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26 Apr 11. GlobalWatt Inc., a manufacturer of solar applications for specialty markets, and Silver Eagle Manufacturing Company, a global leader in military trailer manufacturing, today announced a partnership agreement to integrate GlobalWatt’s mobile solar system onto Silver Eagle’s Defense and Homeland Security-qualified transport systems. Under the agreement, GlobalWatt will offer retrofit solar sub-systems to be integrated onto Silver Eagle trailers supplied to the United States National Guard and Department of Defense. Silver Eagle will private label these solar products, including GlobalWatt’s stowaway “The Avanti (4kw)” solar system. The two companies will also partner in the design andengineering of GlobalWatt’s “Sun Pad” product line, a single-axis-tracking 5kw modular unit mounted on a transportable and scalable platform. (Source: ASD Network)

21 Apr 11. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. and CommAgility announced that they have reached a strategic agreement enabling Mercury to leverage market-leading technology to develop best-in-class application-ready subsystems for commercial and military communications, and wireless infrastructure systems. This agreement will allow Mercury to incorporate CommAgility and jointly-developed products into its existing platforms and to quickly generate new solutions that exploit the latest Texas Instruments’ (TI) Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, providing customers with a competitive advantage as they address a range of communications challenges including the progression from Long Term Evolution (LTE) to the LTE Advanced standard. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

15 Apr 11. Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, have signed a number of contracts with Brazilian helicopter operators. They were signed at the 8th Latin America Aero & Defence exhibition LAAD 2011, held on 12—15 April in the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro. Russian Helicopters showcased its newest rotorcraft for the Brazilian market in hall 4 at booth 16. Russian Helicopters and the Brazilian investment group Qualy Group Brasil have signed a Cooperation Agreement for the promotion of the Mi-34C1 helicopter pursuant to a dealership agreement. The document provides for the possible delivery of 150 new light Russian Mi-34C1 helicopters before 2023. Qualy representatives think the new light Mi-34C1 may prove interesting to commercial companies and state operators, including those taking part in the preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016 in Brazil. Russian Helicopters experts believe that the Mi-34C1 will also become a popular sports helicopter. Besides helicopter sports, the Mi-34C1 can be used for corporate and private transportation, initial flight training, surveillance – from eco-control and integrity monitoring to police functions.

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