They tracked targets in the desert, practiced battening down the hatches for storms and reviewed every switch, button and computer system. Now, after a six-week-long “test-drive” in the Utah wilderness, U.S. Army soldiers are ready to take full control of Raytheon's enormous JLENS airships. Next stop: Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where the twin-radar system will begin a long-term trial watching over Washington, D.C.
Denver International Airport (DEN), CO, and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), MO, airports will use the ITT Exelis vehicle movement area transmitter (VMAT) solution to enhance airport surface safety and efficiency.
SRCTec has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground to begin full-rate production of the AN-TPQ-50 counterfire radar system, commonly referred to as the LCMR (V)3. The FRP ceiling is $221M and the initial award is for $58M.
Thales Alenia Space announced an important milestone regarding the satellite integration and test center built in Turkey. The building is air and water tight, and installation of the main test systems is well under way.
Boeing and Panasonic Avionics Corp. are preparing to open a new market for Panasonic’s secure, satellite-based, in-flight broadband service known as eXConnect. Under a new agreement, Boeing will offer eXConnect service to government customers within and outside the United States.
Military expenditure faces challenges with declining budgets impacting the introduction of new platforms. However, technology will be the differentiator for future global conflict scenarios, and budgetary constraints will not detract from the need to improve system capabilities through technology upgrades. Strategy Analytics forecasts the opportunity for RF technologies remains strong despite budgetary challenges as the focus shifts towards enhancing capabilities in the areas of radar, satellite communications and electronic warfare.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced the introduction of a new, down-leaded version of its Interpoint MFP Series Point of Load (POL) converters. This new version, available in both flanged and non-flanged packages, is a single output 16 watt dc-dc converter providing output voltages from 0.64 to 3.5 V from a source voltage of 3 to 6 V with up to 90 percent efficiency.
Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, introduces its CPTx-II, a compact portable transmitter at ALEA 2013, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 43rd Annual Conference and Exposition(Booths 227 & 229).