dB Control Awarded $2M TWT Amplifier Contract to Power SAR Systems That Capture High-Res Images from 70k Ft. Above Sea Level

Defense Manufacturer Partners with Major Contractor to Provide High-Power TWTAs for US Air Force Unmanned Platforms

Fremont, Calif. – May 27, 2020 – dB Control was awarded a $2 million TWT amplifier (TWTA) contract from a major US defense contractor. The TWTAs will enable airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems to provide high-resolution images from up to 70,000 feet above sea level. SAR systems can capture these images even through clouds, rain, dust, smoke and fog. The detailed images are critical for remote military operations. dB Control’s TWTAs will be used on medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) and high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Each high-power TWTA will be designed, manufactured and tested at dB Control’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility.

Exact details of the contract are classified. Defense contractors and original equipment manufacturers can email dB Control to get more information about product capabilities and customization.

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.  

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Steve Walley, dB Control, 510-656-2325

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