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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., received an order for approximately $7 million from a U.S.-based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers ("TWTAs") for a major U.S. Army satellite communications program.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than $200 million in contract options to complete production of its fifth and sixth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III.
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Visiona for Brazil’s Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) program.
DragonWave Inc., a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, announced an agreement with defense and security company Saab to work collaboratively on the expansion and enhancement of national security communication networks in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
Global spending on GPS/GNSS systems and devices is expected to remain robust over the coming decade, according to Strategic Defence Intelligence new report – The Global Military GPS/GNSS Devices Market 2013-2023 – which forecasts market growth at a CAGR of 4.6%, primarily driven by their extensive use alongside associated software in modern or fourth-generation warfare.
The first Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite has launched and sent signals from orbit, the initial step to establishing Global Xpress, the world’s first globally available high-speed mobile broadband service for government and commercial users.
Cassidian has supplied the world's first prototype of a mobile TETRA LTE radio system, which will allow voice and broadband data services to be used in parallel and is part of the German Armed Forces' highly mobile cellular networks study.
Victor Yamauchi has joined NATEL as vice president of continuous improvement, a position which will focus intensely on lean implementation and training to meet business needs, announced president and CEO Sudesh Arora.
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, launched a new website, rf.mrcy.com, for companies pursuing innovative, affordable technology and a range of products that meet virtually any RF or microwave component need.
The global smart weapons market is valued at $3621 million in 2013 and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.06% to reach $5335.1 million by 2018. The cumulative market across the forecasted period is estimated to be $26.73 billion.