Raytheon Unit Wins DARPA Millimeter-Wave Digital Array Phase 2 Contract; Tay Fitzgerald Quoted

Tay Fitzgerald VP Raytheon Intell and Space

A Raytheon Technologies business unit has secured a $12.7M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop phased array antenna technology using a “building blocks” approach for the second phase of DARPA’s Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays program. “Millimeter-wave is less crowded than other parts of the RF spectrum on the battlefield, but current hardware is complex, tailored to a specific task and not interoperable,” said Tay Fitzgerald, vice president for advanced concepts and technology at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

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DARPA Gains Access to Ceva’s IP, Wireless Tech Portfolio

Ceva

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has received a license to use Ceva's portfolio of wireless connectivity and smart sensing internet protocols to support the development of various DARPA-made wireless technologies under a new commercial engagement program. Ceva said Tuesday it will provide processors, tools and technical area services to DARPA under the Toolbox initiative in support of the agency's technology development pursuits.

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Northrop’s Cygnus to Kick Off ‘SharkSat’ Tech Demo Upon Departure From ISS

Northrop Grumman Cygnus

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and host a two-week demonstration of the SharkSat payload once it leaves the ISS. SharkSat is intended to test and demonstrate multiprocessor systems, digital receivers, integrated circuits and other electronic components to facilitate the development of a Ka-band software defined radio that could have potential applications in 5G, space-to-ground and space-to-space communications.

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Cobham to Help Sabena Technics Maintain French KC-135 Tankers

Cobham Mission Systems

Cobham Mission Systems has been awarded a three-year contract by Sabena technics to provide comprehensive through-life support (TLS) and air-to-air (AAR) equipment maintenance in support of refueling tankers. “Our TLS agreements provide customers with long-term cost savings and faster access to parts and technical support, and gives us important insight into the full AAR product lifecycle," said Russell Bailey, vice president air-to-air refueling for Cobham Mission Systems in the UK.

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Octo Names Letitia ‘Tish’ Long to Board of Directors; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Letitia Long Board Member Octo

Octo has appointed Letitia “Tish” Long, a former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, to the company's board of directors. Long's appointment will place greater focus on the Intelligence Community (IC) as Octo's core customer. “Having Long on our Board of Directors is a massive boon to our ability to understand and support the Intelligence Community,” said Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo

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