Government/Military Programs

Lockheed Martin Delivers Multi-Role Radar Systems to Latvian Ministry of Defense

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland USA, recently completed a successful site acceptance test of a TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (TPS-77 MRR). The site acceptance testing marks the on-time delivery of the first of three radar systems to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia. The TPS-77 MRR, the latest …

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U.S. Marine Corp Approves Northrop Grumman G/ATOR System for Early Fielding

The Northrop Grumman Corporation of Rolling Meadows, Illinois reports that the United States Marine Corp has approved its AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) for early fielding. This approval follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. According …

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CST Global Awarded Grant to Develop Miniature Atomic Clocks for HELCATS Project

CST Global in Blantyre, Glasgow, UK will lead the HELCATS, (High-power, phosphorous-based, DFB lasers for cold atom systems) project. The HELCATS project will enable the development of miniaturized atomic clock systems utilizing Strontium ions. Atomic clocks are critical in calculating the position for navigation and defense applications and are also …

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German Aerospace Center (DLR) Selects Ascent Solar’s CIGS Modules for Testing as Part of Solar Sail Development Project

CIGS thin-film solar developer and producer, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. of Thorton, Colorado USA, reported that the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) selected the company for further testing to develop custom PV products for DLR’s upcoming solar array deployment system. DLR’s new GOSOLAR project intends …

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U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) Develops Process That Could Lead to Much Less Costly Night Vision Systems

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication to use the semiconductor InAsSb in high-performance IR cameras. The newly developed infrared detector is for the longest wavelengths (10 micron). The best materials for the IR camera light-sensors …

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SMI Wins SBIR Award to Evaluate Bandgap Tunability of Gallium Oxide

Structured Materials Industries, Inc., (SMI) of Piscataway, New Jersey USA announced that it received a Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. The award is for a submitted research proposal to evaluate the energy bandgap tunability of Gallium Oxide (Ga2O3) by alloying the material with Aluminum Oxide …

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Wolfspeed Showcases GaN RF Devices for Military Applications

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, is highlighting the importance of its GaN-on-SiC RF devices in providing solutions for modern military communications. Wolfspeed says its RF devices support mobile military communications and counter-IED requirements. The company also says that specifically, its RF devices support the design and advancement of more efficient broadband …

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DOE Reports that Solar Industry Acheived SunShot Initiative 2020 Price Targets

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that the solar industry has realized the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative of having an average price of utility-scale solar at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Now the DOE is looking ahead. In addition to hoping to drive …

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Representatives from the Welsh and UK Governments, the Cardiff Capital City Region Deal, and IQE plc Agreed to Establish CS Foundry as Part of CS Connected Cluster

The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, along with representatives of the Welsh and UK Governments, and IQE plc, came together to agree to the development of the Compound Semiconductor Foundry, which will assist in establishing the CS Connected Cluster. The CS Connected Cluster intends to join international businesses, academics, and …

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ARPA-E Grants $30 Million for 21 Power Converter Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 novel projects. The funding is part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams intend to expedite the development and deployment of unique electric …

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