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MFG Galileo Composites, a specialist in the design and manufacturing of custom composite radomes and reflectors, announced the completion of its installation of four 48-foot composite radomes at the US Air Force’s Cape Canaveral, Kwajalein, Diego Garcia, and Ascension GPS IIF ground stations. MFG Galileo Composites was selected to design, manufacture and install new composite wall radomes to replace existing metal space frame radomes by Boeing, prime contractor to the US Air Force for GPS IIF satellites and ground stations.
The Department of Defense originally developed the GPS for all-weather military applications, but the system is available at no additional charge for civilian and commercial use.
“The completion of these mission-critical installations for GPS IIF is a significant milestone for our company and our relationship with Boeing,” said Clint Lackey, general manager of MFG Galileo Composites. “These installations add to our high-profile portfolio of mission-critical radome placements for both military and civilian applications worldwide. It is also another market validation of our industry-leading capabilities in composites research, design and manufacturing applied to optimizing structural and RF performance.”
MFG Galileo Composites has installed more than 500 radomes on every continent on Earth. The company’s radome design and manufacturing capabilities have been proven in the world’s harshest environmental conditions, including the Arctic and Antarctic, extreme desert, tropical and high-elevation. MFG Galileo ground-based and shipboard radomes support L-band through Ka-band satellite communications.