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The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles.
Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has successfully completed initial interoperability testing of its widely fielded Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio hosting the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense military satellite communications system for delivering cellular-based service through tactical radios.
Pickering Interfaces' high-density PXI multiplexer selected for aircraft lightning protection testing
Pickering announced that a major UK manufacturer of aircraft engine control units awarded them a contract for a large quantity of high-density PXI multiplexers as the switching solution for use in its new automated production test systems. These systems will be used to test FADEC lightning-strike protection components.
Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has appointed Liteye Systems, Inc., as a distributor in North America.
Selex ES has created two new entities – Selex ES Inc. in the USA and Selex ES GmbH in Germany, to continue the company’s development of a strong international network of subsidiaries delivering reliable financial returns and creating a firm foundation and presence in key markets
Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace delivers antennas for next-generation GPS III Satellites 3 through 6
Continuing its support for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS), Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered 32 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth GPS III satellites.
LONGBOW International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, received a $96 million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft.
Northrop Grumman begins integrating high-speed downlink antennas for 4th Advanced EHF communications payload
Two downlink antennas that are the fastest of their kind to operate in space are being integrated into the protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corp. for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite.
Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system developed by Thales for the British Army is the first UAS to be awarded a full Release To Service, and is the only UAS of its type allowed to fly in UK airspace.