Woburn, MA — Skyworks Solutions has announced that it has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract with Lockheed Martin to supply high-precision technical ceramic toroids and inserts for the Aegis Weapon System. This contract win reflects the company's increasing diversification into adjacent markets within its Linear Products business.
The Aegis naval weapon system is the sea-based component of the US Ballistic Missile Defense System. The radar and missile package is seamlessly integrated with its own command-and-control system that is capable of countering any existing and emerging threats to naval battle groups, as well as striking inland targets. In addition, Aegis is based on the most powerful and robust tactical phased array radar, SPY-1.
Skyworks is a multi-year winner of the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Excellence Award, which is the highest U.S. Navy honor given to a civilian company. This highly-regarded award recognizes top suppliers with exceptional performance in quality, delivery, affordability and program management.
Ceramic toroids and inserts are critical functional elements in phased-array radar applications. They are used to electronically steer the radar beam on aircraft carriers, fighter planes and in terrestrial environments. Paired with other control circuitry, the net result is a very reliable electronically steered radar antenna for better military communications.
For further information visit www.skyworksinc.com or www.lockheedmartin.com