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Question of the Month Answers, May 2006

Published June 6, 2006 In an effort to better combine the editorial content of our magazine with our newly developed and retooled on-line presence, we have decided to expand Harlan's RF and microwave engineering advice into a monthly feature that appears in Microwave Journal. Harlan has selected one question...
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Spacek Labs Applauds Performance of its Components on NASA Satellite

Spacek Labs Inc. applauds the stellar performance of its W-band front-end components on NASA’s CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar satellite. The company provided the LO source active X6 multiplier and both the up and downconverting mixers for the first satellite-based, millimeter-wave cloud radar. The satellite was successfully launched on April...
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Transatlantic Agreement for EADS and Lockheed Martin

EADS Astrium and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement to ensure interoperability of the Global Positioning System (GPS) III and the European Galileo Satellite Navigation programs — the world’s two most important upcoming satellite navigation systems. As leading space system suppliers, the companies will perform systems engineering and...
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AMD Invests $2.5 B in German Fab

AMD announced that it plans to expand its microprocessor manufacturing capacity over the next three years by adding additional 300 millimeter wafer production capabilities in Dresden through the implementation of three new projects. AMD’s newest fabrication facility will come online through a major transformation of the company’s existing Fab...
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Military Microwaves 2006 — Current Viewpoints on Air Defense Systems

The editors of Microwave Journal ® and Journal of Electronic Defense interviewed some key executive and military leaders in the markets that we serve, both in the US as well as in Europe. Selected questions and answers from those interviews are presented below. We would like to thank the...
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Name of the Roses

Russia’s “joint” S-300 air defense system turned out to be nothing of the sort.
In the late 1960s, the highest authorities in the Soviet Union (read: the Politburo of the Communist Party) were concerned about the growing costs of armaments development programs. At that time, the Soviet Union undertook tremendous efforts to field a broad range of new weapons types, including new air...
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Metric Radars Win Reprieve in Hungary

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Decades ago, western defense industry contractors and armed forces downplayed the usefulness of meter-wavelength radars of Soviet/Russian origin, but they are still going strong in several countries around the globe. Although a member of NATO for nearly seven years now, Hungary not only still operates such radars, but also...
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