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RACAL GRABS CONTRACT UPGRADE

Racal Avionics‘s contract to upgrade all of the Royal Navy’s front-line helicopters with GPS has increased in value, the company said. The new contract will make the total contract worth more than $27 million, which is the largest in the company’s history. (Nick West, Racal Avionics, 01344/388065.)

By | November 14, 1996

SEXTANT AVIONIQUE’S NEW TOPSTAR 200A GNSS

Sextant Avionique‘s new Topstar 200A GNSS (global navigation satellite system) has been certified to the European Qualification Aviation Civile and the FAA’s Technical Standard Order. The certification allows Sextant Avionique to certify its system on any type of aircraft, the company said. The units will go into 85 McDonnell Douglas MD-82s for Alitalia Airlines. (Florence […]

By | October 17, 1996

FREQUENCY & TIME SYSTEM’S NEW RECEIVER

Beverly, Mass.-based Frequency & Time Systems Inc.’s new Model FTS 4065B features a low phase noise output, custom RF outputs for individual requirements and easy to setup instructions, the company said. Applications include timing for telecommunication master system clocks. (Karl Reuning, Frequency & Time Systems, 508/927-8220, ext. 220.)

By | October 17, 1996

ROCKWELL AND RACAL SIGN MOU FOR MILITARY MARKETS COLLABORATION

Rockwell‘s Collins Avionics & Communications Division [ROK] and Racal Avionics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the marketing, manufacturing and support of military products in United Kingdom and the United States. The companies have worked on recent GPS projects for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. (Jim Thebeau, Rockwell, 319/295-5775.)

By | October 17, 1996

GEOTEK COMMUNICATIONS FINANCED BY HUGHES

Geotek Communications [GOTK] signed a deal with Hughes Network Systems Inc. [GMH] for $100 million in vendor credit financing. Geotek also announced that it has launched the first Windows-based fleet management service in seven U.S. markets. (Randy Miller, Geotek Communications, 201/930-9305.)

By | October 17, 1996

ONSTAR WINS CTIA’S NEW VISION APPY AWARD

General Motors OnStar [GM] recently won the Cellular Telephone Industry Association’s (CTIA) New Vision APPY Award for its GPS/cellular system. The CTIA APPY awards are presented to the "most innovative and effective wireless applications." (Bruce MacDonald, General Motors OnStar, 810/696-4714.)

By | October 17, 1996

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Barton Anthony Borrasca, 49, a senior policy analyst with Overlook Systems, recently died of cancer at his home in Alexandria, Va. Borrasca worked with the Navstar GPS office during his Air Force career. He also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. At Overlook, he worked on projects that implemented GPS for military and civil aviation […]

By | October 17, 1996

HONEYWELL INC. GRABS $7.2 SPACE SHUTTLE CONTRACT

Honeywell Inc. [HON] recently won a $7.2 million NASA contract for a Space Integrated GPS/Inertial Navigation System that can be used in the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and its return crew vehicle. The SIGI is based on Honeywell’s military GPS/INS aircraft system. (Honeywell, 813/579-6806.)

By | October 17, 1996

FAA DENIES WILCOX ELECTRIC INC’S WAAS CONTRACT PROTEST

Based on a recommendation from Judge Martha DeGraff of the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week denied a protest by Kansas City, Mo.-based Wilcox Electric Inc. to continue the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) contract. "We are very disappointed at the outcome because we believe we made […]

By | October 17, 1996

NAVTECH SEMINARS PLAN COURSES IN FLORIDA, VIRGINIA

Navtech Seminars is planning three GPS courses Nov. 18-22 in Alexandria, Va., and six GPS courses in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 9-13. Courses range from the "Fundamentals of GPS" to "Applied Kalman Filtering with Emphasis on GPS Applications." In other Navtech news, the company recently named retired Army Col. Sammie Young, formerly GPS project manager at […]

By | October 17, 1996

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