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U.S. Air Force selects Spectracom to supply time and frequency test equipment

Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force Metrology Calibration Program (AFMETCAL) with precision timing and frequency test equipment over the next 5 years. Spectracom Frequency Calibrator/Analyzers will be used across several AFMETCAL projects to test and calibrate any device or system that relies on a precisely timed signal.

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Cassidian's identification systems protect French armed forces

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will supply the French Armed Forces with advanced identification systems used to prevent friendly fire. The French defence procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), has awarded Cassidian a contract to supply 150 units of its newly developed Monopulse Secondary Radar (MSR) 1000 I interrogator for the short-range friend-or-foe identification (IFF).

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M2 Global receives Texas Manufacturing Star Award

M2 Global Technology Ltd. has been recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) with the Texas Manufacturing Star Award, which was presented to the company by TWC Chairman Tom Pauken last month. The award recognizes the positive impact M2 Global has had on manufacturing in Texas and in the San Antonio community. Since its inception, the company has increased its workforce by 58 percent.

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Hughes and Lemko demo wireless 4G/LTE video calls over satellite backhaul

Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology and Lemko Corp.'s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).

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Nusil presents easy-to-use film adhesive with low outgassing

NuSil Technology LLC (, a formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the aerospace, aircraft, electronics and photonics industries, announces the release of CV-2681-12, an electrically conductive, controlled volatility (low outgassing) film adhesive designed for a wide range of applications, from tacking down wires to working with solar cells and mirrors.

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