Anaren Microwave has received the Premier Supplier Excellence Award for Technical Innovation from Raytheon. The award is given to less than 0.5 percent of the overall supplier base for Raytheon — only nine suppliers worldwide. Criteria for the program include outstanding performance, contributions and support to programs across Raytheon groups.

Anaren supports numerous programs for Raytheon, most recently receiving a multi-million dollar contract for RF beamforming assemblies for the U.S. Navy Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program.

Representatives from Raytheon presented the award to Anaren employees at a brief ceremony and celebration at Anaren headquarters in East Syracuse, N.Y.

David Kopf, president of the Space & Defense Group at Anaren, said, “Anaren’s capabilities and technical solutions help differentiate our customers’ products and result in high performance cost effective hardware meeting the needs of our warfighters. We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of this prestigious award and a continued partner to Raytheon.”

Anaren Microwave is a subsidiary of Anaren, Inc.