Advanced Sensors

Raytheon Adds $165 Million to $2 Billion AMRAAM Contracts

Traditionally, the USA’s AMRAAM missiles have included a number of compound semi devices, and we’ll assume that is still the case by reporting that Raytheon Company has received a $165 million contract for continued production of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), with five additional annual options that bring …

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Raytheon Awarded $165 Million for AMRAAM Production With Options Approaching $2 Billion

TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Company has received a $165 million contract for continued production of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), with five additional annual options that bring the potential contract value to nearly $2 billion over the next eight years. The award was made by the U.S. Air Force …

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Raytheon MODIS Sensor Enters Orbit on NASA’s Earth Observing System

Those close to the project at Raytheon’s Santa Barbara Remote Sensing arm can correct us if we’re wrong, but Raytheon’s second Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) theoretically includes compound semi parts, thus MODIS makes an excellent and timely application story of advanced sensors, about which we don’t hear nearly enough. …

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Catching Up with Spectrolab

Spectrolab Inc., long an independent and now a Boeing Company, announced several new product capabilities at OFC last week. This mainstay compound semi component developer and supplier has a rich history in our community that dates all the way back to its founding in 1958. Spectrolab specializes in the manufacture …

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TriQuint Environmental Sensors Go Into Combat

TriQuint’s newly acquired Sawtek subsidiary in Apopka, Florida USA has received its first pre-production order for a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor array from BAE Systems. The environmental SAW sensor array essentially acts as the heart of a chemical agent detector that is used to determine if chemical warfare agents …

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