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Raytheon Achieves Satellite Communications Milestone

Raytheon Co.’s Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) is the first advanced, next-generation satellite communications (SATCOM) system to successfully log on to and communicate with the US Government’s Milstar SATCOM system, using low and medium data rate waveforms. The system will provide naval commanders and sailors with greater data capacity, as...
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Lockheed Martin’s Compact Kinetic Energy Missile Successful in Flight Test

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a guided test flight of its Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) against a main battle tank recently at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. All objectives for this test were achieved. In addition to demonstrating CKEM’s capability against an armored target, the test also gathered missile...
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Triumvirate Awarded Multi-role in R&D

On behalf of the armed forces of Italy and Sweden, FMV, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, has awarded Saab Microwave Systems AB, Selex Sistemi Integrati S.p.A and Elettronica S.p.A the second phase of a three-phase research and development programme supporting the development of the next generation of microwave multi-function, multi-role...
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MEAD Consortium Explores MEMS Technology

QinetiQ, acting as the prime and in partnership with 21 other organisations from industry, academia and the UK defence supply chain, has formed the MEMS Applications for Defence (MEAD) consortium. Its remit is to take a new approach to developing MEMS technology for defence purposes in a UK Ministry...
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Remodelling of Paris Command and Control Centre

The French armaments directorate (DGA) is completely restructuring the information and communication systems of the Paris Strategy Centre, in a project known by the French abbreviation OE SIC PSP. The associated contract worth around €70 M has been awarded to EADS Defence & Security Systems and Thales, along with...
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Innos Supports UK Nanotechnology NoE

Innos is providing integration engineering support and prototyping services for the UK Framework 6 Network of Excellence SiNANO Project. The consortium is funded by the European Union, with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) providing additional access to the Innos fabrication facility to the different UK academic...
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Alcatel-Lucent: Leader in Comms Solutions

Alcatel and Lucent Technologies have completed their merger transaction and begun operations as the world’s leading communication solutions provider. The new company, Alcatel-Lucent, with one of the largest global R&D capabilities in communications and the broadest wireless, wireline and services portfolio, is incorporated in France, with executive offices located...
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IEEE Begins Wireless Communications Standard for Power Systems

Wireless data communications offers many benefits in power systems, but it also presents security, reliability and other concerns. In order to help the industry address the potential of this technology, the IEEE has begun work on a new standard to create functional, performance, security and on-site testing practices for...
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RFID-based Strategies for Aerospace and Defense Supply Chains

Aerospace and defense companies are increasingly looking for ways to gain competitive advantage through the enhanced management of supply chains and assets. By 2011, the A&D Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) market is expected to realize revenue in excess of $2 B. One area that shows particular promise for the...
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ZigBee Emerges as the Wireless Mesh Network of Choice

In-Stat believes that because of the clarity of the ZigBee standard, the organizational strength of the ZigBee Alliance and the involvement of several of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, ZigBee will emerge as the dominant wireless mesh networking technology. Wireless mesh networks are a mosaic of proprietary and non-proprietary...
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