Tampa Microwave, a provider of innovative microwave products for a variety of ground-based commercial and governmental satellite communications programs, announced that the company has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple awards contract from the US Department of the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center to provide satellite simulators.

The simulators, which provide frequency operation in C-, X-, Ku- and Ka-band, are a cost-effective method for training and testing satellite terminals. The contract award includes a one-year base period and four one-year option periods. The aggregate value over the five-year contract performance period could be up to $10,000,000. Work done in year one is scheduled for completion by July 2007 and options for orders could continue through July 2011.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity to offer the government the benefit of our engineering expertise and commitment to quality, which has long been a hallmark of the company,” said Eric Guerrazzi, president, Tampa Microwave. “Our capabilities in custom design and system reliability uniquely position us to consistently exceed the expectations of our customers.”

The assets of Tampa Microwave were recently acquired by E2G Partners LLC, Cincinnati, OH. Guerrazzi, formerly president of KDI Precision Products, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Inc. and managing director of E2G Partners, assumed the position of president of Tampa Microwave. The company continues to do business under the name of Tampa Microwave at its current facilities in Tampa, FL.