Smiths Interconnect to Develop Microwave Tx/Rx Assembly for Radar & Military Data Links

Smiths Interconnect has received a contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to design a multi-function microwave transmit and receive assembly for Radar and Military Data Link communication applications.

GA-ASI is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a Technical Standard Order (TSO) compliant Air-To-Air Radar (ATAR) for a Traffic Surveillance System that would enable routine flights of unmanned aircraft in the U.S. national airspace system.

Smiths Interconnect is partnering with GA-ASI to develop an FAA-certified X-band “integrated multi-function RF / Microwave transmit and receive” solution that is a central building block of GA-ASI’s ATAR solution. The transmit and receive assemblies are rugged, compact, and suited for harsh airborne operating environments. Smiths’ extensive experience in the design and manufacture of these types of integrated assemblies on other programs with prime DOD Contractors made them a good choice for the ATAR system.

GA-ASI is pleased to have selected Smiths Interconnect as a development partner to provide the multi-function microwave transmit and receive assembly for Air-To-Air Radar System. Smiths has been a supplier of choice for years due to its technical capability and highly reliable solutions.