objective is to replace the existing TWT-based RF chain in
the ALQ- 99 Band 5/6 transmitter with a solid-state amplifier module and DC-DC converter.
SRC, formerly Syracuse Research Corp., announced that it
has secured $8.1 M in funding for its Foliage Penetration Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar, also known as FORESTER. The revolutionary airborne
radar system penetrates through foliage to track people and
vehicles on the ground. The funding for the FORESTER
program is a combination of two awards to the corporation.
The first award of $5.3 M was awarded to SRC as a result of
a solicitation by the US Army for an additional FORESTER
system to be delivered by June 2011. An additional $2.8 M
was secured through the 2009 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act for FORESTER technology improvements.
Giga-tronics Inc. announced that it has received three orders valued at $5.1 M for microwave components from a major aircraft manufacturer. The award for high performance
specialty filters based upon the company’s fast switching YIG
technology will be fulfilled by Giga-tronics’ Microsource
component subsidiary located in Santa Rosa, CA.
Spectrum Control Inc. announced that its Spectrum Microwave Business Unit has been selected by Thales Communications Inc., Clarksburg, MD, as the supplier for the
RF power amplifier for the Extended Band Manpack, an
accessory to the AN/PRC- 148 JTRS Enhanced Multiband
Inter/Intra Team Radio. Production of the RF power amplifier will be performed at Spectrum Microwave’s Palm
Bay, FL operation and is currently expected to commence
in early 2010.
Integral Systems Inc. announced that its subsidiary, RT
Logic, has been awarded a contract by Iridium Communications Inc., to supply two Telemetrix 400XR modu-lator/receiver (T400XR) modems. The T400XRs will
serve as Iridium’s next-generation satellite communication modems, handling all Iridium user voice and data
between satellite phones and the terrestrial network for
their Feeder Link Earth Terminal (FLT) modem upgrade. Based in Bethesda, MD, Iridium Communications
operates the Iridium satellite constellation, a system of
66 active satellites used for global voice and data communication.
RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended January 2, 2010.
RFMD’s December 2009 quarterly revenue increased
approximately 24 percent year-over-year to $250.3 M.
GAAP gross margin for the quarter increased sequentially
from 35. 9 to 36. 4 percent, and non-GAAP gross margin
increased sequentially from 38.1 to 38. 4 percent. GAAP
operating income was $33.6 M, and non-GAAP operating