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800 objects at once and spotting tiny items travelling at the speed of sound are some of the attributes of Artisan, the new medium range 3D surveillance radar which has been developed for the Royal Navy by BAE Systems.
Thales and Vinghøg AS signed a contract for the delivery of 44 Squire battlefield surveillance radars, to be deployed by the Norwegian Armed Forces. The first 10 systems will be delivered in the second half of 2013. The last delivery is scheduled for beginning of 2017.
Blighter Surveillance Systems has been set up to target systems integrators delivering sophisticated surveillance solutions into the global defence and commercial security markets.
As of 28 December, HUBER+SUHNER acquired the assets of Astrolab Inc. based in Warren, New Jersey at a non-disclosed price. The deal will be financed from own resources. With its patented minibend® and microbend® cable assemblies, Astrolab is mainly active in high tech niche markets like space & defence and offers high end radio frequency solutions for industrial markets. This year Astrolab recorded net sales of around USD $20 million and a profit margin well above industry average.
Thales Canada announced that its R&D facility in Parc du Technologique is now an official Thales Research and Technology (TRT) centre – the fifth in the world and first in North America.
Recognised as a leading supplier in the area of high frequency and microwave systems used for both radar and data link applications, Saab has received an order in the region of €12.8 million for data links.
BAE Systems and EADS have made a statement to the London Stock Exchange about a possible business combination between the two companies.
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.
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).
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