Spectrum Control Inc. announced that its Spectrum Microwave Business Unit has been selected by Thales Communications Inc., Clarksburg, MD, as the supplier for the RF Power Amplifier for the Extended Band Manpack, an accessory to the AN/PRC-148 JTRS Enhanced Multiband Inter/Intra Team Radio. Production of the RF Power Amplifier will be performed at Spectrum Microwave's Palm Bay, FL operation and is currently expected to commence in early 2010.
Dick Southworth, Spectrum Control's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This is a major win for our Microwave Group. The selection by Thales for the development and production of the RF Power Amplifier for their Extended Band Manpack Radio highlights our technical design and production capability strengths for the military market. We look forward to a successful and continuing relationship with Thales on this and future projects."