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Aeroflex: The Government’s Choice in Attenuating Circumstances


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Based in Plain-view, New York, Aeroflex is a global manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) and microwave integrated circuits for the telecommunications, avionics, military, and medical markets. Founded in 1937, Aeroflex employs a team of 2700 workers across 16 facilities, 650 of whom are engineers dedicated to research and development. In May 2014, Aeroflex was acquired by British firm Cobham plc for US$11.46 billion. For the fiscal year 2013, Aeroflex operated with a backlog worth US$259 million. Roughly 28% of Aeroflex’s sales come from federal agencies.

Under the Aeroflex/Weinschel name, Aeroflex offers the following interconnect solutions:

  • Fixed Attenuators: Handles up to 50 GHz f frequency and 1000 W of power.
  • Programmable Attenuators: Comes in single and multi-channel arrangements.
  • Digital Attenuators: Can be controlled by USB or TTL interfaces.
  • Manual Step Attenuators: Works over large attenuation ranges.
  • Continuously Variable Attenuators: Works without interrupting the circuit.
  • Switch Units: Provides bus control of programmable step attenuators.
  • Mechanical Phase Shifters: Ideal for hard-to-reach connections in condensed settings.
  • DC Blocks: Permits RF power to flow without interruption.
  • Terminations & Loads: Processes up to 1000 W of power.
  • Power Splitters & Dividers: Ideal for RF and wireless connections.
  • Coaxial Adapters: High repeatability and precision.
  • Planar Crown Connectors: Provides multiple connector options and quick replacement of damaged connections.
  • Planar Blindmate Connectors: Engineered to endure harsh environments for a long operational life.

Aeroflex supplies the following major US defense contractors with its interconnect solutions:

  • Boeing
  • General Dynamics
  • Honeywell International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • United Technologies

Aeroflex performs the following work for the federal government:

  • In 2013, the Marine Corps Systems Command awarded Aeroflex a US$15.2 million increase to an existing US$56.6 million contract to sustain the Ground Radio Maintenance Automatic Test Systems (GRMATS). Based on the Aeroflex 7200 platform, GRMATS is a digital, software-defined automatic radio test system used for diagnostic purposes.
  • In 2012, the Naval Surface Warfare Center procured US$11.5 million worth of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) and other electronic components from Aeroflex to support the US Navy’s expeditionary electronic warfare systems.

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