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MBDA Germany opened a new simulation and integration centre for air defence systems at its Schrobenhausen site. The centre offers ~4,000 m² of usable space, enabling the integration of large end items such as radar systems, launchers and command posts.
Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014.
e2v aerospace and defense, the leading provider of technology solutions to the U.S. mil/aero marketplace, has announced the appointment of Robert Brevelle into the role of President. Robert will be joining e2v on September 3rd and will be based at the Milpitas, CA facility.
Hittite Microwave Corp. launched three new GaAs pHEMT MMIC power amplifiers which cover the 9 to 14 GHz frequency range and are ideal for microwave radio, military and space, SATCOM and test and measurement applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the world’s fastest vector signal generator in a PXI form factor. The Agilent M9381A is a 1-MHz to 3- or 6-GHz VSG that combines fast switching and excellent RF parametric performance.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy in field-test environments. Designed for harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations, FieldFox analyzers cover satellite communications, microwave backhaul, military communications, radar systems and a wide range of additional applications.
The Boards of Navratna1 Public Sector Company, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales have approved the formation of a Joint Venture Company subject to statutory approvals of the Government of India and the French Government.
EM Solutions has won a tender with Tokyo-based partner Jepico Corp. to provide its Ka-Band Satellite on the Move (SOTM) platform to the Japanese Government’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). NICT is Japan’s national research institute for information and communications (http://www.nict.go.jp/en/index.html).
EM Solutions’ Ka-Band satcom on the move (SOTM) terminal has successfully completed WGS Phase 2 certification testing in Brisbane, passing all tests.
Delta Microwave, a supplier of amplifiers, filters, filter/amplifiers, multiplexers, and integrated microwave assemblies would like to congratulate the NASA/JPL team on the August 6, 2012 landing of the Mars Science Laboratory.