Filtronic, a designer and manufacturer of microwave electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure market and adjacent markets, has received an order to develop core elements within long range, E-Band communication systems.

The order from a major U.S. multinational company covers the design, development and delivery of prototype communication sub-systems to enable ultra-high capacity transmission of telecommunications data over a 20 km range using E-Band frequencies. This technically challenging project pushes the boundaries of current technology and will be centered on Filtronic’s class leading Orpheus transceiver technology.

The contract is structured on incremental development milestones worth up to $1.9 million on successful completion of the contract. The Company expects to complete development milestones equivalent to approximately 50 percent of the total contract value in the current financial year to 31 May 2016 with the balance in the subsequent year.

Rob Smith, CEO, Filtronic plc commented, “We are delighted to have been chosen to work on this challenging and prestigious project. It is a terrific endorsement of our engineering capability and underscores our position as the leading player in the E-Band transceiver market.”