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Articles by Dan Massé, Associate Technical Editor

Raytheon Installs Frost Protection System in Canadian Vineyard

A Canadian horticulture research center has contracted with Raytheon Co. to install a prototype microwave frost protection system at its Ontario vineyard. Tempwave™ is a Raytheon-developed system that uses low-level microwave radiant heat to prevent frost damage to crops. Microwave energy is transmitted from towers located in an orchard...
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AEGIS Upgrades Drive Advanced Electronic Market Demand

Global naval forces rely on radar to defend and augment ship offensive capability, the most prevalent of which is the Aegis Combat System. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Electronic Component Demand Scenarios for the Aegis Combat System," predicts that the annual market for electronics will...
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Raytheon-Boeing Team Fires First Joint Air-to-Ground Missile

Raytheon Co. and The Boeing Co. fired the first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile during a test funded by the two companies. The weapon, fired from a ground-based rotary-wing launcher, performed a series of preprogrammed maneuvers and flew to a predesignated location, validating the flight control software and Brimstone airframe. The...
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Harris Corp. Receives Order for High-frequency Radio Systems

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $139 M order to provide additional Falcon II ® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency (HF) tactical radio systems for the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program. The radio systems will be installed in...
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Net-centric Communication Trends to Boost MilSatCom

Satellite-based communications, with their broad coverage areas, allow geographically dispersed users to exchange information quickly and efficiently. Higher bandwidth availability and networking requirements in Military Satellite Communications (MilSatCom) create new opportunities for advanced electronic components. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "MilSatcom Electronic Market Trends through...
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