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Date: 13 June, 2024
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Latest Aerospace & Defense News
RFHIC Offers a Wide Range of GaN Wideband Amplifiers for Integration into Counter-UAS Systems


dB Control to Showcase its Line of Frequency Synthesizers and Microwave Power Modules at IMS 2024

dB Control

L3Harris Technologies Wins Lockheed Canada Contract for Royal Canadian Navy's Communications System

L3Harris Technologies

Leonardo DRS Wins $26 Million US Navy Design & Engineering Contract for the AN/SPQ-9B Radar

Leonardo DRS

Safran Federal Systems Unveils Expanded Inertial Navigation Products Based on MEMS Technology

Safran Federal Systems

Stellant Systems Awarded $11.2M in Contracts for High-Power Traveling-Wave Tubes and Crossed-Field Amplifiers

Stellant Systems

Zebracom Develops Spectrum Monitoring Solution for NATO Member Using CRFS Nodes


Polish Armed Forces Enhance Safety with ATC Radio Communications from R&S

Rohde & Schwarz

DGS has Developed RF Awareness Technology to Detect Drones and RF Anomalies to Enhance Military Defense

Digital Global Systems

APELC Enters into Agreement to Improve the Naval Ordnance Transient Electromagnetic Simulator


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RF Multiplexer from 2 to 6 GHz for EW/SATCOM Applications
Multiplexer  from MtronPTI

The UFQXLSC12 from MtronPTI is a Multiplexer with passbands from 2 – 2.7 GHz, 3 – 3.9 GHz, 4.2 – 4.95 GHz and 5.25 – 6 GHz. It can handle a CW input power of up to 80 W and has a passband insertion loss of less than 1.5 dB. This multiplexer incorporates highly selective, low-loss, and high power-handling bandpass filters. It provides band-to-band isolation of more than 80 dB and harmonic rejection of better than 40 dB.
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RF Spectrum Recording and Playback System
Signal Scanning Rackmount Spectrum Recorder from 1 to 26 GHz
RF Spectrum Recording and Playback System  from Pentek

The Talon RTR 2654 from Pentek is a Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanner and Recorder that operates from 1 to 26 GHz with a capture and scan bandwidth of up to 500 MHz. This scanner has a spectral scan capability that allows the user to scan the spectrum, while threshold detection allows the system to automatically lock onto and record signal bands.
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RF Up-down Converter
SOSA-Aligned VPX Microwave Transceiver from 0.5 to 18 GHz
RF Up-down Converter  from CAES

The Wideband Microwave Transceiver from CAES operates from 0.5 to 18 GHz and has an IF frequency from 2.5 to 4.5 GHz. This SOSA-aligned transceiver is suitable for electronic warfare, ELINT and electronic support, surveillance, and attack applications. It has a modular design and can be configured to accommodate two up or two down conversion channels with an internal synthesizer in a single, 3U slice.
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Tunable Filter
Surface Mount Tunable Filters from 30 MHz to 3 GHz
Tunable Filter  from Pole/Zero

The NANO-POLE Series from Pole/Zero are Tunable Filters operating from 30 MHz to 3 GHz with a 5 to 10% bandwidth. The filters have low insertion loss, good selectivity and can handle an input power of up to 6 dBm. They can be controlled using an SPI control interface and have a tuning speed of 15 uS. These filters feature an on-board 25V switching regulator, which can be disabled to use an external 25V supply.
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RF Amplifier
Rugged 1.5 kW GaN Pulsed Power Amplifier from 2.9 to 3.3 GHz
RF Amplifier  from dB Control

The dB-8048 from dB Control is a Pulsed Solid-State Power Amplifier that operates from 2.9 to 3.3 GHz. It delivers a peak output power of 1.5 kW with pulse widths from 0.5 µs to 100 µs and a maximum duty cycle of 10%. This class-B amplifier is based on GaN technology and has an efficiency of better than 20%. It provides a 2nd harmonic rejection of better than -30 dBc, has a propagation delay of less than 100 ns and a maximum droop of 0.8 dB.
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Beamforming IC
4-Channel, X-Band Beamforming Module from 9 to 10 GHz
Beamforming IC  from Spectrum Control

The QTRM from Spectrum Control is a 4-channel Beamforming TR Module that operates from 9 to 10 GHz. It is a versatile, feature-rich module with channel-independent active gain and phase control intended for AESA applications in the X-band frequency range. In the Tx mode, this beamformer module provides a small signal gain of more than 30 dB and offers output power options of 1, 5, or 10 W. At the Rx side, it delivers a gain of 25 dB, an output P1dB of 2 dBm, and a noise figure of 3.5 dB.
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RF Amplifier
30 MHz to 26.5 GHz Low Noise Amplifier
RF Amplifier  from Quantic PMI (Planar Monolithics)

The PE2-15-30M26R5-5R5-18-12-SFF is a low noise amplifier that operates from 0.03 GHz to 26.5 GHz. The amplifier provides a gain of 15 dB, P1dB of 16 dBm and has a noise figure of 5.5 dB through the band. It requires a 12 to 15 V supply to operate while drawing 230 mA of current. It is available with SMA female connectors.
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90 Degree Hybrid Coupler
90 Degree Hybrid Coupler from 1 to 2 GHz
90 Degree Hybrid Coupler  from MECA

The 705S-1.500 from MECA is a 90-degree hybrid coupler that operates from 1 to 2 GHz. The 3 dB coupler provides an isolation of over 28 dB and can handle an average input power of up to 50 W. It is available in a module with SMA female connectors.
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RF Amplifier
65 W GaN Power Amplifier from 2 to 6 GHz for EW Applications
RF Amplifier  from RFHIC

