Government/Military Programs

SILMARILS to Use Alpes Lasers’ QCLs

A number of chemical sensing companies working on the Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) program have selected Alpes Lasers SA of St-Blaise, Switzerland to develop and supply broadband Quantum Cascade Lasers. The SILMARILS program, which is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory …

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DOE Announces SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

The US Department of Energy (DOE) published a funding opportunity for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.The funding opportunity announcement (FOA), which was originally issued on November 28, 2016, is for fiscal Year 2017 Phase I, Release 2 for SBIR and STTR Programs.Under …

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MDA Modifies Contract with Raytheon to Transition to GaN-based AN/TPY-2 radars

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has  modified the contract with Raytheon of Tewksbury, Massachusetts to incorporate Gallium Nitride (GaN) components into existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars. The contract modification is to develop a process to ultimately transition from gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology to GaN technology. The GaN technology would further modernize …

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Northrup Grumman to Produce Additional G/ATOR LRIP Systems for U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland USA, a contract to supply an additional nine AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low rate initial production (LRIP) systems. Northrop Grumman is already under contract to provide six G/ATOR LRIP systems, and the company plans to deliver the first system …

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