Leeds-based Filtronic secures contract to supply battlefield radio communications hardware

A Yorkshire-based company which manufactures products for wireless telecom markets has secured a UK defence contract

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 7:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 7:30 am
The announcement of the contract win has been made to the stock exchange.

Filtronic has announced a significant contract win from a new major UK defence customer for the supply of battlefield radio communications hardware valued at over £1 million.

In a statement, Filtronic said: "The contract is for the design and supply of field units over a 12-month period with final product delivery expected to commence in the second half of CY2021.

"It will enable Filtronic to demonstrate the ability to provide turnkey Radio Frequency (RF) communication solutions for critical defence programmes. Filtronic will develop and validate a prototype solution which will then transition into low volume manufacturing.

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Richard Gibbs, the company's CEO, commented: "We are delighted to have secured this significant new order as it underlines the customer's confidence in our ability to deliver this type of challenging and complex programme.

"With our deep understanding of RF communication and our in-house design and manufacturing facility, it is pleasing to start the calendar year with a contract win for both a new product and new customer. Filtronic is well positioned to win further UK defence contracts."