dB Control Awarded $13.2 Million Five-Year Contract by U.S. Navy to Provide TWT Amplifiers for ECM Systems in Airborne and Ground Based Applications
Fremont, Calif. – dB Control, an established manufacturer known for its reliable, high-power microwave amplifiers, radar transmitters and power supplies, has been awarded a five-year contract worth approximately $13.2 million by the U.S. Navy to produce up to 300 amplifiers to be integrated into Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) systems. The contract includes 500-Watt traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers that will be integrated into the entire life cycle of the U.S. Navy’s ECM systems, including rack-mount units used in laboratories and loop facilities during product development, airborne pods onboard manned aircraft, ground-based applications, testing and fleet training systems.
In addition to designing and producing the amplifiers at the company’s secure, 40,000 square-foot facility in Fremont, Calif., dB Control will also provide the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., with ongoing engineering, technical and repair support services. Text of the official contract announcement is available from the U.S. Department of Defense N68936-10-D-0010.
“Detecting potential threats quickly and accurately depends on the reliability of the TWT amplifier powering the ECM systems. As it can be a matter of life or death for our armed forces personnel, reliability is paramount,” said dB Control CEO Joe Hajduk. “When the U.S. Navy evaluated competitive bids, our rugged TWT amplifiers stood out as the best choice to provide exceptional reliability, even in harsh airborne environments.”