Author: Asif Anwar


Publication Date: Feb 14 2018


Pages: 37


Report Type: Report, Word



 Defense

Defense Industry Review: January 2018




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Report Summary:

GaN is now an established technology in the military sector, but the technology is not normally associated with high levels of integration. So it was interesting to see HRL’s 1,024 element antenna one-inch array enabled using the company’s GaN T4 MMIC technology. On the business front, United Technologies moved one step closer to acquiring Rockwell Collins.

Table of Contents

1.       Executive Summary

2.       Introduction

2.1     Contact the author of this report:

3.       Radar Technology

3.1     Contracts

3.1.1       Raytheon Supporting Taiwan Surveillance Radar Program

3.1.2       Northrop Grumman Supplying E-2D Advanced Radar Processor Hardware Sets

3.1.3       Raytheon to Test Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radar Platfroms

3.2     Other

3.2.1       Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution

3.2.2       Elbit Systems In-fill Radar and Tower System Certified

4.       Electronic Warfare

4.1     Contracts

4.1.1       Elbit Supplying EW Systems to European Country

4.1.2       BAE Systems Contracted for a DARPA Research Program

4.1.3       Lockheed Martin to Deliver EW System for US Navy Helicopters

4.1.4       Mercury Systems to Supply Ground-Based SIGINT Subsystem

4.1.5       Cobham to Support NATO EW Training

4.1.6       Harris Contracted for International F-16 EW System Support Program

4.2     Other

4.2.1       Saab Establishes New Development Center in Finland

4.2.2       Leonardo Highlights Its EW and Fighter Trainer Expertise at Kuwait Aviation Show

5.       WEAPON SYSTEMS

5.1     Business

5.1.1       Kongsberg and Patria Enter into Agreement on Missile Systems

5.2     Contracts

5.2.1       Boeing FMS Contract for Small Diameter Bomb Production

5.2.2       India's Navy Contracts with Rafael for Additional Barak Missiles

5.2.3       Rosoboronexport to Supply KAB-1500 Laser Guided Bombs

5.2.4       Patria Subcontracts with Saab for Lightweight Torpedoes

5.2.5       Mexican Navy Seeks Harpoon Block II Missiles, RAM Missiles and MK 54 Torpedoes

5.2.6       Japan Buying SM-3 Block IIA Missiles

5.2.7       BAE Systems to Integrate APKWS II on USMC Legacy Hornets

5.2.8       Raytheon SM-2 Regrained Dual Thrust Rocket Motors Contract

5.2.9       Kaman for Contracted for Lot 13 FMU-152A/B Joint Programmable Fuzes

5.2.10     Orbital ATK Contracted for Circuit Card Assembly

5.2.11     Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Provide PAC-3 Support to Saudi Arabia

