HughesHas received an extension contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for its current study of commercial-communications-satellite (COCOMSAT) systems capabilities. The extension calls for analyzing enterprise tradeoffs between modems and teleports, satellite-communication payloads, terminal constraints, performance, and operations and mission planning.
General DynamicsHas been awarded a contract by the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program Office at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. The agreement calls for the production of approximately 1500 Transportable Ground Receive Suites (TGRSs) and 1110 retrofit kits. It has a total potential value of $900 million if the maximum number of units is ordered.
Harris Corp.Has been granted a $16-million follow-on contract by Lockheed Martin. Harris will supply more than 100 of its Highband Networking Radio systems for the US Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program.
Nufront and CEVAThrough a licensing agreement, Nufront will utilize CEVA's DSP core technology to power its wireless baseband chipset.
Spreadtrum CommunicationsThe company's newest TD-SCDMA baseband chip, the SC8802G, is shipping in Samsung's GALAXY S II smartphone.
Northrop GrummanHas been awarded an estimated $30-million contract by NASA for its Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument. The ATMS is planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1).