Defense Manufacturer to Design Towed Decoy to Mimic Aircraft Targets for Airborne Demonstration
Fremont, Calif. – August 5, 2020 – dB Control was awarded a $1+ million contract for a custom towed decoy power supply. Ordered by a major defense integrator, the power supply will be used for airborne demonstration and feasibility design purposes. It will be designed to mimic an aircraft target to divert incoming ballistics away from the actual aircraft. This means the pilot(s) onboard the aircraft would potentially have increased survivability rates even in hostile conditions.
During product design, dB Control engineers will adhere to stringent SWaP (size, weight and power) requirements to ensure reliable performance of the towed decoy power supply. Additionally, the manufacturing process will incorporate the company’s proprietary encapsulation process and custom packaging procedures. The product will be designed, manufactured and tested at dB Control’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Fremont, CA. While exact details of the contract are classified, defense contractors and original equipment manufacturers can email dB Control to get more information about other products and capabilities.
About dB Control
Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures reliable high-power TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), microwave power modules (MPMs), transmitters, and high-voltage power supplies with modulators for radar, electronic countermeasures (ECM), and datalink applications. dB Control is ISO 9001:2015 certified and also offers specialized contract manufacturing, transformer winding and testing, full vacuum encapsulation, pressure cure, conformal coating and repair depot services from its modern 40,000-square-foot facilities in Fremont, California. In 2019, dB Control acquired TTT-Cubed. The acquisition adds the following to the company’s product offerings: Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Units (IFM), Frequency Locked Oscillators (FLO), Digital Control Units (DCU), Antenna Control Units (ACU) and Integrated DCU’s. More information about dB Control is available by calling +1 (510) 656-2325 or emailing info@dBControl.com.
dB Control Contact
Steve Walley, dB Control, 510-656-2325
Vanessa Bradford, C3PR, 209-505-3690