CPI Radant Technologies Division to develop wideband radome for military aircraft

The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded an approximately USD 3 million contract to develop a satellite communications radome for a US military airborne platform, the company said.

The radome will be compatible with, and enable connectivity with, any wideband satellite communications system, including commercial Ku-band and Ka-band systems and military Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) systems.

The design and implementation of this radome will be based on the patented design of a novel, quad-band satellite communications radome that CPI Radant Technologies Division first developed and demonstrated for a global communications company in 2014. Subsequently, it was included in the FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) received by that customer in 2016 and has been used to support in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems on commercial transport aircraft.

Work on this contract will be performed at CPI Radant Technologies Division´s facilities in Stow, Mass. CPI Radant Technologies Division was named a Manufacturer of the Year by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in October 2017.

Communications & Power Industries (CPI) is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufacturers and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. Communications & Power Industries is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and has significant manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada, as well as more than 40 sales and service offices around the world. Learn more about CPI at www.cpii.com.