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US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin a $20 M Contract for GPS

The US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin one of two industry contracts valued at approximately $20 M each to enter the next development phase of an advanced Global Positioning System, to be known as GPS III. The present awards are for the Phase A element of the program during...
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Northrop Grumman Receives MILSATCOM Network Study Contract

The US Air Force Space and Missile Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Mission System sector a contract to define the requirements needed to build a communication network for military, intelligence and space agencies. The Transformational Communications MILSATCOM (TCM) network, which will be based on a single overarching communications architecture,...
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Air Force Purchases Upgrades for Raytheon-built Maverik Missiles

The US Air Force has exercised the Lot 5 production contract option with Raytheon Co. to produce AGM-65H/K Maverik missile guidance and control sections. The $49.7 M option includes more than 1000 tactical guidance and control sections, 35 training guidance and control sections, and pilot and maintenance training and...
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Alcatel to Conduct MAESTRO Project Consortium

In the scope of the European Union MAESTRO Research and Development project (Mobile Applications and sErvices based on Satellite and Terrestrial inteRwOrking), Alcatel Space will coordinate an international consortium of 20 partners addressing the whole mobile multimedia value chain. This partnership will enable the development and implementation of the...
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A Smart Move as Philips and IBM Join Forces

Royal Philips Electronics and IBM have announced a major initiative to jointly develop customer systems for radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart card applications. Working together, the companies will combine their industry expertise to address the growing need for advanced high security smart cards and RFID technology in day-to-day...
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Lockheed Martin Signs MoU with Polish Radar Specialist

Initially focusing on radar technologies, Lockheed Martin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Poland’s leading defence electronics company, Przemyslowy Instytut Telekomunikacji (PIT), to pursue industrial cooperation related to missile defence. The MoU outlines the areas of cooperation between the two companies, agrees on ways to exchange proprietary...
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Olympian Effort to Bring 3G Services to Athens

In collaboration with Nokia, TELESTET has brought commercial 3G services to Greece with the launch of the country’s first WCDMA network. It will initially operate in the greater Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra and Irakleion areas with other major cities to follow shortly. The launched WCDMA 3G network uses equipment provided...
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The Chips are Down for Infineon Acquisition

In what is the company’s first acquisition of a controlling stake in an Asian semiconductor company, Infineon Technologies has signed an agreement to acquire ADMtek Inc., a fabless, integrated circuit design company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, for around €80 M. The new company will focus on developing broadband customer...
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NEC Consolidates R&D

In order to enhance and accelerate synergy between its business and R&D to further new business creation, NEC Corp. is consolidating its R&D operations. Previously divided between corporate and business line divisions the newly created business line R&D unit will operate from the company’s Tokyo headquarters. The unit will...
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Lucky 13 as Motorola Expands GSM Network in China

The China Mobile Communication Corp. (CMCC) has selected Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) to expand its GSM communications network and improve data services for users in Beijing and 13 important provinces of China. The contract, worth around US$510 M, will prepare CMCC for the coming evolution to 3G...
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