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UAVs have proved to be remarkably useful during peacekeeping missions and the on-going global war on terror

Aerospace & Defense

According to ASDReports, with surveillance taking an increasingly important role both on and off the battlefield, a new report forecasts robust spending in the global UAV market to 2023, with the market expanding from US$7.3B in 2013 to US$14.0B by 2023. 


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Raytheon demonstrates revolutionary long-range radar prototype

Raytheon Co. successfully completed a customer demonstration of a new U.S. Air Force expeditionary ground-based prototype radar. Designed to replace the decades old TPS-75 radar system, the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) will help defend warfighters against emerging threats by detecting, identifying and tracking fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, missiles and unmanned aircraft.


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Astrium selected for MicroWave Sounder instruments for MetOp Second Generation satellites

Astrium has been selected by the European Space Agency to supply the MicroWave Sounder instruments for the MetOp Second Generation series of satellites.


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U.S. Army takes control of JLENS Airships during final “Test-Drive” in Utah desert

They tracked targets in the desert, practiced battening down the hatches for storms and reviewed every switch, button and computer system. Now, after a six-week-long “test-drive” in the Utah wilderness, U.S. Army soldiers are ready to take full control of Raytheon's enormous JLENS airships. Next stop: Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where the twin-radar system will begin a long-term trial watching over Washington, D.C.


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Exelis airport ground vehicle surveillance solution to enhance surface safety at Denver and St. Louis airports

Denver International Airport (DEN), CO, and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), MO, airports will use the ITT Exelis vehicle movement area transmitter (VMAT) solution to enhance airport surface safety and efficiency.


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SRCTec to begin full-rate production of counter-mortar radar system

Aerospace & Defense

SRCTec has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground to begin full-rate production of the AN-TPQ-50 counterfire radar system, commonly referred to as the LCMR (V)3. The FRP ceiling is $221M and the initial award is for $58M.


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First upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout delivered to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy got its first look at the upgraded MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned system when Northrop Grumman Corp. delivered its first MQ-8C system this month.


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Satellite integration and test center in Turkey passes major milestone

Thales Alenia Space announced an important milestone regarding the satellite integration and test center built in Turkey. The building is air and water tight, and installation of the main test systems is well under way.


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U.S. Navy to launch Lockheed Martin secure communications satellite

Aerospace & Defense

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite on Friday, July 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.


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Boeing, Panasonic look to offer eXConnect in-flight broadband to government customers

Boeing and Panasonic Avionics Corp. are preparing to open a new market for Panasonic’s secure, satellite-based, in-flight broadband service known as eXConnect. Under a new agreement, Boeing will offer eXConnect service to government customers within and outside the United States. 


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