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Raytheon demos new seeker technology for Tomahawk Block IV missile

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Raytheon Co. completed a successful field test of an advanced Electronic Support Measure (ESM) seeker installed in a Block IV Tomahawk missile as part of the company's new product improvement program. 


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General Dynamics receives $25M order for new FAA air traffic control radios

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.


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U.S. Army issues General Dynamics new order for WIN-T Increment 2

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.


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NASA SpaceCube 2.0 sports Peregrine UltraCMOS power management solution

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. 


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AEM wins 2012 Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award

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.


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Raytheon AI3 intercepts its first UAS target

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.


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L-3 TRL Technology and Avanti Communications to provide secure high-speed Ka-Band satellite services

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.


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NASA, Homeland Security test disaster recovery tool

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.


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