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Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford

Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Navy has awarded Raytheon with a $ 17 million fixed-price price order for dual band radar spares for the USS Gerald Ford. The deal modifies an ordering agreement awarded in March 2019. According to Raytheon, the dual band radar is the first radar system in the U.S. Navy fleet capable of operating on the S-band and X-band frequency at the same time. DBR systems allow unmanned operation of and uses commercial off-the-shelf technology for signal and data processing. All work on the contract will take place in Massachusetts, with 70 percent being performed in Andover, 15 percent in Marlboro and 15 percent in Tewksbury. The USS Gerald Ford began aircraft compatibility testing in January. The vessel is intended to replace Nimitz-class aircraft carriers but has been trouble...
Longbow nabs $235.8M contract for Fire Control Radar support

Longbow nabs $235.8M contract for Fire Control Radar support

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, received a $ 235.8 million contract Friday to support Fire Control Radar systems for Apache helicopters for 11 foreign governments, the Department of Defense announced. The foreign military sales funds the contract, which funds production support for Apache attack helicopters in South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Greece, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Qatar and Britain. According to Northrop Grumman, Apache Longbow Fire Control Radar provides air crews with situational awareness beyond maximum engagement ranges and can be used for a variety of roles and missions. Its primary combat targeting modes include Ground Target Mode, Air Targeting Mode and a Maritime Targeting Mode...

Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Solskjaer confirms January signings on radar after Arsenal defeat, Pogba to have surgery

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Check out the latest Manchester United news on talkSPORT.com and follow our live blog below for the latest updates on the club, with the transfer window now open.. Mikel Arteta gets his first win as Arsenal manager as they beat Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Paul Pogba: Manchester United star to undergo surgery after […] talkSPORT
Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

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The UK government is pushing ahead with its plans for a cluster of military radar satellites, placing a design study with Airbus.Project Oberon, as it's known, has been in discussion for a while.It envisages a network of small spacecraft capable of seeing the Earth's surface in all weathers and at night, and at very high resolution.The satellites would also have sensors to locate the use of radio transmissions.This is information that can be used in tandem with the radar pictures to better identify targets on the ground and interpret their behaviour.Currently, British forces do not have the benefit of a sovereign Earth observation system. They must rely on commercial imagery or data supplied by allies.Radar satellites have tradit...
Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

Iceye satellites return super-sharp radar images

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Finnish space start-up Iceye has once again given an impressive demonstration of its novel technology's capabilities.The company's radar satellites are now returning sub-1m resolution images of the Earth's surface.This level of performance is expected from traditional spacecraft that weigh a tonne or more and cost in excess of one hundred million euros.But Iceye's breakthrough satellites are the size of a suitcase and cost only a couple of million to build.The Helsinki-based outfit is leading a group of "New Space" companies that aim to fly constellations of such radar imagers.This is something that would have seemed technically very challenging and prohibitively expensive just a few years ago. ...