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 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.
Raytheon Co. has been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support the warfighters.
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.
Raytheon Co., under a contract modification from the U.S. Army, is adding new capabilities to the Identification Friend or Foe interrogator to reduce Radio Frequency (RF) emissions and enhance target identification for the warfighter.
Seattle was the venue for IMS 2013 providing a platform for the industry to discuss industry trends and launch strategies, products and processes. Strategy Analytics hosted a lunch session to discuss RF technology opportunities from the defense sector as well as leading a panel session looking at the impact of competing technologies on the GaAs industry. Read this summary of defense products offered or released at IMS2013.
Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered the second of two payloads that will be hosted on government-owned satellites to bring next-generation protected, Extremely High Frequency (EHF) communications to users in the north polar region (above 65º North).