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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy catapult X-47B from carrier into history books

May 16, 2013

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy launched a new chapter in the history of unmanned systems – carrier-capable unmanned aircraft – by successfully catapulting the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush(CVN-77).


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Raytheon delivers electronic jamming capability for Gray Eagle UAS

May 16, 2013

Raytheon Co. has delivered two electronic attack payloads in support of the U.S. Army's Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system. The payloads were delivered as part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy NAVSEA-Crane in 2012. NERO is utilized on the Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS (Umanned Aircraft System) as an airborne electronic attack system capable of jamming enemy communications systems.


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Healthy Defense Industry Activity Marred by Lackluster Revenues

May 14, 2013

Ongoing activity in March and April included mergers and acquisitions, product launches and milestones, as well as seemingly healthy contract activity, but financials continue to emphasize the difficulties faced by the defense industry. Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service reports, "Defense Electronics Industry Review: March 2013," and "Defense Electronics Industry Review: April 2013," detail significant defense industry news, including product announcements, milestones, contract activity and defense industry financial performance as the first quarter of 2013 came to a close.


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QinetiQ satellite launched for earth observation mission

International
May 13, 2013

Proba-V, a small satellite-based earth observation system for vegetation studies, developed by QinetiQ Space for the European Space Agency (ESA), has been launched from Kourou, French Guiana.


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Boeing to build 4 more Intelsat Epic 702MP satellites

May 10, 2013

Boeing will build four more 702MP satellites for Intelsat S.A., furthering its role as the initial manufacturer of Intelsat’s new high-performance satellite fleet, Intelsat EpicNG. The 702MPs will deliver reliable, affordable and high-capacity data transmission that Intelsat customers can tailor to their needs.


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ITT Exelis awarded contract to provide RF technology for fighter aircraft

Aerospace & Defense
May 10, 2013

ITT Exelis received a $9.4 million contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, TX, to supply the Continuous Wave Illuminator (CWI) subsystem for the F-16 Fighting Falcon. 


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Harris receives $40 M to provide Falcon radios to Royal Brunei Armed Forces

May 10, 2013

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $40 million order for Falcon® tactical radios from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The radios will be part of a broader tactical communications system.


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ITT Exelis to provide anti-jam GPS antennas for Canadian military platforms

May 8, 2013

ITT Exelis has been selected by Raytheon UK and the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide anti-jam GPS antenna arrays for several Canadian airborne military platforms.


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Transline pulls off a hat trick of recent successes

May 8, 2013

Transline Technology, a California-based printed circuit board manufacturer, has been recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 100 percent on-time delivery and zero quality deffects for 12 consecutive months for the year 2012. TTI also received this award for the year 2011, which means that they have had a 24 consecutive month track record of delivering 100 percent on time delivery and zero defects in total.


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