General Dynamics C4 Systems received the first production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios, related accessories and training materials. The $25 million order will begin a new chapter in ground-to-air communications as the next-generation radios deliver crisp, clear communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.
The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the Army to proceed with a follow-on order of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Army awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems a delivery order valued at approximately $111 million to procure the next lot of WIN-T Inc 2 network nodes for additional brigade combat teams and division headquarters units. WIN-T Inc 2 is a central component of current and future capability sets.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is receiving early reports from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center that its UltraCMOS®-based power management solution is delivering uninterrupted high performance while meeting the radiation-hardened and extreme-temperature requirements at the International Space Station.
AEM Inc. announces that it is a recipient of a 2012 Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award. AEM maintained a Gold composite performance rating for quality and delivery for the twelve month period from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. This year, Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. AEM is one of only 153 suppliers to receive the Gold level of recognition achieving this status for four consecutive years.
In a first-of-its-kind test for Raytheon Co.'s Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative system, AI3 destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS) in flight. The intercept was part of the second guided test flights for the AI3 program and follows its first in-flight defeat of a 107mm rocket earlier in the test series.
L-3 TRL Technology (L-3 TRL) announced that it is working with Avanti Communications to provide secure Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies that use L-3 TRL’s CATAPAN® encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity. Coverage includes parts of Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus region and Africa.
NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.
Exelis has been awarded a foreign military sale contract valued at $115 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts, ancillary devices and operator training.
It's not easy to simulate millions of miles electronically, but that's what engineers did recently as they tested the all-important communications system the MAVEN spacecraft will use to relay its study results from Mars orbit to Earth-bound researchers.
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies that have been optimized for Ka-Band uplink and downlink satellite applications. Gore will be featuring the new Type 5G Series assemblies at Space Passive Component Days, September 24-26, 2013, at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.