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February 16, 1987

ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Litton Using New Technologies To Upgrade Radar Warning Receivers

ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Northrop Leads U. S. Production Of Airborne Jamming Equipment

ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Raytheon Broadens Application Of Rotman Lens Technology

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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Litton Using New Technologies To Upgrade Radar Warning Receivers

San Jose, Calif.—Litton Industries’ Applied Technology subsidiary here is facing challenges as the military brings in competition to achieve performance and reliability goals on the company’s radar warning receivers (RWR). Competition also is being added to maintain economic pressure during production of the company’s key RWR systems for tactical aircraft.
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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Northrop Leads U. S. Production Of Airborne Jamming Equipment

Rolling Meadows, 111.—Northrop’s Defense Systems Div. has emerged as the nation’s largest producer of airborne jamming equipment, with 1986 sales of $450 million, nearly three times its output in 1980. More modest growth is projected for 1987, according to W. C. Solberg, division general manager.
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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Raytheon Broadens Application Of Rotman Lens Technology

Goleta, Calif.—Raytheon’s Electromagnetic Systems Div. here is developing two key aspects of electronic warfare—listening for enemy signals and active jamming of those signals. Much of the division’s current product line and future plans exploit the Rotman lens, a type of antenna array that can simultaneously monitor and find the direction to a number of signals, or simultaneously jam on several bearings (AW&ST Apr. 14, 1986, p. 95). However, Raytheon ESD also is looking at other technologies appropriate for its future systems, such as interferometer antennas to improve direction-finding resolution.
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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

ITT Invests $20 Million to Obtain Gallium-Arsenide MMIC Benefits

Roanoke, Va.—ITT has invested nearly $20 million here in its Gallium Arsenide Technology Center to develop and produce monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for use in electronic warfare, radar and communication systems built by other company divisions, reflecting ITT’s conviction that such a capability is needed for a competitive edge in the defense systems business.
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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

TI Uses Broad Technology Base To Expand Role in EW Programs

Dallas—Texas Instruments is expanding its role in electronic warfare programs, building on its work in broadband electronic antennas and radars, digital circuitry, signal processing and monolithic gallium-arsenide technology.
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ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Westinghouse Seeks Top Position As Supplier of Airborne EW Systems

Baltimore—Westinghouse is positioned to become the nation’s largest producer of airborne electronic warfare systems in the 1990s, although current year sales of about $250 million are significantly lower than for other EW producers, such as Eaton/AIL, Litton Industries, Loral and Northrop.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

General Dynamics Considers Ways to Advance F-16 Agility

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Space Technology

McDonnell Plans Rapid Buildup Of Delta Launcher Fleet

Los Angeles—McDonnell Douglas plans a rapid buildup of the medium launch vehicle (MLV) program to a rate of 18 flights per year by 1991, although the company may use a supplementary Delta propulsion system to support commercial customers during the late 1980s.

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Space Technology

Soviet Long-Duration Crew Activates Mir Space Station

Washington—The Soviet Union last week began a long-duration mission on the Mir space station with a cosmonaut crew that will use extravehicular activity and large modules launched from Earth to expand the facility. The new flight directly supports the Soviet Union’s key space goal—establishment of a permanently manned station that will be enlarged substantially to expand military, scientific and space applications and enhance the prestige of the USSR.

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Space Technology

U. S. Proposal Would Restrict European, Japanese Station Use

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