Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite. The authorization includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.
Cassidian has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that, through use of the newest ultra-high-resolution radar technology, can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while detecting and tracking moving targets.
Northrop Grumman Corp.'s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system has been delivered to Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) Wallops Island in Eastern Virginia for the government to begin its first and second phases of Developmental Test (DT). The final phase of DT and the Operational Assessment for G/ATOR will be conducted in Yuma, Ariz.
Hittite Microwave Corp., a supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication and military markets, announces the expansion of its clocks and timing product portfolio to include a clock divider and delay management IC. The HMC988LP3E provides user selectable divider and phase adjust functions and offers best in class phase noise performance as well as rise and fall times.
Infineon Technologies has introduced its first power switching devices designed specifically for use in space and avionics applications. The new Radiation Hardened (RH) PowerMOS devices of the BUY25CSXX family are claimed to offer best-in-class performance to support design of energy-efficient power conditioning and power supply systems for space use.
France will undertake operational assessments and trials of the Thales Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) in 2012 and 2013, with a view to cooperating with the UK on Europe’s most advanced tactical UAS system.
Boeing shipped the third of 12 GPS IIF satellites for the U.S. Air Force from the company's Satellite Development Center in El Segundo to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard a Boeing-built C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.
Smiths Interconnect announces the appointment of Andy Humen as president of Smiths Interconnect Microwave, one of three operational business units alongside Smiths Interconnect Connectors and Smiths Interconnect Power.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new series of radial-leaded, positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors. Devices in the new TFPTL <http://www.vishay.com/doc?33027> series feature nickel thin film elements with positive temperature coefficients of + 4110 ppm/K, fast response time of < 2 s, and high stability over a wide temperature range from - 55 to + 150 °C.
Delta Microwave, a supplier of amplifiers, filters, filter/amplifiers, multiplexers, and integrated microwave assemblies would like to congratulate the GPS Metric Tracking System team for the certification of the system on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V from the Eastern Range establishing Initial Operational Capability of the system for range safety.