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hotspot accessibility is driving rapid growth in the global
connected car market. Technavio expects a compound
annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 32 percent in
this market from 2016 to 2020.
DynCorp International (DI) was awarded by the U.S.
Army a firm-fixed-price contract for logistics support
services for government-owned fixed-wing fleets performing transport aircraft missions (C- 12, C- 26 and UC-
35 fleets, with limited services for T- 6 fleets). The award
is for a one year base period that includes a three-month
transition, followed immediately with nine months of
production and five single year option periods. If all
options are exercised, the total program is valued at
$795.3 million. DI will provide worldwide program management, CLS, engineering, component repairs, maintenance, paint, modifications, service bulletin kits and
support, field team support and other non-routine over-and-above tasks and materials.
Arralis announced a contract with the European Space
Agency (ESA) for the company’s new Leonis Ka-Band
chipset, which will enable massive data rate communications speeds for commercial and science missions.
This first phase Ka-Band transceiver chipset contract is
worth €650,000, which is awarded under ESA’s ARTES
Competitiveness & Growth programme. Claimed to
be the first of its kind the Ka-Band chipset comprises
all of the circuits required to build a Ka-Band satellite
and ground front-end that will connect easily with high-power amplifiers and antennas.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) awarded Science Applications International
Corp. (SAIC) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity
contract to provide multidiscipline engineering support
services to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The single-award contract has a five-year base
period of performance and an award ceiling of $620
million. Work will be performed at Goddard. The NASA
Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services (OMES) II
contract covers engineering support to Goddard’s Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD).
SAIC will provide engineering services for the study,
design, systems engineering, development, fabrication,
integration, testing, verification and operation of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions.
Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $500 million
ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract from the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to develop
software that will enable NGA analysts and customers
to search and retrieve data from intelligence systems
faster and more efficiently than ever before. The contract was received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2017. The software will process content held within
the NGA, the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence and other intelligence-community agencies. It
will allow intelligence officials to provide more timely
and accurate support to warfighters and the national
Cobham Wireless has announced the delivery of a
public safety communications system for the Eurasia
Tunnel, the first undersea road tunnel to connect two
continents. Its multi-band, multi-technology coverage
solution provides the emergency services communication within the 5. 4 km tunnel, which links two areas of
Istanbul and spans both Europe and Asia. The customized solution incorporates Cobham Wireless’ Digital
Channel Selective Repeaters (D-CSR) and Band Selective Repeaters (BSR) and supports UHF, VHF, digital
mobile radio (DMR) and FM technologies. This ensures
that emergency services and operational teams can
communicate at all times, throughout the tunnel.
Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program
to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding
service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria,
including overall quality and on-time delivery. Synergy
Microwave Corp. was one of 84 companies recognized
by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for
RFMW Ltd. is now a distributor member in the
Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). ECIA
serves as the platform to influence policies that directly
impact the efficiency of the supply chain and the future
of electronics. As such, one of the criteria for distributor
membership is that 100 percent of the applicant’s published line card(s) must list lines for which the distributor
is contractually authorized. This ensures that customers
receive authentic, OEM components from suppliers.
RFMW is ISO 9001:2008 certified and, as part of their
due diligence with their supplier base, each supplier is
investigated for counterfeit property policies and procedures.
ATEK Access Technologies announced that its AssetScan® solution is certified Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2),
a certification issued to a specific product that allows it
to be used in potentially hazardous environments. AssetScan is a complete solution of monitors, hardware,
software and data analytics that connects virtually any
industrial product or device to the Industrial Internet
of Things (IIoT). AssetScan has a portfolio of condition
monitoring solutions that include filtration and early
bearing fault detection that provide insights on differential pressure, bearing faults, lubrication, cavitation,
looseness, misalignment, to name a few.
Qorvo® announced that its Beijing manufacturing facility has earned ISO/TS 16949 qualification for testing
and production of automotive RF components, becoming the fifth Qorvo certified facility. The qualification is
essential to meet the Automotive Electronics Council
(AEC) Q100 qualification for producing reliable, robust
integrated circuits for cars. Consumer demand for in-car infotainment, mobile communications and Wi-Fi