Aerospace and Defense Channel

Echodyne announces development of airborne detect and avoid radar

Echodyne Corp. announced the development of MESA-DAA, an Airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar for small to medium-sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small, lightweight, and low power DAA radar will operate at K-band and be capable of rapidly scanning a broad field of view in azimuth and elevation at ranges out to 3km. MESA-DAA is based on Echodyne’s patented Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA™), which offers breakthrough cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWAP) improvements over traditional electronically scanning array technology. 


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Comtech receives $7M to upgrade international troposcatter radio system

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, its subsidiary, Comtech Systems Inc., received an order from a foreign prime contractor for approximately $7 million to design and install a number of fixed troposcatter terminals. The systems will be used by a foreign military end-customer for communications between off-shore islands.


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