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QinetiQ Selects Filtronic to Manufacture New Radar RF Technology

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QinetiQ Selects Filtronic to Manufacture New Radar RF Technology

QinetiQ has selected Filtronic, a Sedgefield, England-based company, to provide the full radio frequency chain subsystem for a new, multi-domain radar system. 

According to a press release, Filtronic secured a contract for the design, manufacturing and testing of various line-replaceable subsystems, including specialized filters and transmit/receive modules, for the whole RF spectrum. 

The contract is valued at around $2.5 million, with revenue to be realized over the next two years.

“This contract from one of the largest global defense and security companies in the world presents an excellent opportunity for us to establish a long-term relationship with a renowned sensing leader like QinetiQ and expand our presence in the U.K. defense market,” Filtronic CEO Richard Gibbs said.

QinetiQ’s upcoming radar system will be used for land, sea and air operations.

In November, the defense contractor introduced an on-the-move variant of its Obsidian counter-unmanned aerial system radar. Obsidian is already in service in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. The new variant can be controlled from a civilian sports utility vehicle using a tablet or laptop.

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