News | November 15, 2011

dB Control Awarded +$50M Five-Year Contract To Provide High-Power Transmitters For Military Airborne Systems

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dB Control, an established manufacturer known for its reliable, high-power microwave amplifiers, radar/electronic countermeasure (ECM) transmitters and power supplies, has been awarded a five-year contract worth over $50M. The contract is to design and manufacture TWT-based, high-power transmitters that are to be integrated into a military airborne system. In addition to manufacturing the transmitter hardware at its secure, 40,000 square-foot facility in Fremont, Calif., the contract includes several additional items; including ongoing engineering, technical and logistical support services and data.

Although terms of the contract prohibit the company from naming the customer, product specifications or the program, dB Control notes that this is its largest single contract since the company’s founding in 1990.

"In military airborne, mission-critical systems, reliable transmitters are essential for detecting potential threats quickly and accurately. In many situations, this can be a matter of life or death for military personnel," said dB Control CEO Joe Hajduk. "The reliability of our products is one of the primary reasons we were awarded this contract. dB Control is proud to help ensure the safety of our armed forces."

About dB Control
Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers. dB Control designs and manufactures reliable high-power TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), microwave power modules (MPMs), transmitters and power supplies with modulators for radar, electronic countermeasures (ECM), data links, communications and instrumentation applications. The company’s high-power amplifiers use solid state, as well as vacuum electron devices and cover the 1 to 50 GHz frequency range. The modularity of dB Control’s designs enables rapid configuration of custom products for a variety of platforms, including ground-based and high-altitude military manned and unmanned aircraft. dB Control has an outstanding record of successfully repairing, refurbishing and replacing tightly packaged high-voltage transformers, assemblies and power supplies. The company offers specialized contract manufacturing, transformer winding and testing, full vacuum encapsulation, pressure cure, conformal coating and repair depot services from its modern 52,100-square-foot facilities in Fremont, California.

SOURCE: dB Control