecast shows that there could be thousands of jobs for UAS direct employees with an average wage of approximately $62,000; an estimated $2.5 billion in economic impact in present dollars; and an estimated $125 million in annual state and local tax revenue.
San-tron Inc., a leading manufacturer of RF and microwave coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, announced that it has achieved its AS9100 certification, a quality standard for companies that design, develop or produce aerospace products.
General Dynamics C4 Systems received the first production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios, related accessories and training materials. The $25 million order will begin a new chapter in ground-to-air communications as the next-generation radios deliver crisp, clear communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Melville, New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., has received $1.9 million of orders for high-power amplifiers from a leading provider of aviation electronics and communication systems.
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) delivered the first low rate initial production (LRIP) Mobile Tower System (MOTS) to the United States Army ahead of schedule. The LRIP contract was awarded in March 2012 for 10 MOTS.
Delta Electronics Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of RF/microwave and millimeter-wave interconnect solutions, announces its certification to AS9100:2009 (Rev C) Quality Management System (QMS) for Aviation, Space and Defense organizations. Certification to this standard places Delta in an elite class of supply chain manufacturers that are registered to this rigorous Aerospace and Defense standard.