$7.8M Defense Contracts for TWTAs & MPMs

dB Control Lands $7.8 Million in Defense Contracts for TWTAs and MPMs; Acquires Adjacent Building to Double Manufacturing Capacity

Fremont, Calif. – dB Control, an established manufacturer known for its reliable, high-power microwave amplifiers, radar transmitters and power supplies, has signed three contracts worth nearly $8 million to provide high-power traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers and microwave power modules (MPMs) to major U.S. defense contractors supplying the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. The company has also acquired 1100 Auburn Street (adjacent to their existing facility in Fremont), nearly doubling their total floor space from 25,500 to 40,000 square feet, to meet the rising demand for their depot repair services, specialized contract manufacturing, and high-voltage, RF, microwave, and environmental testing services.

The two larger manufacturing contracts, worth a combined value of $5.8 million, are for TWT amplifiers and MPMs for manned and unmanned airborne applications. The third $2-million contract is for shipborne applications, including radar, Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), and data links. The TWT amplifier and MPM product designs have been approved for production, beginning immediately and continuing over the next few years. Due to security regulations, dB Control cannot name the specific customers or military installation.

dB Control continues to experience a surge in large, critical contracts,” said Joe Hajduk, CEO. “Our additional manufacturing capacity will enable us to continue to meet demands for large orders – today and in the future.”

Our designs are highly modular, enabling dB Control to rapidly configure power products to meet the specific needs of global military applications,” said Meppalli Shandas, vice president of marketing and a pioneer in MPM development. “Our products are also extremely reliable and able to withstand harsh environments, enabling manufactures to meet the requirements of demanding military environments. We expect to continue to grow in 2008 and are already on track to exceed our booking targets.”



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