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Mercury Systems receives $3.2M order for digital signal processing modules for synthetic aperture radar application

April 23, 2014

Mercury Systems Inc., a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received a $3.2 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for high-performance digital signal processing modules for an unmanned airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2014 third quarter and is expected to be shipped by its fiscal 2015 third quarter.

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Chemring wins MoD nano-satellite research contract

April 22, 2014

Chemring Technology Solutions' Gioconda industry consortium has been awarded an extension to an existing contract to support the UK MoD’s Dstl nano-satellites research project.

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Global Komited and Thales sign agreement for air defence systems in Malaysia

April 22, 2014

Thales has appointed Global Komited Sdn Bhd to develop, promote, market, and distribute a wide range of Ground-Based Air Defence systems to the Malaysian Armed Forces.

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1st radar vision for Copernicus

April 17, 2014

Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.


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Thales at Defence Services Asia

April 14, 2014

Thales will be participating in the 14th Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference, which takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, exhibiting a wide range of equipment in the fields of Communication, Optronics and Air operations. 

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TriQuint-RFMD Merger Solidifies Defense Market Lead

April 14, 2014

RFMD and TriQuint announced plans to merge operations creating a company that will surpass the current market leader, Skyworks, in the supply of advanced semiconductor products. RFMD and TriQuint announced a definitive merger agreement on February 24th under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. What effect does this have on the defense business?

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Airborne ISR and EW Trends

April 14, 2014
Budgets, the changing operational picture and training will be the three pillars for future airborne ISR as it increasingly converges with AEW/C2BM operations. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, “Three Pillars for Future Airborne ISR / AEW-C2BM” examines the factors that will influence future airborne ISR/AEW-C2BM operations and the associated market opportunity for platform manufacturers and the supporting supply chain.
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AtlanTecRF introduces outdoor weatherproof (ODU) satcom equipment

Aerospace & Defense
April 10, 2014

In announcing the new Outdoor Weatherproof Housing, AtlanTecRF makes available its full range of loop test translators and other satcom and test equipment for installation directly to antenna mounts and similar structures.

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Rockwell Collins to provide Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-Band service to airlines

April 8, 2014

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and Rockwell Collins, a pioneer in communications, aviation electronics and information management, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make Rockwell Collins a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of GX Aviation Ka-broadband service.  

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Harris receives $49M in orders from nation in Asia for Falcon III wideband tactical radios

April 7, 2014

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received $49 million in orders to provide a nation in Asia with enhanced tactical communications and field support.

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San Diego, CA

AOC 2013

Washington DC


AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2014

Orlando, FL
United States

EW Europe 2014

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
United Kingdom

EW Europe 2014


Evolution of EW and Electromagnetic Operations

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4th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

2014 IEEE Radar Conference

Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter
Cincinnati, OH
United States

MRW 2014

6th International Conference Microwave and Radar Week Read More

IEEE Autotestcon 2014

America's Center Convention Complex
St. Louis, MO
United States


Baltimore, MD
United States

2014 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM)
Affordable Mission Success: Meeting the Challenge

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Long-Term, Remote Monitoring of Satellite Performance Using an Agilent High-Frequency USB Power Sensor

March 17, 2014
This application note describes typical satellite applications that require power measurements and recommends power measurement solutions. It also explains how these solutions can help simplify your work, and improve accuracy, reliability and test coverage. Also covered are new sensor functions such as built-in Gamma and S-parameter corrections and real time measurement uncertainty calculations for improved accuracy.

Techniques for Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

March 17, 2014
This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performance� FieldFox combination analyzers having multiple measurement modes including a peak power analyzer, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and vector voltmeter. This application note will show several measurement examples of pulsed and secondary radar signals and also reviews the basics of� monopulse radar.

TriQuint Presentation

October 15, 2013
TriQuint 2013 Defense Forum presentation

R&S Presentation

October 15, 2013
Rohde & Schwarz 2013 Defense Forum presentation

Freescale Presentation

October 15, 2013
Freescale 2013 Defense Forum presentation

ADI Presentation

October 15, 2013
ADI/Richardson RFPD 2013 Defense Forum presentation

Agilent Presentation

October 15, 2013
Agilent 2013 Defense Forum presentation


October 15, 2013
Strategy Analytics' 2013 Defense Forum presentation

RF & Microwave Solutions for Aerospace & Defense

February 23, 2012
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