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Lockheed Martin powers on first GPS III satellite

March 1, 2013

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the program’s first spacecraft, designated GPS III Space Vehicle One (SV-1). The milestone is a key indication the team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014.


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Diamond airborne satcom rotary joints now built with Roll-Rings

March 1, 2013

To address the pressing need for increased reliability and lower life cycle cost, airborne satcom rotary joint customers are now ordering Diamond Antenna & Microwave rotary joints with integral Diamond-Roltran Roll-Rings®. Roll-Rings® are the only rotating electrical contact solution that rolls instead of slides like slip rings and therefore does not create wear debris.


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Richardson RFPD announces Avionics & Radar Tech Hub

Aerospace & Defense Channel
February 27, 2013

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the launch of its Avionics & Radar Tech Hub, a micro-website featuring the latest news, innovations and new products related to avionics and radar applications.


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BAE Systems’ 155-mm long range land attack projectile aces live fire tests

February 25, 2013

BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin Corp. recently completed a series of successful guided flight tests for 155-mm Long Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) as part of the on-going qualification test program at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


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Thales awarded contract for secure body worn radios for Nett Warrior soldiers

Aerospace & Defense Channel
February 22, 2013

Thales announced a new LRIP contract for secure radios to support the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior Program. The radio is capable of providing soldiers with access to the government's classified networks at the Secret or Sensitive But Unclassified level. 


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Blighter unveils new multi-language BlighterView Software

February 22, 2013

Blighter Surveillance Systems has unveiled a new multi-language version of its BlighterView sensor and control software.


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Raytheon's new precision artillery ready for low-rate initial production

February 20, 2013

Raytheon Co. received a U.S. Army fiscal year 2012 contract for the production of Excalibur Increment Ib precision-guided projectiles. The $56.6 million contract, awarded in December, marks the start of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of Excalibur Ib.


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Lockheed Martin’s SMSS unmanned autonomous vehicle operates via satellite

February 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin completed a successful demonstration at Camp Grayling, MI recently in which its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS™) was being controlled via satellite from more than 200 miles away. 


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Thales extends armed forces' full-IP theatre network technologies to French SATCOM system

February 19, 2013

Thales has been tasked by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) with extending the full-IP network that supports convergence between French armed forces’ theatre networks to the entire Syracuse military SATCOM ground segment.


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The Realities of the Big Budget Showdown and the Uncertain Future for DOD

February 19, 2013

Defense Programs, Spending Cuts and Future Budgets Plans are all now in play, as Congressional confrontations are brewing over DOD Funding in the midst of the country's fiscal crisis. Military Leaders are unified in their dire predictions over the devastating effects of Sequestration and its impact on Military Readiness. Are defense electronics programs using RF and Microwave technology going to be Survivors or become Bill Payers in the upcoming budget Battle?  What should Microwave Companies be aware of and be prepared for in this all out battle for the future of our Country's Fiscal Health? The only thing for certain now, is the uncertainty we all face.


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