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User testing begins on third AEHF satellite as ultra-secure communications payload activated

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite has begun transmitting using its protected communications payload, joining two other satellites undergoing system test in orbit with a suite of user terminals. AEHF satellites are produced by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force.


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Elbit Systems awarded contract to supply Brazil with Hermes 900 UAS

Aerospace & Defense

Elbit Systems was awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force ("FAB") for the supply of a Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System. The Hermes 900 will be operated by FAB in combined missions with the Hermes 450 fleet, already in operational use. Both UAS will carry safety and security missions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Games. 


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Harris showcases emerging capabilities in high-frequency tactical communications

Harris Corp. has successfully created a high-frequency (HF) tactical radio network that linked U.S. military bases in four states and provided clearer communications and greater capabilities than traditional HF solutions.


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MBDA's Brimstone demonstrates its precision low capability from Reaper

MBDA has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode BRIMSTONE missile on an MQ-9 REAPER Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits against a range of targets including very high speed and manoeuvring vehicles.


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Exelis to provide Turkish Air Force with additional advanced electronic warfare technology

Exelis has received an award totaling more than $36 million to provide electronic warfare (EW) equipment, spares and support services to the Turkish Air Force. When fully definitized, the contract could be valued at up to $80 million.


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U.S. gains additional protection against ballistic missiles

The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Co. delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule.


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Harris completes successful interoperability testing of Falcon III manpack radio with MUOS

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has successfully completed initial interoperability testing of its widely fielded Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio hosting the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense military satellite communications system for delivering cellular-based service through tactical radios.


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Pickering Interfaces' high-density PXI multiplexer selected for aircraft lightning protection testing

Aerospace & Defense

Pickering announced that a major UK manufacturer of aircraft engine control units awarded them a contract for a large quantity of high-density PXI multiplexers as the switching solution for use in its new automated production test systems. These systems will be used to test FADEC lightning-strike protection components.


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Blighter appoints Liteye as North American distributor

Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has appointed Liteye Systems, Inc., as a distributor in North America.


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Selex ES consolidates business in US and Germany

International

Selex ES has created two new entities – Selex ES Inc. in the USA and Selex ES GmbH in Germany, to continue the company’s development of a strong international network of subsidiaries delivering reliable financial returns and creating a firm foundation and presence in key markets


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