Micronetics receives defense order

Sept. 23, 2011 at 6:28 AM

HUDSON, N.H., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- An unidentified defense contractor has ordered microwave high-power switches for use in an air surveillance radar system from Micronetics Inc. of New Hampshire.

The order is worth about $1.5 million. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of next year and continue for 15 months.

Details on the number of units to be produced under the contract weren't disclosed.

"This order is part of our base business portfolio of products and programs," said Micronetics Chief Executive Officer David Robbins.

"This is another win which indicates to us that our base business remains robust and validates our strategy of supporting defense systems which focus on troop protection with sustained demands over a long period of time."

Micronetics manufactures microwave and radio frequency components and integrated sub-assemblies used in a variety of defense, aerospace and commercial applications. It also manufactures and designs test equipment and components that test the strength, durability and integrity of communication signals in communication equipment.

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