Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force Metrology Calibration Program (AFMETCAL) with precision timing and frequency test equipment over the next 5 years. Spectracom Frequency Calibrator/Analyzers will be used across several AFMETCAL projects to test and calibrate any device or system that relies on a precisely timed signal.
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will supply the French Armed Forces with advanced identification systems used to prevent friendly fire. The French defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), has awarded Cassidian a contract to supply 150 units of its newly developed Monopulse Secondary Radar (MSR) 1000 I interrogator for the short-range friend-or-foe identification (IFF).
Virginia's Region 2000 Local Government Council has selected advanced, standards-based digital technology from Harris Corp. to improve and unify mission-critical communications for more than 3,000 first responders and public works users. Region 2000 includes 184,460 residents in Bedford and Amherst Counties, the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, and the Town of Amherst.
M2 Global Technology Ltd. has been recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award, which was presented to the company by TWC Chairman Tom Pauken last month. The award recognizes the positive impact M2 Global has had on manufacturing in Texas and in the San Antonio community. Since its inception, the company has increased its workforce by 58 percent.
Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the immediate availability of its 2012 Supplier Line Card. The updated, expanded Line Card features a section of 'Suppliers by Product Category' matrix tables that offers at-a-glance reference of supplier devices in the following categories:
NuSil Technology LLC (http://www.nusil.com), a formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the aerospace, aircraft, electronics and photonics industries, announces the release of CV-2681-12, an electrically conductive, controlled volatility (low outgassing) film adhesive designed for a wide range of applications, from tacking down wires to working with solar cells and mirrors.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self resonance,a high Q factor of ≥ 2000, and a low dissipation factor of ≤ 0.05% for operation in high-frequency commercial applications.
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales the development contract for the CONTACT programme, which is designed to equip the majority of the French forces’ platforms with next-generation tactical radios incorporating innovative software-defined radio technology.