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Harris antenna reflectors for Sirius FM-6 satellite successfully deployed in space

Harris Corp.
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An advanced antenna reflector designed and built by Harris Corp. has been successfully deployed in space onboard the Sirius FM-6 satellite which was designed and built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) for SiriusXM.


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ThinKom's advanced satellite system successfully completes flight test on Northrop Grumman ISR aircraft

Aerospace & Defense
ThinKom Solutions Inc.
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ThinKom Solutions' ThinSAT® 300 antenna, which provides global Ku-Band communications-on-the-move (COTM) connectivity, has been successfully flight tested onboard Northrop Grumman’s demonstrator aircraft, the Firebird. 


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Freescale releases its first 11 RF power products suitable for U.S.-based defense market applications

Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
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Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in radio frequency (RF) power transistors, announced the availability of 11 new commercial RF power LDMOS products that can meet the requirements of U.S. defense  electronics applications. This is the first set of products released as part of the company’s strategic defense initiatives for its RF power business, announced in June 2013.


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Selex ES supplies air defence radar system to Austria MoD

International
Selex ES
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Selex ES has been awarded a contract by the Austrian Ministry of Defence to provide a RAT31DL/M deployable air defence radar system, together with the relevant logistic support.


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Raytheon continues to drive GaN evolution through cutting edge innovation

Aerospace & Defense
Raytheon Co.
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Raytheon Co. announced today that under the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel Modules (TRIMMs), enabling game changing system performance for the DoD.  


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Smiths Microwave-TECOM Industries announces Ka-Band VSAT for tail-mounted SATCOM in-flight connectivity

TECOM
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TECOM, part of the Smiths Microwave Business Unit, announces the introduction of its newest SATCOM product. The KaStream 5000, mounted in the tail of the aircraft, is part of the Ka-band VSAT solution for airborne in-flight connectivity.This airborne SATCOM product provides the industry with leading performance for VSAT. 


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5th Boeing GPS IIF spacecraft sends initial signals from space

Boeing
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A Boeing global positioning system (GPS) IIF satellite has sent initial signals from space after its launch Feb. 20, joining four other advanced versions of the spacecraft that are improving position, navigation and timing information for millions of civilian and military users around the world.


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Airbus Defence and Space signs satellite contract with SES

International
Airbus Defence and Space
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Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract with SES for the design and construction of the latest addition to its fleet, the SES-10, which will be stationed over Latin America.


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Taking Directed Energy Systems to the Battlefield

RF- versus Laser-based Systems
Asif Anwar, Program Director, Strategy Analytics
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Strategy Analytics ADS service attended the IQPC Directed Energy Systems 2014 event to catch an update on the progress that Directed Energy Systems (DES) are making from laboratory concepts to workable solutions that can form a realistic addition to existing weapon system arsenals. The use of technology can have a direct impact on the force effectiveness and reducing casualties, and directed energy systems arguably represent the current leading edge of science and technology in the military domain comprising use of the electromagnetic spectrum across RF-based and laser-based technology solutions.
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Rockwell Collins avionics to be featured on 80 China Eastern Airlines aircraft

Rockwell Collins
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Rockwell Collins announced that China Eastern Airlines has selected a comprehensive suite of its communication, navigation and surveillance avionics and SATCOM for 80 new aircraft, including 60 Airbus A320s and 20 Boeing 777s.


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