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.
Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a $14.1 millionoption to complete development of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment 1, Block 1 (I1B1) System of Systems. JCREW is a next-generation system to protect warfighters, vehicles, watercraft, and permanent structures from RCIEDs.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, has awarded Harris Corp. a $19 million contract to replace its existing public safety radio system with one that improves its coverage area and is based on the latest technology standards. The new system will improve communications for law enforcement, fire service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel who serve one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties.
Laser Services Inc. announces the promotion of three of its employees as a direct result of receiving a Workforce Training Grant in 2012. They were awarded the training grant last April to train employees in Lean Manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques. As a result of this training, Laser Services has significantly improved a number of processes including scheduling, planning, tooling, and production.
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for RF and power applications, was awarded Platinum Premier Supplier status at Rockwell Collins’ 2013 Annual Supplier Conference, held on March 6, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD awarded a SBIR Phase II program to Tahoe RF Semiconductor Inc. for developing a miniaturized radiation hardened beam-steerable GPS receiver front end for NASA spacecrafts. This product is designed to improve the signal sensitivity by 10 dB to 25 dB-Hz and improve performance against multipath interferences.
LaserServices Inc. (www.laserservicesusa.com), a precision laser job shop located in Westford, MA, has announced that they have been awarded a $61,200 Workforce Training Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for an employee training and professional development project. Laser Services will use the grant for training programs for 32 employees and expects to create four new jobs as a result of this project.