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Raytheon continues to drive GaN evolution through cutting edge innovation

Aerospace & Defense

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, 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

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 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
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 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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U.S. Air Force certifies Exelis-built EW systems for five international allies

International

Exelis has successfully installed the latest operational software and certified mission data files for Exelis-built Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) systems in Chile, Oman, Poland, Pakistan and Turkey.


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Honeywell, Inmarsat finalize avionics design to bring faster in-flight connectivity to the world

The goal of delivering ‘home equivalent’ high-speed, consistent wireless internet connectivity for passengers and pilots on aircraft came a step closer today. In a joint announcement, Honeywell and Inmarsat confirmed that they have finalised the critical design review (CDR) of the GX Aviation aircraft avionics on schedule. It is anticipated that product certifications will be achieved later this year, followed by product introduction which is expected during the first half of 2015. 


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Steatite Q-par Antennas launches dual polarized wideband feed

Steatite Q-par Antennas announces the launch of a new 6.5 to 18 GHz Dual Polarized Wideband Feed. The ultra-wide bandwidth feed is suitable for use in the EW and SIGINT market.


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Saab and Kalyani Group sign strategic partnership for Indian air defence

Saab and the Kalyani Group have entered into a strategic alliance to partner and address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements.


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