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Northrop Grumman and Flarion Promote Scalable Homeland Security Wireless Network

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Information Technology (IT) sector, a leading provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial customers, and Flarion Technologies, the architect of a mobile broadband network technology for personal computing for data and voice using the industry standard Internet Protocol (IP), announced...
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Teledyne Wins $22 M Contract from Space and Missile Defense Command

Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced that Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. has received a five-year, $22 M contract from the US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, to continue the development of Teledyne's Missile Defense Systems Exerciser (MDSE). The contract contains provisions for five one-year award-term options, which, if exercised, would...
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Raytheon Awarded $11.4 M for Light Thermal Weapon Sight Production

Raytheon Co. has been awarded an $11.4 M contract by the US Army's Communications and Electronics Command for the production of the Light Thermal Weapon Sight (LTWS). Deliveries are set to begin in the second quarter of 2003, to be completed within one year. The LTWS is designed and...
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New Start FY2003 FCT Projects Highlight Rest-of-the-World Electronics

New starts for America's Fiscal Year 2003 Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programme highlight a range of rest-of-the-world electronics, the key elements of which are as follows: • Anti-jam Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna A US Navy effort to evaluate a Raytheon Systems Ltd. (UK) developed shipboard anti-jam GPS antenna....
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lSEVIRI to Help Nowcasting Meteorology

Successfully launched aboard the European Space Agency/European Meteorological Satellite's (EUMETSAT) Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)-1 satellite on 28 August 2002, the Astrium-sourced Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager (SEVIRI) payload is set to radically upgrade the accuracy of nowcasting short-term weather forecasting for Europe, Africa and the Atlantic and Indian...
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Austrian and Siberian TETRA Contracts for R & S

German contractor Rohde & Schwarz (R & S) has announced that it has been awarded Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system contracts by Russian crude oil supplier SIBNEF and the government of Austria. Taking these in the order given, SIBNEF is to be supplied with a turnkey R & S...
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Korea Selects BAE Systems RWR

South Korea has selected BAE Systems North America's Threat Warning and Defensive Systems business unit (Yonkers, NY) to supply it with 42 AN/ALR-56C(V)1 radar warning receivers (RWR) for use on the country's F-15K combat aircraft. Specifically configured for the F-15K, the ALR-56C(V)1 deal is valued at approximately US$58 M...
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Bluetooth is Steadily Gaining Market

In the midst of the technology downturn, Bluetooth is steadily gaining market traction - evidenced by steady market growth in 2002 - and proving the skeptics wrong. Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) projects Bluetooth chipset shipments to increase to 33.8 M in 2002, up from 11.2 M in 2001. In...
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Kopin Harness Nanotechnology to Achieve Breakthrough in Solid-state Lighting

Kopin Corp. for the first time has harnessed nanotechnology to produce light-emitting diodes (LED), yielding blue LEDs that are smaller than a grain of sand but are ultra efficient solid-state light sources. The technical breakthrough is revealed and published in the July 29 edition of the prestigious Applied Physical...
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New Automotive Wireless Networks Study

By way of Chrysler's Uconnect system, 2002 will mark the introduction of an automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Bluetooth offering. However, the question remains: what lies ahead for Bluetooth in automotive and what role is 802-11 expected to take? Bluetooth's largest automotive driver is the technology's proliferation into mobile...
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