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Silvus announces new contract under DARPA 100 Gb/s RF Backbone program

Silvus Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract under DARPA STO’s 100 Gb/s RF Backbone (100G) program. The total dollar value of this 20 month Phase I contract is approximately $3.7 M. As a final deliverable of this Phase I contract Silvus is to demonstrate a MIMO system capable of multiplexing 8 independent streams each carrying 1 Gbps data over a line of sight wireless range above 50 km.


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New Exelis system ensures communications capability in areas of heavy jamming or electronic interference

Exelis has unveiled a system to allow continued communications in a heavily jammed battlefield environment. The small, lightweight Integrated Protection and Transmission System (iProTxS) can be quickly integrated with existing radios and electronic countermeasure (ECM) equipment on both mounted and dismounted platforms.


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FIRST RF Corp. awarded 12 SBIR Phase I contracts from DoD

FIRST RF Corp. announced that it has been awarded 12 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contracts from the DoD 13.1 competition. The company earned ten Air Force and two Navy SBIR phase 1 projects.


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Hughes expands rotary wing SATCOM capabilities

Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB.


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DiTom Microwave receives order from major U.S. satellite company

Aerospace & Defense

DiTom Microwave has received a contract from a major U.S. satellite manufacturing company for thermal vacuum (TVAC) compatible X- and Ka-Band isolators. Under the contract agreement, DiTom will supply ferrite isolators for the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) program. 


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Kompsat-5 observation satellite carries Thales Alenia Space payload

International

South Korea's Kompsat-5 Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Dombarovsky Launch Site, Yasny, Russia. Thales Alenia Space developed the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload system under contract to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).


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U.S. Army awards Lockheed Martin $206M for counterfire radar production

Aerospace & Defense

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin $206 million in additional orders for the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53), a long-range counterfire radar that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from indirect fire.


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Lockheed Martin's latest Aegis Combat System demonstrates extended line of sight capability

Aerospace & Defense

The Lockheed Martin and U.S. Navy team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed the first live firing test that proves the system can defend beyond its line of sight by integrating data from a remote sensor to intercept a target.


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U.S. Army, Raytheon achieve first inflight intercept of low quadrant elevation rocket

Raytheon Co. successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation (QE) 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle (GTV) flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September.


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Mercury Systems receives $2.3M order from U.S. Navy for DRFM jammers

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, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems subsidiary has received a $2.3M delivery order from the U.S. Navy for advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to support both U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force requirements.


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