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US Air Force Successfully Completes Live-fire Test of Infrared Countermeasures

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system, chosen by the US Air Force to protect its transport aircraft from the threat of heat-seeking missiles, has successfully completed live missile fire tests and has entered low rate initial production. "The LAIRCM system has passed another milestone on its...
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Raytheon Tactical Tomahawk Successfully Completes First Underwater Launch

Raytheon Co. and the US Navy successfully completed the second demonstration test flight (DT-1) of the Raytheon-produced Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile at the Naval Air Systems Command western test range complex in southern California. "The resounding success of DT-1 and the entire test flight program demonstrates that the US...
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AMS Snares ATC/Airport Business

The Anglo-Italian joint venture company Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) has announced new contracts with respect to the provision of instrument landing systems (ILS) for the US Air Force, a Doppler weather radar for South Korea's Meteorological Administration and two Advanced Surface Movement Guidance Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for Italy's Ente...
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EADS to Upgrade Brazilian Orions and Modernise Greek Air Defence Radars

The Fuerza Aerea Brasilia (FAB - the Brazilian Air Force) has awarded the European Aeronautic, Defence and Space (EADS) Co. Spanish arm - EADS-CASA - a contract covering the upgrading and modernisation of nine recently purchased ex-US Navy Lockheed Martin P-3A maritime patrol aircraft. Elsewhere, the company's Ulm, Germany-headquartered...
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ACCESSNET®-T Wins Russian Approval

Russia's Ministry of Information and Communications (known by the local acronym MINSVIAZ) has issued Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) subsidiary BICK Mobilfunk with permanent certification for its ACCESSNET®-T terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) system. Previously, each TETRA network proposed for a Russian application has had to be tested and...
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Royal Philips Adds Low Power Application to its Bluetooth™ Portfolio

Netherland's contractor Royal Philips Electronics has added a comprehensive, low power Bluetoothª solution to its portfolio in order to facilitate enhanced product functionality within voice and data applications. As such, the architecture comprises Philips' PCF87752 Blueberry™ DATA baseband integrated circuit (IC), its BGB101 TrueBlue radio module and an associated...
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Consumers Set to Get on Wireless Home Networking Train

As the wireless home networking space evolves to one which involves the wireless connection of the PC cluster of devices (broadband modem, router/AP device, desktops, laptops, PDAs, web tablets) to the entertainment cluster of devices (audio and visual equipment such as TVs, DVD players, MP3 players, gaming devices and...
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New 3G Wireless Infrastructure Study Published

Forward Concepts has announced the publication of what is probably the definitive in-depth study of the market and technology of the worldwide cellular infrastructure. The new report, "Wireless Infrastructure Technology and Markets: The Challenge of 3G," details infrastructure markets through 2006 and the technology changes necessary as cellular evolves...
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Consumer Broadband Not a Revolution but a Healthy Evolution

Even though dial-up will remain the primary method of consumer Internet access through the year 2006, DSL subscribers numbers will continue to gain momentum, according to InStat/MDR. In a recent pair of reports, the high tech market research firm reveals that pent-up demand for broadband is alive and well,...
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2003 Penton Wireless Systems Design Show Guide

The 11<sup>th</sup> meeting of a conference and exhibition created for design engineering and engineering managers involved with fixed and portable wireless equipment features a new technical track devoted to IC-based reference designs.
Wireless communications markets have suffered from weak sales and an over-enthusiastic buildup of inventory during the last two years. But some segments of the market, notably in wireless local area networks (WLAN), are still robust, with signs that other market segments, such as Bluetooth and third-generation (3G) cellular systems,...
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