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    Exelis, Navy Test Jammer Tech for Electronic Warfare Aircraft; Rich Sorelle Comments

    ITT Exelis has concluded the technology maturation phase of a jammer to be installed on the U.S. Navy's EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft. The process involved 33 months of collaboration between the company and naval officials designing, developing and testing the Next Generation Jammer's subsystems, Exelis said Monday. Work at Exelis facilities in Amityville and Bohemia, […] More

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    Lockheed to Update Navy Electronic Warfare Receiver, Antenna

    Lockheed Martin has won a $39.1 million contract modification to update the Navy’s receiver and antenna used for its electronic warfare system, Military Aerospace & Electronics reports. John Keller writes the Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the modification for the branch’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 system. The company will buy SEWIP Block […] More

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    Boeing Hands Pentagon WGS Satellite 6, WGS-5 to Launch Wednesday

    Boeing has delivered the sixth wideband global satellite communications spacecraft to the Defense Department in preparation for its scheduled launch in 2013. The company shipped the WGS-6 satellite from its facility in El Segundo, Calif. to Titusville, Fla. and the spacecraft will be tested, fueled and integrated before its launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Boeing […] More

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    DRS Terminal Certified to Access Pentagon Wideband Satellites

    DRS Technologies has received a certificate from the Defense Department that allows users of the company’s mobile on-the-move terminal to operate and access the agency’s communication satellites in the Global Information Grid. The company received its X-Band On-the-Move certification from the Army Strategic Command and Department of Defense’ Joint SATCOM Engineering Center, DRS said Wednesday. […] More

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    Inmarsat Helps Build Offshore Microwave Comm Service; Gerbrand Schalkwijk Comments

    Inmarsat has partnered with Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems and LLOG Exploration to extend broadband communications coverage over the Gulf of Mexico through a new microwave technology network. The new service is intended for the Gulf’s deep-water structures and is currently used in the Mississippi Canyon Field, Inmarsat announced Thursday. BATS produced the Stabilized Microwave system […] More

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    Lockheed Updates Web Portal for Aviation Search, Rescue; Jim Derr Comments

    Lockheed Martin has upgraded its automation system and Web portal for pilots with goals to ensure safety in aviation sector. The surveillance-enhanced search and rescue service intends to help pilots monitor aircraft movements, location and emergency signals for search and rescue operations, Lockheed said Thursday. SE-SAR works with SpiderTracks GPS devices on the new Web […] More

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    Lockheed Undersea Drone Available for Offshore Energy Market; Dan McLeod Comments

    Lockheed Martin will make its autonomous underwater vehicle available for sale or lease oil and gas service providers to perform underwater inspections on offshore sites. The 10-foot long Marlin is designed to make three-dimensional geo-referenced models of underwater platforms and seabeds through optical and acoustic sensors, Lockheed said Tuesday. Marlin recently helped an energy company […] More

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    LGS Joins DARPA ISR Laser Tech Program

    LGS Innovations has won a $4.1 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop laser technology intended to measure distance from a target by illuminating the target and analyzing backscattered light, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports. John Keller writes DARPA wants the Laser Radar Technology program to develop light detection and ranging technology […] More

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