5.2.12     Orbital ATK Contracted for AARGM-ER EMD Phase

5.2.13     Lockheed Martin Contracted for THAAD Lot 10 Interceptors and Support

5.2.14     Raytheon Canada to Provide Support for the Phalanx CIWS on Multiple Vessels

5.2.15     Raytheon Supporting Stinger Weapon System

5.2.16     Raytheon Contracted for M982 Excalibur Engineering Services

5.2.17     Raytheon Contracted for Patriot Engineering Services

5.3     New Products

5.3.1       Orbital ATK Introduces Precision Guided Round for US Navy Gun

5.4     Other

5.4.1       Japanese Meteor Version Advancing To Test Shots

5.4.2       U.S. Navy Begins JAGM Missile Tests on AH-1Z Helicopter

5.4.3       Aegis Ashore-launched SM-3 Block IIA Fails to Intercept Target in BMD Test

5.4.4       Lockheed Martin MHTK Demonstrates Increased Agility and Affordability

6.       Comms & Nav

6.1     Contracts

6.1.1       Oman Purchasing F-16 Equipment

6.1.2       US Air Force Awards Multiple Contracts for the DataLinks Enterprise

6.1.3       iXblue to Supply New Navigation Systems for French Navy Frigates

6.1.4       Northrop Grumman Contracted for BACN Operation and Support

6.1.5       Viasat Awarded SOF Contract for Equipment, Systems, Services and Support

6.1.6       Airbus Telephony Contract from French Ministry of Armed Forces

6.1.7       Comtech to Support ATIP Terminals

6.2     Other

6.2.1       Cubic GATR Satellite Antenna System Approved for Full Production

7.       RF and Microwave

7.1     Contracts

7.1.1       Mercury Systems to Supply RF Microelectronics for Airborne EW Application

7.1.2       Comtech to Upgrade High-Power Solid-State Amplifiers

7.1.3       Mercury Systems to Supply GPS Filter Amplifiers

7.2     New Products

7.2.1       Richardson RFPD Introduces ADI GaN Power Amplifier

7.2.2       Aurora Flight Sciences and Socionext Offer Radar-Enabled Collision Protection Solution

7.3     Other

7.3.1       HRL GaN T4 MMICs Underpin High-resolution, Low-power Radar Antenna Array

8.       Optoelectronics, Electro-optics & Sensors

8.1     Contracts

8.1.1       Elbit Systems Supplying Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet Components

8.1.2       Lockheed Martin Contracted for HELIOS Development and Production

8.1.3       BAE Systems Contracted for DARPA's VAULTS Phase 2 Effort

8.2     Other

8.2.1       Kraken Real Time Sonar Deployed on US Navy REMUS 600 AUV

8.2.2       Army Scientists Use InAsSb to Make IR Sensors

9.       Platforms, Systems & Other Components

9.1     Business

9.1.1       Saab AB Acquires Applied Composites AB

9.1.2       Rockwell Collins Shareowners Vote in Favor of Acquisition by UTC

9.1.3       Vectrus Acquires SENTEL Corp

9.1.4       GTCR to Acquire EaglePicher Technologies

9.1.5       Saab and Avioniq Awareness Sweden Teaming to Market Threat Evaluation System

9.1.6       General Dynamics Reports Financials

9.1.7       L3 Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 and Full Year Results

9.1.8       Raytheon Reports Full-Year 2017 Financials

9.1.9       UTC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results

9.1.10     Lockheed Martin Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

9.1.11     General Atomics Acquires Assets of Xagenic

9.1.12     Kaneka Aerospace Acquires Composites Portfolio of Henkel Corp

9.1.13     Harris Corporation Reports Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results

9.1.14     Boeing Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results

9.2     Appointments

9.2.1       L3 Appoints Corporate VP of Engineering

9.2.2       Harris Names VP of Business Development for US Army and SOCOM

9.2.3       Elbit Names Senior VP of Airborne Solutions

9.2.4       Boeing Names VP Global Sales and Marketing for Defense, Space & Security

9.2.5       Thales Names New Board Member

9.2.6       Rolls-Royce Announces Management Changes

9.3     Contracts

9.3.1       Lockheed Martin to Support Korea Peace Krypton Reconnaissance Aircraft System

9.3.2       Boeing C/KC-135 Engineering Sustainment Contract Option

9.3.3       Kratos to Continue Supporting Current CCS-C System

9.3.4       Bell-Boeing JPO to Support Flight Test and Evaluation of V-22

9.3.5       Qualcomm to Develop Pilot Program for Actionless Multifactor User Authentication

9.3.6       Patria Subcontracts With Saab for Combat Management System Equipment

9.3.7       Orbital ATK CARADA Agreement for Certification of Launch System

9.3.8       Kratos UAS Enters Production

9.3.9       Boeing to Support US Navy and Australian Navy P-8A Aircraft

9.3.10     General Electric to Provide Support for F414 Engine Components

9.3.11     Mercury Systems Receives BuiltSecure Memory Order

9.3.12     Rockwell Collins Contracted for Performance-based Logistics Support

9.3.13     Iveco to Deliver Vehicle Orders to German and Romanian Armed Forces

9.3.14     France Awards Airbus Contract to Develop Naval Drone Technology

9.3.15     Sikorsky to Supply UH-60M Helicopters to Saudi Arabia

9.3.16     General Dynamics to Deliver PIRANHA 5 Wheeled Armored Vehicles

9.3.17     Multiple Contracts Awarded for ATSP4 SB Program

9.3.18     Mercury Systems to Supply SSD Devices

9.3.19     Aselsan Contracted for Long-Range Defense System

9.3.20     Irish Air Corps Orders Three PC-12NGs

9.3.21     Brazil Orders Additional Airbus C295 SAR Aircraft

9.3.22     Saab Awarded Contract for Sabertooth AUV/ROV

9.3.23     Croatian Government Contracts With Israel's Government for F-16 Fighting Falcons

9.3.24     Saab Contracted for Gripen E Development and Gripen C, D, and E Operational Support

9.3.25     Boeing to Repair Various F/A-18 Avionics Equipment

9.3.26     BAE Systems Contracted for M109A7/M992A3 Early Procurement Material

9.3.27     PAE to Provide EA-18G Growler Aviation Maintenance Support

9.3.28     Lockheed Martin to Modernize USAF Airborne Launch Control System

9.4     New Products

9.4.1       Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

9.4.2       BAE Systems Introduces New Cv90 MkIV

9.5     Other

9.5.1       Qinetiq First PC-21 Begins Ground Testing

9.5.2       Nigeria to Acquire Three JF-17 Fighter Aircraft

9.5.3       Korea Aerospace Industries Delivers Jets to Thai Air Force

9.5.4       Leonardo to Lead OCEAN2020 Program for Naval Surveillance Technology

9.5.5       France Receives First C-130J Super Hercules

9.5.6       US Navy Operating Shipboard Electronic Systems Evaluation Facility in Spain

9.5.7       Surplus Kiowa Warriors for Greek Army

9.5.8       UMS SKELDAR V-200 UAS Selected for EDA OCEAN2020 Program

9.5.9       Singapore Reveals Delivery Date for First Airbus Tanker

9.5.10     Airbus Delivers P1Eb FW Configuration Eurofighters to Spanish Air Force

9.5.11     Italy Adds Second G550 for AEW Duties

9.5.12     BAE Systems Tests New Modular Bridging System

9.5.13     Kratos Opens Oklahoma Design and Production Facilities

9.5.14     Boeing, CSIRO Expand Partnership

9.5.15     Kratos Aerial Drone Systems Complete Multiple Customer Missions

9.5.16     Asterix Supply Ship Completes Royal Canadian Navy Trials

9.5.17     USS Omaha Entering Service

9.5.18     L3 Delivers First HC-130J to the U.S. Coast Guard

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