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U.S. Special Operations Procures Satellite Communications Antennas

June 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Trivec-Avant Corp., Huntington Beach, Calif., and Antenna Research Associates Inc., Beltsville, Md., were awarded a maximum $10 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for nine types of ultrahigh frequency satellite communications antennas to be used in various configurations by special operations forces. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Navy Purchases Hawkeye III Equipment

May 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Victor, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,093,065 firm-fixed-price General Services Administration delivery order to acquire Hawkeye III Lite tri-band antennas and Hawkeye diplexer kits for the Deployable Joint Command and Control Rapid Response kits and Sensitive Compartmented Information kits for the expeditionary command and control suite. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $10,530,855. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity. 

U.S. Firm to Provide Antennas to Australia

November 30, 2012
George I. Seffers

Sensor and Antenna Systems, Lansdale Inc., Lansdale, Pa., is being awarded a $31,738,199 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0047) to exercise an option to procure 22 low band transmitters (LBT), 16 vertically polarized (VPOL) antennas, and 21 high band horizontally polarized (HPOL) antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System for the U.S. Navy; and 11 LBTs, seven VPOL Antennas, six Band-2 B2AIA, and eight High Band HPOL antennas for the AN/ALQ-99 TJS for the Government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. 

Meta Materials to Support Vehicle Antennas

July 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Meta Materials Incorporated, Austin, Texas, was awarded an $8,766,403 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and testing services in support of radio frequency antennas on military vehicles. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Adelphi, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Toyon Research to Provide Electronic Warfare Antennas

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Toyon Research Corporation, Goleta, California, is being awarded about $12 million for the procurement of various antennas and ancillary parts, which are integrated into communication jamming pods and electronic warfare laboratories, spares, and the incidental engineering required to fabricate, modify and/or maintain the antenna and feed assemblies. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Center, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Rodale Electronics Awarded $13 Million for Antennas

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Rodale Electronics Incorporated, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a maximum $13 million contract to provide antennas to the U.S. Army. The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

SIGNAL Says: Dr. Simon Cotton

March 12, 2010
By Katie Packard

"There's potential here to take this forward. The operating systems at these frequencies are just mind blowing."--Dr. Simon Cotton, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen's University Belfast

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