Southwest Antennas, an industry leader in rugged RF / Microwave antenna and accessory products for defense applications is expanding their line of dual-band antenna solutions with two new S and C-band omni-directional antennas for military radio systems and tactical MIMO / MANET radios.

Featuring coverage for two popular frequency bands and peak gain several degrees above the horizon, these new antennas are ideal for use in ground-ground or ground-air communication scenarios. Southwests’ dual-band antennas are well suited for use on handheld or body worn tactical radio systems and are compatible with all multi-antenna MIMO / MANET mesh radio platforms and are also fully compatible with single antenna radio systems, software defined radios, and other communication equipment.

Additionally, these antennas can be deployed on unmanned systems (ground or air), manned vehicles, and fixed site infrastructure.

Dual-band antennas can be utilized to reduce kit complexity by eliminating number of antennas needed for a deployment or allow users with radios capable of interference avoidance / anti-jamming to utilize multiple bands on a single antenna to improve radio performance in contested RF environments.

Full technical specifications and datasheets are available on the Southwest Antennas website.

Ultra-Flex sealed spring base dual-band antenna:

Part # 1001-253: Dual-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 2.2 – 2.5 GHz & 4.4 – 5.9 GHz, 1.0 / 2.3 dBi, Ultra-Flex sealed spring base

Gooseneck base dual-band antenna:

Part # 1001-343: Dual-Band Omni Antenna, Half Wave Dipole, 2.1 – 2.5 / 4.4 – 5.9 GHz, 1.8 / 1.9 dBi, Integrated RF Coaxial Gooseneck Base


  • Licensed and unlicensed S-Band and C-Band networks
  • Tactical radio systems
  • MIMO and MANET mesh networks
  • Hand-held or bodyworn radios
  • Support for radios with multi-band capabilities
  • Ideal for radios with anti-jamming and frequency hopping features
  • Unmanned ground and air vehicles
  • Ground control stations
  • Manned vehicles, trucks, and helicopters

These products are available now from Southwest Antennas, authorized sales representatives, and distributors.

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, and oil and gas markets.