Satellite News

  1. Nitronex Launches Broadband GaN Amplifier For Military Radar, Radio And Satcom

    Nitronex LLC of Morrisville, NC, USA, which designs and makes gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si)-based RF power transistors for the defense, communications, broadband, and industrial markets, has launched the NPA1006, a 28V, 20MHz-1GHz, 15W broadband GaN amplifier with 14dB gain and 60% drain efficiency housed in an industry-standard 6mm by 5mm DFN plastic package.

  2. High Temperature OCXO Expands Satcom And Military Capabilities While Reducing Power

    Precision Devices Inc., a member of the Avrio Technology Group LLC, has announced the high temperature (to +90°C) VN01 and VN03 series of Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO).

  3. Harris Corporation Falcon III Manpack Radio Successfully Communicates With MUOS Satellite Constellation

    Harris Corporation's Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio has successfully communicated with the new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite constellation. MUOS is a next-generation military satellite communications system designed to provide U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) users with enhanced cellular telephone-like capabilities through tactical radios.

  4. Soldier’s Network Update: AN/PRC-155 Manpack Radios In The Arctic Circle Connect With MUOS Satellites Orbiting The Equator

    Two General Dynamics C4 Systems-developed AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios successfully completed secure voice and data calls from Alaska and the Arctic Circle, using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform to connect with the MUOS satellite and ground communications network.

  5. Comtech Xicom Technology Offers New MIL-SATCOM SSPA BUCs

    Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., a technology leader of high power amplifier products for satellite communication (SATCOM) announces new military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier block upconverters will be presented during MILCOM'13.

  6. Elbit Systems Of America Delivering SATCOM Amplifiers For Army Aviation

    Earlier this year, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a contract for TC-100L amplifiers as part of a weight reduction initiative for the US Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. Deliveries of the TC-100L SATCOM amplifiers are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.  

  7. CPI To Provide Radio Frequency Amplifiers And Circuit Cards For Military SATCOM Terminals

    U.S. military satellite communications (SATCOM) experts needed RF amplifiersand circuit cards for the AM-7498/G high-power amplifier used for several SATCOM terminals. They found their solution from Communications & Power Industries (CPI) Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif.

  8. Astrium To Develop German Military's Third SARah Reconnaissance Satellite

    OHB System has awarded a contract to Astrium for production and delivery of a high performance radar satellite to the German Armed Forces.

  9. Hughes Expands Rotary Wing SATCOM Capabilities

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB.

  10. DiTom Microwave Receives Order From Major U.S. Satellite Manufacturing Company

    DiTom Microwave has received a contract from a major U.S. satellite manufacturing company for thermal vacuum (TVAC) compatible X and Ka band isolators.