DISH Network Makes Bold Move for Sprint Nextel
DISH Network Corporation has announced its intentions to acquire the third largest wireless carrier in the United States. The company has submitted a merger proposal to Sprint Nextel Corporation for a total consideration of $25.5 billion, consisting of $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock, which could put an end to Japanese mobile giant’s Softbank’s efforts to take over the carrier.
Advantech Wireless Releases New Drive-Away VSAT Antenna System
Advantech Wireless has released a new Polaris K-Class, a compact roof mount antenna system that aims to deliver high performance and quality. The Polaris130KTM and Polaris155KTM antennas use the patent-pending Next Generation Removable Roto-Lok Cartridge Drive System, making it possible to install onto almost any vehicle.
ATK Wins Contract to Support DARPA SeeMe Program
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to ATK to support the agency’s Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. Under the contract, ATK intends to transition advanced, imagery-processing algorithms used on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to space and take advantage of the resulting higher-power processing. The company has partnered with Logos Technologies and the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute.