Intelligent SDRs for Navy aircraft, subs, UAVs get $10 million in delivery orders

FAIRFAX, Va. Radio-frequency (RF) products provider Azure Summit Technology has secured third and fourth delivery orders on its five-year, $48.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the U.S. Navy to support the AN/ZLQ-1 V2 Common Chassis for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMUAS), and Submarine Sensor Systems programs.

With these latest orders, totaling more than $10 million, the Navy will get additional four-, five-, and eight-channel radio frequency (RF) transceivers and 16 x1 2 fully nonblocking RF switch matrices for systems deployed on submarines, manned aircraft, and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).  To date, the Navy has ordered more than $20 million in Azure Summit's intelligent Switchblade transceiver line of products using the ID/IQ contract.

"Azure's Switchblade transceivers are core elements of mission systems that are being integrated today onto multiple Navy platforms. They are multichannel software-defined radios that provide the warfighter with next-generation RF capabilities that support current missions and have the flexibility to provide new RF capabilities and functions for emerging missions in the future," stated Azure Summit Technology CEO, Dr. Thomas Green, Jr.