In a filing with the SEC, Cree stated that Infineon’s acquisition of Cree’s Wolfspeed subsidiary is proceeding through the regulatory review process, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Cree and Infineon believe the transaction will close in February 2017.
Pentek Inc. announced a new member of its popular family of Talon® RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTR 2727A rugged portable recorder targets applications needing to record and reproduce high-bandwidth signals. A complete PC workstation, the RTR 2727A provides high data capacity and aggregate recording rates of up to 4.0 GB/s in a four-channel system.
Cobham is working with Harris Corp. to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for Harris XL-200P P25 radios using the Cobham 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. The Harris XL-200P is a multiband portable radio that supports P25 communications on VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz spectrum.
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 F-16 aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). Among the enhancements are an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, a modern commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based avionics subsystem, a large-format, high-resolution center pedestal display and a high-volume and high-speed data bus.
The Communications & Medical Products Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has been awarded an €8.7 million, or approximately $9.5 million, contract by Airbus Defence and Space to support a new generation of satellites that is expected to provide global advanced meteorological data from 2021 until after 2040.
Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, offers a number of high power broadband amplifiers that can be used across a wide range of applications including electronic warfare, radar, communications, and test and measurement.
The European Defence Agency received its first budget increase after a six-year freeze when officials from London declined to veto the raise. The move boosts the agency's annual budget from $32.7 million in 2016 to $33.1 million in 2017. All European Union countries except Denmark are affected by the decision, IHS Janes reports.
Ducommun Inc. announced that it has received a contract from Airbus Defence and Space to design and manufacture high reliability (Hi-Rel) switch matrices used in space. Ducommun will produce the switch matrices at its Carson, Calif., operations center through July 2018. A switch matrix is a system of electronic components that route RF signals between multiple inputs and outputs. Airbus will use the Hi-Rel switch matrices on satellites that provide mobile communications for both military and commercial customers in remote areas.