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BAE to maintain the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile Program

Aerospace & Defense
December 20, 2013

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year, $171 million contract to continue providing engineering and integration support to its Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. The work will focus on the Navy’s Trident II D-5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles.


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Exelis to provide Estonia with transportable ground control radar

Aerospace & Defense
December 20, 2013

Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $8 million to provide transportable, precision ground control approach capabilities to the Estonian armed forces. The GCA-2020 radar system will enable Estonia Ämari Air base, one of NATO's most modern bases, to support NATO exercises, contingencies and humanitarian efforts.


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Exelis delivers advanced weather satellite payload to commercial customer in Japan

December 19, 2013

Exelis is supporting Japan's forecasting capabilities with the delivery of its first advanced weather satellite payload to Mitsubishi Electric Corp., based in Japan.


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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives ~$7M for military communications amplifiers

December 19, 2013

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.


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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contract to complete two more GPS III satellites

December 17, 2013

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.


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Thales Alenia Space wins contract for Brazil's communications satellite system

International
December 13, 2013

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Visiona for Brazil’s Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) program.


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SAAB and DragonWave upgrade Sweden's national security communication network

December 12, 2013

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.


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Increasing range of military applications for GPS/GNSS devices will drive market

December 11, 2013

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.


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First Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellite sends initial on-orbit signals

Aerospace & Defense
December 9, 2013

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.


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Cassidian mobile TETRA LTE radio system tested by German Armed Forces

International
December 9, 2013

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.


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