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DARPA seeks clean-slate ideas for mobile ad hoc networks

Aerospace & Defense

DARPA is exploring new technologies unencumbered by Internet Protocols (IP) that could be the key to enabling large MANETs.


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X-COM introduces industry’s smallest high-performance RF spectrum capture and playback system

X-COM Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies Group, introduced the IQC5000A Series RF Spectrum Capture and Playback System, the smallest, lightest, best-performing system available for the capture and playback of RF and microwave signals over short or long time spans for mission-critical applications.


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Thales’s APAR multifunction radar passes test

International

The first Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) of Thales’ Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) multifunction radar on the new Iver Huitfeldt class frigates of the Royal Danish Navy was a success. The test was performed with the first APAR delivered to the Royal Danish Navy, installed on HDMS Peter Willemoes.


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Harris awarded $19 M to improve Virginia County Critical Communications

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, has awarded Harris Corp. a $19 million contract to replace its existing public safety radio system with one that improves its coverage area and is based on the latest technology standards. The new system will improve communications for law enforcement, fire service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel who serve one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties.


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Northrop Grumman-developed MADL achieves flight test milestone

Aerospace & Defense

F-35 Lightning IIThe MADL waveform developed by Northrop Grumman was successfully demonstrated in a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program flight test, validating an eight-year development effort to advance communication among fifth-generation aircraft.


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Crane Co. announces CEO succession plan

Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products,announced that Eric C. Fast, chief executive officer, will retire from Crane Co. in January 2014. Fast joined Crane in 1999 as president and chief operating officer and was promoted to chief executive officer in January 2001. He will be succeeded by Max H. Mitchell, currently president and chief operating officer.


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Northrop Grumman's Astro Aerospace receives follow-on order for 48 more JIB antennas for GPS III satellites

Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide 48 more self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for Global Positioning System (GPS III) satellites under a follow-on contract from Lockheed Martin Corp.. The work will be carried out by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman.


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ALMA pinpoints early galaxies at record speed

A team of astronomers has used the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) telescope to pinpoint the locations of over 100 of the most fertile star-forming galaxies in the early Universe. ALMA is so powerful that, in just a few hours, it captured as many observations of these galaxies as have been made by all similar telescopes worldwide over a span of more than a decade. 


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ITT Exelis to provide anti-jam GPS antennas for KC-46 refueling aircraft

Aerospace & Defense

ITT Exelis has received a contract from Raytheon Co. to supply anti-jam GPS antennas to the KC-46 refueling tanker program. Work on this contract will be performed in Bohemia, N.Y.


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Norsat acquires U.S.-based SATCOM business

Norsat International Inc., a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments, announced that it has closed a definitive agreement to acquire certain business assets and assume certain liabilities of a U.S.-based satellite communication systems company. Norsat will pay US$530,170 and will finance the transaction with cash from operations.


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