Teledyne Receives USD 8.2 million US Navy Contract for Evaluation & Maintenance of TWTs

Teledyne Wireless, a Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) company has received a US Navy contract worth $8,243,062 for Traveling Wave Tubes. The contract is a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of evaluation, minor repair and manufacture of 10kW traveling wave tubes (TWTs); manufacture of 13kW traveling wave tubes; government-furnished equipment maintenance for traveling wave tubes; and incidental engineering services.

The contract work will be performed at Teledyne’s primary facility for TWT design and manufacturing in Rancho Cordova, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2023. This work is to support subcomponents of the Aegis Combat System. The traveling wave tube design was originally developed by Teledyne Wireless, who has proprietary design rights for the 10kW and 13kW traveling wave tubes.

A total of $196,276 in Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-19-D-WP83).

Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) is a is part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group which manufactures a broad range of Traveling Wave Tube technologies and applications for use in diverse markets. Teledyne TWTs are found on many major Electronic Warfare, Radar, and Communication platforms of the U.S. and its allies throughout the world. The various product lines also include TWTs used for instrumentation, satellite communications, missile, and other mission critical applications.