Industry News

New Radionavigation Plan Focuses on GPS

US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and US Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced the release of the 2001 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP), which continues to strengthen the US commitment to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and its modernization as a primary means of navigation in support...
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France and Israel Look to Significantly Enhance the Gilat 360 Broadband Satellite Platform

French space contractor Alcatel Space has reached an agreement in principle to form a strategic partnership with Israeli contractor Gilat Satellite Networks to significantly enhance the latter's Gilat 360 broadband satellite platform. The new agreement, which is part of the two companies' two-way broadband satellite communications joint venture with...
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Norway Selects SIRFC for NH 90 Helicopters

Norway has selected ITT's AN/ALQ-211(V) suite of integrated radio frequency countermeasures (SIRFC) for installation aboard the 14 NH 90 helicopters it is procuring for use by its Air Force (eight aircraft) and Navy (six aircraft). First flown aboard a US Army AH-64D battlefield attack helicopter during March 1999, SIRFIC...
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New Products

COMPONENTS Multi-octave 10-bit PIN Attenuators The upgraded 346 series of non-reflective PIN attenuators now provides 10-bit resolution. The attenuators are programmable to 60 dB and cover the frequency range from 0.5 to 18.0 GHz in four overlapping multi-octave bands. Each is an integrated assembly of two wideband T-pad attenuator...
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Around the Circuit

INDUSTRY NEWS Aeroflex Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IFR Systems Inc. The transaction is valued at approximately $60 M in cash, including the payment of $48.8 M in satisfaction of IFR's bank indebtedness. Under the terms of the agreement, Aeroflex will offer to purchase, though...
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New Literature

Short Form Catalog This 14-page catalog features the company's HF up-converters, HF receivers, VHF/UHF receivers, spectrum survey tools and 'N' channel receivers. Product photographs, features, outline drawings and specifications are included. CommEx LLC, White Marsh, MD (240) 686-1060. Circle No. 200 Miniature Voltage Controlled Oscillators This 32-page catalog features...
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