The Swedish Defence Material Administration’s (FMV) partnership with Thales has enabled the delivery of a full, national Link 16 infrastructure, and new network management system (NMS), supporting the exchange of tactical data between platforms.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed what is known as ‘passive radar’ that can locate even difficult-to-detect flying objects such as stealth aircraft and that itself is practically undetectable.
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced it has introduced analog solutions for low-noise receivers being used in high-sensitivity radio frequency (RF) automotive highway tag applications, including toll tag transponder systems. Skyworks’ devices are being deployed across 40 million transponders supporting small signal RF applications where primary DC power is not available.
San-tron Inc. announces the retirement of Sherman J. “Red” Somerset after 65 years of employment and several industry achievements. Red is stepping down as chief technology officer and past director of engineering at San-tron. He will be missed by the entire San-tron family and the many customers and industry allies who’ve relied on his innovative designs.
IWCE, the International Wireless Communications Expo, has announced dates for its 2014 event. IWCE 2014 will take place March 26–27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall 3. Conference sessions begin Monday, March 24 and run through Friday, March 28.
Even though the JSF has yet to make its operational debut, the US Navy is already looking ahead, issuing a Request for Information (RfI) for a new fighter, which could be manned or unmanned, to replace the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler in the 2030s.
QinetiQ is working with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to establish a new Unmanned Air Systems Capability Development Centre (UASCDC) to support the rapid development of unmanned air systems (UAS) programmes from concept to deployment.
Gaas Labs LLC, a private investment fund targeting the communications semiconductor market led by industry veteran John Ocampo, announced that it has acquired privately-held Nitronex Corp., an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of gallium nitride (GaN) based RF solutions for high performance applications in the defense, communications, cable TV, and industrial & scientific markets.