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Aerospace and Defense Channel

Pentek introduces rugged portable RF/IF high-bandwidth signal recorder

Pentek Inc. announced the new Talon® RF/IF signal recording and playback system: the Model RTR 2727 rugged portable recorder suitable for military and aerospace applications. The system features recording and playback of IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths to 200 MHz. It can be configured with 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds or 400 MHz 14-bit A/Ds and an 800 MHz 16-bit D/A.


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Ducommun receives contract from Boeing for 787 Dreamliner

Ducommun Inc. announced that it has received a contract from The Boeing Co. to produce titanium detail components and subassemblies for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Under the terms of the contract, production on the titanium assemblies will continue at the Ducommun AeroStructures facility in Coxsackie, NY.


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Cobham named by Inmarsat as Global Xpress Service "Launch Partner" for Land-based Terminals

Cobham has been selected by Inmarsat as a "Launch Partner" to provide land-based satellite communication terminal antennas specifically designed to support the global service introduction of Inmarsat's Global Xpress® (GX) network.


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Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct first catapult launch of X-47B

MarketWatch: Defense

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the U.S. Navy have conducted the Navy's first catapult launch of an unmanned system using the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator.


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ITT Exelis announces agreement to acquire C4i Pty. Ltd.

ITT Exelis has signed a definitive agreement to acquire C4i Pty. Ltd. (C4I) based in Melbourne, Australia, from the Longreach Group Ltd. for an enterprise value of approximately USD 16.8 million. Pending Longreach Group shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013 subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition is not material to Exelis 2012 results.


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Denmark selects U.S. Navy's MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter

The U.S. Navy announced that the Danish government signed an official letter of offer and acceptance formalizing its intent to buy nine MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters and comprehensive logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program.


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Raytheon BBN Technologies awarded $16M in DoD funding to enhance text understanding

Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $16 million under the Deep Exploration and Filter of Text (DEFT) program, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Co.


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Harris receives $7M to provide Falcon tactical radio systems to Nation in Central Asia

Harris Corp. has received a $7 million order to deliver Falcon® tactical radios to a nation in Central Asia. The radios will provide interoperable communications to support the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.


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Low Loss Cable Family is Extended

Introduction to an extension of the SUCOFLEX 404 and 404D cable assemblies, which are the 18 GHz cable assembly versions


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Defense Spending and the Looming Fiscal Cliff - A Three-way Heavyweight Fight Between Taxes, Entitlements and Defense

Can we make the right choices to fund our military in the midst of the fiscal challenges our nation faces?
Are we approaching a national disaster for our future Military Budgets, or is there a slim chance that an acceptable compromise is still possible to “avoid the unavoidable” – the mindless cuts of across the board sequestration?
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