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Raytheon Excalibur Ib completes qualification flight testing

October 22, 2013

Raytheon Co. fired 84 precision-guided Excalibur Ib all up rounds during qualification flight tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. During the testing, Excalibur Ib exhibited exceptional accuracy, with the majority of the rounds landing within two meters of the target. The tests also certified stringent performance and safety requirements.


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Elbit Systems of America delivering SATCOM amplifiers for Army aviation

Aerospace & Defense
October 22, 2013

Elbit Systems of America LLC was awarded a contract for TC-100L amplifiers as part of a weight reduction initiative for the US Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. Deliveries of the TC-100L SATCOM amplifiers are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.  


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L-3 and Lemko fly an ultra-light airborne 4G LTE SwarmNetwork for tactical air to ground broadband communications

October 22, 2013

L-3 and Lemko Corp.  flew an ultra-light airborne 4G LTE SwarmNetwork for tactical air to ground broadband communications. The X5 aerial demonstration proved that the same high-speed data infrastructure available in fixed mounted or dismounted configurations on the ground can be further supported from the air. Lemko's solution surpasses traditional LTE coverage bubbles by the ODC SwarmNetwork providing an ad-hoc LTE network with roaming, hand-off and survivability between nodes.


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BAE Systems’ smaller, faster chips benefit space exploration

International
October 21, 2013

BAE Systems’ new 45 nm ASICs for space environments pack ten times more functionality and performance into the same size as current chips, without adding significant power needs.


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Mercury Systems receives $4.6M in orders for high performance signal processing subsystems for ship-borne radar application

October 17, 2013

Mercury Systems Inc. a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $4.6 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2014 first quarter and are expected to be shipped within the next 24 months.


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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions launches EW VPX products

Aerospace & Defense
October 15, 2013

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions launches its new VPX product line, which includes three products: Modular Quad IF Up and Down Converter, Modular Direct Synthesizer and the Modular Seven Channel Indirect Synthesizer.


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Satellite industry engages the military to conquer interference

October 15, 2013

The Global VSAT Forum (GVF), and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) announced they are actively engaging the military in interference discussions and initiatives.


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Harris one of 12 companies selected for $4B U.S. Army Communications and Transmission Systems IDIQ contract

October 15, 2013

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract by the U.S. Army. The contract enables the company to compete for a wide range of communications systems and services projects supporting the ongoing upgrade and maintenance of the Army's terrestrial network infrastructure. Harris was one of 12 prime contractors selected for the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which has a total potential value of $4 billion.


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Raytheon awarded U.S. Navy next gen Air and Missile Defense Radar contract

October 15, 2013

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $385,742,176 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar (AMDR-S) and Radar Suite Controller (RSC). AMDR is the Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers beginning in 2016.


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Indra's radar network controls the skies of Ecuador

October 15, 2013

Indra has rolled-out an airspace surveillance network in Ecuador. The new system comprises MSSR mode-S radar systems and multilateration systems.


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