The SICRAL 2 military telecommunications satellite was successfully launched on April 26 with an Arianespace launch vehicle from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. SICRAL 2 is a joint program between the Ministry of Defense in Italy and Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) in France for the benefit of Italian and French armed forces, with stakes of 62 percent and 38 percent respectively. It is conducted by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the two companies in the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales.
For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range need to be remotely acquired and analyzed Spectrum Systementwicklung GmbH has extended its digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments and released eight new models.
Finmeccanica – Selex ES has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract from Cobham Aviation Services in Australia to supply a number of Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) surveillance radars.
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent announce their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share.
Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of mobile ultra-broadband services across China. The network will cover 40 cities in 12 provinces, including Shanghai and Suzhou, cities with the highest GDP in China.
Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, announced that an Anite-led task group within the METIS project has finalized the world’s first 5G radio channel models. This is the first radio channel model proposal to be delivered by an international project consisting of key industry players and universities.
COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics simulation and analysis software, announced the opening of a new office in Moscow, Russia. The new office provides sales and support for the growing community of COMSOL Multiphysics® users in Russia. Services include local sales, technical support, training sessions, and on-site workshops, seminars and customer visits.