Japan said on Monday it had picked Lockheed Martin Corp. to build a powerful new $1.2 billion radar for two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense stations meant to guard against North Korean missile strikes.
Mercury Systems Inc. announced it received a $2.1 million order for SWaP-optimized multi-function RF modules from a leading defense prime contractor for an airborne electronic warfare (EW) application.
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) has delivered the first AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR), incorporating advanced high-power and high efficiency GaN antenna technology to further improve the system’s operational capabilities.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has awarded Micro Harmonics an SBIR contract to develop low loss, millimeter wave isolators optimized for cryogenic systems. With few cryogenically-rated isolators available at frequencies above 40 GHz, the SBIR program will develop components NASA designers can use to improve performance in millimeter wave and terahertz systems.
To help overcome the challenges of creating extremely SWaP-constrained microrobotics, DARPA is launching a new program called SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP). The goal of SHRIMP is to develop and demonstrate multi-functional micro-to-milli robotic platforms for use in natural and critical disaster scenarios.