Endwave Corp., a provider of high-frequency RF modules for telecommunications networks, defense electronics and homeland security systems, announced the award of an 18-month production contract from The Boeing Co. to supply broadband frequency converters used in the modernization of the United States Air Force's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) 3035 system. AWACS provides survivable airborne surveillance, command, control and communications functions and early warning detection and tracking of low-level targets at extended ranges over land and water.

"This production contract from Boeing is another important and exciting win for Endwave in the defense electronics market," said Ed Keible, Endwave's president and chief executive officer. "For several years we've invested aggressively in our defense business, including several ongoing programs for Boeing, and we are excited to see this investment paying off in the form of long-term production contracts such as this."