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Filtronic recognised by defence giant Leonardo


Wins Innovative Supplier Collaboration Award

British RF- and mmwave specialist, Filtronic, has been awarded the 'Innovative Supplier Collaboration Award' from the Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.

Filtronic was given this award for innovation in manufacturing, specifically relating to Leonardo’s transmit and receive modules (TRMs).

Filtronic has invested in technology that could enable a transition from hybrid assemblies to plastic-packaged modules, resulting in a significant improvement in performance vs. cost. For a typical AESA radar that requires a large number of these components, this could result in a step change in capability.

“This award is a great acknowledgement of our consistent history of successful delivery to Leonardo, and follows the supply chain excellence award we won in 2020” commented Jerry Sanham, business development director at Filtronic. “We are investing in the technology to assist Leonardo in taking their TRMs to the next level, resulting in improvements in Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP-C), as well as cost.”

Leonardo is an Italian-headquartered multinational organisation specialising in aerospace, defence and security. The company is one of the ten largest defence contractors in the world.

In receipt of Filtronic receiving this award, a Leonardo spokesperson said, “Filtronic’s agility in responding to this technology transition enables Leonardo to capitalise on their innovative solutions.”

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