Aerospace and Defense Channel

Exelis receives $7.6M contract for U.S. Army low profile satellite antennas

Exelis has received orders valued at $7.6 million from ADS, Inc. on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide mission command on-the-move systems. The systems will be used for undisclosed worldwide deployments. Called Global Network on the Move-Active Distribution, or GNOMAD, the system provides a broadband, satellite communication (SATCOM) on-the-move (SOTM) networked command and control connectivity.


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API’s QTRM offers stackable building block solution for electronically scanned radar

API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeter wave solutions, announced that its Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRMs), part of the company’s Active Antenna Array Unit (AAAU) solution for AESA radar, is now available as a stand-alone module. API’s QTRMs offer the industry’s first stackable building block solution for E-Scan (electronically scanned) radar.


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X-COM Systems introduces real time RF signal recording and playback system

X-COM Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, introduced the IQC91000A, the only RF and microwave signal recording and playback system that can capture, digitize, and store up to 1000 MHz of the electromagnetic spectrum in real time without gaps and missed signal events within any frequency range from 500 MHz to 18 GHz with 50 dB of spurious-free dynamic range, the highest in the industry.


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Defense is the Best Form of Attack for GaN

Defense is the best form of attack for GaN as shown in Strategy Analytics’ latest forecasts outlining the RF market opportunity for a technology that has been on the cusp of breaking into the semiconductor mainstream for the past several years. The GaN RF Market Update: 2014 - 2019 forecast and associated data model, forecasts a CAGR of more than 20% translating into a market worth more than $500 million in 2019.


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