Communications & Power Industries (CPI) Radant Technologies Division has been contracted to develop a wideband radome for US military aircraft.

Under the contract, the company is to develop a satellite communications radome that can be used with commercial Ku-band and Ka-band systems and military Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) systems. The contract is worth approximately $3m.

CPI Radant Technologies Division business development director Dr Jean-Claude Sureau said: “CPI Radant Technologies Division continues to drive the development of radome technology to support increasingly complex and demanding requirements.

“The award of this latest airborne Ku/Ka radome contract further demonstrates our dedication to supporting advanced global connectivity across military and commercial applications.”

“The new radome’s design will be based on the patented design of a novel, quad-band satellite communications radome.”

The new radome’s design will be based on the patented design of a novel, quad-band satellite communications radome. CPI Radant Technologies Division first developed and demonstrated this radome for a global communications company in 2014.

Work under the contract will be carried out at CPI Radant Technologies Division’s facilities in Stow, Massachusetts, US.

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In October, CPI’s Antenna Systems Division secured a contract to provide advanced antenna products for a global satellite communications system.

The new Ka-band satellite gateway and telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) antennas will combine Ka-band technology with a high-precision tracking system.

CPI produces electronic components and subsystems for communications and defence markets.

The company’s products are used in the generation, amplification, transmission, and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications.