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Amplifier Technology offers drop-in replacement for Army radio

International

When the terms of a military contract required drop-in replacements for an obsolete RF transmitter-amplifier Amplifier Technology reverse engineered the 25 year old technology and developed a 21st Century version that the customer could use with its existing battlefield radios.


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ITT Exelis completes maturation phase of Navy's Jammer program

Aerospace & Defense

ITT Exelis successfully completed the 33-month technology maturation phase of the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer program. Installed on the U.S. Navy's EA-18G electronic attack aircraft, the Next Generation Jammer will allow U.S. forces to defeat integrated air defense systems.


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Harris receives $23 M from Middle East nation for wideband tactical communications system

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $23 million order from a country in the Middle East as part of its tactical communications modernization program.


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Raytheon books $106 M Paveway II contract

Raytheon Co. booked a $106 million contract for its combat-proven Paveway™ II family of precision-guided munitions. The company was awarded the direct commercial sale from an international customer. The contract includes Paveway kits for both GBU-12 (500lb) and GBU-58 (250lb) guided bombs. Paveway is a Raytheon-designed kit that transforms "dumb" bombs into precision-guided munitions.


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Rockwell Collins demonstrates robust wideband high frequency capability in Canada

Rockwell Collins recently conducted two live over-the-air tests of its Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) radio between Ottawa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During the tests, the team was able to demonstrate streaming full-color video and ad hoc Internet Protocol networking over an HF link.


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Advanced aircraft identification systems headed to U.S. and allied forces

Aerospace & Defense

BAE Systems has been awarded a $34 million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with its Mode 5 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) system, used to identify and track military aircraft.


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L-3 WESCAM unveils MX-LVSS land vehicle surveillance system at CANSEC 2013

L-3 WESCAM unveiled its new land vehicle surveillance system, the MX™-LVSS, at CANSEC, Canada’s largest defence and security trade show, in the outside display area, booth 2019. Based on L-3 WESCAM’s industry-leading MXSeries of multi-spectral, highly stabilized imaging systems, the MX-LVSS is a modular and rugged solution consisting of low-risk, battle-proven, commercial-off-the-shelf subsystemscurrently operating in the world’s harshest terrains and climates.


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Selex ES delivers Tranche 2 Typhoon EW systems

International

Selex ES has completed deliveries of the Praetorian electronic warfare self protection system for Tranche 2 Eurofighter Typhoons.


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Elektrobit (EB) releases a white paper on utilizing cognitive radio technology in military communications

Elektrobit (EB) has released a whitepaper on Cognitive Communication Networks that explores how cognitive radio can be utilized in military communications. The white paper discusses how cognitive radio works and how future wireless systems equipped with cognitive radio capabilities could dynamically access new frequency bands, and at the same time protect higher-priority users on the same bands from harmful interference. Cognitive radio capabilities utilized in military communications would enable mobile troops to communicate and share information even more effectively.


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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy complete Triton unmanned aircraft's first flight

Aerospace & Defense

The Northrop Grumman Corp.-built MQ-4C Triton high-altitude unmanned aircraft successfully completed its first flight today from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale.


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