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20 May 2020

New Omni-Directional 4×4 MIMO Antennas for Aircraft, Helicopters, and Large UAV Systems

Southwest Antennas, a leader in rugged RF and Microwave antenna products and accessories for tactical radio systems, is pleased to announce the release of two new antennas to meet the demand for multi-port MIMO antenna solutions for medium range aircraft performing ISR missions. These antennas are built off of Southwest Antennas’ existing, field-proven MIMO antenna technology with design improvements specifically for these new mission requirements.

Our engineering team has added a new flange mount base for secure mounting, in addition to reinforcing the antennas for the higher altitude and airspeed achieved by medium range military turboprop aircraft that are commonly used for surveillance, patrol, search and rescue, and transport operations.

With a conservative airspeed rating of up to 374 MPH these MIMO antennas can be utilized by aircraft, helicopters, or large UAV systems. Easily add aircraft into your tactical MIMO radio network with our compact, easy-to-install antenna solution.

Available in both 2.1 -2.5 GHz S-Band and 4.4 – 5.0 GHz C-Band versions, these antennas are rated for 50 Watts of RF input power per port, and are available with 4 RF ports for use with 4×4 MIMO radio systems.

About Southwest Antennas

Southwest Antennas specializes in the design and manufacture of rugged, high-performance RF and Microwave antennas, accessory products, and customized antenna solutions built for today’s demanding communication environments. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Southwest Antennas offers over 2,000 standard products for broadcast video, military / defense, law enforcement, homeland security, surveillance, aerospace, transportation, and oil and gas markets.

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