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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 3 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Singapore for 20 AIM 9X-2 SIDEWINDER Block II All Up Round Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $36 million.
According to Euroconsult’s newly released strategic review, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity, the global in-flight connectivity market is expected to grow over the next 10 years, with over 12,000 commercial and 16,000 business airplanes to provide in-flight connectivity to passengers by 2022. With a take-up rate of less than 5 percent, in-flight connectivity services generated less than $300 million in revenue from airline passengers last year. The market is expected to grow to $1.3 billion by 2022.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is showcasing its new lightweight integrated airborne satellite communications solution for UAVs at LAAD 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 9-12.
A NASA C-20A piloted aircraft carrying the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) is wrapping up studies over the U.S. Gulf Coast, AZ, and Central and South America. The plane left NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA.
Micro-Coax announced that it has been recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Division for providing 100 percent on-time delivery with zero quality defects.
The Raytheon Co.-led Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) program surpassed expectations during its first tests against a live rocket launch on March 19. From approximately 100 miles off the Florida coast, the powerful X- and S-Band radars integrated onboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25) successfully acquired and tracked both stages of an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral and collected all associated data.
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $57 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against anti-ship missile threats.
Ethertronics, a technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today announced that the company has expanded its EtherDAS Indoor USA™ line of distributed antenna systems (DAS) with two new products – EtherDAS1.5™ and EtherDAS S™.
Norsat International Inc.,a provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments is pleased to announce the award of a $13.3 million (CAD) repayable contribution from the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI).
Rogers Corp., represented by its High Performance Foams Division (HPF), will be exhibiting its Silfx™ lightweight silicone comfort foam at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013.