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Mercury Systems receives $11M for high performance microwave subsystems

Mercury Systems Inc.
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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 an $11 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance microwave subsystems for an electronic warfare application. The orders were received in Mercury’s fiscal 2014 second quarter, with deliveries currently expected to span 2015 through 2018.


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Lockheed Martin MUOS satellite tests show extensive reach in polar communications capability

Lockheed Martin
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Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may help solve communication challenges in the arctic. Now people spread over thousands of square miles could have access to more secure, reliable communications. During company-funded tests, MUOS voice and data signals reached much farther north than previously thought, just 30 miles and 0.5 degrees of latitude shy of the North Pole.


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U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin complete advanced autonomous convoy demonstration

Lockheed Martin
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The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments with multiple vehicles of different models.


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RQ-21A Blackjack begins operational test phase

Aerospace & Defense
Naval Air System Command
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The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA.


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Hot topics for Space Tech Conference 2014

Budget challenges and game-changing technologies in commercial, military, and civil space
Space Tech Conference 2014
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With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss the pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.


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Skyworks secures hi-rel designs with multiple A&D manufacturers

Skyworks Solutions Inc.
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Skyworks Solutions Inc. an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that is has captured high-reliability (hi-rel) and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sockets with several aerospace and defense suppliers such as Cobham, EADS, Herley and Teledyne.  Skyworks’ solutions are being leveraged for microwave switching, attenuation, receiver protection and mixer and detector applications in commercial and military radios, avionics systems, software defined radios and navigation platforms that support major tier-one aerospace and defense companies such as Boeing, L-3 Communications, Northrup Grumman and Raytheon.


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Raytheon secures first international customer for its F-16 RACR AESA radar

Raytheon Co.
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Raytheon signed a contract with BAE Systems to provide South Korea integrated AESA radar, electronic warfare, mission computing technologies and weapon systems integration. 


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Thales Alenia Space to build satellite for Russian operator

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Thales Alenia Space
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Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Russian operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) to build the Yamal-601 telecommunications satellite, which will provide fixed communications, broadcast and Internet access services.


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Exelis receives $32M to supply airborne surveillance radars to U.S. Coast Guard

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Exelis Inc.
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Exelis has received a $32 million, five-year IDIQ award to supply airborne surveillance radars, spares, support equipment and technical services to the U.S. Coast Guard.


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API Technologies receives $1.4M for power systems

API Technologies Corp.
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API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today that it has received a new, $1.4 million order for TPS75 Tactical Power Supplies. The company-designed power systems, which debuted at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual meeting and Exposition in October, will be used by the U.S. Department of Defense as a lightweight, mobile power supply to support a variety of C4ISR, UAV, and mission control applications.


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