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July 23, 2014
Patriot getting enhanced radar capabilities
London (UPI) Jul 16, 2013
Raytheon is enhancing the Patriot air defense system for the U.S. Army and two allied countries through the supply of radar digital processor kits. The kits provide improved target detection and identification, a 40 percent improvement in overall radar reliability and decreased need for spare batteries for the system. "These RDP upgrades are yet another example of how we continue to advance Patriot technology to stay ahead of evolving threats," said Ralph Acaba, vice president of Integra ... read more
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USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's National Guard is receiving a precision ground approach radar to support its aviation mission from Exelis of the United States. ... more

Royal Air Force's Tornado aircraft getting new RF jamming pods
A radio frequency jamming pod for use by Tornado GR Mk4 aircraft is to be designed, developed and delivered by Selex ES to Britain's Royal Air Force. ... more

Saab, Selex ES sign radar contract deal
Swedish defense company Saab is to equip its Gripen Next Generation fighters with Active Electronically Scanned Array radar from Finmeccanica-Selex ES. ... more
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F-35 jet fire may be isolated problem
An engine fire last month on a US F-35 fighter jet was likely an isolated incident and not part of a wider problem for the new aircraft, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. ... more


Northrop Grumman received new order for E-2D aircraft
Northrop Grumman is to produce 25 more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft for the U.S. Navy under a multi-year contract, the company announced. ... more
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New missile defense equipment installed on frigate
The second of eight ANZAC-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy has completed an anti-missile defense upgrade program and is undergoing sea trials. ... more

Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn moon
Now you don't see it. Now, you do. And now you don't see it again. Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object - where one never existed - on Cassini mission radar images of Lig ... more
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Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

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Raytheon touts blimp-borne radar system
Raytheon has announced its blimp-borne radar previously used for testing is now available for operational deployment as a strategic asset. ... more

ADS unveils multi-satellite Direct Receiving Station for GeoNorth
Airbus Defense and Space and its client GeoNorth have inaugurated the first commercially available multi-satellite Direct Receiving Station (DRS) in the world, set to give a host of new markets quic ... more

ADS launches Radar Constellation Challenge with HisdeSAT
Airbus Defence and Space, in partnership with HisdeSAT, has announced a Radar Constellation Challenge, in order to encourage the development of innovative application ideas using radar satellite ima ... more
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FREMM frigate Normandie completes weapon system testing
A second FREMM multi-mission frigate for the French Navy has completed five weeks of combat weapon systems testing at sea. ... more

NIST technique could make sub-wavelength images at radio frequencies
Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)(1) currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements effici ... more
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Fire Scout's Visual Reach Increased With New Radar
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search ca ... more

Melting and refreezing of deep Greenland ice speeds flow to sea
Beneath the barren whiteness of Greenland, a mysterious world has popped into view. Using ice-penetrating radar, researchers have discovered ragged blocks of ice as tall as city skyscrapers and as w ... more

Navy, Northrop demo new radar for unmanned helicopter
A new multi-mode radar that will enhance the capabilities of the MQ-8B unmanned helicopter has been demonstrated by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy. ... more

Selex ES is upgrading RAT 31 DL radar in Turkey
NATO support agency NSPA has tapped Selex ES to upgrade RAT 31 DL three-dimensional air defense radars that are in use in Turkey. ... more

Philippine boat police anger China in fishing fight
After a short, intense chase, two Philippine police gunboats catch up with an illegal fishing vessel and circle it like menacing sharks, their armed commandos poised to rappel onboard. ... more


Northrop Grumman Receives Funding for Electronic Warfare Systems for US Army and Navy
Northrop Grumman has received funding to produce pre-production units of the APR-39D(V)2 radar warning receiver (RWR)/electronic warfare management system (EWMS). Under terms of the joint serv ... more

Poland and Raytheon Partner to Develop New Patriot IFF Antenna
Raytheon has announced that it will partner with Bumar Elektronika on the design and development of a modernized Patriot Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) antenna. This new antenna is a key element ... more
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Lockheed system to help track orbiting space objects


Raytheon selected to demonstrate next generation, modular radar system


German village takes digital fate into own hands


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Microsystems Technologies Office: Creating A New Electronics Revolution For National Defense

Sentinel-1 aids Balkan flood relief

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Airbus partners with BAE for radar satellite imagery

Japan launches land observing satellite

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Canadian missile defense radar to be operated, maintained by Raytheon

Airborne surveillance program Gorgon Stare getting Exelis sensors

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Experts demonstrate versatility of Sentinel-1

Exelis advancing sensor detection system

Airbus Defence and Space in radar technology study

Saab adds new radar variants

Terahertz imaging on the cheap

Manned and unmanned maritime combat vessel going on display

Radio waves affect migrating birds: study

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