Industry News

Herbert Merz Appointed New President and CEO of Radio Frequency Systems

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems providing total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, has appointed Herbert Merz as the new RFS’ President and Chief Executive Officer. Merz will assume global leadership responsibilities effective immediately. Herbert Merz brings a deep level of business knowledge with 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.


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Thales to Equip French Forces With Spy'Ranger Mini Reconnaissance UAVs

Thales’ latest-generation Spy’Ranger mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip the French forces. Up to 70 mini-UAV reconnaissance systems (SMDR) will be made available from 2018. Each system consists of three mini-UAVs, a ground segment and the associated technical support.


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Pasternack Debuts 25 MHz to 27 GHz High-Performance USB-Controlled PLL Synthesizers

Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has launched a new line of USB-controlled Phase Locked Loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers.  In RF & Microwave communications systems where signal integrity is of prime importance, PLL synthesizers offer high levels of frequency stability and accuracy with exceptional phase noise characteristics that allows components in the signal chain to perform at their optimum levels. 


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Harris to Supply EW Systems to RMAF

Harris Corp. has been awarded a $91 million IDIQ contract by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to provide AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems to the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). The contract was awarded during the second quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.


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Resonant CEO to Retire, President Assumes Role

Terry Lingren, CEO of filter startup Resonant Inc., has stepped down as the company's CEO, announcing plans to retire. George Holmes, Resonant's president, chief commercial officer and a board member has assumed the role. Lingren was one of the founders and served as CEO and on the board since Resonant was formed in 2012.


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