The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon Co. two contract modifications totaling a combined $5 million in support of the Arrays at Commercial Timescales (ACT) program. ACT is focused on developing technology that enables rapidly upgradable and widely deployable radar array architectures. The awards are the result of a competitive down select process after which DARPA chose Raytheon for the next phase of both programs.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions continues to expand the Ku-Band Iso-Divider product family with the introduction of an 8-way unit. Featuring similar qualities as the previously introduced 4- and 2-way products, exceptional insertion loss and band flatness performance is continued in this product.
Mercury Systems Inc., a leading high-tech commercial provider of more affordable secure and sensor processing subsystems powering today’s critical defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems (MDS) subsidiary has received $2 million in follow-on orders to deliver advanced Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammers to the U.S. Navy.
Pole/Zero released their new line of NANO-ERF™ tunable bandpass filters covering the entire military tactical radio band of 30 to 520 MHz while fitting in a low-profile package measuring 1.1” x 1.1”x 0.216” (28 x 28 x 5.5 mm).
Raytheon received a contract modification for $122,443,911 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0075) for the procurement of 114 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Round missiles for the U.S. Navy. This completes the Navy's planned purchase of 214 Tomahawk Block IV missiles for fiscal year 2015 and continues to build the inventory to support warfighting requirements.
Strategy Analytics was at CS International 2015 last week, held in Frankfurt, Germany. Eric Higham, Director of Strategy Analytics’ Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) service kicked off proceedings with insights into the challenges and prospects for GaAs and other RF technologies as increasing data consumption translates to ever more sophisticated cellular terminal front-ends.
Airbus Defence and Space has introduced new technologies in its latest air surveillance radar to give the Airport Surveillance Radar Next Generation (ASR-NG) radar advantageous air traffic control capabilities.
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8 dBm of output P1 dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5 dB. Output third order intercept is >17 dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), military and commercial radar and military or commercial communication systems.