News | February 11, 2014

Pharad Introduces New Wearable Antennas Optimized For The IOTV


Pharad introduced recently two new Wearable Antennas for use in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). The two antennas are the first in a new series of VHF and UHF antennas to be added to Pharad’s patented wearable antenna product line. The VHF IOTV wearable antenna operates from 30 to 512 MHz and is intended to be paired with a VHF Tactical Radio. The UHF IOTV wearable antenna operates from 225 MHz to 6 GHz and can operate with wideband radios or signal intelligence equipment.

“We continue to advance our patented wearable antenna technology for new products,” said Pharad President Austin Farnham. “Pharad’s original VHF wearable antenna was developed for the Interceptor vest. Since our customers are now using different vest configurations we optimized our antennas for their specific dismounted gear requirements. The demand for these new configurations has been so high that we are now offering them as standard products.”

Pharad's newest wearable VHF and UHF antennas are being sold under Model numbers BW-30-512-I and BW-225-6000-I, respectively. Pharad is the leading supplier and manufacturer of wearable antennas in the world. Pharad currently offers more than 25 models of wearable antennas for applications in frequency bands from HF through X-band. For more information, visit

About Pharad, LLC
Located in Hanover, Maryland, Pharad, LLC is a customer focused company and technology leader in the development and manufacture of highly efficient, electrically small antennas and RF over fiber systems for communications and defense applications. Pharad creates innovative solutions for realizing difficult-to-engineer antennas for confined operational environments and very broadband applications. Pharad also manufactures a range of RF over fiber products that can support the high performance fiber optic remoting and switching of RF signals. For more information, visit