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Raytheon Co. has initiated an internally funded program to enhance its combat-proven 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided projectile with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) with a semi-active laser (SAL) end-game targeting capability. Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the impact point to avoid casualties and collateral damage.
Selex ES successfully conducted the Test Readiness Review (TRR) for Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the Link 16 Equipment Suite (L16ES) for the ACCS L16@29Kft Project.
Cassidian has launched the Sagitta project that will conduct basic research into future Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), based on ‘open innovation’, under which research will be conducted in cooperation with German universities and institutes.
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 $3.6M in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs) for an airborne electronic warfare (EW) application. The orders are expected to be shipped by the end of Mercury’s fiscal 2014 third quarter.
Harris receives $92 M from Middle East nation for integrated command, control and communications system
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $92 million contract from a Middle Eastern nation for an integrated command, control and communications system. The system will provide this customer with advanced capabilities for use in defense and security missions.
Boeing Co. has awarded Raytheon Co. a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft.
BAE Systems’ next-generation Identification Friend or Foe system reached a first – flying on board the MQ-4C Triton, a high altitude unmanned aircraft.