£1m defence contract win for listed communications specialist

Filtronic, which designs and makes of products for the communications, wireless telecom and aerospace & defence markets, has secured a contract with a major UK defence customer.

The deal is for the supply of battlefield radio communications hardware, valued at over £1m.

The Shipley-based firm will design and supply field units over a 12-month period, with final product delivery expected to begin in the second half of CY2021.

It will enable Filtronic to demonstrate its ability to provide turnkey Radio Frequency (RF) communication solutions for critical defence programmes.  

Richard Gibbs, CEO, said: “We are delighted to have secured this significant new order as it underlines the customer’s confidence in our ability to deliver this type of challenging and complex programme.

“With our deep understanding of RF communication and our in-house design and manufacturing facility, it is pleasing to start the calendar year with a contract win for both a new product and new customer.

“Filtronic is well positioned to win further UK defence contracts.”

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