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Millitech Awarded Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for New Ka/Ku-Band Antenna Technology

Sept. 22, 2007

Recently the Air Force Research Laboratory of Rome, New York issued a contract to Millitech, Inc. for a new Ka/Ku-band antenna technology.

Under the 17 month contract, Millitech will undertake research, design, and development activities culminating in the build and test of a prototype antenna and feed assembly.

The antenna technology is planned for future use for airborne applications.  The antenna will significantly expand existing satellite communication (SATCOM) capability by covering both commercial and military SATCOM bands in a single antenna.

Commenting on the contract award, Kent Whitney, President of Millitech said “We are extremely proud to have been selected for this project based on our extensive experience in innovative antenna design and development.  We look forward to working in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory to leverage and expand upon these strengths.”

About Millitech, Inc.

Millitech, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based business which specializes in the design and manufacturing of millimeter wave components, assemblies and fully integrated antenna positioning systems for satellite communications, radar, passive imaging, space and remote sensing applications. Millitech, Inc. is a Smiths Interconnect business.

For more information about Millitech, call (413) 582-9620 or visit the company's web site at

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of specialized electronic and radio frequency products for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and medical markets. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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