To address the pressing need for increased reliability and lower life cycle cost, airborne satcom rotary joint customers are now ordering Diamond Antenna & Microwave rotary joints with integral Diamond-Roltran Roll-Rings®. Roll-Rings® are the only rotating electrical contact solution that rolls instead of slides like slip rings and therefore does not create wear debris.
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, announced that it has been awarded a three-year indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Tactical Electronic Warfare Division (TEWD).
L-3 Electron Devices announced that it is introducing its smallest microwave power module to date. The new NanoMPM® amplifier represents a breakthrough form factor in microwave amplifiers, achieving greater than 40 watts of saturated Ku-Band output power while weighing in at less than 1.5 pounds.
Cobham has been awarded a $31.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to manufacture the AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter-Antenna Group for Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft. The contract funds the sixth full-rate production lot, and includes the first installment of two-part procurement for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to undisclosed customers.
XTAR LLC, the first U.S. commercial provider of satellite services in the X-band frequency, announced that it has gained a significant segment of the growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (AISR) market over the last 12 months. These contracts represent more than 100 MHz of bandwidth and are valued at more than $8 million.
Cobham plc has established a new strategic business unit (SBU) – Cobham SATCOM – that combines all of the Group’s satellite communications businesses into one organisation, following the successful acquisition and integration of Danish satcom company Thrane & Thrane earlier this year. Thrane & Thrane will trade as Cobham SATCOM from November 2012, and will form the core of the new SBU.
Cassidian has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that, through use of the newest ultra-high-resolution radar technology, can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while detecting and tracking moving targets.