The RWP2060050-48 from RFHIC is a wideband GaN Power Amplifier module that operates from 2 to 6 GHz. It provides an output power of 65 W with a gain of 48 dB (1.5 dB flatness) and an efficiency of 25%. This amplifier is available in a module that measures 175 x 90 x 23 mm with coaxial connectors and is internally matched to 50 ohms.
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GNSS Anti-Jamming Solution
4-Element Multi-Band CRPA GNSS Anti-Jam System
GNSS Anti-Jamming Solution  from TUALCOM

The TUALAJ 4200-Mini from TUALCOM is a multi-band CRPA GNSS Anti-Jam System. This system utilizes a 4-element CRPA antenna, a state-of-the-art digital controller and novel beamforming techniques to eliminate interference and ensure uninterrupted operation of GNSS receivers in the presence of up to 3 jamming sources in 2 different frequency bands.
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Band Pass Filter
Shielded Surface-Mount Bandpass Filter with Passband from 18 to 50 GHz
Band Pass Filter  from Cubic Nuvotronics, Inc.

The PSF34B32S from Nuvotronics is a Bandpass Filter with a passband from 18 to 50 GHz. It has a passband insertion loss of less than 1.2 dB and provides more than 40 dB of rejection in the stopband. This interdigital filter uses Nuvotronics’ PolyStrata technology to achieve high performance filtering in a small form factor. It ensures low part-to-part variation and ease of assembly using standard surface-mount technology (SMT) processes.
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Power Divider
2-Way MLDD Power Divider from 0.4 to 7.125 GHz
Power Divider  from KRYTAR

The 600407125 from KRYTAR is a 2-Way Power Divider that operates from 0.4 to 7.125 GHz. This MLDD (matched-line directional divider) can handle an input power of 10 W, provides more than 15 dB of isolation, and has an insertion loss of less than 1 dB. It uses a MLDD proprietary design to provide ultra-high performance over a broad frequency range.
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Software Defined Radio
VHF/UHF Band Software-Defined Radios for Stationary and Shipborne Communications
Software Defined Radio  from Rohde & Schwarz

The R&S®M3SR Series 4400 from Rohde and Schwarz are VHF/UHF Software-Defined Radios (SDR) for stationary and shipborne communications. These SDRs have an extended frequency range from 100 to 512 MHz for coverage of various civil and military communications modes. They deliver an output power of up to 100 W and provide continuous AM & FM transmission coverage.
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Rubidium Oscillator
10 MHz Rubidium Oscillator for Airborne Applications
Rubidium Oscillator  from Safran Electronics & Defense

The LPFRS/AV1 from Safran is a high-performance 10 MHz Rubidium Oscillator designed for rugged airborne applications. It has an excellent frequency retrace of ±0.05 ppb and very low temperature sensitivity. The oscillator provides a sine wave output with a phase noise of -140 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset. It has spurious levels of under -80 dBc and harmonics of better than -25 dBc.
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GPS/GNSS Antenna
Dual-Band GNSS Plus Iridium Helical Antennas from 1227.60 to 1626 MHz
GPS/GNSS Antenna  from Antcom Corporation

The HL1L2IRA-XSM-4-3 Series from Antcom are Dual-Band GNSS Plus Iridium Helical Antennas that operate from 1227.60 to 1626 MHz. These antennas cover L1/L2 GPS, L1/L2 GLONASS, L-Band Corrections and Iridium bands. They have an “air core” helical structure that provides right-hand circularly polarized (RHCP) gain across the upper hemisphere and a VSWR of less than 2.0:1.
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4-Channel Receiver Mixer from 10 to 40 GHz
Receiver  from Analog Devices

The ADAR2004 from Analog Devices is a 4-Channel Receiver Mixer with an RF frequency from 10 to 40 GHz, an LO frequency of 2.4 to 10.1 GHz, and an IF frequency from 0 to 800 MHz. It has a gain range from 21 to 41 dB with a noise figure of less than 11 dB and an input P1dB of -20 dBm. Two programmable state machines are included to facilitate simple configuration, control, and fast switching of the frequency multiplier, filter, and receiver sections.
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Frequency Synthesizer
Fast Indirect Microwave Frequency Synthesizer from 2 to 20 GHz for Airborne Applications
Frequency Synthesizer  from KRATOS General Microwave

The SM6220 from KRATOS is a Fast Indirect Microwave Synthesizer that operates from 2 to 20 GHz. It provides an output power of 10 dBm with an SSB phase noise of -96 dBc/Hz (at 1 MHz offset) and has an accuracy of ±2 ppm. This synthesizer employs an 18-bit frequency control with a frequency step size of 100 kHz and has a settling time of less than 1 µsec.
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Electronically Steerable Antenna
Multi-Orbit, Low-Profile Hybrid-GEO-LEO Terminal for Military Applications
Electronically Steerable Antenna  from Kymeta

The Osprey™ u8 from Kymeta is a Hybrid-GEO-LEO (HGL) Terminal that can be mounted on various military vehicles and vessels. It provides multi-orbit capability for mission-critical operations while on the move. This flat-panel terminal leverages the OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network and combines the flexibility and reliability of GEO satellites with LTE for network redundancy in contested environments.
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50 W Space-Qualified Terminations from DC to 18 GHz
Termination  from Cinch Connectivity Solutions

The SQT-0180 Series from Cinch Connectivity Solutions are QPS (Qualified Parts for Space) Terminations that operate from DC to 18 GHz. They can handle an average input power of 0.5 W and a peak power of 50 W . These 50-ohm terminations are designed to meet the space and military industry standards and are suitable for high-grade satellites, deep space explorations, and thermo-vacuum chamber testing applications.
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